Compare 2012 Chevrolet Suburban vs 2012 GMC Yukon XL

2012 Chevrolet Suburban
2012 GMC Yukon XL
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2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $39,264 $42,220
2WD 4-Door 2500 LS 10 16 $40,761 $43,830
4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $41,910 $45,065
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $42,761 $45,980
4WD 4-Door 2500 LS 10 15 $43,403 $46,670
2WD 4-Door 2500 LT 10 16 $44,240 $47,570
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $45,407 $48,825
4WD 4-Door 2500 LT 10 15 $46,885 $50,415
2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $51,256 $55,115
4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $54,046 $58,115
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2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE 15 21 $40,506 $43,555
2WD 4-Door 2500 SLE 10 16 $41,891 $45,045
4WD 4-Door 1500 SLE 15 21 $43,100 $46,345
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLT 15 21 $44,444 $47,790
4WD 4-Door 2500 SLE 10 15 $44,533 $47,885
2WD 4-Door 2500 SLT 10 16 $45,960 $49,420
4WD 4-Door 1500 SLT 15 21 $46,988 $50,525
4WD 4-Door 2500 SLT 10 15 $48,606 $52,265
2WD 4-Door 1500 Denali 14 18 $53,637 $57,675
AWD 4-Door 1500 Denali 13 18 $56,506 $60,760
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,264
$40,506
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,220
$43,555
Monthly Payment Estimate
$704 / month
$726 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Old-school, mostly in the right ways, the Chevrolet Suburban's survived the big-SUV shakeout for a reason.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
49.4 49.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 65.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
38.1 38.1
Front Hip Room (in)
60.5 60.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
64.7 64.7
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 39.5
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 40.3
Second Hip Room (in)
61.8 61.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 65.2
Passenger Capacity
9 8
Third Leg Room (in)
34.9 34.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA NA
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA NA
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.8 31.8
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
222.4 222.4
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9.1 8.9
Height, Overall (in)
76.8 76.8
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA NA
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
31.8 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
130.0 130.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
10.5 10.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.1 79.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
69.6 69.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
90.0 90.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
101.8 101.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
137.4 137.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
35.6 35.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
45.8 45.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
41.4 41.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.8 13.6 x 0.8
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.2 13.0 x 1.2
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
31 31
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.8 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.0 43.0
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
QAN QAN
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 2135
Spare Tire Order Code
ZRS ZRS
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 2135
Rear Tire Order Code
QAN QAN
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
765 765
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5100 5100
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 8100
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4200 4200
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2723 2756
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7200 7200
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3500 3300
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2949 2985
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11,000 11000
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.0 16.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 160
Engine
Displacement
5.3L/323 5.3L/323
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 5400 320 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
335 @ 4000 335 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LMG LMG
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.5
Trans Type
6 6
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.9
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.1
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.4
Trans Order Code
MYC MYC
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.2
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.7
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 4.0
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 1500 Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Suburban GMC Yukon XL
Body Code
NA 130" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.41 1.4
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 4200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3300 3300
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.08 3.08
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
46.0 46
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 3400
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi link Multi-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.10 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 4200
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46.0 46
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating Semi-floating
Suspension Type - Front
Coil springs Coil-over
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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