2016 Ford Expedition vs 2016 GMC Yukon-Akins Ford
2016 Ford Expedition 2016 GMC Yukon
365-hp turbo 3.5-liter V6 Base Engine 355-hp 5.3-liter V8
6.5 seconds Acceleration (0 to 60 mph) 7.3 seconds
108.3 cubic feet Max Storage Space 94.7 cubic feet
Five stars Government Safety Rating Four stars

2016 Ford Expedition vs 2016 GMC Yukon

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Despite the popularity of the compact and midsize crossover classes, sometimes these vehicles are just not enough to get the job done. Enter the full-size SUV. These large vehicles are here to pick up the slack, offering the capability to haul people and cargo better than anything else on the roads. The 2016 Ford Expedition vs the 2016 GMC Yukon compares two of the best vehicles in this class.

The differences between the two vehicles are apparent from the very start. GMC and Ford took different approaches when choosing the engines for the two SUVs. GMC went with a 5.3-liter V8 engine, while Ford decided to turbocharge a 3.5-liter V6. Both engines deliver similar fuel economy estimates, 16 city/ 22 highway miles per gallon on the Expedition and 16 city/ 23 highway on the Yukon, but the Ford engine delivers more horsepower and better acceleration.

In addition to the peppy engine, the 2016 Expedition utilizes a four-wheel independent suspension system and three-way active dampers to aid the handling of the large vehicle. This makes the 2016 Ford Expedition one of the easiest to drive full-size SUVs.

2016 Ford Expedition Storage Capacity

Most people are looking to buy a full-size SUV because they need to haul cargo or people, and possibly both at the same time. Both SUVs can seat up to eight people in their three rows, but when comparing cargo capacity, the 2016 Ford Expedition once again wins. The Expedition offers a maximum storage capacity of 108.3 cubic feet when the back rows of seats are folded down. This bests the 94.7 cubic feet offered on the GMC Yukon by almost 15 feet. If every inch of cargo space is important, the Ford is the best choice.

If you are planning on using your full-size SUV as a family vehicle, safety is extremely important. In this category, the Ford Expedition is the way to go, earning a five-star government safety rating, whereas the GMC Yukon only earned four. Every 2016 Expedition comes equipped with a standard rearview camera and rear parking sensors. Also coming standard is the Ford MyKey system, which enable owners to set parental controls that limit the maximum speed and stereo volume for learning drivers. Other available safety features include front parking sensors and a blind-spot monitoring system.

In almost every category, the 2016 Ford Expedition outperforms the 2016 GMC Yukon. If you are looking for a comfortable, easy-to-drive full-size SUV that has the capacity to haul all of your cargo or family members, and the features necessary to do it safely, the Expedition is the way to go.

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