2011 Dodge
Grand Caravan Cargo
vs. 2011 GMC
Yukon Denali

2011 GMC Yukon Denali

9.7

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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Has 3 rows of seats
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More passenger seats
7
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Rear air conditioning
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Quite powerful
403 HP @ 5,700 RPM
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Cargo

9.2

starting from

$22,635

Reasons to buy the Dodge Grand Caravan Cargo

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Has auxiliary audio input
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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
4 stars
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Very inexpensive
$22,635
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Average highway fuel efficiency
25 mpg
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.0
2011 GMC Yukon Denali Winner: Yukon Denali
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  • Leather comes standard on the Yukon Denali; the Grand Caravan Cargo only offers cloth seats
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Yukon Denali's power seats; not available on the Grand Caravan Cargo
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.7
2011 GMC Yukon Denali Winner: Yukon Denali
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  • Room for 5 more people, 7 vs 2
  • Need to carry bulky cargo? The Yukon Denali's standard roof rails are great, meanwhile the Grand Caravan Cargo cannot be configured with them at any price
  • The Yukon Denali's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Grand Caravan Cargo
Entertainment System 9.2 vs 10.0
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Cargo Winner: Grand Caravan Cargo
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  • The Grand Caravan Cargo 's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
Cost 9.2 vs 10.0
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Cargo Winner: Grand Caravan Cargo
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  • The best price we've seen is $31,965 cheaper (2.4x less), $22,635 vs $54,600
  • Gets more than 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 17 mpg vs 14 mpg
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Child door locks come standard
Road Tests - vs -
Missing information
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
Overall 9.7 vs 9.2

Luxury Features

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Yukon Denali
2011 GMC Yukon Denali
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Cargo Dodge
Grand Caravan Cargo
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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 Denali's power seats; not available on the Grand Caravan Cargo
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the Yukon Denali; the Grand Caravan Cargo only offers cloth seats

Practicality

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Yukon Denali
2011 GMC Yukon Denali
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Cargo Dodge
Grand Caravan Cargo
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Passengers 7 vs 2 The Yukon Denali has lots of passenger seats, but the Grand Caravan Cargo has very few
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Highway driving range 468 miles vs 500 miles Average highway range
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Cargo space 108.9 ft3 vs 143.8 ft3 Both have lots of cargo room, however the Grand Caravan Cargo in particular is very roomy
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front seats 62.9 ft3 vs 59.7 ft3 The Yukon Denali has roomy front seats and the Grand Caravan Cargo is OK
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The Yukon Denali's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Grand Caravan Cargo
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Standard vs Not Available Need to carry bulky cargo? The Yukon Denali's standard roof rails are great, meanwhile the Grand Caravan Cargo cannot be configured with them at any price
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navigation system Standard vs Optional The Yukon Denali's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Grand Caravan Cargo
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Cupholders 6 vs 7 Both have lots of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Yukon Denali
2011 GMC Yukon Denali
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Cargo Dodge
Grand Caravan Cargo
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Number of speakers 10 vs 2 The Yukon Denali has more speakers, but the Grand Caravan Cargo has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Yukon Denali's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Grand Caravan Cargo 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 Grand Caravan Cargo 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 Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Cost

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Yukon Denali
2011 GMC Yukon Denali
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Cargo Dodge
Grand Caravan Cargo
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MSRP $54,600 vs $22,635 The Grand Caravan Cargo has a great price, but the Yukon Denali is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 14 mpg vs 17 mpg The Grand Caravan Cargo has OK city mileage, while the Yukon Denali is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

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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 Uconnect

Road Tests

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Yukon Denali
2011 GMC Yukon Denali
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Cargo Dodge
Grand Caravan Cargo
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0-60 mph Unknown vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph Unknown vs 128 ft
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1/4 mile Unknown vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.67 g
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

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Yukon Denali
2011 GMC Yukon Denali
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Cargo Dodge
Grand Caravan Cargo
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Rollover resistance 3 stars vs 4 stars The Grand Caravan Cargo is 1.7x safer than the Yukon Denali
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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

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Yukon Denali
2011 GMC Yukon Denali
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Cargo Dodge
Grand Caravan Cargo
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Horsepower 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 283 HP @ 6,400 RPM The Yukon Denali is very powerful, while the Grand Caravan Cargo is only of average power
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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 14.0 lb/hp vs Unknown
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.0 ft vs 39.1 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Cargo 2011 Dodge Durango Express Grand Caravan Cargo vs Durango Express
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2011 GMC Yukon Denali 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Yukon Denali vs Land Cruiser
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2011 GMC Yukon SLE 2011 Honda Pilot Touring Yukon SLE vs Pilot Touring

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