2010 Dodge
Dakota Extended Cab ST
vs. 2011 GMC
Yukon XL 1500 Denali

2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali

9.8

starting from

$60,350

Reasons to buy the GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali

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Quite powerful
403 HP @ 5,700 RPM
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OK brakes
Disc
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Has stability control system
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Power locks
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2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab ST

7.9

starting from

$23,495

Reasons to buy the Dodge Dakota Extended Cab ST

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Has auxiliary audio input
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Very inexpensive
$23,495
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Comparable towing weight
1810 lb
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Average city fuel efficiency
15 mpg
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 5.5
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali Winner: Yukon XL 1500 Denali
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  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Yukon XL 1500 Denali; not available on the Dakota Extended Cab ST
  • Leather comes standard on the Yukon XL 1500 Denali; the Dakota Extended Cab ST only offers cloth seats
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Yukon XL 1500 Denali's power seats; not available on the Dakota Extended Cab ST
Safety Features 10.0 vs 5.9
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali Winner: Yukon XL 1500 Denali
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  • Disc brakes on the Yukon XL 1500 Denali can provide better stopping action
  • The Yukon XL 1500 Denali's electronic stability control reduces the risk of skidding during cornering
  • Drive with confidence in the Yukon XL 1500 Denali, consider upgrading the Dakota Extended Cab ST to get antilock brakes
Practicality 10.0 vs 7.4
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali Winner: Yukon XL 1500 Denali
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  • You won't find this in the Dakota Extended Cab ST, but the Yukon XL 1500 Denali's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
  • Room for 4 more people, 8 vs 4
  • The Yukon XL 1500 Denali's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Dakota Extended Cab ST
Cost 8.4 vs 10.0
2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab ST Winner: Dakota Extended Cab ST
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  • The best price we've seen is $36,855 cheaper (2.6x less), $23,495 vs $60,350
  • Gets around 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 15 mpg vs 13 mpg
Performance 10.0 vs 8.6
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali Winner: Yukon XL 1500 Denali
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  • More than 90% more powerful, 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 210 HP @ 5,200 RPM
  • The Yukon XL 1500 Denali has 2 more gears, which can improve performance, 6 vs 4
  • The Yukon XL 1500 Denali's power-to-weight ratio is more than 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 15.1 lb/hp vs 20.0 lb/hp
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.9
Too close to call
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  • Neither offers satellite radio
  • Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
Road Tests - vs -
Missing information
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Crash Test Ratings - vs 10.0
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Overall 9.8 vs 7.9

Luxury Features

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Yukon XL 1500 Denali
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali
2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab ST Dodge
Dakota Extended Cab ST
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Yukon XL 1500 Denali's power seats; not available on the Dakota Extended Cab ST
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keyless entry Standard vs Not Available The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Yukon XL 1500 Denali; not available on the Dakota Extended Cab ST
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the Yukon XL 1500 Denali; the Dakota Extended Cab ST only offers cloth seats

Safety Features

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

Practicality

GMC
Yukon XL 1500 Denali
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali
2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab ST Dodge
Dakota Extended Cab ST
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Passengers 8 vs 4 The Yukon XL 1500 Denali can carry a soccer team, but the Dakota Extended Cab ST has very few seats
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Cargo space 137.4 ft3 vs 30.0 ft3 The Yukon XL 1500 Denali has lots of cargo room, but the Dakota Extended Cab ST has very little
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front seats 62.9 ft3 vs 55.4 ft3 The Yukon XL 1500 Denali has average-sized front seats, while the Dakota Extended Cab ST is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 1477 lb vs 1810 lb The Dakota Extended Cab ST is comparable to most other vehicles for towing capacity, but the Yukon XL 1500 Denali is quite limited
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The Yukon XL 1500 Denali's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Dakota Extended Cab ST
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Standard vs Not Available You won't find this in the Dakota Extended Cab ST, but the Yukon XL 1500 Denali's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
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Cupholders 6 vs 3 The Yukon XL 1500 Denali has an OK number of cupholders while the Dakota Extended Cab ST has very few
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

GMC
Yukon XL 1500 Denali
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali
2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab ST Dodge
Dakota Extended Cab ST
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MSRP $60,350 vs $23,495 The Dakota Extended Cab ST has a great price, but the Yukon XL 1500 Denali is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 13 mpg vs 15 mpg The Dakota Extended Cab ST has OK city mileage, while the Yukon XL 1500 Denali is very inefficient
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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

Performance

GMC
Yukon XL 1500 Denali
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali
2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab ST Dodge
Dakota Extended Cab ST
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Horsepower 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 210 HP @ 5,200 RPM The Yukon XL 1500 Denali is fairly powerful, but the Dakota Extended Cab ST is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 4 The Yukon XL 1500 Denali has an OK number of gears, while the Dakota Extended Cab ST 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 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 15.1 lb/hp vs 20.0 lb/hp The Yukon XL 1500 Denali is a sporty car, but the Dakota Extended Cab ST is sluggish
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The Yukon XL 1500 Denali has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 43.0 ft vs 44.0 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Entertainment System

GMC
Yukon XL 1500 Denali
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali
2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab ST Dodge
Dakota Extended Cab ST
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Number of speakers 10 vs 4 The Yukon XL 1500 Denali has more speakers, but the Dakota Extended Cab ST has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Yukon XL 1500 Denali's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Dakota Extended Cab ST does not
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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 No vs Yes The Dakota Extended Cab ST can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Yukon XL 1500 Denali; but it's not available at all on the Dakota Extended Cab ST

Road Tests

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Yukon XL 1500 Denali
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali
2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab ST Dodge
Dakota Extended Cab ST
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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

Crash Test Ratings

GMC
Yukon XL 1500 Denali
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali
2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab ST Dodge
Dakota Extended Cab ST
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs 4 stars
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs 5 stars
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs 5 stars

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