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2022 Ford Expedition Max vs. 2023 GMC Yukon XL Review

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2022 Ford
Expedition Max

MSRP*: $55,405 to $84,610
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Picture of the 2023 GMC Yukon XL

2023 GMC
Yukon XL

MSRP*: $60,100 to $97,255
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MPG - City 16 - 17 MPG 14 - 15 MPG
MPG - Hwy 21 - 23 MPG 18 - 20 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 7 - 9 seats
Cargo Space 121.4 ft3 144.7 ft3
Engine
  • 380-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 400-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 440-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 355-hp, 5.3-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 420-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 10-Speed A/T 10-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 380 - 400 hp 355 - 420 hp
Towing Capacity 6,000 - 6,300 lbs 7,800 - 8,300 lbs
Exterior Length 221.9 in 225.2 in
Exterior Width 79.9 in 81.0 in
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 40.4 - 42.3 in
Rear 37.5 - 38.9 in

*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 Max 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 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Expedition Max will have less of an impact on your bank account than the GMC Yukon XL.

Dimensions
The Ford Expedition Max is a little narrower than the GMC Yukon XL, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. 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
In terms of towing capacity, the GMC Yukon XL is clearly the choice over the Ford Expedition Max for pulling heavy loads. 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
The Ford Expedition Max offers greater seating capacity than the GMC Yukon XL, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Ford Expedition Max has less cargo space than the GMC Yukon XL, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.