How Different Are the 2022 GMC Yukon and 2022 Chevy Suburban?

The 2022 GMC Yukon XL vs the 2022 Chevy Suburban are two of the most popular three-row SUVs you can buy, and they’re pretty similar. In fact, they’re very similar, and that’s because they share a platform. Yet there are some differences between the two large SUVs. Let’s look at what they are so you can decide which SUV is best for you

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The 2022 Chevy Suburban is cheaper 2022 GMC Yukon

The 2022 Chevy Suburban LS is the base model and it costs $54,095. The 2022 Suburban LS comes with the same 5.3-liter V8 engine as in the 2022 GMC Yukon XL. It also makes 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque and is matched to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

he 2022 GMC Yukon XL price starts at $53,295 for the base model SLE. You can also buy three other Yukon XL trim levels: the SLT for $60,095, the AT4 for $67,795, and the most expensive Denali, which costs $71,195. This is also the most popular Yukon XL trim level.

The platforms are the same – but trim levels are different

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There are three available engine options for the 2022 GMC Yukon XL. These include a 5.3-liter V8 engine that makes 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. According to Edmunds, this is the standard engine on the SLE, SLT, and AT4. There is also a 6.2-liter that is capable of 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. This is optional on the Yukon XL AT4 and standard on the Yukon XL Denali. Finally, there is a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel engine optional on the SLE, SLT, and Denali, that is capable of 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Each of these engine options is matched to a 10-speed transmission. The AT4 comes standard with four-wheel drive, but it’s only optional on the other trim levels.

There are a whole variety of 2022 Chevrolet Suburban trim levels to choose from, and packages to add on. The 2022 Chevy Suburban LS is the base model, and it costs $54,095, according to Edmunds. The 2022 Suburban LS comes with the same 5.3-liter V8 engine as in the 2022 GMC Yukon XL. It also makes 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque and is matched to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

The Suburban is ranked higher than the Yukon by Consumer Reports

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Consumer Reports ranks the 2022 Chevy Suburban #4 on its large SUVs list and the 2022 GMC Yukon XL #5. It’s not a huge difference, but with two SUVs that are so similar, it could possibly be the deciding factor in which SUV you choose.

The Suburban gets an overall score of 41 from Consumer Reports, while the Yukon has a score of just 40. The predicted reliability rating for both SUVs is a dismal 1/5. In addition, the Suburban beats the Yukon’s road test score by one point at a 76 to 75. Both SUVs have a predicted owner satisfaction score of 4.

Both the 2022 GMC Yukon XL and the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban are great extra-large SUVs that are so similar, it’s hard to choose between them. If you have to choose one,, the Chevy Suburban is the same solid SUV for less money. If you want a touch of luxury though, you’ll probably be happy with the Yukon XL.

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