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2021 GMC Yukon XL vs. 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 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 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser

2020 Toyota
Land Cruiser

MSRP*: $85,415 to $87,745
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Invoice* $50,800 to $70,288 $76,446 to $78,532
MPG - City 14 - 16 MPG 13 MPG
MPG - Hwy 19 - 20 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 8 - 9 seats 5 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 41.5 ft3 81.7 ft3
Engine V-8 V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel
Horsepower 355 - 420 hp 381 hp
Towing Capacity 7,500 - 7,900 lbs 8,100 lbs
Exterior Length 225.2 in 194.9 in
Exterior Width Info not available 78.0 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 42.0 in
Front 42.9 in
Rear 34.4 in
Head Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.9 in
Front 38.3 in
Rear 38.9 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the GMC Yukon XL than in the Toyota Land Cruiser. 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 Toyota Land Cruiser.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the GMC Yukon XL, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Toyota Land Cruiser.

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 Toyota Land Cruiser, 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 Toyota Land Cruiser.

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 Toyota Land Cruiser.

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

Performance
With the Toyota Land Cruiser, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the GMC Yukon XL. The GMC Yukon XL has a little less horsepower than the Toyota Land Cruiser.

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

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 Toyota Land Cruiser. The GMC Yukon XL has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota Land Cruiser.

Warranty
The GMC Yukon XL comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Land Cruiser.