Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2017 Chevrolet TAHOE VS 2017 GMC Yukon Near Scottsdale, AZ

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2017 Chevrolet TAHOE

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2017 GMC Yukon

Safety Comparison

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When descending a steep, off-road slope, the Tahoe LT’s optional Hill Descent Control allows you to creep down safely. The Yukon doesn’t offer Hill Descent Control.

Both the Tahoe and the Yukon 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, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, front parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty Comparison

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There are over 88 percent more Chevrolet dealers than there are GMC dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Tahoe’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

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J.D. Power and Associates rated the Tahoe first among large suvs in their 2016 Initial Quality Study. The Yukon isn’t in the top three.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Chevrolet vehicles are better in initial quality than GMC vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Chevrolet 6th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 8 more problems per 100 vehicles, GMC is ranked 12th.

Engine Comparison

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As tested in Motor Trend the Chevrolet Tahoe is faster than the GMC Yukon 5.3 V8:

 

Tahoe

Yukon

Zero to 60 MPH

6.7 sec

6.9 sec

Quarter Mile

15.1 sec

15.4 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

92 MPH

90 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Chevrolet Tahoe uses regular unleaded gasoline. The Yukon Denali requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

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The Tahoe stops shorter than the Yukon:

 

Tahoe

Yukon

 

60 to 0 MPH

121 feet

130 feet

Motor Trend

Suspension and Handling Comparison

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The Tahoe LT handles at .77 G’s, while the Yukon SLT pulls only .75 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

Economic Advantages Comparison

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IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Chevrolet Tahoe will be $728 to $5260 less than for the GMC Yukon.

Recommendations Comparison

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IntelliChoice recognized the Chevrolet Tahoe as a “Best Value of the Year” for the 2015 model year.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Tahoe first among large suvs in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The Yukon isn’t in the top three.

The Chevrolet Tahoe outsold the GMC Yukon/Yukon XL by 13% during the 2016 model year.

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