Comparison - GMC Yukon XL SLT 2020 - vs - Audi SQ8 TFSI 2021

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
63,400
Updated: 
22 Aug 2019
$
95,000
Updated: 
12 Nov 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
8
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
31.00gals
22.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Crimson Red Tintcoat
#750619
Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic
#26313D
Dark Sky Metallic
#616C76
Smokey Quartz Metallic
#878278
Onyx Black
#000000
Quicksilver Metallic
#DADEDD
Pepperdust Metallic
#B2ABA5
Summit White
#FFFFFF
White Frost Tricoat
#FFFFFF
Satin Steel Metallic
#9BA0AB
Color: 
Carrara White
#ECECEA
Night Black
#0C0C0C
Dragon Orange metallic
#DF7F19
Galaxy Blue metallic
#11556E
Matador Red metallic
#B4373C
Navarra Blue metallic
#37459C
Vicuna Beige metallic
#BEB9A9
Daytona Gray pearl
#8E8F91
Orca Black Metallic
#262626
Glacier White Metallic
#E7E8EA
Florette Silver Metallic
#B2B2B2

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 GMC Yukon XL comes with four wheel drive, and rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 10-speed shiftable automatic, 6-speed shiftable automatic.The Yukon XL carries over essentially unchanged for 2020.

Pros
Seats up to nine passengers
Plenty of cargo capacity, even with all the seats up
High towing ratings

Cons
Size, weight and length make it unwieldy around town
Slow gas pedal response makes base engine feel less powerful than it's rated
Cargo space utility is limited by the high load floor

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 GMC Yukon is a business-casual blue-collar SUV with truck-like capability, but many crossovers do it better, and cheaper.

Pros
Strong V-8 engines
Massive towing capacity
High-class interior
Business-class looks
Comfortable ride quality on Denali

Cons
Limited cargo space
High top-end price
Floor height hampers leg room
Most crossovers do people better

By: 
thecarconnection.com

No significant changes for 2021.

Pros
Turbocharged 500-hp V8 moves the SQ8 with authority
Four-wheel steering keeps the big SUV feeling nimble
Surprisingly comfortable given its performance bent
Stylish, distinctive exterior

Cons
Infotainment system can be distracting to use
Driver's seat has few adjustments
Limited interior storage

By: 
edmunds.com

For its sophomore year, the SQ8 soldiers on with only one change: It now comes standard with a built-in toll-road-payment transmission feature.Upgrading to the Prestige trim costs $5500 but adds a host of driver-assistance and luxury features, such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, a head-up display with navigation guidance, fancier LED exterior lighting elements, soft-close doors, headlamp washers, heated rear seats, and power rear sunshades. If none of that sounds particularly important to you, save the cash and go with the Premium Plus. All SQ8 models come with the best performance-enhancing features Audi can throw at them, so no matter which one you choose, you're getting the same driving experience.

PROS
Powerful V-8 engine,
high-quality interior trimmings,
aggressive exterior design.

CONS
Some may regret not going with the RS Q8,
braking performance could be better,
thirsty powertrain.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
Sports-car fast
Posh and spacious interior
Plenty of infotainment tech

Cons
Alternatives are more fun to drive
Cheaper Q8 50TDI makes more sense
Petrol-powered alternatives are more dramatic

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Fuel

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

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
32
Cylinders: 
8
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
5.30L
4.00L
Torque: 
383ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
568ft-lbs
at 3 000rpm
Horsepower: 
355hp
at 5 600rpm
500hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
overhead valves (OHV)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
43.00Feet
43.60Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
no
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
no
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless ignition
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Adjustable Pedals
Power rear seat easy entry
Sun Sensor
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Heated Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Adaptive Cruise Control
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
224.40in
196.60in
Width: 
80.50in
78.50in
Height: 
74.40in
67.20in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
Front Track: 
66.10in
Rear Track: 
66.60in
Wheel Base: 
130.00in
117.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
42.80
37.10
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
45.30in
41.60in
Rear leg room: 
39.70in
40.20in
Front Hip Room: 
60.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
64.80in
59.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
60.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
65.10in
58.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
121.70cu.ft
60.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
8000lbs
7700lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
39.30cu.ft
30.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
15.30degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
5846.00lbs
5324.00lbs

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
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

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
8-way power lumbar for front seats
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Heated
Power folding bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Sliding rear seats with 40/20/40 split folding seatbacks and adjustable recline
Multi-Level Heating
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
stabilizer bar
Audi S-tuned adaptive air suspension
Rear Suspension: 
stabilizer bar
Audi S-tuned adaptive air suspension
Suspension Info: 
Front independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Four Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
9 total speakers
1 subwoofer
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
17 Total Speakers
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
730 Watts Stereo Output
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

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
LED Headlamp
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.5-In
21 in
Wheels more: 
Polished Alloy Wheels
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
all-season tires
10-V-spoke S design bi-color finish wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R21

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 disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated disc
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
Airbag Deployment Notification
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system
Pre-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Self-Leveling Headlights
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Graphite Edition
Open Road Package Discount Not Desired
Open Road Package
Enhanced Security Package
Premium Edition
HD Trailering Package
Graphite Performance Edition
Prestige
Black Optic Package
Towing Package
Luxury Package
S Sport Package
Exterior Options: 
Black Recovery Hooks
P275/55R20 All-Season Blackwall Tires
22" X 9.0" 6-Spoke Chrome Multi-Featured Design Wheels
Front And Rear Black GMC Emblems
Polished Exhaust Tip
Wheel Locks
22" 5-Spoke Bright Machined Wheels W/High-Gloss Black
Chrome Grille Insert
Black Roof Rack Cross Rails
Trailer Hitch Insert
Bright Bodyside Moldings
22" X 9.0" 6-Spoke Chrome Wheels
Black Assist Step Kit
22" 6-Spoke Premium Bright Silver Machined Wheels
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels
Chrome Recovery Hooks
Chrome Assist Step Kit
Body-Color Bodyside Moldings
20" X 9.0" Polished Aluminum Wheels
Power Sunroof
Molded Splash Guards
22" 6-Spoke Black Wheels
Front License Plate Mounting Package
22" 5 Twin-Spoke V Design Forged Wheels
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps
Audi Black Rings And Badges Kit
22" Summer Tires
Interior Options: 
AM/FM/SiriusXM/HD GMC Infotainment System W/Navigation
Black All-Weather Cargo Mat
Cargo Security Shade
All-Weather Floor Mats
Interior Protection Package
Power Release Second Row Bucket Seats
Reflective Window Shade
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Front Console Storage Bin Organizer
Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer
Console Insert Organizer Tray
Illuminated Door Sill Plates
All-Weather Floor Liner
Rear Seat Blu-Ray/DVD Entertainment System
Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi S Beam-Front And Rear Doors
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Night Vision Assistant
Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System
Audi First Aid Kit
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Interior Protection Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Cocoa/Dune, leather
#6F6154
Jet Black, leather
#151515
Color: 
Rotor Gray Valcona, leather
#889093
Black Valcona, leather
#000000
Arras Red Valcona, leather
#935554