2009 GMC Yukon vs. Its Competition

2009 GMC Yukon

If you need a vehicle that’s good for towing, people-hauling, and even modest off-roading, you should put the 2009 GMC Yukon on your list.

The 2009 GMC Yukon can tow four tons, besting the Toyota Sequoia and Nissan Armada in this important category.

And although the Armada is arguably a bit more stylish from a distance, the Yukon has a better-executed interior, with pleasing materials.

The Sequoia and Armada are both larger than the Yukon and Yukon Denali, but not quite as enormous as the long-wheelbase Yukon XL and Denali XL.

The big GMC offers a wider choice of engines than the Ford Expedition, and the differences in performance are notable.

However, the Ford performs well, and TheCarConnection.com's editors appreciate its comparatively better ride quality.

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2009 Nissan Armada SE2009 Nissan Armada
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2008 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer2008 Ford Expedition
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2008 Toyota Sequoia Platinum2008 Toyota Sequoia
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Quick Specs
8.2
The 2009 GMC Yukon really stands out among truck-based SUVs because of its great towing and hauling capabilities.
7.8
Competitors to the 2009 Nissan Armada offer roomier interiors and better options, but the Armada should be commended for its handsome looks and powerful V-8 engine.
8.2
The 2008 Ford Expedition is a big, capable SUV with a truly useful and convenient third row.
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The 2008 Toyota Sequoia is a capable example of the full-size SUV--in a day where the full-size SUV makes less and less sense.
MSRP From   
$37,705$37,210$31,345$34,150
Gas Mileage   
14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class   
N/AN/AN/A2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE w/3SA2WD 4-Door SE2WD 4-Door XLTRWD 4-Door V8 5-Speed AT SR5 (Natl)
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
9858
Passenger Doors   
N/A4N/AN/A
Body Style   
4 DoorSport Utility4 Door4 Door SR5
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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