I have owned many Tahoes and Yukons The 2016 Denali is awesome. It looks great and the Corvette engine with the 8-speed is a great combo. GM cars are now so technologically advanced. This is the vehicle to have if you travel a lot with people/kids. WiFi is awesome and OnStar is a must for me. It is expensive, but blows away the competition. I've owned several Land Cruisers, and I you couldn't run fast enough to give me one of those over the GMC!
I love the feeling I get driving this, great looking SUV. I have owned it 6 months and I would buy it again. My issues are minor quality concerns mostly. The underside of the hood on the front edge had a paint drop from the factory that could be felt when I opened the hood. All the body panels (fenders and doors mostly) needed to be adjusted so the body lines matched and the gaps looked equal. Rear bumper Fascia needed to be replaced because the gap to the tailgate wasn't even. The interior quality seems to match my Toyota but it's more comfortable to drive the Yukon. Apple CarPlay is a great feature and find myself using Siri for navigation more then factory installed one. Seats are very comfortable and controls are easy to adjust on the dash. One entertainment feature I wish the car had was a HDMI port for the TV.
We returned to GMC Yukon after having an Expedition as our last vehicle. The Yukon is better in all material aspects. Seats more comfortable, engine power better, noise control excellent, and we don't seem to have any of the small malfunctions experienced with our Ford: sensor lights, wrong tire pressure readings, small leaks, slow power windows, and best of all, no glare from the inside chrome! We are old school....we want an SUV that's more like a truck and less like a car, so we don't like the smaller models, and do not feel as safe in them. This is an exceptional vehicle and fits our needs and has great quality in its manufacturing. The only thing I don't care for is second row bucket seats, would have preferred the bench version. .
Nice vehicle, but twice the vehicle got stuck in AWD due to technology glitches. On my most current event, it was a 45 minute software reprogram fix. After 3 hours the dealer finally offered a rental car to get me on the way because they cannot seem to get it working. My gut is telling me that the technicians are simply not trained in dealing with the complexities. I say this because the same issue resulted in almost the same result. i.e. after a period of time, they finally gave me a rental car and I got my car back 4 days later. Very frustrating and I would warn potential purchases about the AWD issue.
Styling is fantastic as is the acceleration, however, rides like a dump truck that needs new shocks. Went to the Denali from a Suburban, wish I had the Suburban back. Both the seat heat and steering wheel heat are disappointing, dealer said they function normally. Heavy vibration in front end could be caused by 22" wheels, but disappointing in a $70K vehicle. Many of the technology features perform well, but they should at this price point. Would trade if I wouldn't lose my [non-permissible content removed].