2011 GMC
Yukon Denali
vs. 2011 Honda
Odyssey EX

2011 Honda Odyssey EX

9.7

starting from

$32,035
"Readily adaptable to cargos."
popularmechanics.com | talking about the Odyssey's storage
"Onboard entertainment systems are attractive."
popularmechanics.com | talking about the Odyssey's stereo

Reasons to buy the Honda Odyssey EX

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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
4 stars
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Good cargo space
148.5 ft3
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Spacious back seats
56.8 ft3
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Has auxiliary audio input
2011 GMC Yukon Denali

9.3

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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Navigation system
Standard
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Roof rails
Standard
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Leather
Standard
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.8
2011 Honda Odyssey EX Winner: Odyssey EX
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  • The Odyssey EX's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Odyssey EX's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 8.5
2011 Honda Odyssey EX Winner: Odyssey EX
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  • The Odyssey EX has 1.7x less risk of rolling over, 4 stars vs 3 stars
Luxury Features 8.5 vs 10.0
2011 GMC Yukon Denali Winner: Yukon Denali
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  • Leather comes standard on the Yukon Denali; the Odyssey EX only offers cloth seats
Cost 10.0 vs 8.8
2011 Honda Odyssey EX Winner: Odyssey EX
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  • The best price we've seen is $22,565 cheaper (more than 40% less), $32,035 vs $54,600
  • Gets around 30% more miles per gallon in the city, 18 mpg vs 14 mpg
Performance 9.5 vs 10.0
2011 GMC Yukon Denali Winner: Yukon Denali
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  • More than 60% more powerful, 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 248 HP @ 5,700 RPM
  • The Yukon Denali's power-to-weight ratio is more than 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 14.0 lb/hp vs 17.8 lb/hp
  • The Yukon Denali has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 6 vs 5
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Practicality 10.0 vs 9.9
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  • Both have spacious front seats
Road Tests - vs -
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Overall 9.7 vs 9.3

Entertainment System

Honda
Odyssey EX
2011 Honda Odyssey EX
2011 GMC Yukon Denali GMC
Yukon Denali
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Number of speakers 7 vs 10 The Yukon Denali has more speakers and the Odyssey EX is OK, too
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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 Odyssey EX can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The Odyssey EX has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Optional It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Yukon Denali; but it's not available at all on the Odyssey EX

Crash Test Ratings

Honda
Odyssey EX
2011 Honda Odyssey EX
2011 GMC Yukon Denali GMC
Yukon Denali
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 3 stars The better is 1.7x safer than the Yukon Denali
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs 5 stars Good protection, only 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

Honda
Odyssey EX
2011 Honda Odyssey EX
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 Not Available vs Standard Leather comes standard on the Yukon Denali; the Odyssey EX only offers cloth seats

Cost

Honda
Odyssey EX
2011 Honda Odyssey EX
2011 GMC Yukon Denali GMC
Yukon Denali
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MSRP $32,035 vs $54,600 The Odyssey EX has a reasonable price, while the Yukon Denali is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 14 mpg The Odyssey EX 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

Performance

Honda
Odyssey EX
2011 Honda Odyssey EX
2011 GMC Yukon Denali GMC
Yukon Denali
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Horsepower 248 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM The Yukon Denali is very powerful, while the Odyssey EX is only of average power
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Number of gears 5 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 17.8 lb/hp vs 14.0 lb/hp The Yukon Denali is a sporty car, while the Odyssey EX is just average
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.7 ft vs 39.0 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Safety Features

Honda
Odyssey EX
2011 Honda Odyssey EX
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 None vs OnStar

Practicality

Honda
Odyssey EX
2011 Honda Odyssey EX
2011 GMC Yukon Denali GMC
Yukon Denali
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Passengers 8 vs 7 The Odyssey EX has lots of passenger seats and the Yukon Denali is OK, too
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Highway driving range 567 miles vs 468 miles The Odyssey EX has good highway range and the Yukon Denali is reasonable
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Cargo space 148.5 ft3 vs 108.9 ft3 The Odyssey EX has lots of cargo room and the Yukon Denali is pretty good
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front seats 60.5 ft3 vs 62.9 ft3 Both have spacious front seats
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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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roof rails Not Available vs Standard Need to carry bulky cargo? The Yukon Denali's standard roof rails are great, meanwhile the Odyssey EX cannot be configured with them at any price
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navigation system Not Available vs Standard You won't find this in the Odyssey EX, but the Yukon Denali's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
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Cupholders 15 vs 6 The Odyssey EX has an absurd number of cupholders, 3 extra in front and 6 extra in rear
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

Honda
Odyssey EX
2011 Honda Odyssey EX
2011 GMC Yukon Denali GMC
Yukon Denali
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0-60 mph 8.7 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 143 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 16.7 s @ 87 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.75 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 GMC Yukon SLT 2012 GMC Acadia SLE Yukon SLT vs Acadia SLE
2011 GMC Yukon Denali 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Yukon Denali vs Tahoe LTZ
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 Lincoln Navigator Yukon Denali vs Navigator
2011 Honda Odyssey EX 2011 Toyota Sienna Odyssey EX vs Sienna
2011 Honda Odyssey EX 2011 Toyota Highlander Odyssey EX vs Highlander
2011 Honda Odyssey EX 2011 Honda CR-V EX-L Odyssey EX vs CR-V EX-L
2011 Honda Odyssey EX 2012 Mazda 5 Touring Odyssey EX vs 5 Touring
2011 Honda Odyssey LX 2011 Nissan Pathfinder SV Odyssey LX vs Pathfinder SV

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