Flash Drive

2023 GMC Yukon Denali

Model Tested: 2023 GMC Yukon 4WD Denali Ultimate

The 2023 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate casts a striking presence. Numerous premium elements find their way to the Yukon Denali Ultimate, such as Vader chrome finish accents.

Engine: 6.2-liter V-8, 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft torque

Transmission: 10-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel drive

EPA Rating: 14-mpg city,18-mpg highway, 16-mpg combined

Base Price: $93,255

As Tested: $97,745


Strong, powerful engine

Tons of torque

Reasonable fuel economy for its size–our best was 22.2-mpg

Very smooth highway ride with Magnetic Ride Control

The Yukon Denali Ultimate’s interior includes aluminum decor trim throughout. Front row space and features are outstanding.

Pretty maneuverable for its size

Excellent, comprehensive safety features

Super Cruise hands-free driving system


Incredibly spacious interior

Superior legroom

Extreme luxury content

Quiet cabin

Outstanding Bose sound system

Power running boards aid ingress/egress

Heated/cooled front seats

Wild massage feature for front seats

The Yukon Denali Ultimate features an Alpine Umber interior finished in full-grain leather with refined plaited contrast stitching. The 16-way power seats include massaging.

Heated steering wheel

Great panoramic sunroof

Second row heated Captain’s Chairs

Excellent second row legroom

Flat second row floor

Rear HVAC controls

Large B-pillar grab handles

Second row seats slide forward for third row access

Huge video screens for second row passengers

Adult size third row seating


Large flat cargo capacity

The Yukon Denali Ultimate boasts 22-inch, seven-spoke Ultra-Bright machined wheels.

Extra storage under floor

Nice head up display with adjustable screens

Large front door bins with bonus small bins

OK cargo space behind third row

Small to medium second row door bins

Switch on C-pillars to power fold second row seats

WOW Factors:

Impressive luxury content

Loaded with high tech features

The GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate introduces advanced 18-speaker Bose Performance Series audio system to GMC for the first time, including head restraint-based speakers for front-row passengers.

Handsome for such a big rig

22-inch wheels

Power running boards

Great massaging front seats


Sticker shock

Finding parking spaces can be challenging

Bottom Line:

The 2023 GMC Yukon 4WD Denali Ultimate is aptly named “Ultimate” because it as luxurious an SUV as GMC offers. It provides adult friendly space in all three rows with a great panoramic sunroof and an impressive Bose sound system. The massaging front seats are incredible. The GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate is an ultimate SUV for transporting lots of

All GMC Yukon Denali models are excellent long distance cruisers for the entire family.

people and/or cargo in style and comfort.