If you’re looking for an SUV that’s spacious, safe, and capable of all sorts of adventures near Lewisville, Frisco, and The Colony, TX, it’s safe to say that the Ford Expedition and the GMC Yukon are probably familiar options.
However, our team at Sam Pack's Five Star Ford of Lewisville is here to show you how you can upgrade either model with this Ford Expedition MAX vs. GMC Yukon XL comparison. Read on to find out which enhanced features and dimensions you’ll find.
Whether you’re dropping off the kids at school or packing up for a vacation, it’s important to know how much power lies under the hood. This can impact your vehicle’s efficiency and your towing capabilities. Fortunately, both models offer multiple engine options.
The Yukon XL comes standard with a 5.3L V8 engine, providing up to 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. However, you can also equip it with the 3.0L Turbo-Diesel engine or a 6.2L V8. The highest output you’ll find from these engines is 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.
With the Expedition MAX, on the other hand, you’ll start out with a 400-horsepower 3.5L, with the available 3.5L High-Output engine increasing output all the way up to 440 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque.
So, what does all that power mean? With the extra engine power, you'll be able to make use of the 9,000-pound towing capacity of the Expedition MAX to tow campers, boats, work materials, and more. In comparison, the Yukon XL maxes out at 8,400 pounds.
If you’re on the hunt for a large SUV, a spacious interior is probably an important detail for you. With the MAX and the XL trims, you’ll find more than enough room for all your passengers and their cargo. Plus, the exterior dimensions make you stylishly stand out on the road.
When looking at both models head-on, it’s clear that they’re similar in size. After all, both models have room for up to eight passengers and more than 120 cubic feet in maximum cargo room. However, even the slightest difference in size can impact your driving and parking options.
For instance, the Expedition MAX will be easier to turn and maneuver with a width of just 79.9 inches and wheelbase of 131.6 inches. With the GMC Yukon XL, its width of 81 inches and 134.1-inch wheelbase may make it a bit harder to fit down narrow streets or find parking.
So, how do these dimensions impact their interior cabins? With its greater width, you might think the Yukon XL would be more spacious, but that couldn’t be further from the truth—especially for your rear-seat passengers.
Ford Expedition MAX
GMC Yukon XL
|Headroom (second/third row)||40 / 37.4 inches||38.9 / 38.2 inches|
|Legroom (second/third row)||42.6 / 40.9 inches||42 / 36.7 inches|
|Hip Room (second/third row)||62.6 / 51.4 inches||61.3 / 49.4 inches|
|Shoulder Room (second/third row)||64.8 / 64.3 inches||64.8 / 62.8 inches|
Of course, if you’re planning all sorts of adventures, more often than not, you’ll likely find yourself in the vehicle with the whole family. While we know everyone will have a great time regardless, why not add some fun entertainment features to the mix?
The Expedition MAX and the Yukon XL each have large touchscreens to make it easier to pull up your music, access Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and follow any navigation instructions. However, the GMC Yukon XL comes standard with a 10.2-inch screen that can’t be upgraded to a larger one.
In comparison, the Expedition MAX has a decently sized standard screen measuring 12 inches. However, you can choose to upgrade for the available 15.5-inch screen as well.
When it comes to sound quality, both models offer similar 6-speaker audio systems on their base trims. However, you can upgrade in either model, as they both offer multiple sound options. In the Yukon XL, your choices will max out with the 18-speaker Bose® Performance Series system.
However, the Expedition MAX once again surpasses the Yukon XL by offering the B&O® Unleashed Sound System by Bang & Olufsen®, which comes with a whopping 22 speakers.
While it’s clear that both models in this 2024 Ford Expedition MAX vs. GMC Yukon XL comparison offer fantastic features for your family to enjoy, the Expedition MAX goes above and beyond in multiple categories.
At Sam Pack's Five Star Ford of Lewisville, we want to help you get behind the wheel to try out all the features for yourself. If you’re ready to find your Expedition MAX, stop by our dealership near Lewisville, Frisco, and The Colony, TX. See you soon!
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