2011 GMC
Yukon SLT
vs. 2011 Lexus
GX 460 Premium

2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium

9.8

starting from

$58,715
"Very capable off road."
edmunds.com | talking about the GX's handling
"A refined, smooth ride."
edmunds.com | talking about the GX's noise

Reasons to buy the Lexus GX 460 Premium

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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
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Moon roof
Standard
2011 GMC Yukon SLT

9.6

Runner-up

GMC Yukon SLT

starting from

$45,410
"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 SLT

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Good cargo space
108.9 ft3
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Good ground clearance for rough terrain
9.0"
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Spacious front seats
62.9 ft3
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Comparable towing weight
1673 lb
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.5
2011 GMC Yukon SLT Winner: Yukon SLT
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  • Passengers in front seats enjoy more than 20% more room, 62.9 ft3 vs 50.8 ft3
  • The Yukon SLT's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the GX 460 Premium
  • Room for 1 more person, 8 vs 7
Luxury Features 8.9 vs 10.0
2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium Winner: GX 460 Premium
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the GX 460 Premium's standard sun roof
Safety Features 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium Winner: GX 460 Premium
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  • The GX 460 Premium has 1 more airbag (including Knee), 6 vs 5
Entertainment System 9.7 vs 10.0
2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium Winner: GX 460 Premium
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  • Like your tunes? In the GX 460 Premium, you can upgrade to satellite radio
Performance 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium Winner: GX 460 Premium
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  • Four-wheel drive provides better traction off-road and in poor weather, four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive
  • Almost the same, 38.0 ft vs 39.0 ft
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Very inefficient in the city
  • Very expensive
Road Tests - vs -
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.6 vs 9.8

Practicality

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Yukon SLT
2011 GMC Yukon SLT
2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium Lexus
GX 460 Premium
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Passengers 8 vs 7 People mover
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Cargo space 108.9 ft3 vs 91.9 ft3 Both have lots of cargo room
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front seats 62.9 ft3 vs 50.8 ft3 The Yukon SLT has roomy front seats, but the GX 460 Premium is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 1673 lb vs 1260 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The Yukon SLT's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the GX 460 Premium
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 6 vs 4 The Yukon SLT has an OK number of cupholders while the GX 460 Premium has very few
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Luxury Features

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Yukon SLT
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moon roof Not Available vs Standard Enjoy additional natural light with the GX 460 Premium'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

Safety Features

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Yukon SLT
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GX 460 Premium
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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 GX 460 Premium has a good number of airbags, but the Yukon SLT 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 SafetyConnect

Entertainment System

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Yukon SLT
2011 GMC Yukon SLT
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GX 460 Premium
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Number of speakers 9 vs 9 More speakers
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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 Optional Like your tunes? In the GX 460 Premium, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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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

Performance

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Yukon SLT
2011 GMC Yukon SLT
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GX 460 Premium
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Horsepower 320 HP @ 5,400 RPM vs 301 HP @ 5,500 RPM Fairly powerful
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 More gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in 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 17.6 lb/hp vs 17.7 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive The GX 460 Premium will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the Yukon SLT
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.0 ft vs 38.0 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Cost

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Yukon SLT
2011 GMC Yukon SLT
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MSRP $45,410 vs $58,715 Very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 15 mpg vs 15 mpg Very inefficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The GX 460 Premium's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Yukon SLT's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The GX 460 Premium's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Yukon SLT's is very short

Road Tests

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Yukon SLT
2011 GMC Yukon SLT
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GX 460 Premium
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0-60 mph Unknown vs 7.5 seconds
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Braking distance at 60mph Unknown vs 136 ft
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1/4 mile Unknown vs 16.0 s @ 89 mph
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.73 g
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

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Yukon SLT
2011 GMC Yukon SLT
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GX 460 Premium
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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

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 SLE 2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited Yukon SLE vs 4Runner Limited
2011 GMC Yukon Denali 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Yukon Denali vs Land Cruiser
2011 GMC Yukon Denali 2011 Land-Rover LR4 Yukon Denali vs LR4
2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium 2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited GX 460 Premium vs 4Runner Limited
2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium 2011 Lexus LX 570 GX 460 Premium vs LX 570
2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser GX 460 Premium vs Land Cruiser
2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium 2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited GX 460 Premium vs Sequoia Limited
2011 Lexus GX 460 2011 Lexus RX 450h GX 460 vs RX 450h

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