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2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class vs. 2015 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

Convenience
With the GMC Yukon XL 1500, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, 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). The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the GMC Yukon XL 1500, which has a much lower 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 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class carries a much lower Destination Charge than the GMC Yukon XL 1500.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is much wider than the GMC Yukon XL 1500, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the GMC Yukon XL 1500.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the GMC Yukon XL 1500.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class has a smaller turning radius than the GMC Yukon XL 1500, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the GMC Yukon XL 1500, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class has a little more horsepower than the GMC Yukon XL 1500.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class than that of the GMC Yukon XL 1500.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz
GL-Class

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MSRP*: $63,600 - $119,450

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: -- As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 13 - 19 15 - 16
Highway MPG: 17 - 26 22 - 23
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 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*: $59,148 - $111,089 $46,212 - $64,607

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