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2021 GMC Yukon XL vs. 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid Review

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2021 GMC
Yukon XL

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2021 Volvo
XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$53,700 to $74,300
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$63,450 to $70,250
Invoice* $50,800 to $70,288 $59,643 to $66,035
MPG - City 14 - 16 N/A
MPG - Hwy 19 - 20 N/A
Engine(s) V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 8 - 9 6 - 7
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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the GMC Yukon XL than in the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid. 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 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

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 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid. 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 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

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 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the GMC Yukon XL transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Handling
The GMC Yukon XL has a larger turning radius than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, making it slightly 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 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. The GMC Yukon XL has a little more horsepower than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Utility
The GMC Yukon XL offers greater seating capacity than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The GMC Yukon XL has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the GMC Yukon XL is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.