The Cadillac Escalade, also from GM, is one of the closest rivals to the GMC Yukon, in its luxurious Denali form.
Both models have the same powertrain, along with many of the same features, and although the GMC costs a bit less, the Cadillac Escalade is the choice for those who want to be seen.
In standard or long-wheelbase models, the Ford Expedition rides and handles as well as or better than the Yukon, and while its V-8 engines are a step behind in power, with new engines soon expected they should be back near the top.
The Toyota Sequoia tends to be a little too heavy on the macho cues for many tastes, but with ride comfort the only major exception it's fully competitive in most respects.
The Nissan Armada remains another option; it's the thirstiest of the full-size SUVs, although it offers a strong value and has reasonably good performance.
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|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 / 18 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas V8||Gas V8|
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|2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE||2WD 4-Door Base||2WD 4-Door XLT||2WD 4-Door||2WD 4-Door SV||RWD 5.7L SR5 (GS)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
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|Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Shift|
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