2019 GMC Denali Review

The 2019 GMC Denali First Drive
The 2019 GMC Denali First Drive

The 2019 GMC Denali has a lot going for it, including a hybrid model, but you’d be wise to cross-shop its rivals as well. Additional new features for the 2019 GMC Denali include a heated steering wheel, and optional heated and power operated front seats on lower-trim models with cloth upholstery. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. In addition to the gas-only model, the 2019 GMC Denali is also available as a hybrid with all-wheel drive as standard.

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  • Many trims to choose from
  • Fuel efficient hybrid variant
  • Active safety features come standard


  • All-wheel drive is only available with the V-6
  • Subpar interior fit and finish
  • The V-6 engine could use more power

 2019 GMC Denali First Drive

In a 2017 comparison test that included the Subaru and Jeep, the 2019 GMC Denali placed fifth. Handling also proved to be another 2019 GMC Denali weak spot and we found the steering to be numb. 

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The 2019 GMC Denali, on the other hand, is a better package, as we noted in a 2017 First Test, thanks to its smooth powertrain and well-calibrated brakes that smoothly transition between regenerative and mechanical braking. However, since it isn’t a plug-in hybrid, the 2019 GMC Denali doesn’t have much EV mode range and can only travel around 0.5 miles on electricity.A rearview camera with rear parking sensors is now standard on all models.

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The car is the only 2019 GMC Denali trim level that can be had with a cool two-tone exterior color scheme. The ride itself was smooth, and road imperfections were barely felt.”

 2019 GMC Denali Interior

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The 2019 GMC Denali Interior