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2015 Ford Explorer vs. 2015 GMC Yukon Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the GMC Yukon. The GMC Yukon will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Ford Explorer.

Convenience
With the GMC Yukon, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Ford Explorer, 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). Clearly, the Ford Explorer is a better financial choice over the GMC Yukon, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Explorer carries a much lower Destination Charge than the GMC Yukon.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Explorer is much slimmer than the GMC Yukon, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Ford Explorer is slightly shorter than the GMC Yukon, which may make it easier to park.

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

Handling
The Ford Explorer has the same turning radius as the GMC Yukon, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
The Ford Explorer has less seating than the GMC Yukon, making the GMC Yukon the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Ford Explorer has less cargo space than the GMC Yukon, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Ford Explorer comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the GMC Yukon.

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2015 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $30,700 - $43,100

2015 GMC
Yukon

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MSRP*: $46,990 - $66,770
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 - 17 16
Highway MPG: 22 - 24 22 - 23
Engine(s): V-6 V-8
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 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*: $28,935 - $40,191 $43,701 - $62,096

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