2020 GMC Yukon XL SLE vs SLT vs Denali
The GMC Yukon XL is designed to create an unmistakable presence, with details that include signature lighting, premium wheel options, and hidden rear wiper. Built to carry lots of people and lots of gear, the 2020 GMC Yukon XL is engineered to deliver a capable performance that provides a smooth ride, even when trailering. Let’s compare its base SLE trim to the SLT to its top-of-the-line Denali. Stop by Reliable Buick and take a drive.
The 2020 GMC Yukon XL offers four trim levels, from the base SLE to the top-of the line Denali. The Yukon XL has a truck-based design, allowing it to have a high cargo and towing capacity. It can tow over 8,000 pounds; and it allows plenty of cargo capacity even with all of the seats up. It offers 39.3 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the 3rd row, and with all of the seats folded down you will get up to 121.7 cubic feet of cargo space. Its well-dress cabin features rich materials and comfortable seats.
The Yukon XL SLE comes with standard cloth upholstery, and is available with leather upholstery and heated and ventilated front seats; as well as second and third-row folding flat seats. The base trim has seating for eight in its standard configuration. If you want seating for nine you can opt for an available front bench seat. It comes with a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine, providing up to 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft of torque; and it gets an estimated 15/22 mpg city and highway. This engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, and offers good power in most driving situations. It features 18-in bright machined aluminum wheels, fog lamps and halogen projector-beam headlamps, rear vision camera, OnStar GMC, 4GLTE Wi-Fi hotspot, leather-wrapped steering wheel and leather-appointed front bucket seats, heated power outside mirrors, and an 8-inch diagonal GMC infotainment system. Its infotainment system features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, a nine speaker Bose Premium sound system Bluetooth, HD Radio and satellite radio. It has a starting price of $51,895.
The Yukon XL SLT Standard Edition comes with most of the specifications found in the SLT plus heated power outside mirrors, a power liftgate, and available Cocoa/Dune leather-appointed seat trim and a value plus edition. Pricing starts at $56,095.
The Yukon XL SLT is equipped with most of the specs found in the SLE trim, plus adds leather upholstery, front bucket seats, hands-free power liftgate, keyless start, a memory package, and power-folding second and third rows. It can also be ordered with second-row captain’s chairs. It offers an available head-up display, power sunroof, and an 8-inch diagonal GMC infotainment system with navigation. It has a starting price of $59,095
The Yukon Denali is equipped with all the bells and whistles. It features most specs found in the SLT Standard Edition plus you will get a powerful 6.2-liter Eco-Tec3 V8 engine and 20-inch bright machined aluminum wheels. The Denali can get going much quicker with its powertrain that brings about 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft of torque. It will get an estimated 14/23 mpg city and highway. The Denali features a refined 10-speed automatic transmission. It comes with a head-up display, high-intensity discharge projector-beam headlamps, an 8-inch GMC infotainment system with navigation, a Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound audio system, power second-row bucket seats, SiriusXM NavTraffic, and wireless charging. This range-topping Yukon offers extra luxury and finer interior materials with upgraded styling. You can have the option to add Cocoa/Dark Atmosphere perforated leather-appointed seat trim. Its starting price comes in at $68,995.
There is lots to choose with the 2020 GMC Yukon XL. The standard base SLE offers a good number of high-class features while enjoying the comfort and style of the Yukon XL. The SLT Standard Edition and SLT offer just a little bit more as far as features, but still provides the same power and performance. The top-of-the-line Denali offers it all, with plenty of standard features and luxury items, but with a price tag to match. You can’t go wrong with the 2020 GMC Yukon XL, Yukon’s best qualities can be found in all of its trims.