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2021 Ford Expedition Max vs. 2021 GMC Yukon XL Review

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2021 Ford
Expedition Max

MSRP*: $55,410 to $79,425
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2021 GMC
Yukon XL

MSRP*: $53,700 to $74,300
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Invoice* $53,193 to $76,052 $50,800 to $70,288
MPG - City 16 - 17 MPG 14 - 16 MPG
MPG - Hwy 21 - 23 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 8 - 9 seats
Cargo Space 121.4 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 9,000 lbs 7,500 - 7,900 lbs
Exterior Length 221.9 in 225.2 in
Exterior Width 79.9 in Info not available
Leg Room Front 43.9 in
Rear 42.6 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Expedition Max than in the GMC Yukon XL. The GMC Yukon XL offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Ford Expedition Max, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Ford Expedition Max requires fewer stops at the gas station than the GMC Yukon XL, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Max 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 Max and the GMC Yukon XL have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

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

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Ford Expedition Max 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 Max and the GMC Yukon XL. With the Ford Expedition Max, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the GMC Yukon XL.

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