|2016 GMC Yukon||2016 Dodge Durango|
|355 HP||Horsepower||290 HP|
|383 lb-ft.||Torque||260 lb-ft.|
|1,690 lbs.||Max Payload||1,330 lbs.|
|8,500 lbs.||Max Trailering Capacity||6,200 lbs.|
2016 GMC Yukon vs 2016 Dodge Durango
The GMC Yukon is one of our most popular sport utility vehicles. Being a full-size SUV has its perks, like three rows of seating allowing a fairly large number of people to pile in, or plenty of capacity to hold cargo either behind the back row or with all of the rows folded flat. With minivans decreasing in popularity, SUVs and crossovers have been competing to take over the family vehicle mantle, and we think that the Yukon would make a great choice. We thought we’d show some of its advantages over the competition by comparing it to one of its biggest rivals, so we took a closer look at the 2016 GMC Yukon vs 2016 Dodge Durango.
Advantages of the 2016 GMC Yukon
So let’s take a look at the table above to see just a few of the areas that the Yukon is superior to its competitor in. We decided to focus on capabilities, and as you can see the 2016 Dodge Durango is far outmatched. In horsepower alone, the Durango gives up 60 horses, not to mention its 123 lb-ft. deficit in torque. That much extra power means not only that the 2016 GMC Yukon is more capable than the Durango, but that it will deliver a quicker, more enjoyable driving experience.
But let’s move down to those capabilities. One advantage of full-size SUVs is that they tend to do a lot of the same things trucks do on a smaller scale. But the Yukon outperforms the Dodge Durango again, offering 360 lbs. more payload. In terms of towing, the GMC can accommodate 2,300 lbs. more. So if you’re looking for a spacious, capable vehicle for your family, the 2016 GMC Yukon makes the ultimate choice.