The 2020 GMC Yukon is a traditional truck-based SUV that seats nine in three rows. There’s plenty of interior space in this full-size SUV, and all the towing power you’ll need to pull just about anything. Watsonville GMC shoppers are impressed with the Yukon’s powerful V8 engine and its excellent infotainment system.
The 2020 Toyota Sequoia is a full-size body-on-frame SUV that competes with the Yukon. If you’ve been wondering which model is the best for your needs, read on as we compare them head to head.
Taller passengers will be more comfortable inside the Yukon than in the Sequoia. The Yukon has more head room in the front row, second row and third rows than the Sequoia.
Option packages are a great way to get groups of available features to customize your ride. The GMC Yukon has seven option packages for buyers to choose from. The Sequoia only has three option packages, and one of them is for floor mats.
The 2020 GMC Yukon’s available V8 engine is more powerful than the 2020 Toyota Sequoia’s V8. According to the GMC dealership near Watsonville, the Yukon’s 6.2-liter V8 cranks out 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. The Sequoia’s 5.7-liter V8 that is only good for 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque.
If you’re looking for a full-size SUV with excellent fuel-efficiency for its class, you’ll pass up the Sequoia. The Yukon’s standard 5.3-liter V8 gets EPA estimated fuel economy up to 15 mpg city/22 mpg highway with two-wheel drive.* Step up to the 6.2-liter V8, and you’ll get up to 14 mpg city/23 mpg highway. The Sequoia’s V8 only returns 13 mpg city/17 mpg highway.
If you’re planning on using your SUV for towing, the 2020 GMC Yukon is a better choice than the 2020 Toyota Sequoia. Rear-wheel-drive models have a maximum towing capacity of 8,500 pounds. The Sequoia’s towing capacity maxes out at 7,000 pounds.
When you need to carry a heavy load, the 2020 GMC Yukon has your back, with a maximum cargo volume of 25.5 cubic feet and a maximum payload capacity of 1,702 pounds. The 2020 Toyota Sequoia only provides 18.9 cubic feet of cargo space and a payload capacity of 1,335 pounds.
The Yukon gives buyers a choice of eight exterior paint colors, including Cayenne Red Tintcoat, Dark Sky Metallic and Midnight Blue Metallic. The Sequoia only has six paint colors on offer.
In The End
We think the 2020 Toyota Sequoia is a good pickup. But there can only be one winner of this side-by-side comparison, and that’s the 2020 GMC Yukon. Buyers who choose the Yukon will get a more powerful engine, better fuel economy, greater towing and payload capacity, and a more comfortable cabin.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.