In this article we’ll be comparing two mainstays in the large 3-row SUV market, the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon. We’ll take a look at their available features, breaking down how they compare to each other in sections like reliability, performance, and comfort. While you’re here feel free to take a look at our available inventory, compare different rates/terms for a vehicle you have your eye on, or learn more about trading in/selling your car (we’ll give you the same value for either).
To start off both the Yukon and Tahoe have had a redesign granting some much needed legroom/seat height for their third rows, while before this was typically the domain of younger passengers, now adults can sit comfortably in that far flung third row. And, they can do it in comfort. Not only have Chevrolet and GMC expanded on space, with tri-zone heating each row of passengers can be comfortable, not having to worry about improperly managed heat from a less robust cooling/heating system.
Second and first row passengers aren’t left out. The padding for first and second row seats in both models are quite comfortable. However it’s noted for the Yukon that its slightly less than ideal. The Yukon’s interior does have an overall upper hand on the Tahoe’s, particularly with higher trim levels, with wood accents, metal trims, and high quality leather abounding in higher GMC Yukon trims.
Now on to performance. The Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon offer similar drivetrains across different trim levels. With the base 5.3L V8 engine offering 355 horsepower and 383 pounds to feet of torque, an upgraded 6.2L V8 engine offering 420 horsepower offering 460 pounds to feet of torque and lastly the 3.0L V6 engine offering the best fuel economy. All three are paired with a 10 speed automatic transmission that’s noted to smoothly shift. For the best fuel economy you can opt for a diesel powered engine with the RWD Yukon outputting 23 mpg city/highway and the RWD Tahoe averaging at 24 mpg city/highway.
For safety both offer standard Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Parking Sensors, and automatic rain sensing wipers plus an additional Teen Driver mode, offering peace of mind with settings suited towards keeping your new driver more safe on the road. Higher trim levels offer a surround view parking camera, rear camera mirror, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. With a suite of exceptional standard and optional safety features their marked drivability and performance are framed by an extra peace of mind that both you and your possible young driver(s) are kept safe behind the wheel.
The Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon are mostly neck and neck across the board in terms of performance, safety, and comfort. One marked difference being reliability ratings, where the Tahoe scores perfect marks, the Yukon falls behind in this ranking. No matter what you’re looking for in your next 3 row SUV, sedans both luxury like BMW, Mercedes, or more standard like Toyota and Honda, our team at North End Motors has you covered. With the option for buying online on any vehicle, updates across social media on automotive news, how tos, and tours of many of the vehicles in our inventory, we’re working to make the car buying experience more transparent and helpful.
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The article above is a collection of information on the features of the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon, this information is not reflective of prior model years, and all information presented in the above article may not reflect on all trim levels for both models. Consumers should pursue a variety of sources both online and safely in person when in the process of purchasing a new or used vehicle. North End Motors Inc. is not to be held liable should the above information be used in any way other than for what it is intended to be, a short introduction to information on both models.