2011 GMC
Yukon Denali
vs. 2011 Land Rover
Range Rover HSE

2011 Land-Rover Range Rover HSE

9.5

starting from

$79,685

Reasons to buy the Land Rover Range Rover HSE

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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
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Has auxiliary audio input
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Better suspension
Independent
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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
2011 GMC Yukon Denali

9.2

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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Average cargo space
108.9 ft3
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Quite expensive
$54,600
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Quite powerful
403 HP @ 5,700 RPM
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Has 3 rows of seats
Entertainment System 7.7 vs 10.0
2011 Land-Rover Range Rover HSE Winner: Range Rover HSE
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  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the Range Rover HSE's satellite radio
  • The Range Rover HSE's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
  • The Range Rover HSE has 4 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 14 vs 10
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.2
2011 GMC Yukon Denali Winner: Yukon Denali
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  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 20% more room, 62.9 ft3 vs 54.3 ft3
  • Room for 2 more people, 7 vs 5
  • Room for around 50% more stuff, 108.9 ft3 vs 74.2 ft3
Safety Features 8.8 vs 10.0
2011 Land-Rover Range Rover HSE Winner: Range Rover HSE
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  • The Range Rover HSE has 1 more airbag (including Knee), 6 vs 5
Luxury Features 8.9 vs 10.0
2011 Land-Rover Range Rover HSE Winner: Range Rover HSE
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Range Rover HSE's standard sun roof
Performance 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 GMC Yukon Denali Winner: Yukon Denali
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  • The Yukon Denali's power-to-weight ratio is around 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 14.0 lb/hp vs 15.2 lb/hp
  • Around 10% more powerful, 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 375 HP @ 6,500 RPM
  • The Yukon Denali needs around 10% less space to turn, 39.0 ft vs 41.3 ft
Cost 10.0 vs 9.5
2011 GMC Yukon Denali Winner: Yukon Denali
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  • The best price we've seen is $25,085 cheaper (more than 30% less), $54,600 vs $79,685
  • Gets around 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 14 mpg vs 12 mpg
Road Tests - vs -
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.2 vs 9.5

Entertainment System

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Yukon Denali
2011 GMC Yukon Denali
2011 Land-Rover Range Rover HSE Land Rover
Range Rover HSE
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Number of speakers 10 vs 14 The Range Rover HSE has an extraordinary amount of speakers, and the Yukon Denali 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 Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the Range Rover HSE's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input No vs Yes The Range Rover HSE 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

Practicality

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Yukon Denali
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Passengers 7 vs 5 The Yukon Denali has the usual number of seats, while the Range Rover HSE has very few
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Cargo space 108.9 ft3 vs 74.2 ft3 The Yukon Denali has OK cargo room, while the Range Rover HSE has very little
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front seats 62.9 ft3 vs 54.3 ft3 The Yukon Denali has roomy front seats, but the Range Rover HSE is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 1620 lb vs 1358 lb Average towing capacity
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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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navigation system Standard vs Standard Both come standard with navigation systems
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Cupholders 6 vs 4 The Yukon Denali has an OK number of cupholders while the Range Rover HSE has very few
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

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Yukon Denali
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Range Rover HSE
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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 6 The Range Rover HSE has a good number of airbags, but the Yukon Denali is just OK (missing Knee)
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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 None

Luxury Features

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Yukon Denali
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moon roof Not Available vs Standard Enjoy additional natural light with the Range Rover HSE's standard 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 Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Performance

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Yukon Denali
2011 GMC Yukon Denali
2011 Land-Rover Range Rover HSE Land Rover
Range Rover HSE
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Horsepower 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 375 HP @ 6,500 RPM Fairly powerful
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission The Range Rover HSE's semi-automatic transmission is rare for this class of vehicle
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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 15.2 lb/hp Both provide sporty handling
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive The Range Rover HSE will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the Yukon Denali
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.0 ft vs 41.3 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Cost

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Yukon Denali
2011 GMC Yukon Denali
2011 Land-Rover Range Rover HSE Land Rover
Range Rover HSE
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MSRP $54,600 vs $79,685 Very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 14 mpg vs 12 mpg The Yukon Denali has OK city mileage, while the Range Rover HSE is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The Range Rover HSE's basic warranty covers lots of miles and the Yukon Denali is OK, too
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The Range Rover HSE's basic warranty is long lasting and the Yukon Denali is OK, too

Road Tests

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Yukon Denali
2011 GMC Yukon Denali
2011 Land-Rover Range Rover HSE Land Rover
Range Rover HSE
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0-60 mph Unknown vs 6.4 seconds
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Braking distance at 60mph Unknown vs Unknown
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1/4 mile Unknown vs 14.9 s @ 95 mph
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.65 g
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Top speed Unknown vs 136 mph

Crash Test Ratings

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Yukon Denali
2011 GMC Yukon Denali
2011 Land-Rover Range Rover HSE Land Rover
Range Rover HSE
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Rollover resistance 3 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

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