Shoppers in the market for a big, heavy-hauling SUV loaded with luxury accoutrements have never been more spoiled for choice. The savvy buyer might look at the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban as the budget-friendly choice—if any hulking sport ‘ute can be a bargain at its $51,000 base price—but a well-equipped ‘Burb with the Premier trim level runs just $4,000 less than a 2018 GMC Yukon XL Denali.
That $4,000 buys more than just a chrome grille. The Yukon Denali is available exclusively with a 6.2-liter V-8 engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission. That’s a new combination for 2018, and it may be worth the cost of entry on its own—especially amortized over the course of a lease or financing payment.