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Old 07-10-2018, 07:26 AM
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Chevy or GMC?

Iím curious to hear everyoneís opinion on which to SUV to buy.
I had decided I needed to get a GMC Yukon Denali because it comes with the bigger 6.2 ltr to tow the X45.
The 5.3 ltr in our current Chevy Tahoe just canít hack going up and down hills while towing a heavy boat.
Now I see Chevy decided to put the 6.2 ltr in the 2018 Tahoe!
So now Iím second guessing my decision. Is the Yukon Denali worth the extra money? In my area, the Yukon goes for $8000 to $10,000 more than the Tahoe. I just looked online at some local dealers.
Iím not one who has to have all the latest electronic gizmos, so Iím kind of leaning toward the Tahoe now.
Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:35 AM
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This is going to sound insane, but I prefer the chevys because of the blue gauges and interior lights over the gmc red lol
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:36 AM
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Historically, the difference is in the appointments. The GMCs are higher luxury. Everything else component and assembly wise are identical. From the engine, to the transmission down to the window motors, all the same.

Yes, the 5.3L was a let down. I almost held off to buy a 2003 trailblazer cause I wanted the new 5.3L but found a steal on a fully loaded 02 with some dealer miles that had the 4.2. Never regretted my choice, the 4.2 I6 spanks the 5.3L towing.
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:39 AM
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2019 suburban can be ordered with a 6.2 the only difference between Yukon and suburban is sound noise dampening material per what the dealer told me at the gmc when we were shopping around. Every other part is interchangeable. I would say if you can find q nice used Yukon with a 6 2 get it along with warranty forever if your dealer offers that

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Are they both 4WD and have the ability to go into 2WD/4WD Hi/4WD Low??
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:07 AM
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They are made using the same parts but have a very different cosmetic parts. I would imagine the 6.2 in the Suburban pushes the price closer to the Denali. If that's the case for 2-4K more I would purchase a Denali because I think resale will be higher and better.

There used to be a bigger gap between Chevy and GMC, but lately that's not the case and im not sure if that's good or bad. I almost purchased a Tahoe a few months ago, but just couldn't stomach the cost of one (4x4, 6.2L) @ close to 60K which to me has gotten a bit out of hand.
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:28 AM
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Are they both 4WD and have the ability to go into 2WD/4WD Hi/4WD Low??
I would need 4wd.
The prices I was looking at included 4wd for both the Chevy and GMC.
But this is a good question because I think I saw in another post that the new Tahoeís donít have 4wd low?? Does that sound familiar??
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:36 AM
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They are made using the same parts but have a very different cosmetic parts. I would imagine the 6.2 in the Suburban pushes the price closer to the Denali. If that's the case for 2-4K more I would purchase a Denali because I think resale will be higher and better.

There used to be a bigger gap between Chevy and GMC, but lately that's not the case and im not sure if that's good or bad. I almost purchased a Tahoe a few months ago, but just couldn't stomach the cost of one (4x4, 6.2L) @ close to 60K which to me has gotten a bit out of hand.
Iím looking at the Tahoe, not a suburban. The price between the two here in northern Illinois is dramatic! Close to $10,000 more for the GMC.
I would have to find a used Yukon with 50,000 miles on it to match the new price of a Tahoe.
Iím not sure itís worth it.....
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Iím looking at the Tahoe, not a suburban. The price between the two here in northern Illinois is dramatic! Close to $10,000 more for the GMC.
I would have to find a used Yukon with 50,000 miles on it to match the new price of a Tahoe.
Iím not sure itís worth it.....
That's a Tahoe equipped with the 6.2L?
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:50 AM
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If the Tahoe is cheaper in cost and basically identical to the Yukon, you can't argue with that. My dad just got a Yukon 5.3....very nice rig! But he bought it before me knowing so couldn't talk him into the denali 6.2.

He does (and always gets), a second row bench rather than the two buckets. I like that option but it is rare to get. Especially in a Denali.

Also, we have the Heads up system in our Lexus and can't tell you how nice it is to have. If it was me, I'd do 6.2L, full-selectable transfer case with 4 Low, second row bench and heads up display option.

I do like the grill on the Yukon better than the Tahoe, but if it's $10k difference, I'd seriously look at the Tahoe.
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