The 2020s will go down as the decade of electrification in the automotive industry, but driving the new 2021 GMC Yukon feels like you’re living in an alternate universe. The Yukon doesn’t even shy away from presenting itself as a rolling anachronism. It’s big, it’s heavy and it’s thirsty for gas. Yet the truth is that it still has a place in the market.
We recently had occasion to drive this blast from the past (totally redesigned for the new year, mind) for an honest-to-goodness in-the-flesh road test.
A modernized approach
While the truck structure traditionally found in the full-size SUVs of the General Motors (GM) family remains, it must be said the latter has been greatly modernized with this new generation. The big change is the introduction of an independent rear suspension. This change has two main effects: it softens the vehicle's handling and frees up interior space, specifically for cargo space.
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