Differences Between 2019 GMC Terrain & 2019 GMC Yukon
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The 2019 GMC Terrain and the 2019 GMC Yukon are similar looking GMC SUVs at opposite ends of the category of SUV vehicles, but they share many of the same statistics on a number of different categories. Both the GMC Terrain as well as the GMC Yukon are now equipped with some remarkable upgrades. Both of these GMC SUVs suit drivers with similar needs but at different scales. Let’s now take a close look at both SUVs so you can decide which SUV between these luxury GMC SUVs is going to meet your needs the best when looking at key performance indicators.
If we peep under the hoods of these two GMC SUVs, we will clearly be able to see that both are packed with fantastic technology, yet it will be obvious that each one is equipped with a very differently sized motor. The GMC Yukon features a larger 5.4L V8 engine and the GMC Terrain features a 1.5L 4-cylinder turbo motor. It would seem obvious that GMC Yukon features much more power in terms of horsepower and torque that can reach a total of 355 hp @ 5600 rpm and 383 ft-lbs @ 4100 rpm respectively. The GMC Terrain features 170 hp @ 5600 rpm of maximum horsepower and 203 ft-lbs @ 4,000 rpm of maximum torque. Many would assume that the GMC Yukon practically doubles the GMC Terrain in terms of torque and horsepower, but this is not entirely true. It is imperative to know that the GMC Yukon is much heavier and carries almost twice as many people at a total of 9 people with all rows and the extra fold-out seat than the GMC Terrain does with a total of 5 people. If we compare the proportions of power and weight, the GMC Terrain does provide similar performance levels but proportional to lower needs of passenger and load capabilities.
Range and Fuel Economy
Many SUV owners are wary of fuel costs. The GMC Terrain takes the lead with the best-combined fuel economy of 26 mpg, which is much more fuel efficient than the GMC Yukon’s combined fuel economy of 17 mpg. Still, the GMC Yukon features a massive 26-gallon fuel tank that allows it to reach up to 546 miles when driving highway miles, which is almost 25% further than the GMC Terrain can do on the highway at a maximum of 437 miles. If you want to have to make fewer stops to fuel up, the GMC might be the best option for you, but if you prefer an SUV that has better fuel economy, the GMC Terrain could be the best option if you do not need an SUV that carries greater loads and more than 5 people.
Seating Capacity and Cargo Space
The vast majority of SUV owners value greater seating space for greater comfort as well as seating capacity that many SUVs, such as the GMC Yukon offer. Most smaller SUVs such as the GMC Terrain offer a seating capacity of 5, which usually means much more space and comfort per person when looking at maximum seating capacity. Greater seating capacity is frequently quite handy, so even though there is not as much comfort and space when carrying 9 people, it is a considered by some, like the GMC Yukon’s most sought qualities in an SUV. This maximum seating space of 9 does come at a price of only 15.3 cu. ft. of cargo space, which is about half of the 29.6 cu. ft. that the GMC Terrain offers. It is still possible to take out one of the rows in the GMC Yukon to get more cargo space, but at the cost of lower temporary seating capacity. Based on your cargo and seating needs, it will be easy to know which GMC SUV will be the best for you.
Pay us a visit at Brotherton Buick GMC and take both the GMC Yukon and the GMC Terrain for a ride to see for yourself how both drive smoothly and offer refined characteristics. Our team is sure that either the GMC Yukon or the GMC Terrain is going to be the right SUV for you to drive home. Now is your chance, so just come on over!
All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.