2023 Jeep Wagoneer vs. 2023 GMC Yukon

The 2023 GMC Yukon is a prominent SUV which is coveted for its posh 3 row seating, numerous engine options and comfortable handling. But does it have what it takes to beat the 2023 Jeep Wagoneer, an SUV prized for its softer driving suspension, royal interior and impressive off road performance?

Design & Style

The Jeep Wagoneer is a full sized sport utility vehicle that can hold up to 8 people. It utilizes an elevated driving position with one of the best towing capacity we’ve ever seen. Buyers get the option of 3 all wheeled drive systems, and its latest updates for this year include an extra seven inches worth of wheelbase, greater room for cargo and passengers as well as a new dual turbocharged engine.

The Yukon is GMC’s flagship SUV. It seats up to 7 people in 3 rows who will have access to numerous cabin perks. Those that purchase Yukon XL will get an extended wheelbase which translates into greater space for occupants and their luggage. Its latest updates for this year include Denali Ultimate that has Alpine Umber style leather upholstery, powered seats that can be adjusted sixteen ways, and darkened chrome with twenty two inch wheels.

Technology & Safety

While the Yukon can be equipped with lots of safety tech, only a small portion of it comes standard. Its standardized gear includes frontal impact alerts and emergency automated brakes, while lane management, hands free operation and adapted cruise control will require buyers to shell out more cash. Comforts inside its cabin consist of wifi, an audio system from Bose, Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, opened pore wood and climate control.

Unlike the Yukon, the Jeep Wagoneer standardizes the majority of its safety features. This means that buyers will get life saving gear without having to shell out extra. Example of this include emergency automated brakes, cyclist and pedestrian detection, lane management, adapted cruise control and blind area monitoring. Comforts inside its cabin include wifi, a nineteen speaker audio system from McIntosh, Amazon Alexa, satellite radio, and Android Auto or Apple CarPlay with climate control.


The Jeep Wagoneer is powered by an inline 6, 3 liter engine that is dual turbocharged and capable of generating 420 horsepower, with a towing capacity of 10,000 pounds. The GMC Yukon is powered by a 5.3 liter V8 engine that can generate 355 horsepower, with a towing capacity of 8,400 pounds.

The Bottom Line

The GMC Yukon seats less passengers than the Wagoneer, has inferior horsepower and towing capacity, and forces its buyers to pay extra for life saving features that should be included in the asking price. And this combined with its inferior fuel economy and cargo space makes the Jeep Wagoneer the winner.

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