Compare 2021 GMC Yukon Denali vs. 2021 Ford Expedition

2021 GMC Yukon Denali
2021 Ford Expedition

2021 GMC Yukon Denali


2021 Ford Expedition

6.2L 8cyl


3.5L 6cyl Turbo
420 HP


375 HP
15 city / 20 hwy*

Fuel Economy

17 city / 24 hwy*

Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

The GMC Yukon Denali at Buick GMC Fort Walton Beach is one of the most impressive large SUVs around. The 2021 Yukon Denali has improvements over last year’s model in many key areas, including performance and towing. Along with adding more power under its hood, this year’s Yukon Denali also has some new exterior features that give it a bolder, more commanding, and more contemporary look. The latest Yukon Denali, which you can take for an online test drive through Buick GMC Fort Walton Beach, also has a refreshed interior with more space, comfort, and technology than before. To book your 2021 GMC Yukon Denali online test drive today, contact the friendly staff at our dealership. We can also tell you what makes the Denali a better choice than the 2021 Ford Expedition, which is another large SUV and a main rival of the Denali. The Denali has a higher-end cabin than the Expedition with more standard features, and it is available with a diesel engine, which is not found on the Ford.

Performance and Handling

The GMC Yukon Denali has the same standard gasoline engine this year, and it also offers a new diesel engine for the first trim. Powering the Denali is a 6.2L V8 engine. This engine has a top power output of 420 HP. Its torque output is 460 LB-FT. Additionally, you can get a diesel engine with the Yukon Denali for the first time in 2021. The newest engine available for the trim is a 3.0L six-cylinder diesel with impressive torque and a superior fuel economy. The Yukon’s available engine produces 277 HP in maximum power and 460 LB-FT in torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission is standard with both engines. The standard drivetrain is real-wheel drive, and four-wheel drive is available. The 2021 Ford Expedition has a more limited list of mechanical configurations. The Expedition is only available with one engine, which is a gasoline engine that offers a similar power output to the Denali’s base engine. The Ford does not offer a diesel engine.


The Yukon Denali has a fresh new interior design for the 2021 model year. This year’s Denali has leather upholstery, heated seats, and ventilated seats in the front row. It is equipped with wireless charging and a nine-speaker sound system from Bose. The Yukon Denali also has a second entertainment system in the back row with a dual screen display. Navigation is also added to the trim’s infotainment system. The Yukon is also ready for the cold weather with a heated steering wheel, heated seats in the first row, and heated outboard seats. A panoramic camera is also included. The Yukon also has over 122 cubic feet of storage capacity, which is more than is offered with the 2021 Ford Expedition.

Exterior Design

The 2021 GMC Yukon Denali comes with 20-inch wheels standard and the option of upgrading to 22-inch wheels. The Ford Expedition comes with 20-inch standard wheels, but larger 22-inch wheels are not available. The Yukon also has a more glamorous and well-equipped exterior than the Expedition with chrome accents, a panoramic sunroof, and an air suspension system.

You can learn a lot about the GMC Yukon Denali at Buick GMC Fort Walton Beach, and you can also take the SUV for an online test drive from the comfort and convenience of your home. Our exclusive 2021 GMC Yukon Denali online test drive makes test driving a car easier than ever. Now you can get behind the wheel of one of the nation’s most popular large SUVs just by clicking on a button using your computer or smartphone. You’ll get a comprehensive tour of the Yukon Denali inside and out with our video test drive, and a staff member from Buick GMC Fort Walton Beach will even ride beside you in the passenger’s seat to answer your questions about the GMC and point out its top features.

Contact Buick GMC Fort Walton Beach today to schedule your 2021 GMC Yukon Denali online test drive.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.