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2023 GMC Yukon XL vs. 2023 Porsche Cayenne Review

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2023 GMC
Yukon XL

MSRP*: $60,100 to $97,255
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2023 Porsche
Cayenne

MSRP*: $72,200 to $188,700
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MPG - City 14 - 15 MPG 14 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 18 - 20 MPG 19 - 23 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 9 seats 4 - 5 seats
Cargo Space 144.7 ft3 51.7 - 60.3 ft3
Engine
  • 355-hp, 5.3-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 420-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 335-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 434-hp, 2.9-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 453-hp, 4.0-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 541-hp, 4.0-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 631-hp, 4.0-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 355 - 420 hp 335 - 631 hp
Towing Capacity 7,800 - 8,300 lbs 7,700 lbs
Exterior Length 225.2 in 193.7 - 194.6 in
Exterior Width 81.0 in 78.1 - 78.6 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 42.0 in
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Head Room Front 40.4 - 42.3 in
Rear 37.5 - 38.9 in
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*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

Convenience
The GMC Yukon XL requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Porsche Cayenne, 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 Porsche Cayenne, when considering MSRP.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Yukon XL is much wider than the Porsche Cayenne, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. 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 Porsche Cayenne.

Handling
The GMC Yukon XL has a larger turning radius than the Porsche Cayenne, making it slightly 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 Porsche Cayenne, since they have about the same towing capacity. When it comes to horsepower, the GMC Yukon XL has a lot less horsepower than the Porsche Cayenne.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the GMC Yukon XL doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Porsche Cayenne.

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