The 2019 GMC Yukon, now in the fourth year of its fourth generation comes in SLE and SLT trims, with a 5.3-liter V8 under the hood. It is a massively huge car with a sitting capacity of seven, eight or even nine passengers, depending on configuration (the base SLE can be had with a front bench seat.) Rear-wheel drive is standard, and four-wheel drive is optional.
The Denali XL is the premium. It is the luxury-focused version that comes exclusively with a 6.2-liter V8, seating for seven and four-wheel drive.
The XL model is a full 20 inches longer than a standard GMC Yukon, measuring a sizable 19 feet in overall length. The good news here is the XL affords you hella cargo space. This is a size too large for ease driving around the congested city.
This huge car carries some admirable tech including GMC’s straightforward Intellilink software, with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. Wireless charging is standard in the 2019 Yukon Denali, as is a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot for up to seven devices.
Keeping things charged should be pretty easy, with two USB ports and a 12-volt outlet up front, plus 110- and 12-volt outlets for second-row passengers and an additional 12-volt outlet in the way-back. Add the optional rear-seat entertainment package and the second row gets an HDMI port, two USB ports, wireless headphones, and even wireless projection.
Or, you can just kick it old school (relatively speaking) and play DVDs on the pair of 9-inch displays. This is ultimately not just a big car but one that is well equipped to face the future.
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