2015 GMC Yukon vs. Its Competition

2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali first drive
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The full-size SUV lives on, and GMC is defiantly protecting its turf with the 2015 Yukon.

It's more powerful than ever, and can tow more too--which should keep its comfortable edge over vehicles like the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator.

The Ford SUVs have less powerful V-8 engines, but good handling for vehicles of this size.

The Nissan Armada is the oldest entry in this group, with a thirsty V-8 and a smaller interior package than the domestics.

Toyota's Sequoia carries on with powertrain smoothness its prime virtue--but if you're looking to downsize slightly, the Dodge Durango may be the best alternative to these utes.

It's not quite as long, but tows and hauls plenty with its available V-8.

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Quick Specs
7.8
The 2015 GMC Yukon unleashes the power of the straight edge--and of GM's new 420-hp V-8.
8.4
The 2015 Dodge Durango hits the sweet spot between crossover and SUV.
8.2
The 2015 Ford Expedition isn't totally new, but the much-needed refresh gives it heady twin-turbo power and a slick-riding adaptive suspension.
8.0
The 2015 Lincoln Navigator polishes its user interface with EcoBoost and MyLincoln Touch--but for some, its size is still its killer app.
7.4
The 2015 Nissan Armada has become one of the oldest vehicles in a segment filled with newer, more efficient, higher-tech alternatives.
7.6
The 2015 Toyota Sequoia has room for the entire family and can tow a boat with ease, but its a challenge to maneuver for daily driving, and it's thirsty, too.
MSRP From     
$47,740$30,495$44,585$61,920$38,510$44,395
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas/Ethanol V8Regular Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Regular Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-8
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name     
2WD 4-Door SLE2WD 4-Door SXT2WD 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     
978788
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD