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The 2023 GMC Yukon is one of the most popular full-size luxury SUVs on the market. It has held this distinction for a while, but most agree that the 2023 Cadillac Escalade is a much more well-rounded vehicle. Not only does the latest model Escalade offer more options for power, but its interior is almost unmatched. Both are excellent large SUVs, but the Cadillac model is considered more satisfying. 

The 2023 Cadillac Escalade offers more all-inclusive power

2023 GMC Yukon in black
2023 GMC Yukon | GMC

The Cadillac Escalade and the Yukon have always been comparable SUVs, and they are two of the best full-size SUVs on the market. However, one of the most significant differences between the two is performance. Though similar, the 2023 Escalade is a more powerful vehicle that offers more options in this regard than the GMC Yukon. According to Edmunds, the base Cadillac Escalade has a hefty 6.2-liter V8 engine with a maximum output of 420 hp. The vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in only 5.8 seconds. 

The Yukon has a standard 5.3-liter V8 355 hp engine. Like the 2023 Cadillac Escalade, the latest model Yukon is rear-wheel drive and uses a 10-speed shiftable automatic transmission. Though still fast, it takes 7.3 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH. These speeds are both milestones for full-size SUVs. The highest trim of the GMC full-size SUV is only as powerful as the base Escalade. However, the Yukon is slightly more fuel efficient than the Cadillac SUV. 

The 2023 Cadillac Escalade has a better interior

2023 Cadillac Escalde interior
2023 Cadillac Escalade | Cadillac

All the best full-size SUVs have impeccable interiors with advanced technology. This is true for the 2023 Cadillac Escalade and the latest model GMC Yukon. However, the inside of the Escalade is arguably better. They are both well-designed SUVs that provide a comfortable driving and riding environment. However, the Cadillac SUV has a more user-friendly and modern look than its close rival.

The GMC Yukon and the latest Cadillac Escalade are fairly similar regarding technology. However, though excellent, the display in the 2023 GMC Yukon is a bit more basic until you get up to the Denali trim. The Escalade offers up to 38 inches of screen space, which serves as the infotainment system and the driver’s digital cluster. AKG provides the car sound system for both the standard and upgraded options in the full-size Cadillac SUV.

Both full-size SUVs are fairly safe

2023 Cadillac Escalade from the side. Full-size SUV
2023 Cadillac Escalade | Cadillac

Safety is important for all vehicles, but especially for full-size SUVs. This is because, due to their larger sizes, these machines can have more of a tendency to roll over. However, the 2023 Cadillac Escalade and the 2023 GMC Yukon have good safety ratings from the NHTSA. Though neither are top safety plus picks, they are rated four stars out of five.

Overall, many people consider these full-size SUVs mostly the same. While this is true in many ways, the Cadillac Escalade is a much more well-rounded vehicle. It offers better performance and has an arguably better-looking interior. It may be more expensive than the GMC Yukon, but it earns its hefty price tag with its advanced features.

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