2010 GMC Yukon vs. Its Competition

2010 GMC Yukon Denali 2WD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Among full-size SUVs, the Yukon lineup has competition within GM itself.

The Cadillac Escalade is a glitzier cousin and uses the top Denali powertrain.

The Ford Expedition is positioned exactly on top of the Yukon and Yukon XL, with a duo of V-8 engines and heavy-duty versions paired with short- and long-wheelbase versions, while the Denalis have some competition in the form of the Lincoln Navigator and Navigator EL-both handsomely styled, with a cockpit bathed in LED lighting and a 1960s flair.

From Toyota comes a Sequoia with a single body style and a powerful V-8, but controversial styling.

And though Nissan also offers an Infiniti QX56 seven-passenger SUV, the Yukon lineup is priced more closely against the less-expensive Nissan Armada, which got a nice new interior last year and continues for 2010, despite Nissan's uncertain plans for future full-size trucks and SUVs.

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Quick Specs
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The 2010 GMC Yukon Denali gives the moneyed truck aficionado a luxurious, comfortable way to pull thousands of pounds of lifestyle accessories.
8.6
The 2010 Cadillac Escalade is big, brawny, and very thirsty; yet with segment-leading performance and unrivaled style, the Escalade is hard to beat.
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Truck toughness and a roomy three-row interior make the 2010 Ford Expedition a very well-rounded full-size SUV.
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The 2010 Lincoln Navigator is a well-rounded, full-size SUV offering both luxury and performance.
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The 2010 Nissan Armada has handsome, rugged good looks and a responsive V-8 powertrain, but in nearly all other respects, it's outdone by its rivals.
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The 2010 Toyota Sequoia is hardly in sync with the times, but it does offer competitive towing and hauling abilities—along with plenty of interior comforts—for those who need a real truck.
MSRP From     
$38,020$62,495$35,585$54,950$37,510$39,030
Gas Mileage     
13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/A2WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE2WD 4-Door Base2WD 4-Door XLT2WD 4-Door2WD 4-Door SERWD V8 6-Speed AT SR5 (GS)
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
975788
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/A4N/A
Body Style     
4 Door4 Door4 Door4 DoorSport Utility4 Door SR5
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic