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2021 GMC Yukon vs. 2021 Volvo XC90 Review

New 2021 GMC Yukon

2021 GMC
Yukon

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New 2021 Volvo XC90

2021 Volvo
XC90

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MSRP*
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$50,700 to $71,400
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$49,000 to $63,750
Invoice* $47,962 to $67,544 $46,060 to $59,925
MPG - City 14 - 16 19 - 21
MPG - Hwy 19 - 20 28 - 30
Engine(s) V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 8 - 9 6 - 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 GMC Yukon than in the Volvo XC90. The GMC Yukon will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC90.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the GMC Yukon as you will with the Volvo XC90, 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 GMC Yukon is somewhat more expensive than the Volvo XC90. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the GMC Yukon is much higher than that for the Volvo XC90.

Dimensions
If you go with the GMC Yukon, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volvo XC90.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the GMC Yukon transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC90.

Handling
The GMC Yukon has the same turning radius as the Volvo XC90, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the GMC Yukon is clearly the choice over the Volvo XC90 for pulling heavy loads. The GMC Yukon has a little more horsepower than the Volvo XC90.

Utility
The GMC Yukon offers greater seating capacity than the Volvo XC90, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the GMC Yukon, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo XC90.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the GMC Yukon is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volvo XC90.