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2015 GMC Yukon XL 1500 vs. 2014 Volkswagen Touareg Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the GMC Yukon XL 1500 than in the Volkswagen Touareg. The GMC Yukon XL 1500 will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Touareg.

Convenience
The GMC Yukon XL 1500 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Touareg, making it more convenient to drive.

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). The GMC Yukon XL 1500 is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Touareg. 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 GMC Yukon XL 1500 is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Touareg.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Yukon XL 1500 is much wider than the Volkswagen Touareg, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the GMC Yukon XL 1500, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen Touareg.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the GMC Yukon XL 1500 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Volkswagen Touareg.

Handling
The GMC Yukon XL 1500 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Touareg, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the GMC Yukon XL 1500, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Volkswagen Touareg. The GMC Yukon XL 1500 has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen Touareg.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the GMC Yukon XL 1500 more than the Volkswagen Touareg, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the GMC Yukon XL 1500, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volkswagen Touareg.

Warranty
The GMC Yukon XL 1500 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Touareg.

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2015 GMC
Yukon XL 1500

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MSRP*: $49,690 - $69,470

2014 Volkswagen
Touareg

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MSRP*: $44,570 - $61,435
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 15 - 16 17 - 20
Highway MPG: 22 - 23 23 - 29
Engine(s): V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity: 8 - 9 5 - 5
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*: $46,212 - $64,607 $42,386 - $58,424

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