Comparison - GMC Yukon Denali 2021 - vs - Volkswagen Taos SEL 2022

General

Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

Tharu

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
71,400
Updated: 
15 Jan 2020
$
33,045
Updated: 
08 Dec 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2022
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
24.00gals
14.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Satin Steel metallic
#9BA0AB
Onyx Black
#000000
Smokey Quartz metallic
#878278
White Frost Tricoat
#FFFFFF
Summit White
#FFFFFF
Dark Sky Metallic
#616C76
Pearl Beige Metallic
#CBC5BE
Cayenne Red Tintcoat
#971C1E
Midnight blue metallic
#11345E
Hunter Metallic
#F3F3F3
Color: 
Cornflower Blue
#2F71B5
King's Red Metallic
#B4011C
Dusk Blue Metallic
#2E436B
Pure Gray
#868580
Pure White
#F8F8F8
Pyrite Silver Metallic
#9A9A95
Platinum Gray Metallic
#626262
Deep Black Pearl
#1E1E1E

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

An all-new Yukon bows for 2021 and it rides on a new platform shared with the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, but wearing distinct styling. As with the Chevys, the 2021 GMC Yukon will come with an independent rear suspension, a first for the large GM SUVs.While both the rough-and-tumble AT4 and its butch looks and off-road equipment and the luxurious Denali and its hand-stitched leather interior seem the most compelling, the one to go for it actually the well-equipped and more affordable SLT. This mid-range model comes packed with features that most buyers are looking for, including leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, 20-inch wheels, a power rear liftgate, and a suite of driver-assistance features.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Coming to an upper-middle-class neighborhood near you: The 2021 GMC Yukon is richer and bigger, with details and a price tag to match.

Pros
Bolder looks
Upscale Denali trim
Tougher AT4 trim
Available turbodiesel
And it’s bigger…

Cons
…but does it really need to be?
Lots of options
Denali goes heavy on chrome look
How much will it tow?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The GMC Yukon has been fully redesigned for 2021.

Pros
New independent rear suspension benefits ride and cargo capacity
Longer wheelbase increases passenger comfort
Redesigned interior is substantial improvement over the outgoing model
Newly available diesel-powered engine

Cons
Lacks maneuverability in parking lots and city streets
Not much different than the less expensive Chevrolet Tahoe

By: 
edmunds.com

We know that VW is bringing a new small SUV to America. However, we don't know if it'll be named Tharu (as in other markets) or Tarek. We think it'll be called the latter when it eventually reaches U.S. dealerships in 2021. It'll likely have dimensions similar to its corporate counterpart, the luxury-subcompact Audi Q3, and share mechanical equipment with the size-up Tiguan.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
14.00mpg
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
19.00mpg
32.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
8
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
6.20L
1.50L
Torque: 
460ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
184ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
Horsepower: 
420hp
at 5 600rpm
158hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
overhead valves (OHV)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.70Feet
37.60Feet

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: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Adaptive Cruise Control
Rear Parking Sensors
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
210.00in
175.80in
Width: 
81.00in
72.50in
Height: 
76.50in
64.60in
Ground Clearance: 
6.60in
Wheel Base: 
120.90in
105.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
42.30
40.70
Rear Head Room: 
38.90
39.80
Front Leg Room: 
44.50in
40.10in
Rear leg room: 
42.00in
37.90in
Front Hip Room: 
61.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
66.00in
56.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
61.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
64.80in
55.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
122.90cu.ft
60.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
8000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
25.50cu.ft
24.90cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
5827.00lbs
3430.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Leather
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual Zone Front Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
14 Total Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
1 Subwoofer(S)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
400 Watts Stereo Output
8 Total Speakers
Beats Audio Premium Brand Speakers
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control
Satellite Radio Satellite Radio
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
AM/FM Stereo

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 9.0 In.
19 X 8.0 In.
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Fullsize Non-Matching Spare Tire
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Null Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Adaptive Headlights
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Cornering Lights
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
4-Wheel ABS
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Max Trailering Package
Cargo Convenience Package
Denali Premium Package
Advanced Technology Package
Denali Deluxe Package
Denali Ultimate Package
Premium Capability Package W/Active Response 4WD
Option Package Discount Not Desired
Taos MDO Package
VW Care
First Aid Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
Combination Roadside Kit
Panoramic Sunroof Package
Exterior Options: 
22" Carbon Flash Metallic Wheels
Power Retractable Assist Steps
Illuminated Front GMC Emblem
22" Bright Chrome Wheels
Illumination Package
Power Panoramic Sunroof
Wheel Locks
Illuminated Mirror GMC Emblem
22" Multi-Spoke Bright Polished Wheels
22" Black Gloss Wheels W/Chrome Inserts
22" Multi-Spoke Gloss Black Wheels
Molded Splash Guards
22" X 9.0" Bright Machined Aluminum Wheels W/Premium Paint
22" 6-Spoke Midnight Silver Machine-Faced Aluminum Wheels W/Chrome Inserts
Front License Plate Mounting Package
22" 6-Spoke Low Gloss Black Wheels W/Machined Accents
Roof Rack
Splash Guards
Wheel Locks
Side Steps
Interior Options: 
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer
Power-Sliding Center Console
Cargo Security Shade
All-Weather Floor Mats
All-Weather Floor Liners
Vertical Cargo Net
Power Release 60/40 Split-Folding Second Row Bench Seats
Center Console Lockable Storage Box
Rear Seat Media System
Reflective Window Shade
Luggage Net
Rubber Mats Kit
Rearview Mirror W/HomeLink® Connect
Carpeted Mats
Privacy Cover

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Teak/Light Shale, leather
#B7B2B6
Jet Black, leather
#000000
Dark Walnut/very Dark Ash Gray, leather
#44403D
Color: 
French Roast/Black, leather
#645954
Gray/Black, leather
#37363B