What is the Maximum Horsepower of the 2021 GMC Yukon XL?
The team working here at Palmen Buick GMC Cadillac in Kenosha, WI love to answer questions from our customers. Occasionally, we’ll get asked about a vehicle’s performance, such as the 2021 GMC Yukon XL. What is the maximum horsepower of the 2021 GMC Yukon XL? What type of engine comes standard in this SUV? Below, we’ve broken down everything drivers should know about the engine specs and overall performance of the 2021 GMC Yukon XL.
The 2021 GMC Yukon XL is an enlarged version of the 2021 GMC Yukon that comes with additional space, making it the perfect vehicle for practicality-minded drivers or for drivers with larger families. Seating up to nine passengers across three trims, the 2021 GMC Yukon is a great model for drivers who need to travel with large groups of people often.
The 2021 GMC Yukon XL is available for purchase in four trim levels, which include SLE, SLT, AT4 and Denali. The majority of these trim levels come standard with a 5.3-liter V8 engine that outputs 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. The Denali utilizes a 6.2-liter V8 engine (420 hp, 460 lb.-ft.) and a six-cylinder, diesel engine option (277 hp, 460 lb.-ft.) will be available later in the year.
Additional 2021 GMC Yukon XL Performance Information
All three engine options listed above come attached to a ten-speed automatic transmission system. Rear-wheel drive comes standard inside the 2021 GMC Yukon XL. Four-wheel drive is optional in this SUV in all trims but AT4, where it comes standard.