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2021 GMC Yukon vs. 2021 GMC Yukon XL Review

New 2021 GMC Yukon

2021 GMC
Yukon

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New 2021 GMC Yukon XL

2021 GMC
Yukon XL

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MSRP*
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$50,700 to $71,400
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$53,400 to $74,100
Invoice* $47,962 to $67,544 $50,516 to $70,099
MPG - City 14 - 16 14 - 16
MPG - Hwy 19 - 20 19 - 20
Engine(s) V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity 8 - 9 8 - 9
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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 GMC Yukon 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 GMC Yukon and the GMC Yukon XL.

Convenience
The GMC Yukon XL requires fewer stops at the gas station than the GMC Yukon, 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 GMC Yukon 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. Both the GMC Yukon and the GMC Yukon XL have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

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

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the GMC Yukon 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 GMC Yukon and the GMC Yukon XL.

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

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