As the top-of-the-line variant of GMC's Yukon lineup, the Yukon Denali 2009 already includes most of the features that are optional on other Yukons. However, for the deep-pocketed buyer, TheCarConnection.com's research shows that GMC still offers a number of additional features for the 2009 GMC Yukon Denali.
Beginning with the basics, Cars.com reviewers report that the GMC Yukon Denali features a "standard leather-wrapped steering wheel with redundant controls," along with "standard XM Satellite Radio with real-time traffic and route advisements." Road & Track, meanwhile, adds that "new amenities like hands-free Bluetooth cellphone connectivity, OnStar turn-by-turn navigation and third-row seating are all standard" on the 2009 GMC Yukon Denali lineup. Several features distinguish the GMC Yukon Denali from the standard Yukon range, and Kelley Blue Book states that some of the base Yukon's "optional equipment that's standard on Denali includes a power liftgate, power fold-and-flip second-row seats, ultrasonic rear parking assist (standard on SLT), power-adjustable pedals," and an "upgraded audio system." Edmunds rounds out the standard features list for the 2009 GMC Yukon Denali by noting the standard "heated and cooled seats" and "18-inch alloy wheels."
The GMC Yukon Denali 2009 may sit at the top of the Yukon line, but that doesn't mean all the available goodies come standard. For those willing to pay a little extra, Kelley Blue Book reviewers find that "optional even on Denali are a rearview camera, power-retractable side steps, navigation system, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, 20-inch wheels...and a power sunroof." That navigation system is much improved over the one found in previous GMC Yukon Denalis, as Edmunds notes that "this year's navigation system now has real-time traffic capability." Edmunds also reports that, unlike in some competing models, the GMC Yukon Denali 2009' "rearview camera system...doesn't require the optional navigation system."