• What’s Darker Than Midnight? 2018 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate Black Edition

    2018 gmc yukon denali ultimate black edition
    2018 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate Black Edition

    What’s darker than midnight? How about a brand new 2018 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate Black Edition? GMC unveils the latest interpretation of the ultimate luxury SUV with a tasteful combination of chrome and black exterior and accents. Yes, this full-sizer has a very long name, but it also comes with 22-inch black painted wheel with chrome inserts, a polished exhaust tip, chrome mirror caps, premium floormats, and an exclusive Onyx-black exterior paint.

    This luxurious Yukon is available as in 2WD or 4×4 configuration. It’s loaded with a rear-seat entertainment system, power sunroof, power retractable side steps, and adaptive cruise control with forward automatic braking.

    Under the hood is the 420 horsepower 6.2L V8, which is now mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission (not the 8-speed that was in the 2017 Yukons).

    Here is a slightly older GMC Yukon XL going up against a Lincoln Navigator.

    Andre Smirnov
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    22 thoughts on “What’s Darker Than Midnight? 2018 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate Black Edition

      1. Yep another special edition GM so exciting…definitely not newsworthy anymore.

        Different rims and accent trims don’t change week chassis, bad crash test rating, cheep plastic interiors.

        1. Weak chassis? You have no idea what you’re talking about. The GMT900/K2XX chassis is one of the strongest out there. Notice how Ford was more than happy to show off their frame’s torsional rigidity against a flimsy Tundra frame, but has NEVER done the same comparison against a GMT900 or K2XX chassis. Yeah, there’s a reason Ford avoids that comparison.

          Not to mention, Fords are filled with tons of cheap plastics too. Even parts of their engines and 4WD system is made from cheap trash plastics.

    1. 6.2 with the 10 speed.

      Take it up the Ike.

      More importantly, take it DOWN the Ike.

      It wasn’t much good in the Fords going down. Has GM done it any better for automatic engine brakes?

          1. Well we will find out eventually. GM’s 8 speed is no good going downhill so I doubt they will find a way to magically make the 10 speed good when it hasn’t done well for Ford.

          1. 6.2 hasn’t had a good downhill performance ever since they paired it with the 8 speed. Yet the ford 2.7 ecoboost has an excellent run a couple years back. Displacement doesn’t mean much. These new 8 and 10 speed transmissions just do not engine brake very well, regardless of brand.

    2. Looks great but just another appearance package. What we need is real advancements. Where did quadsteer go. Where is hydropneumatic suspensions that Jay Leno backs as the best and most comfortable suspension ever designed like on the French car Citroen. What about Supercruise like what Cadillac has, which by the way also offers 4 wheel steering. What about an EV, all electric SUV option with actual electric drive and not the garbage hybrid versions with motors and transmissions and drive axles and differentials that all require maintenance. This looks like a nice collector vehicle, but it is very dated. Even sports cars offer ride control. I tried a Denali Yukon with the magnetic ride when my daughter was comparing it to the 475HP Durango and the magnetic ride is very rough, my 2015 40K Tacoma Sport with Bilstein shocks has a superior ride, softer and can handle larger potholes and you call this luxury?, No thanks.

    3. My son needs at least a 6 passenger vehicle. They already have a SUV. Amazingly with rear seat down he was able to bring home a new wash machine in it.

      The price of some of these SUV’s is in the area of a pretty fancy diesel truck.
      That’s why he’s looking for a 6 passenger pick up.

    4. I love the motor vehicle. But to me it is a tool. Nothing more.

      I wouldn’t want a vehicle to represent me to the world. Vehicles do not reflect on who I am.

      New vehicles that could be reasonably used as a toy are no longer allowed on public highways any more.

      80 to 100 grand to jump the dunes at Pismo beach is not practicable entertainment. Even the cheapest 4×4 truck will cost 35 to 40 grand.

      Let me ride my old Honda 3 wheeler. 😂😂🤣

    5. Yea it is a bit. But anything you run in the sand and along the beach is going to get thrashed no matter what you pay for it.

      In the 70’s/80’s you could get a new Toyota etc. for a couple of grand or so. Get 4 wheel drive installed for a couple of grand more and toss the 3 wheeler in the back.

      Tow them over to the beach and thrash them. Then take the toyota to work.

      And still drive the Toyota around town once you got home.

      Today it’s 24 grand for a 4 wheeler , at least 35 grand for a toy hauler that will carry it and 65 grand for a truck to tow all of that because gcwr would probably require a diesel.

      So now your over to Pismo with kids and grand kids and one Razor 4 wheeler. Haha

      I could get 2 kids and 2, 3 wheelers in my little Toyota. 1 person riding and one person driving on each 3 wheeler.

      And that little truck also pulled my Hobie 16 all over California.

      Total investment about 10 grand. Haha

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