There are two basic body styles available on the Yukon, the short wheelbase standard version and the long wheelbase XL. Unlike most large SUV's offered in two sizes, both versions have roomy third row seats, with even the standard Yukon advertising nearly 35 inches of legroom for 3rd row occupants, more than what was available last year in the longer XL variant. This year's XL adds a bit more 3rd row legroom, but the back seats were already spacious so most of the extra room can be used for cargo, where the Yukon XL one ups the standard version by about twenty cubic feet.
GM Estimates that about sixty percent of buyers opt for the Denali version of the Yukon and so they've put real effort into making it its own distinct entity. For the first time, the Yukon Denali gets its own interior, including a unique instrument panel, unique seats, four distinct color schemes and of course its own selection of interior materials. Outside, Denali versions are easy to recognize thanks to their unique grille and LED lighting. Inside, the Denali comes with a surround vision camera with nine different views, a huge 15-inch head-up display, front pedestrian alert and Magnetic Ride Control, which means adjustable suspension that is capable of firming up in a fraction of a second. Optional items available on the Denali include a huge panoramic sunroof, Air Ride suspension that can be raised and lowered at the push of a button and of course, 22-inch wheels.
Alternatively, buyers can opt for the new AT4 trim. Like the Denali, it also gets its own unique front fascia, though this one looks rugged rather than slick, with lots of body colored, rather than chrome accents. Four-wheel drive comes standard, as does a two-speed transfer case, 20-inch all terrain tires, Hill Descent Control, skid plates and a Traction Select System which includes an off-road mode. Inside, the AT4 also gets a few unique features such as a Jet Black interior theme. Standard features include a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats and heated second-row outboard seats.