The 2020 GMC Yukon is one of America’s most popular full-size SUVs. This truck-based SUV seats up to nine passengers in three rows. There’s lots of room inside for everyone to stretch out and stay comfortable, and enough power to pull just about anything you’ll need to tow. Salinas GMC shoppers appreciate the Yukon’s two muscular V8 engines on offer.
The 2020 Ford Expedition is a full-size SUV that competes with the Yukon. If you’ve been considering buying either model, read on as they go head to head in our comparison.
Since most buyers are price-conscious, the cost of these two vehicles will be an important consideration. The 2020 GMC Yukon is less will save buyers money compared with the more expensive 2020 Ford Expedition. The Yukon has a starting Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $50,600. The Expedition has an MSRP that starts at $52,810, a difference of more than $2,000. While the MSRP isn’t the price you can expect to pay at the GMC dealership near Salinas, we find it a good way to compare the relative prices of two vehicles.
The 2020 GMC Yukon gets a choice of two powerful V8 engines. The Yukon’s available 6.2-liter V8 generates 420 horsepower, more than the strongest showing for the 2020 Ford Expedition’s 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6, which puts out 400 hp.
Magnetic Ride Control
The top-of-the-line GMC Yukon Denali trim features standard Magnetic Ride Control. This suspension technology adjusts the shock absorbers in response to the terrain to provide optimal shock damping and deliver the best ride. It offers outstanding chassis responsiveness, poise, and control that don’t come at the expense of comfort or ride quality.
Automotive dampers are one of the most important but frequently ignored components of any vehicle. According to the New York Daily News, GMC’s Magnetic Ride Control is “arguably one of the most technologically advanced damping systems available to car buyers.” The Ford Expedition doesn’t offer a comparable feature on any model.
If you’re looking to accommodate up to nine passengers, you’ll choose the Yukon over the Expedition, which only has room for eight passengers.
The driver and passengers will stay comfortable in the Yukon, thanks to its cushy seats. The climate-control system is very easy to use. The Yukon does a great job of isolating noise from the cabin. The Expedition’s climate control system has many confusing buttons on the center console and the cabin is noisy when driving at higher speeds.
The 2020 Ford Explorer has nine different exterior paint colors on offer. Three of these, Rapid Red, Burgundy Velvet and Star White, cost extra. Spring for Star white, and you’ll pay nearly $600 more. The 2020 GMC Yukon comes with a choice of ten exterior paint hues, and none of them require the buyer to spend more money.
In the end, choosing a vehicle you like is subjective. The 2020 GMC Yukon and 2020 Ford Exhibition are both fine SUVs. But the Yukon costs less, has a V8 engine that throws down more horses, seats more passengers, and offers cutting-edge Magnetic Ride Control technology. These are the reasons we declare the Yukon the winner of this competition.