2010 Dodge
Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star
vs. 2011 GMC
Yukon XL 1500 SLT

2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT

9.6

starting from

$50,365

Reasons to buy the GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT

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Average power
320 HP @ 5,400 RPM
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Fantastic range on the highway
651 miles
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OK brakes
Disc
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Fantastic range in the city
465 miles
2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

8.5

starting from

$28,620

Reasons to buy the Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

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Very inexpensive
$28,620
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CD changer
Optional
Luxury Features 7.0 vs 10.0
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT Winner: Yukon XL 1500 SLT
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Cost 10.0 vs 9.1
2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star Winner: Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star
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  • The best price we've seen is $21,745 cheaper (more than 40% less), $28,620 vs $50,365
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system
  • Neither offers satellite radio
Overall 8.5 vs 9.6

Luxury Features

Dodge
Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star
2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT GMC
Yukon XL 1500 SLT
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Standard Conveniently adjust your seat with the Yukon XL 1500 SLT's power seats; not available on the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Standard Leather comes standard on the Yukon XL 1500 SLT; the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star only offers cloth seats

Cost

Dodge
Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star
2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT GMC
Yukon XL 1500 SLT
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MSRP $28,620 vs $50,365 The Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star has a reasonable price, while the Yukon XL 1500 SLT is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 14 mpg vs 15 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

Road Tests

Dodge
Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star
2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT GMC
Yukon XL 1500 SLT
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0-60 mph Unknown vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph Unknown vs Unknown
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1/4 mile Unknown vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

Dodge
Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star
2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT GMC
Yukon XL 1500 SLT
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antilock brakes Optional vs Standard Drive with confidence in the Yukon XL 1500 SLT, consider upgrading the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star to get antilock brakes
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Stability control system No vs Unknown
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Airbags 2 vs 5 The Yukon XL 1500 SLT has a good number of airbags, but the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star does not (missing Rear Curtain, Side, Head / Curtain)
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Rear brakes Drum vs Disc The Yukon XL 1500 SLT has good brakes for high-performance driving
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child door locks Not Available vs Standard Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Yukon XL 1500 SLT; optional upgrade on the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star
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Roadside assistance system Uconnect vs OnStar

Crash Test Ratings

Dodge
Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star
2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT GMC
Yukon XL 1500 SLT
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Performance

Dodge
Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star
2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT GMC
Yukon XL 1500 SLT
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Horsepower 210 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 320 HP @ 5,400 RPM The Yukon XL 1500 SLT is of average power, but the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star is underpowered
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Number of gears 4 vs 6 The Yukon XL 1500 SLT has an OK number of gears, while the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star has very few
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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 Unknown
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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 20.9 lb/hp vs 18.5 lb/hp The Yukon XL 1500 SLT has OK performance while the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 44.0 ft vs 43.0 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

Dodge
Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star
2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT GMC
Yukon XL 1500 SLT
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Passengers 5 vs 8 The Yukon XL 1500 SLT can carry a soccer team, and the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star has an OK number of seats
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Cargo space 30.0 ft3 vs 137.4 ft3 The Yukon XL 1500 SLT has lots of cargo room, but the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star has very little
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front seats 55.4 ft3 vs 62.9 ft3 The Yukon XL 1500 SLT has average-sized front seats, while the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 1,610 lb vs 1,587 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Standard The Yukon XL 1500 SLT's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Not Available vs Optional The Yukon XL 1500 SLT offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star
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Cupholders 4 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

Dodge
Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star
2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT GMC
Yukon XL 1500 SLT
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Number of speakers 4 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Unknown
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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 Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star 2011 Ford Ranger Super Cab Sport Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star vs Ranger Super Cab Sport
2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star vs Outback 2.5i Limited
2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star vs Forester 2.5X
2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star 2011 Dodge Nitro Shock Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star vs Nitro Shock
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 2011 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT Yukon XL 1500 SLT vs Suburban 1500 LT
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 2011 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLT Yukon XL 1500 SLT vs Yukon XL 2500 SLT
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 2011 Lincoln Navigator L Yukon XL 1500 SLT vs Navigator L
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Yukon XL 1500 SLT vs Escalade ESV
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 2012 GMC Acadia SLE Yukon XL 1500 SLT vs Acadia SLE

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