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2021 BMW X5 vs. 2021 GMC Yukon XL Review

New 2021 BMW X5

2021 BMW
X5

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New 2021 GMC Yukon XL

2021 GMC
Yukon XL

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MSRP*
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$59,400 to $82,800
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$53,400 to $74,100
Invoice* $55,740 to $77,505 $50,516 to $70,099
MPG - City 16 - 21 14 - 16
MPG - Hwy 22 - 26 19 - 20
Engine(s) Inline-6, V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 8 - 9
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 BMW X5, 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 BMW X5.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW X5 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). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW X5 will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 BMW X5 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the GMC Yukon XL.

Dimensions
If you go with the BMW X5, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the GMC Yukon XL.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the BMW X5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the GMC Yukon XL.

Handling
The BMW X5 has a smaller turning radius than the GMC Yukon XL, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the BMW X5 will do just as well as the GMC Yukon XL, since they have about the same towing capacity. The BMW X5 has a little less horsepower than the GMC Yukon XL.

Utility
The BMW X5 has less seating than the GMC Yukon XL, making the GMC Yukon XL the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. With the BMW X5, 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 BMW X5 than that of the GMC Yukon XL.