Battle of the SUVs: 2016 GMC Yukon vs. Chevy Tahoe

2016 GMC Yukon Chevy Tahoe Daphne

In the world of full-size SUVs, most drivers want something that is incredibly spacious and highly capable. Both the 2016 GMC Yukon and the Chevy Tahoe seem to meet these requirements, delivering top power and towing capabilities. Take a closer look, however, and you will notice that one SUV is better than the other, making it a better choice for Daphne residents.

Yukon and Tahoe Have Same Engine

If you start your comparison of the GMC Yukon and Chevy Tahoe with their engines, you will be at a loss. Both get 19 mpg combined*, broken up into 16 mpg in the city* and 23 on the highway* thanks to a 5.3-liter V8 engine that generates 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet. While this is the only available engine with the Chevy Tahoe, the GMC Yukon does offer a 6.2-liter V8 with 420-horsepower and 460 pound-feet if you opt for the top Denali trim.

2016 GMC Yukon vs. Chevy Tahoe Interior Space

In their normal configurations, the Yukon and Tahoe have identical measurements for interior space, including the cargo dimensions and numbers for seating. Even the exterior dimensions are identical. The Yukon has an advantage by offering a Yukon XL version with an extended length. Therefore, you can choose to have your Yukon the same size as the Tahoe or a version that is 20.5 inches longer. The Yukon XL boosts second-row legroom by 0.7 inches, second-row headroom by 0.4 inches, third-row legroom by an impressive 9.7 inches, and the third-row headroom by 0.4 inches. This can be the difference between adults and children fitting in the third row.

The extra room of the Yukon XL also translates into a much larger cargo capacity. With the standard Yukon or the Tahoe, you get 15.3 cubic feet behind the third row, 51.7 cubes behind the second row, and 94.7 behind the first. The Yukon XL boosts these numbers to 38.9, 76.7, and 121.7 cubic feet, respectively.

With its extra options available, the 2016 GMC Yukon is better able to provide the power and size options that Daphne, Alabama, drivers need. Visit Chris Myers Buick GMC to learn more about this full-size SUV.

*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.