GMC Yukon Denali Models and Yukon Denali History

During the late 1990s, automakers began to dedicate greater attention to incorporating luxury into sport utility vehicles. In 1999, GMC introduced the Yukon-based Denali as a challenger in the premium four-wheel-drive marketplace. For 2001, the high-end Denali model was revived on General Motors new-generation GMT800 truck platform. In addition to a short wheelbase GMC Yukon, the Denali was also available with the Yukon XL model. Powered by a 320-horsepower 6.0-liter V-8 engine combined with all-wheel drive, the 2001 GMC Yukon Denali came standard equipped with an Auto Ride Control suspension, heated first and second row seats and an eleven-speaker audio system with in-dash six-disc CD changer.


The leather-upholstered interior seating for the 2001 Yukon Denali could comfortably fit eight occupants. Changes made to the GMC Yukon Denali between 2002 and 2006 included the addition of GM StabiliTrak electronic stability control system in 2003 and an increase in engine output totaling 335 horsepower by 2005. The traditional chrome mesh chrome of the Yukon Denali was attached to a completely redesigned version of the luxury sport utility vehicle for 2007. Standard equipped with parking aid, Nuance leather seating and 18-inch wheels, the 2007 GMC Yukon Denali was propelled by an enlarged V-8 engine.


The same engine found in the Cadillac Escalade, the 6.2-liter V-8 generated 380 horsepower and 415 pounds-feet of torque channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission. For 2009, engine performance of the GMC Yukon Denali was enhanced to 403 horsepower. The 2009 GMC Yukon Denali also gained an enriched selection of standard features that included Side Blind Zone Alert system, heated/cooled seats and power-adjustable heated steering wheel. The Denali name continued to represent high-end luxury trim version of the GMC Yukon following the 2009 model year.

New and Used Yukon Denali Prices, GMC Yukon Denali Model Years and History

An upscale, super-luxurious, full-size SUV, the 2009 GMC Yukon Denali is big, versatile and loaded with options.
A full-size luxury SUV, the 2008 GMC Yukon Denali features tons of great standard features and a powerful 380 hp 6.2L V8 under the hood.
A large luxury SUV, the 2007 GMC Yukon offers seating for six passengers and is powered by a 380 hp 6.2L V8 mated to a smooth six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2006 GMC Yukon Denali is a premium full-size SUV that comes standard with AWD and a powerful 6.0L V8.
The 2005 GMC Yukon Denali is a full-size SUV with seating for up to eight passengers, and it comes very well-equipped with more standard amenities over the regular Yukon.
A fully-loaded version of the standard Yukon, the 2004 GMC Yukon Denali is a well-equipped full-size SUV with seating for up to eight and standard AWD.
A very well-equipped full-size SUV, the 2003 GMC Yukon Denali take everything good about the standard Yukon and adds even more features.
The 2002 GMC Yukon Denali is a premium full-size SUV with room for up to eight passengers and a long list of standard luxury amenities.
The 2001 GMC Yukon Denali is a full-size premium SUV that is a fully-loaded and upgraded version of the standard Yukon, and it offers seating for up to eight passengers.