So let's take a look at these two full size. Three rows suvs, wait a minute aren't these the same vehicle well in a sense yes, they're both made by general motors and they ride on the same platform in two or four wheel drive. However, the yukon denali starts at sixty nine thousand six hundred and ninety five dollars, including one thousand two hundred and ninety five dollars for destination it's. The top yukon trim, but you can still add some options and get it to max out. In the mid 80s. The cadillac escalade starts at seventy seven thousand four hundred and ninety dollars, and that includes one thousand two hundred and ninety five dollars for destination, but it can easily climb into six figures. So let's take a look at the power plant cargo space and towing, as well as some interior features: Music Applause, Music Applause, first up, let's check out what they share, namely a 6.2 liter v8 engine pushing out horsepower and 460 pound feet of torque a three liter Diesel engine with 277 horses and 460 pound feet of torque is also available, but gm hasn't released any other specs for that power plant. So we'll keep our comparo here. Just to the v8. The yukon denali does a bit better with fuel economy in two wheel: drive with an epa fuel rating of 15 miles per gallon in the city compared to the 14 miles per gallon of the escalade. However, both get 20 miles per gallon on the highway bumping.
It up to four wheel drive. Both vehicles should return an epa efficiency of 14 miles per gallon in the city 19 miles per gallon on the highway. Look they're big heavy boxes. What did you expect next let's look at size while they may be the same general size and shape, namely giant. I mean they're, both over 17 and a half feet. Long surprisingly, cargo space is a little bit different. The gmc can hold 122.9 cubic feet of cargo. Total the cadillac 121. behind the second row, the yukon's a little bit smaller 72.6 cubic feet of space compared to 72.9 cubes in the cadillac. Now gm says that this all boils down to seat design. However, behind that third row, both suvs have 25.5 cubic feet of space. Now it comes to towing, they can both tow a maximum of 8 200 pounds in a two wheel. Drive trim. So where are these two giants different well, it's? All in the inside, the cadillac gets a curved oled screen that includes a 7.2 inch touch control panel on the left, a center 14.2 inch gauge cluster and a 16.9 inch infotainment screen on the right. All of that makes the 10.2 inch infotainment screen and the yukon look pretty sad, doesn't it as for driver's aids, both get automatic emergency, braking forward, collision, warning safety, alert seat and front and rear pedestrian alert standard, but you've got to jump up a trim level on The escalade to get lane keeping assist in warning, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert, all of which are standard on the yukon denali.
However, there is one super cool feature that you cannot get on the yukon denali and that might be a deal breaker for some i'm talking about supercruise this hands off, but attention on system uses lidar map, data, gps and camera and radar sensors to take control on Over 000 miles of highways in the u.s and canada heck, it can even change lanes for you now it's not standard, and it will cost you a fair amount of cash depending on your trim, but it is far and away the best tech feature of the escalade. I mean the standard adaptive cruise control on the denali is great and all, but super cruise is just so much more advanced that it might push technical buyers into the escalade Music. So how expensive is an escalade with super cruise? Well, you can't get it on the base luxury model, so forget about that. The least expensive way is to jump up to the sport trim and then add 6150 worth of options. So the least expensive escalade with supercruise is 93 040, including destination still interested uh. Maybe not regardless the escalade is just much more premium all the way around there's a standard shifter compared to the cheesy push button selector in the yukon. The escalade is full of wood trim and elegantly curved design lines, while the yukon's interior just still looks truck like with chunky control, knobs and squared off edges. The yukon does have an ace up its sleeve when it comes to handling with the standard magnetic ride control.
The system can read road conditions, every millisecond and adjust accordingly providing a super, smooth and highly responsive ride. Now on the escalade, this tech is standard on sport trim and, above or you can add it to the premium luxury trim and pay 2 700. But that includes some goodies like an electronic limited slip differential and an integrated trailer brake control. It all boils down to this. Both vehicles have essentially the same bones and when you throw a magnetic ride, control onto the cadillac they'll behave the same way out on america's highways and byways i'm. Not sure super crews in the better interior are worth the extra 23 345. But hey you got the cash you're, not gon na be disappointed. All right is that fancy pants interior and super cruise and escalade worth the extra money to you. Or would you rather go slightly less fancy save some bones and stick with the yukon denali.