2021 GMC Yukon XL vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 | NewCars.com

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2021 GMC Yukon XL vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 Review

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2021 GMC
Yukon XL

MSRP*: $53,700 to $74,300
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLE 450

MSRP*: $61,750
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Invoice* $50,800 to $70,288 $58,045
MPG - City 14 - 16 MPG 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 19 - 20 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 8 - 9 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 41.5 ft3 Info not available
Engine V-8 Inline-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 355 - 420 hp 362 hp
Towing Capacity 7,500 - 7,900 lbs 7,700 lbs
Exterior Length 225.2 in 194.3 in
Exterior Width Info not available 76.7 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 42.0 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 40.9 in
Head Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.9 in
Front 40.5 in
Rear 39.6 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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
The GMC Yukon XL offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, with comparable head- and legroom. The GMC Yukon XL will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the GMC Yukon XL as you will with the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, 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 XL is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450. 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 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

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 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Handling
The GMC Yukon XL has a significantly larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the GMC Yukon XL will do just as well as the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, since they have about the same towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the GMC Yukon XL and the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the GMC Yukon XL transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Utility
The GMC Yukon XL offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the GMC Yukon XL is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.