2011 GMC
Yukon Hybrid
vs. 2011 Honda
Odyssey LX

2011 Honda Odyssey LX

9.7

starting from

$28,885
"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 LX

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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
4 stars
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Average number of airbags
5
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Good cargo space
148.5 ft3
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Spacious back seats
56.8 ft3
2011 GMC Yukon Hybrid

9.3

Runner-up

GMC Yukon Hybrid

starting from

$55,370
"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 Hybrid

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Is a hybrid
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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
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Fantastic range in the city
500 miles
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Navigation system
Standard
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.8
2011 Honda Odyssey LX Winner: Odyssey LX
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  • The Odyssey LX's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Odyssey LX's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
Luxury Features 8.5 vs 10.0
2011 GMC Yukon Hybrid Winner: Yukon Hybrid
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  • Leather comes standard on the Yukon Hybrid; the Odyssey LX only offers cloth seats
Cost 10.0 vs 9.0
2011 Honda Odyssey LX Winner: Odyssey LX
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  • The best price we've seen is $26,485 cheaper (around 50% less), $28,885 vs $55,370
Performance 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Honda Odyssey LX Winner: Odyssey LX
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  • The Odyssey LX has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 5 vs 4
  • The Odyssey LX needs around 10% less space to turn, 36.7 ft vs 39.0 ft
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Honda Odyssey LX Winner: Odyssey LX
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  • The Odyssey LX has 1 more airbag (including Side), 5 vs 4
Practicality 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 GMC Yukon Hybrid Winner: Yukon Hybrid
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  • You won't find this in the Odyssey LX, but the Yukon Hybrid's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
  • Room for 1 more person, 8 vs 7
  • Almost the same, 62.9 ft3 vs 60.5 ft3
Road Tests - vs -
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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  • Good protection, only 10% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash
Overall 9.7 vs 9.3

Entertainment System

Honda
Odyssey LX
2011 Honda Odyssey LX
2011 GMC Yukon Hybrid GMC
Yukon Hybrid
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Number of speakers 5 vs 9 The Yukon Hybrid has an OK number of speakers, while the Odyssey LX has very few
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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 LX can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The Odyssey LX 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 Hybrid; but it's not available at all on the Odyssey LX

Luxury Features

Honda
Odyssey LX
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Yukon Hybrid
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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 Hybrid; the Odyssey LX only offers cloth seats

Cost

Honda
Odyssey LX
2011 Honda Odyssey LX
2011 GMC Yukon Hybrid GMC
Yukon Hybrid
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MSRP $28,885 vs $55,370 The Odyssey LX has a reasonable price, while the Yukon Hybrid is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 20 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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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 LX
2011 Honda Odyssey LX
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Yukon Hybrid
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Horsepower 248 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 332 HP @ 5,100 RPM The Yukon Hybrid is fairly powerful, but the Odyssey LX is not far behind
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Number of gears 5 vs 4 The Odyssey LX has an OK number of gears, while the Yukon Hybrid 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 17.5 lb/hp vs 17.7 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive The Yukon Hybrid's drivetrain is well-equipped for driving off-road or in poor weather, but the Odyssey LX is not
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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 LX
2011 Honda Odyssey LX
2011 GMC Yukon Hybrid GMC
Yukon Hybrid
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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 4 The Odyssey LX has an OK number of airbags while the Yukon Hybrid has very few (missing Side)
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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 LX
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Yukon Hybrid
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Passengers 7 vs 8 The Yukon Hybrid has lots of passenger seats and the Odyssey LX is OK, too
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Highway driving range 567 miles vs 575 miles Good highway range
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Cargo space 148.5 ft3 vs 108.9 ft3 The Odyssey LX has lots of cargo room and the Yukon Hybrid 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 Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Standard You won't find this in the Odyssey LX, but the Yukon Hybrid's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
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Cupholders 10 vs 6 The Odyssey LX has a good number of cupholders, but the Yukon Hybrid is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

Honda
Odyssey LX
2011 Honda Odyssey LX
2011 GMC Yukon Hybrid GMC
Yukon Hybrid
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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

Crash Test Ratings

Honda
Odyssey LX
2011 Honda Odyssey LX
2011 GMC Yukon Hybrid GMC
Yukon Hybrid
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 3 stars The better is 1.7x safer than the Yukon Hybrid
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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 Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

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 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Yukon Denali vs Tahoe LTZ
2011 GMC Yukon Denali 2011 Land-Rover Range Rover HSE Yukon Denali vs Range Rover HSE
2011 Honda Odyssey EX 2011 Toyota Sienna Odyssey EX vs Sienna
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 EX 2011 Toyota Highlander Odyssey EX vs Highlander
2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 2011 Acura MDX Odyssey Touring Elite vs MDX

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