If your idea of a dream SUV involves a small cargo capacity and even fewer features, then the 2023 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate is not for you. However, if you dream of driving a three-row SUV that is packed to the rims with capability, features, and power, then the 2023 Yukon Denali Ultimate was made specifically for you! This new top-of-the-line trim for the Yukon is bringing as much luxury and capability as GMC can pack into one vehicle. From the incredible reliability that GMCs are known for to the amazing driver assistance features, the GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate is the front-running full-size SUV in the automotive world.
People already love the Denali trim for its luxe features, and the Denali Ultimate is only improving on what was already there. Every detail, from the high-quality seating materials to the futuristic driving systems, has been heightened. This SUV can seat up to eight people, so if you want to add a touch of refinement to your family trips to the grocery store or the morning carpool, you won't want to pass up this trim. It’s the best of both worlds, and it's bound to be a perfect fit for your world.
The Yukon has always been comfortable and spacious, but the Yukon Denali Ultimate takes that comfort and bumps it up to a whole other level. The full-grain leather seats that inhabit the cabin of the Yukon are made of some of the best materials available. They’re cushy and soft, without being so soft that you sink right through the padding and onto the frame. Finding an interior this comfortable is like trying to find the perfect pillow; it almost can’t be done, but GMC has proven that it knows what it's doing.
The Denali Ultimate also has 16-way power front seats for ease of movement and adjustment for both driver and passenger, and these seats have massage features. We don’t know about you, but after a long day at work or on the road, it would be really nice to have an in-house masseuse so that we could get those aches and pains worked out. The 2023 Yukon Denali Ultimate turns that thought process into reality.
Not only are the seats making your drive more comfortable, but the signature badging on them helps you make a statement about your vehicle. The Ultimate badge tells passengers, coworkers, and carpoolers alike that you care about how comfortable they are in your rig. The seats offer you comfort in a way many other things can’t. These seats, paired with the interior laser etched wooden trim, help you feel like you’re driving one of the most luxurious vehicles on the market.
Once you've gotten comfortable in your plush leather seats, you can settle in for an entertaining ride thanks to all the exciting tech included in the Denali Ultimate. The upgraded Bose Performance Series sound system plays through 18 speakers scattered throughout the cabin. These speakers have been rated for performance and give you a surround sound experience while you are listening to your favorite songs. This experience is enhanced by headrest speakers that make it so you aren’t straining to hear your radio over the top of road noise.
The infotainment system is run through the 10.2-inch color touchscreen located in the center of the dash. You can also connect your phone via wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Passengers also have access to their own Dual Rear-Seat Media System, which has two 12.6-inch screens on the back of the front seats that allow your second-row passengers to watch a movie or listen to their own music.
The panoramic sunroof may not technically be an infotainment feature, but it is entertaining. The dual pane rooftop allows your passengers to look for constellations at night and silly cloud formations during the day. It comes with a power sunshade so you can block out the sun when the baby is napping in the back or open it up to get some fresh air in the cabin.
The interior of the Yukon Denali Ultimate has a lot to offer. The leather seats, wood grain trims, multiple infotainment screens, Bose sound system, and sunroof are all just part of that appeal. This version of the Yukon is no average SUV, and the interior definitely demonstrates that.
Leaving your things behind is a thing of the past with the 2023 Yukon Denali Ultimate. Stressing how you are going to play Tetris with all your suitcases and bags to make it all fit will soon be a forgotten and buried memory. The Yukon Denali Ultimate is able to handle up to 25.5 cubic feet of cargo in the back when all the seats are in use. This is enough room for each individual to have at least one bag in the cargo area of the Yukon. That means that you don’t have to try and share suitcases and no more arguing over who has to sit with the bag under their feet for the majority of the drive.
If you fold down the third row of seating, the Yukon can hold up to 72.6 cubic feet. You could probably fit a month's worth of groceries into that space without ever having to worry about your bread and eggs getting squished. If you intend to transform the entire back of the SUV into cargo space, the Yukon can hold up to 122.9 cubic feet of cargo. This is more space than most of us will ever need inside a car, but if you’re moving a college student to a dorm, this amount of cargo capacity will fit everything they need to start out their adult life.
It’s not all about what you can pack into the vehicle, though. One of the main reasons people buy SUVs is for the cargo capacity and the towing capability. The 2023 Denali Ultimate can tow up to 8,000 lbs if equipped with the 6.2L V8 engine. This is enough power to tow a medium-sized camper if you’re the camping type or even a large boat trailer if you prefer to go and enjoy the lake. The Denali Ultimate is great because it can tow almost as much as a midsize truck, fit a ton of cargo inside, and you'll be traveling in comfort and style.
Technology has changed a lot over even just the last ten years. What our vehicles can do now is so impressive, and GMC made sure to give the 2023 Yukon Denali Ultimate the best driver assistance features currently available! One of our favorite features is the available Super Cruise technology that allows you to experience hands-free driving. With a database of over 200,000 miles worth of roads, Super Cruise will allow you to drive without ever touching the steering wheel. The system will engage in lane changing and can even handle hands-free driving with a trailer! We’re getting closer and closer to entirely self-driving cars being a reality for us, and GMC is keeping up with the changes in tech.
Another really great driver assistance technology feature for the Yukon Denali Ultimate is the rear camera mirror. This is similar to the backup camera popping up on the screen, but it allows drivers to get a view of what’s behind them without ever having to shift into reverse. This is perfect for those days when you need to use every inch of available cargo space and can't see clearly out the rear window.
GMC has also included built-in Google features. The Google suite of features includes Google Maps, which is perfect for navigation with real-time road updates for situations such as construction. The Google set also includes the Google Assistant for hands-free interaction with your vehicles interfaces, and it includes the Google Play Store so your back seat passengers can download some games onto their screens.
The ProGrade Trailering System is for everyone who is excited about the Denali Ultimate's 8,000-lb max towing capacity. This system includes an in-vehicle app that allows you to see trailering information with a quick tap on your screen. It also includes a trailer blind spot alert that lets you know when there is a vehicle in one of the blind spots created by your trailer. This system also has hitch guidance with hitch view, so you never have to get frustrated with your spotter again because your vehicle will make it so you don’t need one!