2011 GMC
Yukon Denali
vs. 2011 Toyota
Land Cruiser

2011 Toyota Land Cruiser

9.6

starting from

$69,730

Reasons to buy the Toyota Land Cruiser

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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
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Has auxiliary audio input
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More airbags
7
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Moon roof
Standard
2011 GMC Yukon Denali

9.0

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 powerful
403 HP @ 5,700 RPM
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Quite expensive
$54,600
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Spacious front seats
62.9 ft3
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.2
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Winner: Land Cruiser
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  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the Land Cruiser 's satellite radio
  • The Land Cruiser 's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Land Cruiser 's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
Cost 8.2 vs 10.0
2011 GMC Yukon Denali Winner: Yukon Denali
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  • The best price we've seen is $15,130 cheaper (more than 20% less), $54,600 vs $69,730
  • Gets around 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 14 mpg vs 13 mpg
Safety Features 10.0 vs 8.2
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Winner: Land Cruiser
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  • The Land Cruiser has 2 more airbags (including Knee, Rear Side), 7 vs 5
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.9
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Winner: Land Cruiser
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Land Cruiser 's standard sun roof
Practicality 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 GMC Yukon Denali Winner: Yukon Denali
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  • Room for more than 30% more stuff, 108.9 ft3 vs 81.7 ft3
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 62.9 ft3 vs 58.0 ft3
  • The Yukon Denali's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Land Cruiser
Performance 9.9 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Fairly powerful
  • Both provide sporty handling
Road Tests - vs -
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Crash Test Ratings - vs 10.0
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Overall 9.6 vs 9.0

Entertainment System

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2011 GMC Yukon Denali GMC
Yukon Denali
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Number of speakers 14 vs 10 The Land Cruiser has an extraordinary amount of speakers, and the Yukon Denali is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The Yukon Denali's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Land Cruiser does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the Land Cruiser 's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs No The Land Cruiser can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The Land Cruiser has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Cost

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2011 GMC Yukon Denali GMC
Yukon Denali
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MSRP $69,730 vs $54,600 Very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 13 mpg vs 14 mpg The Yukon Denali has OK city mileage, while the Land Cruiser is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Average basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Average lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
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 7 vs 5 The Land Cruiser has a good number of airbags, but the Yukon Denali is just OK (missing Knee, Rear 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 SafetyConnect vs OnStar

Luxury Features

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2011 GMC Yukon Denali GMC
Yukon Denali
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Land Cruiser '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

Practicality

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2011 GMC Yukon Denali GMC
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Passengers 8 vs 7 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 81.7 ft3 vs 108.9 ft3 The Yukon Denali has OK cargo room, while the Land Cruiser has very little
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front seats 58.0 ft3 vs 62.9 ft3 The Yukon Denali has roomy front seats and the Land Cruiser is OK
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Base payload capacity 1510 lb vs 1620 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 Optional vs Standard The Yukon Denali's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Land Cruiser
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Cupholders 12 vs 6 The Land Cruiser has an absurd number of cupholders, 10 extra in front
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Performance

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2011 GMC Yukon Denali GMC
Yukon Denali
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Horsepower 381 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 403 HP @ 5,700 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 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 15.1 lb/hp vs 14.0 lb/hp Both provide sporty handling
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The Land Cruiser will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the Yukon Denali
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.7 ft vs 39.0 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Road Tests

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2011 GMC Yukon Denali GMC
Yukon Denali
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0-60 mph 7.3 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 140 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 15.7 s @ 92 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2011 GMC Yukon Denali GMC
Yukon Denali
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs 3 stars
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs 5 stars
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs 5 stars

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