2016 GMC Yukon vs 2016 GMC Yukon XL

When it comes to our model comparisons, we typically look at models from competing brands. This time, we thought that we would switch things up a little by comparing two GMC SUV models: the 2016 GMC Yukon vs 2016 GMC Yukon XL. We love both models the same, but we want our customers to understand the similarities between the two vehicles so they can choose the right one that meets their needs.

The prime difference between the 2016 GMC Yukon and 2016 GMC Yukon XL is their overall size. 2016 GMC Yukon models are 203.9 inches long, can seat up to seven or eight passengers, and offers a 15.3/51.7/94.7-cubic foot cargo volume. The 2016 GMC Yukon XL is the larger of the two vehicles with a length of 224.3 inches. It can accommodate up to nine passengers and provides a 39.3/76.7/121.9 cargo capacity.

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2016 GMC Yukon

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2016 GMC Yukon XL

5.3L EcoTec3 V8

6.2L EcoTec3 V8
Engine Options

5.3L EcoTec3 V8

6.2L EcoTec3 V8
8,400 pounds Max. Towing Capacity (6.2L Engine) 8,100 pounds
7-8 Passenger Accommodation 9
94.7 cubic feet Max. Cargo Volume 121.7 cubic feet

2016 GMC Yukon and 2016 GMC Yukon XL Engine Power

Both SUVs can be outfitted with either a 355 horsepower 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 or a 420 horsepower 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine. They can both tow up to 6,300 or 6,500 pounds with the 5.3 engine, but when the HD Trailering package is added, the maximum towing capacity can increase to 8,200 or 8,500 pounds for the 2016 GMC Yukon, and 8,000 or 8,300 pounds for the 2016 GMC Yukon XL.

The available 6.2L engine gives the 2016 GMC Yukon the strength to pull up to 8,100 or 8,400 pounds. 2016 GMC Yukon XL models outfitted with the same engine offer a 7,900 or 8,100-pound towing capacity.

Like we said, we love the 2016 GMC Yukon and 2016 GMC Yukon XL equally, but we want our customers to be happy with their purchase. We recommend that you stop by our dealership and test drive both models!

Rear/side profile of 2016 GMC Yukon
Rear profile of 2016 GMC Yukon XL
Front/side profile of 2016 GMC Yukon
Front profile of 2016 GMC Yukon XL

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