Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2015 GMC YUKON VS 2015 Cadillac Escalade Near Phoenix, AZ

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2015 Cadillac Escalade

Safety Comparison

Both the Yukon and the Escalade have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, front seat center airbag, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and available all wheel drive.

Warranty Comparison

GMC’s powertrain warranty covers the Yukon 30,000 miles longer than Cadillac covers the Escalade. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the Escalade ends after only 70,000 miles.

There are over 48 percent more GMC dealers than there are Cadillac dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the Yukon’s warranty.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Yukon 5.3 gets better fuel mileage than the Escalade:





16 city/23 hwy

15 city/21 hwy



16 city/22 hwy

14 city/21 hwy

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Yukon stops shorter than the Escalade:



60 to 0 MPH

125 feet

129 feet

Motor Trend

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Yukon SLT 4x4 handles at .78 G’s, while the Escalade 4x4 pulls only .74 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Yukon SLT 4x4 executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the Escalade 4x4 (27.5 seconds @ .65 average G’s vs. 28.1 seconds @ .63 average G’s).

Chassis Comparison

The GMC Yukon may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 100 to 300 pounds less than the Cadillac Escalade.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Yukon offers optional seating for 9 passengers; the Escalade can only carry up to 8.

The Yukon has .1 inches more rear hip room and .7 inches more rear shoulder room than the Escalade.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Yukon’s cargo area provides more volume than the Escalade.



Behind Third Seat

15.3 cubic feet

15.2 cubic feet

Third Seat Folded

57.6 cubic feet

51.6 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

94.7 cubic feet

94.2 cubic feet

A standard locking glovebox keeps your small valuables safer in the Yukon. The Escalade doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Recommendations Comparison

The GMC Yukon/Yukon XL outsold the Cadillac Escalade/Escalade ESV by over two to one during 2014.

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