A Not So Average SUV For The Not So Average Girl
When I was a young girl I used to look at my peers and admire the qualities that made them unique. That time in my life I felt plain and very ordinary. It wasn’t until I started this blogging journey that I realized my own unique qualities. One is my love for cars. Give me anything fast, exotic or large like the 2019 GMC Yukon Denali 2WD XL and I come alive.
Pricey… But Worth It
Trust me when I tell you that there is nothing ordinary about the 2019 GMC Yukon Denali 2WD XL, which has a starting price of about $70,000 (the model we test drove clocks in at about $78,000). It is a not so average full-size luxury SUV for the not so average girl.
Part of what makes this SUV so unique is the “XL” in its name: You can buy the Yukon Denali in its standard length, 204″ or you can get it in XL, which is 20″ longer (224″) and has 24 more cubic feet of cargo space (39 vs 15) behind the third row).
This BIG and Luxurious SUV is Extremely Fun to Drive
I’m not sure about you guys, but driving a large, rugged, yet luxurious SUV is extremely thrilling. Just getting into it is unique: when you unlock it or open the doors, illuminated power-retractable running boards extend to offer you a step up. Then, the V8 engine with 420 horsepower and 460 torque make it really powerful and fun to drive. And while the Denali XL has the speed that I love, it is super easy to handle and the cabin is exceptionally quiet. It is definitely more of an EXPERIENCE than just a drive.
Easy to Get in, Comfortable to Drive
Those things I listed above are great, however, when it comes equipped with all of the latest conveniences you can’t help but get excited. I loved that I could throw on a pair of distressed ripped jeans/booties and easily climb in the beautiful beast without a second thought, due to the Illuminated power-retractable assist step.
Check out what I mean by pressing play below…
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Sweet Surround Sound
The Yukon is packed with all of the latest technology, from the 8″ diagonal GMC Infotainment System with navigation to the active noise cancellation system that assisted in making the Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound with SurroundStage experience so much more enjoyable. Click on the link below to check out my Phil Collins experience. 😎
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It's in the air tonight! #FloridaVibes🌴 #Fridayflow @officialphilcollins #PhilCollins #Bose #Premiumsound #Boseaudio #yukondenalixl #weekendshenanigans #musicislife❤️ #musicislife🎶 #musicplaylist (Press Play) . . #classicmusicvibes #classicvibes #letsride #sassyautochicks #sassydrives #gmcyukon #gmcyukondenali #agirlsguidetocars #drivelikeagirl #shedrives #intheairtonight #oleskoolmusic #oleskool #sofla #vid #southfloridaliving #musicfans #musicmakesmehappy #playlists
The Legroom in this full-size luxury SUV is real…
Being comfortable when traveling and having enough legroom is very important. I am just under 5’7 and as you can see in the picture below I had tons. I know someone taller will be just as comfortable. The 3rd row is a little less roomy, but I climbed back there with ease. However, someone shorter would be a lot more comfortable, especially when road tripping. (Leg room: Front seats = 45.3″/2nd row = 39.0″/3rd row = 24.8″)
Now I Understand What All the Hype is About…
For years, I have heard people praise the Yukon Denali. But after spending a week with it, now I get it. Although massive it is stylish, luxurious and a definite head-turner. Additionally, it is easy to handle and comes equipped with all of the latest technology.
This SUV Has Room For Everything You Need
For those of us who are all about family fun or piling all your gal pals in for a night of fun, this vehicle seats eight and is excellent for road tripping. It is also great for business owners who need lots of cargo space.
And it’s great for anyone who doesn’t want to feel plain, ordinary or not so average.
Disclosure: The vehicle was provided to me for testing purposes and editorial consideration. All opinions are 100% my own