Among all these trucks, the Denali would likely be the choice of TheCarConnection.com editors if they had serious towing needs yet needed to look good—pulling a show trailer, for instance.
The Denali manages to look respectable and classy without inducing the sneer factor or urban associations that the Escalade brings, and it has all the comfy luxury and tech features.
The Navigator has a more conservative look that some people like, and it handles well and has a smooth ride, but it comes up short on power relative to the Denali.
The Chrysler Aspen is another alternative; it has good performance from its HEMI V-8, but its interior layout isn't quite as spacious and its fuel economy isn't much better.
The Hybrid doesn't come quite as loaded with features and luxury as the Denali, but it has EPA fuel economy ratings of up to 21 mpg city, 22 highway and uses half the fuel of the Denali in ordinary driving.
Plus, it's capable of towing nearly as much as the Denali.
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|2009 GMC Yukon DenaliBrowse Used Listings||2009 Cadillac EscaladeBrowse Used Listings||2009 GMC Yukon HybridBrowse Used Listings||2008 Chrysler AspenBrowse Used Listings||2008 Lincoln NavigatorBrowse Used Listings|
|12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas/Electric V8||Gas V8||Gas V8|
|N/A||N/A||N/A||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|2WD 4-Door||2WD 4-Door||2WD 4-Door||RWD 4-Door Limited||2WD 4-Door|
|2 Wheel Drive||2WD||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door|
|Automatic w/OD||HD Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD|
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|2009 GMC Yukon Denali vs. 2009 Cadillac Escalade||2009 GMC Yukon Denali vs. 2009 GMC Yukon Hybrid||2009 GMC Yukon Denali vs. 2008 Chrysler Aspen||2009 GMC Yukon Denali vs. 2008 Lincoln Navigator|