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2014 GMC Yukon XL

The 2014 GMC Yukon XL is perfect for families who want a full-size SUV with optimized seating and cargo space. It has a strong towing capacity too. The GMC Yukon XL has a seating capacity of up to nine passengers and comfortable interior made with high quality materials. It has impressive road manners and a powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine. With its top of the line architecture, GMC Yukon XL is ready to hit the road to do some serious hauling and towing. It is capable to give you a smooth and comfortable ride with its quiet and elegant cabin. Though you might sacrifice some of the convenience and ease of use that you get from most crossovers, the GMC Yukon XL does perform its duties well so it’s worth the extra bulk. The 2014 GMC Yukon XL Canadian price starts at $54,275.
There are three available trim levels for 2014 GMC Yukon XL namely SLE, SLT, and Denali. The base trim, which is the SLE, comes with some exciting standard features like full-power accessories, six-way power front bucket seats, dual-zone manual climate control, a trip computer, entertainment system, and auto-dimming rearview mirror with built-in rearview camera among others. The SLT trim upgrades with leather upholstery, heated front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, and a premium sound system. The Denali, on the other hand, got a unique styling, a blind-spot monitoring system, a navigation system, and heated and power-folding second row seats among other special features.
Under the hood of the GMC Yukon SLE and SLT is a 5.3-liter V8 that produces 320 horsepower, while the Yukon Denali has a 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 403 horsepower. The transmission for both engines is a six-speed automatic. The base GMC Yukon XL has an option of 2WD or 4WD. The higher Denali version can either be 2WD or AWD. The base Yukon XL has a fuel economy rating of 15.68 L/100km for city and 11.20 L/100km for highway. The Denali, on the other hand, has fuel economy estimates of 16.80 L/100km city and 13.06 L/100km highway for the 2WD and 18.09 L/100km city and 13.06 L/100km highway for the AWD.
Though it is not as good looking as other new GMC trucks, the GMC Yukon XL has some distinct characteristics that make it special. It is simple and the controls are easy to use. The entire GMC Yukon XL lineup can give you good ride quality and strong acceleration. Although its bulkiness can sometimes get in the way of its ease of maneuverability, its light steering can greatly be appreciated.

2014 Ford Expedition

The 2014 Ford Expedition is one of the most capable SUVs in the market today. It has seating capacity of up to eight passengers and can tow up to 4,100 kg. It is also one of the largest SUVs on the road and this means more space for the passengers in the cabin. The regular-size Expedition has a cargo capacity of 108 cubic feet, while the Ford Expedition EL upgrades to 130. Though tough on the job, the 2014 Ford Expedition is also expected to be heavy and even with a V8 engine, it will not be that quick if you are travelling with the whole family. The 2014 Ford Expedition Canada price starts at
$62,499.
Alternatively, if you are not after the hauling and towing capability, you can settle for other smaller crossovers or SUV. They are easier to handle on a daily basis and can be more fuel-efficient too. But if you require a full-size SUV that can get the job done and be all adventurous, the 2014 Ford Expedition is perfect for you. It is available in two body styles. It has the regular one and the other one which is 15 inches longer, the Expedition EL. Both of the body styles are available in three trim levels namely XLT, Limited, and King Ranch.
All Expeditions have a standard seating capacity of up to eight passengers that reduces to seven if you want an optional second-row captain’s chair. Some of the exciting features that come with the base model are keyless entry, power rear-quarter windows, heated mirrors, a roof rack, cruise control, and Ford’s voice operated Sync system. An optional package for upgrade includes rearview camera, leather upholstery, and dual-zone automatic climate control among others.
Under the hood of the 2014 Ford Expedition and Expedition EL is a 5.4-liter V8 engine that produces 310 horsepower, combined with a six-speed automatic transmission. It comes standard as a RWD, but you can go for FWD as well. When properly equipped, its maximized towing capacity is up to 4,100 kg. It has fuel economy ratings of 18.09 L/100km for city and 13.06 L/100km for highway.

And The Winner Is…

Though both 2014 GMC Yukon XL and 2014 Ford Expedition are strong and can give you superb performance, you might be sacrificing a bit of comfort when you go for 2014 GMC Yukon XL. The third row of the Yukon Xl doesn’t fold flat and it’s better to completely have it removed to give way for more space. However, if you decide to keep the third row, you might still experience some problems with comfort sinceits high load floor makes the headroom tight. The 2014 GMC Yukon XL is a good choice if not for this inconveniences. Thus, we are choosing the 2014 Ford Expedition as the winner here.

By: Jane Odulio – Staff Writer New Car Sell Off

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