Son's Automotive Group Compares 2015 GMC Yukon XL VS 2015 Cadillac Escalade Near Braselton, GA

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2015 GMC Yukon XL

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2015 GMC Yukon XL

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2015 Cadillac Escalade

Safety Comparison

Both the Yukon XL and the Escalade ESV 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 XL 30,000 miles longer than Cadillac covers the Escalade ESV. 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 ESV 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 XL’s warranty.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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

Yukon XL

Escalade ESV



16 city/23 hwy

15 city/21 hwy



15 city/22 hwy

14 city/20 hwy

Chassis Comparison

The GMC Yukon XL may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 50 to 250 pounds less than the Cadillac Escalade ESV.

Passenger Space Comparison

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

Cargo Capacity Comparison

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

Yukon XL

Escalade ESV

Second Seat Folded

121.1 cubic feet

120.9 cubic feet

A standard locking glovebox keeps your small valuables safer in the Yukon XL. The Escalade ESV 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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