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2021 GMC Yukon XL vs. 2021 Porsche Macan Review

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2021 GMC
Yukon XL

MSRP*: $53,700 to $74,300
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Picture of the 2021 Porsche Macan

2021 Porsche
Macan

MSRP*: $52,100 to $84,600
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MPG - City 14 - 16 MPG 17 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 19 - 20 MPG 21 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 8 - 9 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 41.5 ft3 52.9 ft3
Engine V-8 Inline-4, V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 355 - 420 hp 248 - 434 hp
Towing Capacity 7,500 - 7,900 lbs 4,409 lbs
Exterior Length 225.2 in 184.5 - 184.9 in
Exterior Width Info not available 76.2 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 42.0 in
Info not available
Head Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.9 in
Info not available
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

Convenience
The GMC Yukon XL requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Porsche Macan, 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 XL will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Porsche Macan. 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 Porsche Macan.

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 Porsche Macan.

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

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the GMC Yukon XL is clearly the choice over the Porsche Macan for pulling heavy loads. The GMC Yukon XL has a little less horsepower than the Porsche Macan.

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

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the GMC Yukon XL more than the Porsche Macan, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. The GMC Yukon XL has significantly less cargo capacity than the Porsche Macan.

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