Whether as an off-road adventurer or a luxury urban vehicle, the full-size SUV has been the quintessential American vehicle. And nothing embodies "full-size SUV" more than the 2022 GMC Yukon and the 2022 Ford Expedition.
For a long time, the Yukon and the Expedition have been strong rivals. However, upon closer inspection, one has clear advantages over the other.David Scott Lee Buick GMC looks at these two iconic cars and sees how they compare in terms of interior quality, safety features, and overall performance.
SUVs are all about rugged exteriors and comfortable, spacious interiors. As full-size SUVs, the 2022 GMC Yukon and the 2022 Ford Expedition employ this philosophy. However, the Yukon goes the extra mile with its optional seating for nine people, as opposed to the standard eight-seater.
The Yukon's cargo volume is also larger than the Expedition in almost all aspects:
In terms of fuel economy, the 2022 GMC Yukon is far more efficient. Testing its 3.0 turbo 6-cycle diesel engine results in 21 miles per gallon (in the city) and 27 miles per gallon (on the highway). The Expedition's 3.5 turbo V6 engine never exceeds 17 miles per gallon (in the city) and 23 miles per gallon (on the highway).
The 2022 Yukon has a minimum standard towing capacity of 7,700 pounds. This is higher than the 2022 Expedition’s 6,000 pounds.
In addition, the Yukon proves to be better at handling and maneuverability. This is due to its turning circle of 38.1 feet, tighter than the Expedition's 41 feet.
The 2022 GMC Yukon has been deemed safer than the Ford Expedition, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. More specifically, there's a lesser chance of suffering a head or neck injury if you're driving a 2022 Yukon.
While both SUVs have modern safety amenities, the 2022 Yukon has additional features. These include a back seat reminder, which helps prevent accidentally leaving a child in the back seat. Also, the Yukon has front-seat center airbags, which protect the driver and front passenger from hitting each other during side collisions.
With interiors, safety features, and performance considered, it's safe to say that the 2022 GMC Yukon has what it takes to outdo the competition. If you're in the market for a full-sized SUV for some time, the Yukon is worth looking into.
Evaluating a car is best when you can take it out for a ride. At David Scott Lee Buick GMC, there are new 2022 GMC Yukon units available for a test-drive. Call the staff or set an appointment and check the different offers available for the Yukon. See for yourself what makes the Yukon truly special.