Cadillac Escalade vs. GMC Yukon!


Think of the Cadillac Escalade, and you will instantly imagine a large and luxurious SUV that has all the premium amenities you could want along with an excellent reputation. The GMC Yukon also has a good reputation, but with fewer luxury features. Either of these large SUVs can seat the entire family and give you incredible hauling capabilities. To figure out which is right for your drives around Pennsylvania, take a closer look at the main features and specs of each.

Cadillac Escalade vs. GMC Yukon Interior Space

Both the Cadillac Escalade and the GMC Yukon will give you three rows of seats to enjoy. They have identical measurements for head and legroom in all seating positions and nearly identical cargo capacities. The Yukon has only a slight advantage, of 0.1 cubic feet more behind the 2nd and 3rd rows and 0.5 cubic feet with all seats folded. Most drivers don’t need these extra 0.1 to 0.5 cubes, so the two models are essentially the same in terms of cargo capacity. If you want more room than this, you can upgrade to either the Escalade ESV or the Yukon XL, the respective long-wheelbase models. They continue the trend of having the same dimensions with either giving you 121 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.

GMC Yukon vs Cadillac Escalade

Escalade vs. Yukon Base Engine

If your priority is power, then the base engine of the Escalade will be much more appealing than that of the Yukon. The Yukon’s 5.3-liter V8 gets a respectable 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet while the 6.2-liter V8 in the Escalade gives you 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet. This difference is enough to be noticeable on daily drives and when taking advantage of the SUVs’ hauling abilities.

Escalade vs. Yukon Features

As expected, the Cadillac Escalade has a much nicer list of features than the GMC Yukon, including both those that are standard and optional. No matter how you configure your Yukon, it isn’t possible to get features similar to many popular Escalade ones, such as Magnetic Ride Control and IntelliBeam LED headlamps.

You can find out more about the Cadillac Escalade and how it beats the other full-size SUVs in Allentown, Pennsylvania, at Scott Cadillac.