2011 Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
vs. 2011 GMC
Yukon Denali

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

9.8

starting from

$55,520

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
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Has auxiliary audio input
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Average highway fuel efficiency
21 mpg
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Average range on the highway
546 miles
2011 GMC Yukon Denali

9.6

Runner-up

GMC Yukon Denali

starting from

$54,600
"The multipurpose screen also offers an uncluttered layout for the audio system."
edmunds.com | talking about the Yukon's stereo
"With many luxury and high-tech features, the Yukon remains user-friendly."
edmunds.com | talking about the Yukon's controls

Reasons to buy the GMC Yukon Denali

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Quite powerful
403 HP @ 5,700 RPM
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Sporty performance
14.0 lb/hp
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Has front air dam
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.4
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Winner: Tahoe LTZ
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  • The Tahoe LTZ's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Tahoe LTZ's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
Performance 9.2 vs 10.0
2011 GMC Yukon Denali Winner: Yukon Denali
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  • The Yukon Denali's power-to-weight ratio is more than 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 14.0 lb/hp vs 18.4 lb/hp
  • Around 30% more powerful, 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 320 HP @ 5,400 RPM
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Winner: Tahoe LTZ
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  • Room for 1 more person, 8 vs 7
  • The Tahoe LTZ has 2 more cupholders, 8 vs 6
  • Almost the same, 64.1 ft3 vs 62.9 ft3
Cost 9.9 vs 10.0
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  • Very expensive
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Poor protection, 21% to 30% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Neither offers a sun roof
Road Tests - vs -
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Overall 9.8 vs 9.6

Entertainment System

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 GMC Yukon Denali GMC
Yukon Denali
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Number of speakers 10 vs 10 Average number of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs No The Tahoe LTZ can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The Tahoe LTZ has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Performance

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Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 GMC Yukon Denali GMC
Yukon Denali
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Horsepower 320 HP @ 5,400 RPM vs 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM The Yukon Denali is fairly powerful, but the Tahoe LTZ is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 18.4 lb/hp vs 14.0 lb/hp The Yukon Denali is a sporty car, but the Tahoe LTZ is sluggish
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The Tahoe LTZ will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the Yukon Denali
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.0 ft vs 39.0 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

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Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 GMC Yukon Denali GMC
Yukon Denali
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Passengers 8 vs 7 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 108.9 ft3 vs 108.9 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 64.1 ft3 vs 62.9 ft3 Both have spacious front seats
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Base payload capacity 1,705 lb vs 1,620 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Standard vs Standard Both come standard with navigation systems
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Cupholders 8 vs 6 OK number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

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Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 GMC Yukon Denali GMC
Yukon Denali
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MSRP $55,520 vs $54,600 Very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 15 mpg vs 14 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Average basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Average lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

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Tahoe LTZ
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2011 GMC Yukon Denali GMC
Yukon Denali
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs OnStar

Crash Test Ratings

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Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 GMC Yukon Denali GMC
Yukon Denali
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Rollover resistance 3 stars vs 3 stars Poor protection, 21% to 30% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs 5 stars OK protection, 10% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs 5 stars OK protection, 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash

Luxury Features

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Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 GMC Yukon Denali GMC
Yukon Denali
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Road Tests

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Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 GMC Yukon Denali GMC
Yukon Denali
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0-60 mph 8.4 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 144 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 16.6 s s @ 86.0 mph mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 2011 Cadillac Escalade Tahoe LS vs Escalade
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LT Tahoe LTZ vs Traverse LT
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Cargo Tahoe LTZ vs Grand Caravan Cargo
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 2011 Ford Explorer Limited Tahoe LT vs Explorer Limited
2011 GMC Yukon SLT 2012 GMC Acadia SLE Yukon SLT vs Acadia SLE
2011 GMC Yukon Denali 2011 Cadillac Escalade Yukon Denali vs Escalade
2011 GMC Yukon Denali 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Yukon Denali vs Land Cruiser
2011 GMC Yukon Denali 2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited Yukon Denali vs 4Runner Limited
2011 GMC Yukon Denali 2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Supercharged Yukon Denali vs Range Rover Supercharged

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