Does the 2023 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate Elevate the Yukon to Luxury SUV Status?
Wait a minute! Isn’t the GMC Yukon already a luxury SUV? This question and argument have been considered by many for several years. The GMC brand is known for rugged, tough workhorse vehicles that deliver a higher level of quality than Chevrolet. That said, this brand is usually found in the slim premium class, situated between mainstream and luxury. The Denali Ultimate package for the new 2023 Yukon might be enough to push this SUV into the luxury market for good.
GMC upgrades your musical experience in this luxury SUV
Where are the speakers located in your current vehicle? If you have a six-speaker system, you’ve probably got a pair in the front doors, two in the rear, and possibly a pair of small speakers on top of the dashboard. Triple the number of speakers, and you see what GMC brings with this top-level package. Two speakers find their way to the headrests of each of the front seats, delivering the highest level of musical enjoyment for you.
What is the Denali Ultimate package for the 2023 GMC Yukon?
This new trim package for this full-size GMC SUV pushes the limits of comfort and convenience for this SUV. According to GMC Media, this package adds:
- 16-way power front seats with massage
- 18-speaker Bose Performance Series audio system
- Etched metal speaker grilles
- Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving feature
- Rear-seat entertainment package
- Dark chrome exterior trim
- Rich leather upholstery for all three rows
- Paldao wood trim with a topographical map of Mount Denali
With these features, the Yukon brings some high-class features you don’t find on some of the top luxury SUVs in the market.
Are you underdressed for driving this Yukon?
The Denali Ultimate package might make you feel a bit underdressed. With the added interior qualities, you’re sure to head back into the house to put on your Sunday best. While there’s no requirement to dress up to drive this GMC Yukon. The smooth look, upscale feeling, and impressive packaging give this SUV one of the most luxurious atmospheres on the road. The new Denali Ultimate package delivers this high comfort level for both the regular-length Yukon and longer Yukon XL.
Connectivity delivered properly in this GMC Yukon
The technology found in the GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate complements the opulent comfort and quality of the cabin. Motor 1 tells us you’ll see a 10.2-inch center infotainment screen with Google built-in. This system has standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with available Amazon Alexa and Wi-Fi hotspot for added connectivity during your drive.
Does this luxury SUV deliver a smooth ride?
The GMC Yukon is a body-on-frame full-size SUV, which is part of its personality. The Denali Ultimate trim comes with Magnetorheological dampers and an air suspension, according to Car and Driver, offering a smoother ride than other trims. The power comes from either a 6.2-liter V8 or the Duramax 3.0-liter turbodiesel six-cylinder engines. Both engines use a smooth-shifting-ten-speed automatic transmission.
What is the 2023 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate package price?
If we extrapolate the pricing difference between the GMC Sierra Denali and Denali Ultimate trims, we see a difference of $20,000. Expect the same price change for this highest-level Yukon SUV. This means the Denali Ultimate model could ring in at $92,000.
Does the Denali Ultimate package push the GMC Yukon to the luxury SUV level?
You might think the Denali trim already pushed this big SUV into the luxury levels of driving, but the Denali Ultimate model takes things farther. Will this top-level version of the 2023 GMC Yukon become the high-class luxury SUV you want to drive?