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2013 GMC Yukon vs. Its Competition

 
2013 GMC Yukon Denali
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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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7.6
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Large, capable, body-on-frame SUVs still have a place--especially if you're honed in on the 23-mpg, 2013 GMC Yukon Hybrid Denali.
8.4
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Especially if towing capability matters, the 2013 Cadillac Escalade is one of the most luxurious--and most fashionable--luxury SUVs you can get.
7.4
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The 2013 Ford Expedition stands as one of the most accommodating and well-designed of the mega-SUVs, although its styling and features have fallen a bit behind the curve.
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The 2013 Lincoln Navigator feels uniquely American in a way that's unmatched by most other big SUVs; but it's behind the times in many respects.
7.4
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Rugged good looks and a beefy V-8 powertrain can only get you so far: the 2013 Nissan Armada falls behind the full-size SUV leaders in safety, features, and fuel economy.
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The 2013 Toyota Sequoia promises--and delivers--traditional truck toughness, packing macho style and a big V-8, as well as space for up to eight; but it's mighty thirsty to be a everyday family vehicle.
MSRP From     
$41,760$63,745$40,605$57,875$36,890$42,455
Gas Mileage     
13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ASport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Style Name     
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE2WD 4-Door Base2WD 4-Door XLT2WD 4-Door2WD 4-Door SVRWD 5.7L SR5 (Natl)
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
878788
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/A4N/A
Body Style     
Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual Shift
 
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