Comparison - GMC Yukon XL Denali 2017 - vs - BMW X5 xDrive50i 2017

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
73,079
Updated: 
16 Nov 2016
63,821
Updated: 
29 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
31.00gals
22.40gals
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: 
Alpine White
#FFFFFF
Atlas Cedar Metallic
#88887E
Azurite Black Metallic
#000D31
Black Sapphire Metallic
#000000
Carbon Black Metallic
#171C24
Dark Graphite Metallic
#404143
Glacier Silver Metallic
#C8C8C8
Imperial Blue Metallic
#1B2F50
Jet Black
#000000
Mineral White Metallic
#EAEAEA
Pearl Silver Metallic
#EAEBEF
Ruby Black Metallic
#352A30
Space Gray Metallic
#6D7577
Sparkling Brown Metallic
#41372E

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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

Pros
Seating for up to nine passengers
Nicer interior than other truck-based, full-size SUVs
All-terrain mobility with four-wheel drive
Tow rating is higher than average for the class.

Cons
The Yukon XL's size and weight make it less maneuverable around town
Lazy throttle response makes it feel weaker than it is
Only the base model delivers nine-passenger capacity
Utility of cargo space is compromised by a high load floor.

By: 
edmunds.com

In the world of full-size family SUVs, the 2017 GMC Yukon stands head and shoulders above the rest. The Yukon, with its longer sibling, the Yukon XL, is more modern in design than the aging Ford Expedition and Toyota Sequoia, yet its abilities are in full view, reminding all competitors that this slick big rig is still a workhorse at heart. While SLE and SLT trim get by with a 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8, the Denali trims are equipped with a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter unit that knows no equal in this class. And while it’s true the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator can tow more weight, neither can match the Yukon’s cutting-edge styling, driver assists or optional technology features.

Pros
If you need the big hauling, towing and cargo abilities of a full-size SUV, GMC’s Yukon, Yukon XL and Denali SUVs for 2017 have all the bases covered. You’ll get style, supreme luxury and cutting-edge features, plus with the XL, added space that a Nissan Armada or Toyota Sequoia can’t match.

Cons
The 2017 GMC Yukon XL is a big SUV that at times can feel like a bull in a china shop. If you just need room for seven or eight passengers, a more maneuverable midsize-crossover SUV like the GMC Acadia Limited, Honda Pilot or Ford Explorer might be a better choice.

By: 
kbb.com

The 2017 BMW X5 boasts a solid set of powertrains and features that move the sedan toward the top of any list of luxury SUVs.
BMW's charge into every SUV segment hasn't watered down the one that started it all. The 2017 BMW X5 is a benchmark for luxury SUVs and the bar by which many are compared. Its off-road ability is eclipsed only by its on-road manners, and its interior style and comfort make this SUV a must-see for shoppers.

Pros
Bright and stunning interior cabin
Very advanced safety features available
Strong powertrains, top to bottom
Comfortable and quick

Cons
Exterior is languishing, a bit
Very small third row
Price can balloon up to six figures (!) now
Hybrid isn't very fuel efficient either.

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 BMW X5 remains one of the top picks in the very competitive midsize luxury SUV class. Strong performance, a luxurious cabin and an efficient diesel engine option help distinguish it from its accomplished rivals.

Pros
Strong performance from every model
Luxurious and comfortable cabin that lives up to its price tag
Optional diesel engine is as potent as it is efficient
A long list of optional features allows for a wide range of customization.

Cons
Less legroom in the second row compared to some of its competitors
Optional third-row seats are tight even for children.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 BMW X5 ranks 4 out of 21 Luxury Midsize SUVs. With plenty of power, loads of cargo room, and a comfy interior, the 2017 BMW X5 should satisfy just about anyone looking for a luxury SUV or a weekend getaway vehicle. Just watch the price tag; the X5 isn’t exactly cheap.

Pros
Range of powerful engines
Lithe handling
Commodious front seats

Cons
Optional third row is small even for kids

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

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

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
32
Cylinders: 
8
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
6.20L
4.40L
Torque: 
460ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
480ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
420hp
at 5 600rpm
445hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
overhead valves (OHV)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
41.70Feet

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: 
Keyless ignition
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Concierge Service
Destination Download
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Hands-Free Calling
Power rear seat easy entry
Destination Download*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Roadside Assistance
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
224.40in
193.30in
Width: 
80.50in
76.30in
Height: 
74.40in
69.40in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
8.20in
Front Track: 
64.70in
Rear Track: 
65.00in
Wheel Base: 
130.00in
115.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
42.80
40.50
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
38.80
Front Leg Room: 
45.30in
40.40in
Rear leg room: 
39.70in
36.60in
Front Hip Room: 
60.80in
60.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
64.80in
60.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
60.30in
53.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
65.10in
58.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
121.70cu.ft
66.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7900lbs
6000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
39.30cu.ft
23.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
15.30degrees
24.50degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.90degrees
22.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
5965.00lbs
4960.00lbs

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: 
Heated mirrors
Reverse tilt passenger mirror provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
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 power adjustable lumbar support
14 -way power passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
14 -way power driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar suppor
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
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
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Front independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Sun sensor
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Heated steering wheel
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Extended cabin heating/cooling
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Sun sensor
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
10 total speakers
1 subwoofer
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Satellite radio w/real time traffic satellite radio
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
9 total speakers
205 watts stereo output
2 subwoofer(s)
Adjustable speed sensitive volume control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Roof rack
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Rear window wiper
Privacy glass
Power glass sunroof
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Remote sunroof operation
Power glass (tilt only) rear sunroof
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 9.0
19 x 9.0
Wheels more: 
Null spare wheel
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Run flat tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
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 brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
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
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
Airbag Deployment Notification
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system
Front, rear and third row head airbags
Pre-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Emergency Service
Running Boards Deletion
Parking Assistant
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
Emergency braking preparation
Self-leveling headlights
Brake drying
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Night Vision w/Pedestrian Detection

Options

Packages: 
Open Road Package Discount Not Desired
Interior Protection Package
Open Road Package
Enhanced Security Package
Ivory White Interior Design Package
Driver Assistance Plus
Lighting Package
Mocha Interior Design Package
Luxury Line
Executive Package
Cold Weather Package
XLine
Dynamic Handling Package
Exterior Options: 
Black Roof Rack Cross Rails
Front License Plate Mounting Package
20" x 9.0" Chrome Aluminum Wheels
22" x 8.5" Ultra-Bright Aluminum Wheels w/Midnight Silver Finish
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels w/Chrome Inserts
Custom Molded Splash Guards
Molded Splash Guards
22" 6-Spoke Premium Silver Ultra-Bright Machined Wheels
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels
22" 5-Spoke Ultra-Bright Machined Wheels w/High-Gloss Black
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels w/Black Inserts
Power Sunroof
Polished Exhaust Tip
Wheel Locks
22" x 9.0" 6-Spoke Chrome Wheels
19" M Double Spoke Light Alloy Wheels w/All-Season Tires
Aluminum Running Boards
20" M Double-Spoke Light Alloy Wheels w/Performance Tires
20" Y-Spoke Light Alloy Wheels w/Performance Tires
Soft-Close Automatic Doors
Space-Saver Spare
19" V-Spoke Light Alloy Wheels w/All-Season Tires
19" Orbit Grey Light Alloy Wheels w/All-Season Tires
Interior Options: 
Power Release 60/40 Split-Folding Second Row Bench
Rear Seat Blu-Ray/DVD Entertainment System
Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System
Adaptive Cruise Control
Cargo Security Shade
Front Console Storage Bin Organizer
All-Weather Floor Mats
Illuminated Door Sill Plates
Console Insert Organizer Tray
Reflective Window Shade
All-Weather Cargo Mat
Enhanced USB and Bluetooth Plus Smartphone Integration
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant
Comfort Rear Seats
Front Ventilated Steats
Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
3rd Row Seat + Rear Axle Air Suspension
Concierge Services
Surround View

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Cocoa/Dark Atmosphere, leather
#750619
Cocoa/Shale, leather
#9F9890
Jet Black, leather
#151515
Color: 
Amaro Brown Extended Merino, premium leather
#67472E
Black Dakota, leather
#202020
Canberra Beige/Black Dakota, leather
#1A1A1A
Criollo Brown Extended Merino, premium leather
#664C49
Ivory White/Black Dakota, leather
#CECDCA
Ivory White/Black Nappa, premium leather
#151515
Mocha Dakota, leather
#686562
Mocha Nappa, premium leather
#4C4946
Nutmeg Extended Merino, premium leather
#847D74
Smoke White Extended Merino, premium leather
#D3CEC4
Taupe Extended Merino, premium leather
#A29992
Terra Dakota, leather
#C1C1C1