Compare 2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 GMC Yukon XL

2019 Ford Explorer
2019 GMC Yukon XL
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FWD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD Base 17 24 $31,394 $32,365
FWD XLT 17 24 $33,024 $34,400
4WD Base 16 22 $33,479 $34,515
4WD XLT 16 22 $35,088 $36,550
FWD Limited 19 27 $41,054 $42,765
4WD Limited 18 25 $43,118 $44,915
4WD Sport 16 22 $44,760 $46,625
4WD Platinum 16 22 $51,998 $54,165
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2WD 4-Door SLE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SLE 15 22 $49,360 $52,400
4WD 4-Door SLE 14 21 $52,186 $55,400
2WD 4-Door SLT Standard Edition 15 22 $54,259 $57,600
2WD 4-Door SLT 15 22 $56,896 $60,400
4WD 4-Door SLT Standard Edition 14 21 $57,085 $60,600
4WD 4-Door SLT 14 21 $59,722 $63,400
2WD 4-Door Denali 14 23 $65,469 $69,500
4WD 4-Door Denali 14 20 $68,295 $72,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,394
$49,360
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,365
$52,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$539 / month
$873 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Ford Explorer has many virtues, but its replacement can’t come soon enough.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.8 60.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 64.8
Third Leg Room (in)
32 34.5
Second Head Room (in)
40.6 39.1
Third Hip Room (in)
40.7 49.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61 65.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 45.3
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 38.5
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 60.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 62.6
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 39.7
Passenger Capacity
7 9
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 42.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
112.8 130.0
Height, Overall (in)
70 74.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 80.5
Track Width, Front (in)
67 -
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Overhang, Front (in)
- - TBD -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 34.13
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 224.4
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 7.91
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 7.91
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 76.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 121.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 39.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 63.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 100.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 31.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 34.92
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 13 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 13.6 x 0.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 31.0
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 43.0
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 17.3
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P265/65R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA RKX
Spare Tire Order Code
NA XCQ
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P265/65R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RKX
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 630
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 6300
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4443 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 4200
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 12000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2749
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2861
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7300
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 x 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 150
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4000 383 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
998-1 L83
Displacement
3.5 L/213 5.3L/325
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500 355 @ 5600
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 22
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.36
Trans Order Code
44J MYC
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.03
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.53
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.06
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer GMC Yukon XL
Body Code
- NA
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Coil-Over Shock
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.08
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- Semi-Floating
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 9.8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 16.5
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-
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