2014 GMC Yukon vs. Its Competition

2014 GMC Yukon
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The GMC Yukon is about to be renewed, but in its dotage it's still an excellent hauling and towing appliance.

It's similar to the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, but in top trims, it's a rival for GM's own Cadillac Escalade.

They share the same powertrain, and some of the same features, though the Escalade undoubtedly wins the bling ring toss-up.

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.

In standard or long-wheelbase models, the Ford Expedition rides and handles as well as or better than the Yukon, but its V-8 engines are a step behind in power.

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7.6
Full-size SUVs still have a niche in the world, and the GMC Yukon is one of the best for towing and hauling it all.
8.4
The 2014 Cadillac Escalade remains one of the brawniest, most luxurious large SUVs, although some shoppers will be left wanting more modern interfaces inside.
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It hasn't been brought up to date like the company's pickup trucks, but the Ford Expedition has one of the best cabins and designs among the biggest SUVs.
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The Lincoln Navigator is behind the times in many ways, but still has that uniquely American feel that comes from sheer size.
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The 2014 Nissan Armada has grown old in a segment that has improved its technology, safety, features and fuel economy.
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The 2014 Toyota Sequoia has room for eight and strong V-8 towing capacity, but it's pretty thirsty and difficult to maneuver to drive every day.
MSRP From     
$44,455$63,745$41,975$56,165$37,590$44,095
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 / 17 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V8Regular Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-8
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Style Name     
2WD 4-Door SLE2WD 4-Door Base *Ltd Avail*2WD 4-Door XLT2WD 4-Door2WD 4-Door SVRWD 5.7L SR5 (GS)
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
878788
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Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD