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2015 Acura MDX vs. 2015 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the GMC Yukon XL 1500 than in the Acura MDX, due to its greater head- and legroom. The GMC Yukon XL 1500 will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Acura MDX.

Convenience
With the GMC Yukon XL 1500, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Acura MDX, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Acura MDX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the GMC Yukon XL 1500. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura MDX carries a much lower Destination Charge than the GMC Yukon XL 1500.

Dimensions
Since the Acura MDX is much slimmer than the GMC Yukon XL 1500, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Acura MDX, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the GMC Yukon XL 1500.

Drivetrain
The Acura MDX has much lower torque than the GMC Yukon XL 1500, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Acura MDX has a significantly smaller turning radius than the GMC Yukon XL 1500, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the GMC Yukon XL 1500 is clearly the choice over the Acura MDX for pulling heavy loads. The Acura MDX has a little less horsepower than the GMC Yukon XL 1500.

Utility
The Acura MDX has less seating than the GMC Yukon XL 1500, making the GMC Yukon XL 1500 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Acura MDX has significantly less cargo capacity than the GMC Yukon XL 1500.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Acura MDX than that of the GMC Yukon XL 1500.

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2015 Acura
MDX

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MSRP*: $42,765 - $56,980

2015 GMC
Yukon XL 1500

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MSRP*: $49,690 - $69,470
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.88% --
City MPG: 18 - 20 15 - 16
Highway MPG: 27 - 28 22 - 23
Engine(s): V-6 V-8
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 8 - 9
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $39,621 - $52,630 $46,212 - $64,607

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