2021 GMC Yukon Denali first drive review: From luxury pretender to legitimate contender

From the blue-collar Chevy Tahoe to the stately Cadillac Escalade to the GMC Yukon in between, General Motors’ family of large, truck-based SUVs has been a huge seller over the years. Despite their popularity, these vehicles have not necessarily been the most premium, versatile or passenger friendly, though these shortcomings — and others — have been addressed for 2021. Thanks to a much-needed redesign, the GMC Yukon Denali has been transformed from a luxury pretender into a legitimate contender. 

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Arguably, the single most important change made to these full-size family-haulers is the addition of an independent rear suspension, something rivals like the Ford Expedition have had for decades. Ditching the old live axle allowed engineers to add significant amounts of passenger and cargo space, but that’s not the only reason why it’s more capacious. For 2021, the Yukon has grown. Its wheelbase is up by nearly five inches and the body has been extended by more than six.   

Altogether, these changes get you a whopping 66% more room behind the third-row seat. Indeed, it is usefully spacious back there, roomy enough to house a couple pieces of rollaboard luggage or a whole mess of grocery bags. With everything

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Stimulus check update: How fast could the IRS send it and which priority group are you?

How soon could your second stimulus check come? We lay out some possible dates, from when the bill is passed to when your money could actually arrive.


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The timeline to receive a second stimulus check keeps shifting deeper into autumn, but anything could still happen. As the Nov. 3 election approaches, time is running out for Washington lawmakers to pass a new economic rescue bill that includes a second stimulus check and start sending them out this year. 

But when would yours come, assuming you’re eligible? One thing we learned from the first stimulus check is that the IRS recognizes at least five distinct types of recipients, and that some people could get their stimulus money days, weeks or even months faster than others based on which form the stimulus disbursement will take.

One thing we do know is how quickly the IRS could start mobilizing a second payment, and we can sketch out which group may get paid first — and last. For more about stimulus checks, here are the most important stimulus payment topics to know. We update this story regularly.

A stimulus check timetable for the first

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