2011 GMC
Yukon Denali
vs. 2011 Lexus
GX 460 Premium

2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium

9.7

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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Has auxiliary audio input
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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
2011 GMC Yukon Denali

9.4

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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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
Entertainment System 8.2 vs 10.0
2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium Winner: GX 460 Premium
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  • The GX 460 Premium's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
  • Like your tunes? In the GX 460 Premium, you can upgrade to satellite radio
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.6
2011 GMC Yukon Denali Winner: Yukon Denali
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  • Passengers in front seats enjoy more than 20% more room, 62.9 ft3 vs 50.8 ft3
  • The Yukon Denali's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the GX 460 Premium
  • The Yukon Denali's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the GX 460 Premium
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
Performance 10.0 vs 9.5
2011 GMC Yukon Denali Winner: Yukon Denali
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  • The Yukon Denali's power-to-weight ratio is more than 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 14.0 lb/hp vs 17.7 lb/hp
  • More than 30% more powerful, 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 301 HP @ 5,500 RPM
Cost 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium Winner: GX 460 Premium
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  • Basic warranty lasts 14,000 more miles, 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 4 year vs 3 year
  • Gets around 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 15 mpg vs 14 mpg
Road Tests - vs -
Missing information
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.4 vs 9.7

Entertainment System

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Yukon Denali
2011 GMC Yukon Denali
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GX 460 Premium
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Number of speakers 10 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 No vs Yes The GX 460 Premium 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 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 Denali has roomy front seats, but the GX 460 Premium is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 1620 lb vs 1260 lb Average towing capacity
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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 GX 460 Premium
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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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 GX 460 Premium
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Cupholders 6 vs 4 The Yukon Denali 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 Denali
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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 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 6 The GX 460 Premium 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 SafetyConnect

Performance

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Yukon Denali
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GX 460 Premium
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Horsepower 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 301 HP @ 5,500 RPM Both the Yukon Denali and GX 460 Premium are quite 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 14.0 lb/hp vs 17.7 lb/hp The Yukon Denali is a sporty car, while the GX 460 Premium is just average
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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 Denali
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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 Denali
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MSRP $54,600 vs $58,715 Very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 14 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 Denali'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 Denali's is very short

Road Tests

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Yukon Denali
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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 Denali
2011 GMC Yukon Denali
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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

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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 2011 Toyota Highlander SE GX 460 vs Highlander SE
2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium 2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited GX 460 Premium vs Sequoia Limited

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