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Step inside the 2016 Yukon XL Denali and experience the large SUV standard for refinement and innovation. With three rows of first-class seating your passengers will enjoy the same style and comfort that you do.

Signature Denali accents in 2016 Yukon XL Denali full-size luxury SUV.


The 2016 Yukon XL Denali interior is the definition of uncompromised craftsmanship, comfort and capability, with an impressive list of premium features that includes: 


  • Authentic burnished aluminum trim
  • Premium, perforated leather-appointed seating
  • Contrast stitching on console and doors
  • Genuine Java Burl Poplar wood-grain inlays
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power-tilt-and-telescoping steering column
  • Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control for maximum passenger comfort
  • Power-adjustable pedals


Quiet interior cabin of Yukon XL Denali full-size luxury extended SUV.


GMC engineers concentrated on every aspect of the Yukon XL Denali to reduce cabin noise, resulting in uncompromised cabin quietness. Contributing innovations include:


  • Inlaid doors and mirrors designed to reduce wind noise and improve aerodynamics
  • Acoustic-laminated windshield and front-door windows
  • Triple-sealed doors
  • Active noise cancellation
  • Valved exhaust system that drastically reduces interior noise and vibration
  • Textile liners in front- and rear-wheel houses



The GMC Yukon XL Denali offers smart seating and useful storage.


Yukon XL Denali is designed to offer unsurpassed luxury for your passengers and unbeatable flexibility for your cargo. Features include:



  • Heated second-row power-release fold-and-tumble bucket seats
  • Power-folding third-row fold-flat seats
  • Lit storage behind the articulating, 8-inch-diagonal Color Touch Radio screen
  • A center console large enough for hanging folders or a laptop
  • Cargo management system located behind the third-row seats



From its confident lines, to its signature Denali styling, this is one SUV that knows how to make a lasting impression.

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Photo of GMC Yukon XL Denali full-size luxury extended SUV parked.


Lamp to lamp, the Yukon XL Denali exterior exudes stylish confidence. Features include: 


  • Distinct Denali grille
  • Denali-specific chrome accents
  • Monochromatic exterior appointments
  • High-intensity discharge (HID) projector-beam headlamps
  • Full-LED turn signals and daytime running lamps featuring GMC’s graphic light signature
  • 20-inch, ultra-bright machined aluminum wheels (standard)
  • Available 22-inch aluminum wheels with chrome inserts
  • Available 22-inch chrome wheels
  • Available power-retractable, illuminated assist steps
  • Hidden rear-wiper system for reduced wind drag


Image of 2016 GMC Yukon XL Denali full-size luxury SUV's keyless entry system.


The keyless entry system on the Yukon XL Denali allows you to access all four doors when it senses your key fob approaching and start the vehicle with the push of a button. When you exit, the vehicle automatically locks within several seconds of the last door being closed.

Ingenious hands free power lift gate on the 2016 GMC Yukon XL Denali full-size luxury extended SUV.


Yukon XL Denali’s hands-free power rear liftgate allows you to adjust gate height settings with a touch of a button or open with the wave of a foot. Inside the cabin or out, your key fob opens the gate for easy access. The rear glass opens separately so you can load cargo without having to raise the full liftgate.


Constant innovation means never having to compromise between luxury and convenience and the proof is in Yukon XL Denali’s advanced technologies, all engineered to keep you purposefully connected and in control.

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Yukon XL Denali’s Customizable Driver Display allows you to personalize vehicle information, with a menu of themes that lets you control not only what you see, but also how you see it. Features include:


  • An 8-inch-diagonal, full-color cluster display
  • Three unique themes to select from
  • Convenient access to audio, phone and navigation functions
  • All functions are controlled via the steering wheel and are integrated with the 8-inch-diagonal Color Touch Radio screen display


Expert entertaining is just one more of Yukon XL Denali’s expert capabilities thanks to options such as SiriusXM® and Blu-ray. And because a premium Bose® audio system comes standard, any entertainment choice you make is enhanced. Features include:


  • Bose Centerpoint surround sound system
  • Available rear-seat Blu-ray entertainment system with dual 9-inch-diagonal LCD screens
  • SiriusXM®8 Satellite Radio with standard three-month trial


The 2016 Yukon XL Denali allows you to experience your media like never before through a logical, intuitive interface thanks to the GMC IntelliLink3 Infotainment and Color Touch Navigation4 systems, both standard. Features include:


  • An 8-inch-diagonal Color Touch Radio screen with smartphone-inspired interface
  • Natural-language voice recognition
  • MyMedia functionality that can connect media libraries from your and your passengers’ devices
  • Smartphone integration for hands-free calling and phone book access5
  • Customizable “Favorites” allow you to save albums, songs, artists, destinations and contacts
  • Bluetooth®6 with phone and audio streaming capability
  • Multiple USB5 ports and 3.5mm auxiliary jack inputs
  • Text-message alerts
  • Siri®7 Eyes Free voice pass through


New for 2016 is Apple CarPlay.™9 It’s the smarter way to use your iPhone®. Now many of the functions you use your phone for—entertainment, communication and directions—appear on Yukon XL Denali’s 8-inch color touch screen display.

4G Wi-Fi Hotspot

Available OnStar offers a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, so you stay connected to the Internet and your favorite apps anywhere you go.10 It’s available and ready to connect to your devices on the go, giving you an integrated and customizable in-vehicle experience.


Because technology isn’t Professional Grade unless it’s useful, the Yukon XL Denali features technologies purposefully engineered with your comfort and well-being in mind.


The Yukon XL Denali is available with a multicolor head-up windshield display that projects important vehicle data at the driver’s eye level. Features include:


  • Four different driver views to select from
  • Audio data including radio and media information, plus incoming and outgoing calls
  • Turn-by-Turn Navigation and compass displays to help you stay on course
  • Available vehicle performance data such as speedometer, tachometer, transmission position and gear shift indicator
  • Safety indicators such as Lane Keep Assist11 vehicle-ahead indicators and Adaptive Cruise Control data



If something’s not useful, it’s not Professional Grade—a GMC philosophy that’s especially true when it comes to technology. So Yukon XL Denali features technologies engineered with your well-being top of mind, including:

  • Keyless entry and push-button start
  • Standard Rear Vision Camera System
  • Rainsense™ front wipers that automatically respond to varying precipitation
  • A convex conversation mirror to let you see all your passengers
  • 110V, three-prong household-style outlet
  • Ambient air vent provides enhanced comfort to driver and front passenger
  • Available Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Wireless charging12, located on the storage tray on top of the center console, eliminates the need for cords when charging a compatible device. Visit to check mobile device compatibility.
  • Visit the GMC Owner Center or GMC Life to learn more about wireless charging



The 2016 Yukon XL Denali is equipped with the most advanced safety features available so you’re ready for the unexpected, should it ever occur. A comprehensive suite of Driver Alert and active safety technologies use cameras, radar and ultrasonic sensors to help see where you can’t. For added peace of mind, Yukon XL Denali features air bags from the front to third rows, including GM’s industry first front center air bag.



The advanced Safety Alert technologies on the 2016 Yukon XL Denali pair innovative technology with driver-centric engineering, to help keep you safer on the road. Standard features include:



For even greater protection, Yukon XL Denali protects you with features engineered to help keep you safe should a collision occur. These include:

  • The industry’s first front center air bag13 to protect driver and front passenger
  • Dual-stage frontal air bags13
  • Seat-mounted side impact air bags13
  • Head curtain side impact air bags13
  • Reinforced-steel safety cage


The Yukon XL Denali is available with an advanced vehicle security system that includes: 

  • Glass-breakage sensors located in the two rear quarter-panel windows and the liftgate
  • Ultrasonic motion detectors located in the overhead console
  • An inclination sensor located in the overhead console that trips an alarm before a tire leaves the ground, helping to prevent wheel or vehicle theft
  • A self-powered high-pitched siren that sounds completely different from the vehicle’s horn
  • Liftgate Shield



When a Driver Alert technology (for example, Lane Keep Assist11) triggers an alert, the Yukon XL Denali’s Safety Alert Seat vibrates on the left or right bolster, depending on the direction of the potential hazard.


Yukon XL Denali’s brake rotors utilize GM-exclusive DURALIFE™ corrosion protection. The patented process relies on ferritic nitro-caburizing (FNC) to harden rotor surfaces for a dramatic reduction in rust and corrosion. The results are less steering shudder when applying the brakes and a rotor lifespan of up to twice that of conventional brake rotors.


  • Standard 3-month trial to OnStar®14
  • Service includes Automatic Crash Response, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Roadside Assistance, AtYourService, a link to emergency services, and Remote Door Unlock.
  • The OnStar Basic Plan, which is available for five years from vehicle delivery date, includes OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Dealer Maintenance Notification and access to myGMC mobile app services.15


Safety features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings, and road conditions at all times. Read the vehicle owner’s manual for important feature limitations and information.


Your safety is very important to us. If you want to determine whether or not there is a recall on your current vehicle or on a vehicle you are considering, visit or call (888) 327-4236.


The 2016 Yukon XL Denali features our most advanced 6.2 L V-8 engine yet: the EcoTec3, engineered to let you go where you want and trailer what you want. Yukon XL Denali’s standard Magnetic Ride Control System constantly adjusts suspension for precise control and consistently smooth ride over uneven terrain.

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The Yukon XL Denali delivers improved horsepower, torque and fuel economy2 thanks to its V-8 6.2L EcoTec3 engine, offering:


  • 420 hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Advanced Direct Injection for quieter operation and improved efficiency
  • Active Fuel Management™ technology that activates or deactivates four of Yukon’s eight cylinders based on load and power demand
  • Variable Valve Timing that adjusts to different engine RPMs and driving conditions to maximize performance
  • 8-speed automatic transmission



Hill Start Assist technology on the Yukon XL Denali detects when it’s on an incline, and when engaged, holds the brakes for about two seconds—or until the gas pedal is pressed—to prevent it from rolling backward. This feature is particularly effective when towing, giving the driver time to switch from the brake pedal to the gas pedal without rolling.


GMC’s dedication to tireless improvement is evident in Yukon XL Denali’s drive; its smoothest and most solid yet and GMC’s relentless innovation. Greater handling, improved responsiveness and a quieter cabin are just some of the results, thanks to:


  • Next-generation Magnetic Ride Control for improved responsiveness in quickly changing road conditions
  • Hydraulic engine mounts for improved isolation and damping
  • Electric power steering for greater fuel efficiency and handling
  • Tires developed for handling, ride quality, fuel economy2 and stopping power
  • Shear-style body mounts that reduce body shake and provide a more
    settled ride


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You’re truly protected in the 2016 Yukon XL Denali, the result of the GMC Pro Grade that comes standard. Features and services include:

  • Two maintenance visits16
  • 3-year/36,000-mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty17
  • 5-year/60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty17
  • 5-year/60,000-mile Roadside Assistance & Courtesy Transportation17
  • 3-month trial of OnStar Guidance Plan14
  • 5-year OnStar Basic Plan18


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