David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/12/19 3:35 p.m.
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Super-sized SUVs have become today’s black cars–the Lincoln Towncar of this moment–with the GMC Yukon XL being one of the leaders in that segment. It’s big. It’s comfy. And it’s a little more evolved than a 25-year-old Suburban.

How’s that? Thanks the miracle of command-C and command-V, here are some of the technical highlights found in the 2019 Yukon XL Denali:

• The distinctive Yukon Denali models offer an exclusive collection of design, performance and upscale interior amenities, and is available in 2WD and 4WD.
• The Yukon XL Denali has a wheelbase that is 14 inches longer (20 inches overall) than the Yukon Denali, with more than twice the cargo room behind the third-row seat
• A standard 6.2L V-8 engine with direct injection and Active Fuel Management provides 420 horsepower and is matched with a 10-speed automatic transmission
• Front active aero shutters enhance aerodynamics on the highway
• Magnetic Ride Control offers improved body motion control
• Denali Ultimate Package is available. Content includes Open Road Package (power sunroof and rear-seat entertainment system), nine additional months of SiriusXM Radio and NavTraffic service, power sunroof, Enhanced Security Package, power-retractable assist steps, adaptive cruise control with Automatic Collision Preparation, 22-inch aluminum ultra-bright wheels with Midnight Silver premium paint accents
• Cargo management system, including a cargo net
• Hands-free power programmable liftgate
• GMC Infotainment System with 8-inch color touchscreen; includes navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone projection capability, rear seat reminder customization and Shop
• GMC 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hotspot, with Internet connection for up to seven devices (includes 3GB/one-month data trial)
• Standard 8-inch-diagonal customizable driver display with head-up display
• Multiple USB ports and accessory power outlets, including a 110-volt three-prong outlet, to support electronic devices
• Active noise cancellation for a quieter interior
• Wireless phone charging is standard
• Standard remote vehicle start, including extended range remote keyless entry
• Standard Teen Driver Mode
• Standard power-adjustable pedals
• Perforated, leather-trimmed heated and ventilated driver and passenger seats, and heated second-row seats are standard
• Second-row bucket seats with power release and power-folding third-row bench seats are standard
• Available rear seat entertainment system includes HDMI/MHL connector, USB ports, digital headphones and device projection

How much for all of that goodness? After adding in the Denali package and just a few options, our tester hit the ground at $81,940.

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Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
2/13/19 9:02 a.m.

I’ve owned 3 homes that cost less than that. 

tester
tester New Reader
2/13/19 11:01 a.m.

In reply to Pete Gossett :

It is probably double the value of the first little apartment that I rented when I started my career. 

 

stu67tiger
stu67tiger Reader
2/13/19 6:46 p.m.

So "in house" canoes are OK?  wink

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