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2014 Ford Expedition EL vs. 2015 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Ford Expedition EL offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the GMC Yukon XL 1500, with comparable 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 Ford Expedition EL.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Expedition EL as you will with the GMC Yukon XL 1500, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Ford Expedition EL 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 Destination Charge for the Ford Expedition EL is much higher than that for the GMC Yukon XL 1500.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Expedition EL 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. When looking at overall length, the Ford Expedition EL takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the GMC Yukon XL 1500.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Ford Expedition EL doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the GMC Yukon XL 1500.

Handling
The Ford Expedition EL has a larger turning radius than the GMC Yukon XL 1500, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Expedition EL and the GMC Yukon XL 1500. The Ford Expedition EL has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the GMC Yukon XL 1500.

Warranty
The Ford Expedition EL comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the GMC Yukon XL 1500.

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2014 Ford
Expedition EL

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MSRP*: $44,685 - $58,855
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2015 GMC
Yukon XL 1500

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MSRP*: $49,035 - $68,380
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 3.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.63% --
City MPG: 13 - 14 14 - 16
Highway MPG: 18 - 20 20 - 23
Engine(s): V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 8 - 8 8 - 9
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 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*: $41,670 - $54,883 $45,603 - $63,593

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