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Old 08-04-2016, 01:33 PM
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Suburban vs Yukon XL

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2015 Suburban LTZ 5.3 vs YUKON XL Denali 6.2

Both are loaded models...looking at quite a few actually.
All things considered, they seem to be around $4000-7000 apart with equal milage

In terms of towing they only seem to be 100 lbs apart at 8000 vs 8100

We like the looks of both ... but like the GMC grill/Face more...
We are considering the Cadilac version but are not excited about the front end Grill

Our current 2008 Toyota Sequoia 5.7 Platinum is getting old but still Hauls well.. and has a really cool self leveling AIR suspension. and a 9100b tow rating.

Anyone one have either of these GM models, share some notes!!
I will probably keep it (the New SUV) it for 3 yrs due to large Carpool requirements.

I drove the Ford Expedition with Boat back from Idaho recently, it performed great, but we don't like the dated looks of that model/year..

We do not want to to buy a Brand new SUV. 2015 is 1st year of Current GM
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Old 08-04-2016, 01:36 PM
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Is the Yukon the Denali trim? Does it have the auto-ride (auto-level), or did they change that? I know the 2016's are a little different now. I own an 06 Denali XL and it's been a terrific vehicle. Just over 100K now. The 6.2 (6.0 in mine) will be appreciated. Have you driven both? The Yukon should perform better towing, especially on hills. I really like the LTZ's, but wish they'd offer the 6.2.
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Old 08-04-2016, 02:03 PM
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I test drove both those models recently (2016 versions) and thought the 5.3 in the Suburban was really sluggish. That's a heavy vehicle and needs all the power it can get. I have a '14 Denali Silverado 1500 with the 6.2 and love it. The max tow rating may be similar, but the 6.2 will feel better when towing.
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Old 08-04-2016, 02:09 PM
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Is the Yukon the Denali trim? Does it have the auto-ride (auto-level), or did they change that? I know the 2016's are a little different now. I own an 06 Denali XL and it's been a terrific vehicle. Just over 100K now. The 6.2 (6.0 in mine) will be appreciated. Have you driven both? The Yukon should perform better towing, especially on hills. I really like the LTZ's, but wish they'd offer the 6.2.

2015 , Its the 6.2 and Denali trim
It does mention AUTO ride...I was hoping that would be a self level system

We like the trim inside the denali a bit better too..
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Old 08-04-2016, 02:11 PM
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Old 08-04-2016, 02:17 PM
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I'd definitely go 6.2. I've been thinking of looking for a used 6.2 Denali Yukon and getting rid of the Silverado.
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Wife had a Yukon Denali and still says this was here favorite vehicle ever. It had the 6.2 and towed like a dream. That 5.3 is a DAWWWG.....
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Old 08-04-2016, 02:26 PM
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Friend towed his large travel trailer with the Excursion V10 engine and then switched to the Cadillac 6.2 engine....he said it was a night and day difference and the 6.2 is an amazing engine. AWD too and towed way better than his Ford V10.
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Old 08-04-2016, 02:50 PM
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We have a 2015 loaded suburban with the 5.3. It could use some more power while towing, mainly in the hills. I love the looks of it. (Black with 18% tint on windows).

We have 32,000 miles on it and can't wait until the lease is done soon. Nothing but problems. It was in for service 22 times in 2 years. Everything from window fell off track, rear defroster fell off, tires wore out already, cruise stopped working, remote start broke, seat heater went out, tv in roof went out.......

It's probably just an isolated case and we got a lemon, but Chevrolet or the dealer wouldn't help us get out of the lease. All we wanted was to trade for a different one, no gain for us except a truck the didn't break once per month. It's enough that a Chevrolet is not going to out next truck.

I loved the last 2 toyotas and 3 fords I've owned.
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Old 08-04-2016, 02:52 PM
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Friend towed his large travel trailer with the Excursion V10 engine and then switched to the Cadillac 6.2 engine....he said it was a night and day difference and the 6.2 is an amazing engine. AWD too and towed way better than his Ford V10.
The v-10 is a nice motor. For low end like snow plowing, the v-10 wins. I have one right now with 251,000 miles and still runs good. I agree the 6.2 is far better for towing. But boy do both those motors love to drink gas when you work them.
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