DETROIT — The updated 2015 GMC Yukon Denali SUV starts at $64,965, including a $1,195 destination charge, reflecting a $5,650 price increase over the 2014 model.
The 2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali SUV starts at $67,665, including shipping, reflecting a $5,685 price increase over the 2014 model.
GM announced pricing on Thursday.
In comparison, the base 2015 GMC Yukon SUV starts at $48,185, including shipping.
The Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali are on sale now at GMC dealers.
A major upgrade to the high-end models is the addition of a new eight-speed automatic transmission, which replaces the Denali's previous six-speed automatic.
Both the Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali are equipped with the 6.2-liter V8 engine and new transmission.
GM on Thursday said that the new powertrain is designed to be more fuel-efficient.
"EPA highway mileage estimates for two-wheel-drive Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali models increase to 22 mpg with the eight-speed automatic, while the EPA city mileage estimate for the four-wheel-drive Yukon Denali model rises to 15 mpg," GM said in a statement.
Other Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali improvements include a hands-free power liftgate, a wireless charging surface for compatible mobile devices and OnStar with 4G LTE.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers will pay more for these high-end GMC SUVs, but get updated technology and better fuel economy in return.