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2021 GMC Yukon XL vs. 2021 Lincoln Navigator Review

Picture of the 2021 GMC Yukon XL

2021 GMC
Yukon XL

MSRP*: $53,700 to $74,300
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Picture of the 2021 Lincoln Navigator

2021 Lincoln
Navigator

MSRP*: $76,705 to $98,655
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Invoice* $50,800 to $70,288 $73,098 to $92,251
MPG - City 14 - 16 MPG 16 MPG
MPG - Hwy 19 - 20 MPG 20 - 22 MPG
Seating Capacity 8 - 9 seats 8 seats
Cargo Space 41.5 ft3 103.4 ft3
Engine V-8 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 355 - 420 hp 450 hp
Towing Capacity 7,500 - 7,900 lbs 6,200 - 8,300 lbs
Exterior Length 225.2 in 210.0 in
Exterior Width Info not available 79.9 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 42.0 in
Front 43.9 in
Rear 42.6 in
Head Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.9 in
Front 41.8 in
Rear 40.0 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lincoln Navigator than in the GMC Yukon XL, due to its greater head- and legroom. The GMC Yukon XL offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lincoln Navigator, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The GMC Yukon XL requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Lincoln Navigator, 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). Clearly, the GMC Yukon XL is a better financial choice over the Lincoln Navigator, when considering MSRP. 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 XL is much higher than that for the Lincoln Navigator.

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

Handling
The GMC Yukon XL has a larger turning radius than the Lincoln Navigator, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the GMC Yukon XL, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Lincoln Navigator. When it comes to horsepower, the GMC Yukon XL has a lot less horsepower than the Lincoln Navigator.

Powertrain
The GMC Yukon XL has much lower torque than the Lincoln Navigator, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the GMC Yukon XL and the Lincoln Navigator. The GMC Yukon XL has significantly less cargo capacity than the Lincoln Navigator.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the GMC Yukon XL is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lincoln Navigator.