SONS Automotive Group Compares 2018 Chevrolet Suburban VS 2018 GMC Yukon Near Norcross, GA

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2018 Chevrolet Suburban

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2018 Chevrolet Suburban

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2018 GMC Yukon

Safety Comparison

When descending a steep, off-road slope, the Suburban Z71’s standard Hill Descent Control allows you to creep down safely. The Yukon XL doesn’t offer Hill Descent Control.

Both the Suburban and the Yukon XL 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

There are over 73 percent more Chevrolet dealers than there are GMC dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Suburban’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2017 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 11 more problems per 100 vehicles, GMC is ranked 16th, below the industry average.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ April 2017 Auto Issue reports that Chevrolet vehicles are more reliable than GMC vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Chevrolet 9 places higher in reliability than GMC.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Suburban gets better fuel mileage than the Yukon XL:

 

 

Suburban

Yukon XL

 

2WD

5.3 V8/Auto

16 city/23 hwy

16 city/23 hwy

5.3 V8/Auto

 

 

n/a

14 city/23 hwy

6.2 V8/Auto

4WD

5.3 V8/Auto

15 city/22 hwy

15 city/22 hwy

5.3 V8/Auto

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

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Suburban Premier handles at .77 G’s, while the Yukon XL Denali 4x4 pulls only .76 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Suburban Premier executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the Yukon XL Denali 4x4 (27.8 seconds @ .62 average G’s vs. 28.4 seconds @ .64 average G’s).

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