GMC Denali and AT4 — What’s the Difference?

2021 GMC Yukon Denali and Yukon AT4 | Stillwater, OK

Most GMC vehicles are offered as a Denali or AT4 model, but what’s the difference? These trim levels offer distinct features that set them apart from each other as well as from other vehicles on the road. Take a look at a few of their highlights.

GMC Denali features

Named after the highest mountain peak in North America, Denali models are all about elevating your experience with the latest luxuries and premium features. They get uniquely styled exterior and interior design elements, including a signature chrome grille, high-quality leather upholstery, and lots of comfort-enhancing amenities like extra noise insulation and plush, heated seats. If you look at the optional features offered on lower GMC trim levels, you can usually count on those features being standard on the Denali trim.

GMC AT4 features

The AT4 trim is all about off-road adventures. Different vehicles need different enhancements when venturing down the path less traveled, but you can generally expect AT4 models to get protective skid plates, a factory lift kit, large tires, and a spruced-up suspension system capable of handling the bumpiest trails. For instance, the Yukon AT4 benefits from the Air Ride Adaptive Suspension. Whatever the nameplate, you can count on GMC AT4 models to handle their own when the tarmac runs out.

So there you have it. GMC Denali and AT4 models don’t quite compete against each other as much as they provide different benefits to different lifestyles. If you’re looking for a truck that feels at home on the dirt paths around the farm, you may prefer a GMC Sierra AT4. If you’re looking for an ultra-comfy family SUV, then consider the Yukon Denali. You can find both at Wilson Buick GMC in Stillwater, Oklahoma!

GMC Will Add a New AT4 Lineup in 2020

2020 GMC Caynon AT4 | Stillwater, OK

In 2020, GMC plans to introduce a new AT4 lineup comprised of six different models. The SUVs and trucks in the lineup are each equipped to handle your on and off-road adventures.

Sierra

The Sierra AT4 has skid plates, Rancho® shocks and a 2-inch lift to take on the outdoors. It also has a Carbon Fiber Bed, Mud-Terrain tires and the GMC MultiPro™ Tailgate.

Sierra HD

This AT4 variant offers similar features to its Sierra sibling, while also adding up to 15 camera views for enhanced visibility and boosted confidence when traversing rough roads and making tight turns.

Canyon

The Canyon AT4 boasts 31-inch Goodyear® Wrangler DuraTrac® tires, an off-road-tuned suspension and an automatic locking rear differential.

Acadia

The Acadia AT4 incorporates Traction Select with Off-Road Mode, All-Terrain tires and an Advanced Twin-Clutch AWD System, so you can smoothly shift from paved routes to more rugged ones.

Terrain

Available this fall, GMC hasn’t revealed all of the details about this AT4 variant yet. However, it’s apparent that the SUV will have intuitive technology, a rugged exterior and comparable off-roading equipment to the rest of the AT4 lineup.

Yukon

The Yukon AT4 features an electronic limited-slip differential, a 15-inch head-up display and an air suspension having 4 inches of adjustability.

To learn more about the GMC models designed for off-roading, stop by Wilson Buick GMC Cadillac to browse our current inventory of GMC vehicles and experience the brand’s famed capability and versatility for yourself.