Unexpectedly, one of the Yukon's most direct rivals comes from within GM.
With more glitz and glamor, but essentially the same powertrain and performance (and only a slightly higher price tag), the Cadillac Escalade is the choice for those who want to be seen.
Otherwise, the Ford Expedition has a set of standard and longer-wheelbase models, along with V-8 engines and heavy-duty versions, to take on the Yukon and Yukon XL directly, while the Denalis have some competition in the form of the Lincoln Navigator and Navigator EL.
In comparison, the interior of the Ford and Lincoln feel more conservative to most, and while their 5.4-liter V-8 is no slouch, they're a bit slower than the GM models.
Some might find the styling of the Toyota Sequoia to be a bit too heavy on the macho cues, though it's up to par in most other ways.
The Nissan Armada is currently looking somewhat dated, especially inside, and it's one of the least fuel-efficient of the large SUVs.
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|2012 GMC YukonBrowse Used Listings||2012 Cadillac EscaladeBrowse Used Listings||2012 Ford ExpeditionBrowse Used Listings||2012 Lincoln NavigatorBrowse Used Listings||2012 Nissan ArmadaBrowse Used Listings||2012 Toyota SequoiaBrowse Used Listings|
|13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas V8||Gas V8|
|N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD|
|2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE||2WD 4-Door Base||2WD 4-Door XL||2WD 4-Door||2WD 4-Door SV||RWD 4.6L SR5 (SE)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||4 Door||4 Door||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle|
|Automatic w/OD||HD Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic|
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