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2021 Ford Expedition vs. 2021 GMC Yukon XL Review

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2021 Ford
Expedition

MSRP*: $49,625 to $77,425
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2021 GMC
Yukon XL

MSRP*: $53,700 to $74,300
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Invoice* $47,640 to $74,162 $50,800 to $70,288
MPG - City 17 MPG 14 - 16 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 - 23 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 8 - 9 seats
Cargo Space 104.6 ft3 41.5 ft3
Engine V-6 V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 375 - 400 hp 355 - 420 hp
Towing Capacity 9,200 - 9,300 lbs 7,500 - 7,900 lbs
Exterior Length 210.0 in 225.2 in
Exterior Width 79.9 in Info not available
Leg Room Front 43.9 in
Rear 41.5 in
Front 44.5 in
Rear 42.0 in
Head Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 40.0 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 Ford Expedition offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the GMC Yukon XL, with comparable head- and legroom. The GMC Yukon XL offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Ford Expedition, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Expedition 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 Ford Expedition 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. Both the Ford Expedition and the GMC Yukon XL have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

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

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Ford Expedition transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the GMC Yukon XL.

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

Warranty
The Ford Expedition comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the GMC Yukon XL.