Comparison - GMC Yukon Denali 2017 - vs - Cadillac Escalade Platinum 2018

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Average Price: 
70,791
Updated: 
16 Nov 2016
96,095
Updated: 
23 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2018
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
26.00gals
26.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Crimson Red Tintcoat
#750619
Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic
#26313D
Iridium Metallic
#7B7C8E
Mineral Metallic
#736D5A
Onyx Black
#000000
Quicksilver Metallic
#DADEDD
Sparkling Silver Metallic
#E9E3D7
Summit White
#FFFFFF
White Frost Tricoat
#FFFFFF
Color: 
Black Raven
#000000
Bronze Dune Metallic
#B2ABA5
Crystal White Tricoat
#DDE0DB
Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic
#26313D
Dark Granite Metallic
#76777C
Radiant Silver Metallic
#DADEDD
Red Passion Tintcoat
#802F38
Silver Coast Metallic
#B6B3A4

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

If you've got a lot to haul, the GMC Yukon range is one of the best ways to do it. But if not, consider a crossover that will use much less fuel and be better to drive.
Its spec sheet may read like an SUV from a different era, but the 2017 GMC Yukon range is a highly-refined passenger, cargo, and trailer-hauler that makes a compelling choice to those who need to carry around more than just the family.

Pros
Refined demeanor
Sauve interior
Denali's Magnetic Ride Control
Automatic emergency braking

Cons
Expensive, especially with options
Third row folds flat but takes up a lot of room
A crossover may make more sense for many

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2017, the GMC Yukon receives low-speed automatic braking paired with the existing forward collision warning system and a teen-driver management system. Cooled seats have now been replaced with ventilated seats, the rear entertainment system input has been updated, and a head-up display is standard on the Denali trim.

Pros
Seating for up to nine passengers
Standard V8 engine delivers ample passing power and a stout tow rating
Clean cabin design is one of the best in the class
Available two-speed transfer case gives the Yukon the ability to tackle difficult off-road terrain.

Cons
High cargo floor height makes loading bulky items difficult
Hard to maneuver in tight spaces
Less cargo room than car-based SUVs of similar size
Maximum passenger capacity is available only in the base model
Engine doesn't respond to gas pedal inputs quickly enough.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 GMC Yukon ranks 3 out of 6 Large SUVs. The GMC Yukon gets high scores and a high ranking in the small – but fierce – large SUV class. Its strong performance and attractive interior keep it ranked above most other options.

Pros
Decent power
Stellar fuel economy for the class
Premium interior materials
Large cargo hold in XL trim

Cons
Slow-to-shift six-speed transmission
Limited cargo space in non-XL models

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Cadillac Escalade ranked #7 in Luxury Large SUVs. Currently the Cadillac Escalade has a score of 7.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 29 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
First-rate cabin
Punchy V8 engine
Excellent towing capacity
Long-wheelbase ESV models have spacious third rows and cargo areas

Cons
Finicky infotainment system
Crossovers offer better ride and handling
Cramped third-row and cargo space in standard-wheelbase model

By: 
usnews.com

All versions of the 2018 Cadillac Escalade come with the same powerful V8, sophisticated dampers and unmistakable styling. To get the best interior features, however, we suggest getting the Premium Luxury trim. That gives you some desirable extras from the one-tier-lower Luxury trim (such as blind-spot monitoring and forward collision mitigation) and adds the Premium Luxury's rear entertainment system and adaptive cruise control.

PROS
Strong V8 engine is never at a loss for power
Capable of towing up to 8,300 pounds
Cabin remains quiet regardless of road conditions

CONS
High, uneven cargo floor makes loading objects difficult
Low handling limits and heavy steering
Less refined ride and seat comfort than other luxury SUVs

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
15.00mpg
14.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
20.00mpg
21.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
8
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
6.20L
6.20L
Torque: 
460ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
460ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
Horsepower: 
420hp
at 5 600rpm
420hp
at 5 600rpm
Turning Circle: 
39.00Feet
Cam Type: 
overhead valves (OHV)
overhead valves (OHV)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Power rear seat easy entry
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless ignition
Concierge Service
Hands-Free Calling
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Roadside Assistance
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Cooled Storage Compartment
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Adaptive Cruise Control
Adjustable Pedals
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
203.90in
203.90in
Width: 
80.50in
80.50in
Height: 
74.40in
74.40in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
8.00in
Front Track: 
68.70in
Rear Track: 
68.70in
Wheel Base: 
116.00in
116.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
42.80
39.70
Front Hip Room: 
60.80in
60.90in
Front Leg Room: 
45.30in
45.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
64.80in
64.90in
Rear Head Room: 
38.70
38.70
Rear Hip Room: 
60.30in
60.20in
Rear leg room: 
39.00in
39.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
65.10in
64.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
94.70cu.ft
94.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
8100lbs
8100lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.30cu.ft
15.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
15.30degrees
15.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.20degrees
23.10degrees
Curb Weight: 
5743.00lbs
5856.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 one-touch power windows
Hands-free entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket front seats
8 -way power driver seat
8-way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Ventilated passenger seat
Ventilated driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating passenger seat
14 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Bucket front seats
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
14 -way power passenger seat
Driver Cooled Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Passenger Cooled Seat
Massaging
Premium Leather
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Heated
Power folding bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Reclining rear seats
Folding rear seatback
Folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Front independent suspension
Front And Rear Stabilizer Bar

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Sun sensor
Heated steering wheel
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather and wood steering wheel
Heated steering wheel
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
Bose premium brand speakers
10 total speakers
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Satellite radio w/real time traffic satellite radio
USB connection
Blu-Ray/DVD Player
Memory card slot
1 subwoofer(s)
Adjustable speed sensitive volume control
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
16 total speakers
Bose premium brand speakers
Audio/Video Remote Control Remote Control
Separate Rear Audio
Surround Audio (Discrete)
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Roof rack
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 9.0
22 x 9.0
Wheels more: 
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
Null spare wheel
All season tires
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R22

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Pre-collision safety system
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system
Rear height adjustable headrests
Emergency Service
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Post-collision safety system
LED headlamp
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Cornering Lights
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
2 Front Headrests
2 Rear Headrests
4-Wheel ABS

Options

Packages: 
Interior Protection Package
Open Road Package
Open Road Package Discount Not Desired
Enhanced Security Package
Interior Protection Package
Exterior Options: 
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels w/Chrome Inserts
Molded Splash Guards
22" x 8.5" Ultra-Bright Aluminum Wheels w/Midnight Silver Finish
Power Retractable Assist Steps w/Perimeter Lighting
Power Sunroof
Wheel Locks
22" x 9.0" 6-Spoke Chrome Wheels
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels w/Black Inserts
Black Roof Rack Cross Rails
Custom Molded Splash Guards
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels
22" 6-Spoke Black Wheels
22" 5-Spoke Ultra-Bright Machined Wheels w/High-Gloss Black
20" x 9.0" Chrome Aluminum Wheels
Polished Exhaust Tip
22" 6-Spoke Premium Silver Ultra-Bright Machined Wheels
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels w/Black Inserts
22" 6-Spoke Split Chrome Wheels
Highway Safety Kit
Sunroof Delete
22" Dual 7-Spoke Ultra-Bright Finish Aluminum Wheel
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels
Integrated Black Roof Rack Rails
22" 6-Spoke Split Manoogian Silver Ultra-Bright Machined Wheels
22" X 9" 12-Spoke Polished Aluminum Wheels
22" 6-Spoke High-Gloss Black Wheels
22" 6-Spoke Chrome Multi-Featured Design Wheels
Wheel Locks
Black Front License Plate Bracket
Chrome Exhaust Tip
22" 5-Spoke Silver Ultra-Bright Machined Wheels W/High-Gloss Black
22" X 9" 6-Spoke Chrome Wheels
Interior Options: 
Adaptive Cruise Control
Front Console Storage Bin Organizer
Console Insert Organizer Tray
Illuminated Door Sill Plates
Rear Seat Blu-Ray/DVD Entertainment System
All-Weather Floor Mats
Reflective Window Shade
All-Weather Cargo Mat
Cargo Security Shade
Rear Seat Blu-Ray/DVD Entertainment System
Reflective Front Window Shade
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Shade
All-Weather Cargo Mat
Second Row 60/40 Split-Folding Power Configurable Bench Seats
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Digital Headphones W/Cadillac Logo
Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Cocoa/Dark Atmosphere, leather
#534F4C
Cocoa/Shale, leather
#9F9890
Jet Black, leather
#131313
Color: 
Jet Black, leather
#131313
Shale w/Cocoa Accents, leather
#9C958D