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2021 Chevrolet Suburban vs. 2021 GMC Yukon XL Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Suburban

MSRP*: $52,300 to $75,400
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2021 GMC
Yukon XL

MSRP*: $53,700 to $74,300
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Invoice* $49,476 to $71,328 $50,800 to $70,288
MPG - City 14 - 16 MPG 14 - 16 MPG
MPG - Hwy 19 - 20 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
Seating Capacity 8 - 9 seats 8 - 9 seats
Cargo Space 144.7 ft3 41.5 ft3
Engine V-8 V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 355 - 420 hp 355 - 420 hp
Towing Capacity 7,600 - 8,000 lbs 7,500 - 7,900 lbs
Exterior Length 225.7 in 225.2 in
Exterior Width Info not available Info not available
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 42.0 in
Front 44.5 in
Rear 42.0 in
Head Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.9 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.9 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
The Chevrolet Suburban offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the GMC Yukon XL, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Chevrolet Suburban and the GMC Yukon XL.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Suburban 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). Whether you pick the Chevrolet Suburban or the GMC Yukon XL, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Chevrolet Suburban and the GMC Yukon XL have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Suburban takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the GMC Yukon XL.

Handling
The Chevrolet Suburban 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 Chevrolet Suburban will do just as well as the GMC Yukon XL, since they have about the same towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Chevrolet Suburban and the GMC Yukon XL.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Chevrolet Suburban and the GMC Yukon XL are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Suburban and the GMC Yukon XL. With the Chevrolet Suburban, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the GMC Yukon XL.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Suburban comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the GMC Yukon XL.