2017 GMC Yukon vs. Its Competition

2017 GMC Yukon
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

If you've got your heart set on a GMC Yukon or Yukon XL, it's worth looking at a Chevrolet dealership to check out the Tahoe and Suburban.

At their core, they're the same vehicle, with only some minor styling and trim package differences, although there's no Chevy with the Denali's level of features.

The Ford Expedition has been the Yukon range's closest rival for about two decades now, and while it offers a strong turbo V-6 and two wheelbases, it feels dated inside and out.

Nissan's new Armada isn't as fresh as it looks—the model has been on sale for a few years as the Infiniti QX80 (and QX56 initially), but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

With its plush interior and refined suspension, the Armada is quite comfortable—and it's a strong value against the Yukon.

Then there's the Toyota Sequoia, which is overdue for an update but still boasts a quality feel and a reputation for reliability.

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If you've got a lot to haul, the GMC Yukon range is one of the best ways to do it. But if not, consider a crossover that will use much less fuel and be better to drive.
The 2017 Chevy Suburban is the ne plus ultra of SUVs; it'll tow up to 8,300 pounds and carry up to nine passengers without a fuss.
The 2017 Chevy Tahoe delivers almost all the towing and hauling capacity of a full-size truck, and seating for up to nine.
Old school is in session: The 2017 Ford Expedition teaches a few lessons to today's crossover SUVs with twin-turbo power, luxury-truck touches, and big towing and hauling numbers.
After rotting on the vine for years, the 2017 Nissan Armada's redesign brings it upscale and makes it competitive with its recently updated truck-based full-size SUV rivals.
The 2017 Toyota Sequoia hasn't kept up with the times, even for a body-on-frame SUV. Look closely at the competition.
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