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There is a home screen icon dedicated to the camera. Might be on the 2nd or 3rd page where you gotta swipe. If you press and hold the icon you can move it to the first page similar to moving apps on your phone around. That's what I did. Camera is just one click straight from the primary home page screen Sent from my SM-N986U using Tapatalk
It's for the navigation to help load maps. I wouldn't remove it, I made that mistake in my 2021 Denali and got a pop-up error for weeks afterwards when trying to load maps that finally went away. So yea, I'd let it be unless you need to manually update the map software which I think is when you'd only have to remove it. Hope this helps Sent from my SM-N986U using Tapatalk
Can confirm lighting is just about barely acceptable... Not sure why with leds they couldn't allow for more options on brightness. I'd say it's a 6 or 7 out of 10. Sent from my SM-N986U using Tapatalk
My neighbor has a new GMC Sierra with what I think is the same error message, he had it fixed with a simple software update from the dealership. Can't say it's the same issue for sure but possibly. I'd maybe try a different dealership also. Edit: Sounds like another member had similar issue. Check out the thread below. https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/topic?url=https://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/topic/243096-2021-yukon-denali-service-safety-restraint-system/&share_tid=243096&share_fid=33003&share_type=t&link_source=app
AT4 is 5.3 only... 6.2 won't be an option... Neither will the 3.0 L diesel... Disappointing I know. Supposedly the AT4 unique lower fascia doesn't allow for adequate cooling with the diesel. The lack of 6.2 is likely for exclusivity for the Denali line Sent from my SM-N986U using Tapatalk
Yea so I'm pretty sure it's gonna be an android only thing so hopefully you don't have an iPhone. On my Note 20 it's called Smartview and the car screens pop up to connect to. Can also do it from within YouTube with the cast icon. If you are on iPhone there might be a workaround worth researching. Hope this helps! Sent from my SM-N986U using Tapatalk
I also own a tuned/slightly modified Challenger RT with a 5.7 Hemi pushing a little over 400 at the crank, I can attest that the butt meter between that one and my 2021 Denali are not as close as I would have thought. Apples and oranges I know... And again, can only really compare to the 5.3 in my old 2002 Tahoe, but based on my experience with that 15 yr old 5.3 Vortec, I really did not even want nor consider a real need for the 6.2 in the Yukon as I always thought that Tahoe had sufficient git up in city driving. Was driving both it and my Challenger interchangeably for some time and the butt meter felt much closer. Figured the 6.2 would be overkill but eventually fell in love with the perks/looks of the Denali and went with it, so glad that I did. Haven't driven a new 2021 with the 5.3 but in my opinion I bet there will be some folks complaining of it feeling underpowered since the 6.2 seems just about adequate for the size/weight of this new refresh. Maybe its a programming/transmission thing... I don't know. Test drove a 2020 Expedition with the 3.5 ecoboost before purchasing the Yukon and it felt a bit quicker than my 6.2.... and just think you get that in a 50k base model. Of course it's all anecdotal and we may end up being the minority once more folks get these in their driveways. But I can assure you all that Mike31 is not bs'ing or on a placebo high when he mentions some sluggishness with this new platform. I'm not drag racing this land yacht so at the end of the day it's not a huge deal, as long as the 6.2 does its job when I begin towing. Also not dogging the new 2021 platform nor do I regret my decision, it's the best full size suv out there right now imo... but it is an honest observation from someone who isn't just some paid car reviewer but someone who spent their hard earned money on this suv.
Well truck was a week or so old at the time... plates have come in and decal removed already I guess I need to lead with the disclaimer that it is my "personal opinion" that plain jane silver painted wheels don't do much for me. My goal for this suv from the beginning was black wheels, black paint, black interior. Personal preference I guess. I would have gotten factory black wheels but an extra 3k on top of the 7k Premium package for factory 22's didn't make much sense when I could go aftermarket custom 24's and have a sea of options. Also my opinion that 24's would help fill the wheel wells a bit better while still allowing for enough rubber to maintain a cushioned ride on a vehicle with such a tall factory suspension height. However, by your own logic, why ever get a black vehicle?? Tons of colors are hitting dealer lots now, if no Yukons then you'd likely be able to find a new Tahoe in said colors in order to see in person. Pics do not do these colors justice. There was a Satin Steel Metallic on the lot when I purchased mine that made me question my choice for a minute or two it looked so good.
You know I thought I was a bit crazy thinking my Denali was a bit sluggish as well. Seems slower than my old 2002 Tahoe with the 5.3 and also slower than a new model Grand Cherokee with the 3.6 v6. I know it's a lot of weight but expected a bit better out of the 6.2 with the 10 spd. It does move out its own way well at highway speeds thanks to momentum and torque but city driving below 60 mph I'm wanting a bit more. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
Yea it's crazy to think plain ol' black is extra...? On an 80k suv?? And yea its the most expensive vehicle I've ever purchased... prior to this my vehicle was about half the cost... but that was also over a decade ago when vehicle prices were much more normal Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
I plan on hardwiring my radar detector as well. I've always hardwired in my previous vehicles since I absolutely hate the dangling/exposed wires. Let us know how the install goes and where you were able to tap into. I'm gonna look at tapping into the powered rearview mirror... if not then the center console and then run under the dash, along the driver A pillar, and then inside the edge of the headliner. Thanks
Gorgeous combination there my friend! And amazing pics... I gotta step up my photography skills! I shoulda tried to get the dealer to deliver instead of drive 4 hrs from Dallas to Houston. Was worth it tho. Did your dealership budge any off msrp selling price? I know leases are written up differently and you have deal with residual value but curious on that aspect if your open to sharing. Understand if not. What was your previous vehicle and what's your initial thoughts so far on the new rig? Thanks for sharing! Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
Yea so regular Denali comes with 20's. Add the Denali Premium Package and you get these different 22's thrown on. They are a bit forgettable to me and I'm not super blown away by them... But I'll be selling them soon as take offs and upgrade to gloss black 24's to help fill in some of that wheel gap Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
Yea factory fog lights which look really great. The LED headlights are the brightest/best performing headlights I've personally ever experienced. They are a perfect pure cool white color and when you pair their bright intensity with the height of the truck and their projection angle, the visibility at night is amazing. If you're familiar with the Kelvin color temperature scale then I'd say these are a solid 7000k in temperature color. When this thing pulls up behind you with the all the headlight/foglights/GMC emblem going it's stunning.
So the very first 2021 we saw and test drove was a white frost tricoat with the teak/light shale interior. That interior was absolutely gorgeous and looked ultra luxury however the wife felt like a black interior was just 'speaking to her'. So a few days later we found a black on black 2021 that was sold but still at a local dealer available to peak at. We both fell in love with the darker theme. In my opinion it looks more modern, sleek, and tough/trucklike. Plus with an infant and toddler, the darker interior I think will hold up better over the next decade we plan on keeping this thing. You make a very valid point on the need (or lack of need) for rear entertainment in today's device filled world... I feel like we went with them b/c of the age of our kids of course. I've got a thumbdrive loaded with kid cartoons so as soon as we get in I start an episode on my toddlers screen and she's quiet/happy. She's at the age where she can watch the same episode/movie 100x and still be engaged. One way however I can see it useful for teens is movies on roadtrips where you wont have to kink your neck to look down at an ipad for 10 hours. We also have the wifi subscription so I simply plug in a Firestick into the rear hdmi port and I can get Netflix, Amazon Video, etc on 2 big gorgeous screens. I can see that being useful for teens as well. If your cell phone has the ability to work as hotspot you can accomplish the same thing without vehicle wifi. ALSO... if they have Android phones (not compatible with Apple), the rear screens are compatible with Miracast in which they can cast their entire phone screen to the rear seat screen and completely control their phone via the touch screen on the rear seat. So connect their phone which takes 5 seconds, the rear seat screen basically turns into a 12.6 inch HD version of their smartphone where they can control their youtube, social media, etc all on a bigger screen and keep their phone in their pocket. Then of course there are included IR headsets compatible with each screen that can pick up on separate audio streams coming from each screen if playing different content. And also you can connect up to 10 different bluetooth headphones to each screen which I'm sure your teens have a wide variety of. As far as wheels go, the Denali's come by default with the smaller less attractive 20' wheels. Once you add the 'Denali Premium Package' it upgrades you to the 22' wheels you see in the pic. So technically the wheels you see aren't standard but I'd say 75%-80% of the Denalis I found listed by dealers had the premium package added so the 22 incher will be a common sight I believe. With the size of this vehicle and massive amount of wheel gap... I feel like the 20's would look too small and the 22's are much more adequate. Hope this helps!
Finally got my hands on one of these and in my driveway! There is lots of misinformation out there when calling around dealerships... but for the record these are definitely beginning to hit dealer lots. The larger dealers will likely have more inside scoop and designated allotments from the manufacturer. Be prepared to pay sticker. I've communicated with tons of dealers across the nation to get a feel for what expected pricing was going to be, all but one would not budge off MSRP. And we currently have absolutely no leverage to really negotiate because you can't really threaten with shopping the next dealer down the highway because there were only a few in all of Dallas. I had to drive to Houston to find this one with everything I wanted. Alot of these are arriving on lots pre-purchased. I lost out on a couple of other deals because they were being snatched up a day or 2 after arriving and I was dragging my feet. Alot of dealers told me I was getting a good deal because lots of other competitors had markups on their 2021's... I didn't find a single dealer attempting to get over msrp so absolutely DO NOT believe this nor agree to anything over sticker. She's fully loaded with the Denali Premium Package, Rear Seat Screens, Max Trailering, and the Illumination Package. Window sticker attached. There are currently ZERO factory incentives on this thing either with rebates or financing. I was able to get a really great rate however through GMC Financial but it was not due to any official promotion. Dealers are allowing test drives on these so try and search Cars.com for something close and go check it out. Be aware, 80-90% of the listings on Cars.com are either still being built or in transit. You will have to contact dealers to actually get an idea of whats on the lot. Car looks amazing in person, GMC hit the styling spot on with this one. Interior is a huge step up from previous. Truck rides like a dream with the new IRS. Tons of space inside with pretty solid fit and finish. The 6.2 pulls like a freight train of course. The drive back from Houston to Dallas (aprx 300 miles) chewed through 3/4 of a tank. Premium gas only is recommended. MPG was pretty disappointing at around 15 mpg. We were booking it back home at a pretty good rate of speed so the heavy right foot definitely attributed. Overall couldn't be happier with the purchase so far. She's a bit dirty after getting rained on and hasn't had her first detail yet. More updates/pics to come. I know info is really limited on these so ask any questions!
Best thing to do is to go on Cars.com and search by dealers with a 2021 close to your area. Then your gonna have to do some detective work b/c the majority of listings are for vehicles that are still being build and the dealer just receiver their allocated vin number on, or the vehicle is still in transit which could still be weeks away. Takes emailing or calling each indv dealer to get their accurate count on 2021 inventory. You might find 10-20% of the listing are actually on the lot.
Yea so right now you are basically gonna have to pay sticker to snag one, there is just too much demand and no inventory to really have leverage to negotiate and there's no incentive for dealers to discount since lots of these are arriving on lots pre-purchased or snatched up withing 24-48 hrs. Dont pay over sticker though! I've talked to lots of dealers and none tried going over sticker on me.
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