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2021 Audi Q8 vs. 2021 GMC Yukon XL Review

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2021 Audi
Q8

MSRP*: $68,200
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2021 GMC
Yukon XL

MSRP*: $53,700 to $74,300
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Invoice* $64,108 $50,800 to $70,288
MPG - City 18 MPG 14 - 16 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 8 - 9 seats
Cargo Space 60.7 ft3 41.5 ft3
Engine V-6 V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 335 hp 355 - 420 hp
Towing Capacity 7,700 lbs 7,500 - 7,900 lbs
Exterior Length 196.6 in 225.2 in
Exterior Width 78.5 in Info not available
Leg Room Front 41.6 in
Rear 40.2 in
Front 44.5 in
Rear 42.0 in
Head Room Front 37.1 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.9 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the GMC Yukon XL than in the Audi Q8, due to its greater head- and legroom. The GMC Yukon XL will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Audi Q8.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi Q8 as you will with the GMC Yukon XL, 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). The Audi Q8 is somewhat more expensive than the GMC Yukon XL. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi Q8 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the GMC Yukon XL.

Dimensions
If you go with the Audi Q8, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the GMC Yukon XL.

Handling
The Audi Q8 has the same turning radius as the GMC Yukon XL, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Audi Q8 will do just as well as the GMC Yukon XL, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Audi Q8 has a little less horsepower than the GMC Yukon XL.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Audi Q8 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the GMC Yukon XL.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Audi Q8 seats a lot fewer people than the GMC Yukon XL. With the Audi Q8, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the GMC Yukon XL.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Audi Q8 than that of the GMC Yukon XL.