Real differences between Yukon and Tahoe

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I had gotten a 2018 Escalade Luxury with 48k which allowed me to add the GMPP platinum warranty to 100k last year. Great looking truck and allows me to still use my kids DVD collection since it has a DVD Blue-ray. The 2021+ doesn’t have it. Got it for half the price as a new Yukon. The 2018-2020 has the same drivetrain as the current model.
not the same drivetrain but a better choice in my opinion
 

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I didn't know these were differences as well.

So...

Laminated glass.
Full leather front seats.
Real wood.
Different Infotainment.
LED tail lights.
LED fog lights.
eLSD.
4 additional speakers.

Seems like a lot of difference for $2k
FYI, not all Denalis have electronic limited slip differentials.
 
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I didn't know these were differences as well.

So...

Laminated glass.
Full leather front seats.
Real wood.
Different Infotainment.
LED tail lights.
LED fog lights.
eLSD.
4 additional speakers.

Seems like a lot of difference for $2k
My Tahoe just shipped and now I can look at window sticker. I'm comparing it to a Denali Reserve window sticker.

There seems to be additional things missing in the Tahoe beyond what's already listed above.

In addition to the full OnStar premium plan with unlimited wifi that was already discussed, the Yukon sticker shows the following times that are not listed on the Tahoe window sticker.

- Hill Descent Control
- Heated Steering Wheel
- Power Sliding Center Console
- Reverse Automatic Breaking

It's possible some of these items ARE INDEED INCLUDED in the Tahoe, but they're not listed on the window sticker.

Odd.

Also, the Yukon window sticker says CREDIT for 2 way lumbar vs 4 way lumbar. And the Tahoe doesn't say anything about lumbar support at all.
 

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My Tahoe just shipped and now I can look at window sticker. I'm comparing it to a Denali Reserve window sticker.

There seems to be additional things missing in the Tahoe beyond what's already listed above.

In addition to the full OnStar premium plan with unlimited wifi that was already discussed, the Yukon sticker shows the following times that are not listed on the Tahoe window sticker.

- Hill Descent Control
- Heated Steering Wheel
- Power Sliding Center Console
- Reverse Automatic Breaking

It's possible some of these items ARE INDEED INCLUDED in the Tahoe, but they're not listed on the window sticker.

Odd.

Also, the Yukon window sticker says CREDIT for 2 way lumbar vs 4 way lumbar. And the Tahoe doesn't say anything about lumbar support at all.
What trim level Tahoe do you have on order?

If it's anything above LS you'll get the heated steering wheel and the 4-way lumbar. For a long time those options were credits with the heated steering wheel being a retrofit item. I know within the last month or so there was an article on GM Authority that said 4-way lumbar is back so yours must've been built after that option came back into production.
 
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What trim level Tahoe do you have on order?

If it's anything above LS you'll get the heated steering wheel and the 4-way lumbar. For a long time those options were credits with the heated steering wheel being a retrofit item. I know within the last month or so there was an article on GM Authority that said 4-way lumbar is back so yours must've been built after that option came back into production.
High Country.
 
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Looks like you'll get hill descent control on the High Country as along as it's 4WD.

Reverse automatic braking looks like it's part of the "Advanced Technology Package" on High Country.


Thank you.

Man it really sucks that they give Yukon owners premium OnStar with wifi for 3 years when Tahoe owners are paying the same price.

Actually, all of really sucks when you think about the fact these two (High Country & Danali Reserve) are $1500 apart ($1000) of it being paint, how much more you get with the Denali.

It's like GM wants to push you toward the Yukon.
 

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Not exactly the same but similar comparison
Wife owns a Denali but has been driving a Yukon SLT (her Denali is in GMC jail awaiting a new turbo).

Anyway, the 'things' we have noticed as being different:
- The head unit in the Denali is built in vs in the Yukon it stands out of the dash
- The gauges (fuel as example) in the Yukon are hard to read; I think its the font
- Yukon doesn't have heated steering wheel
- Head units display's are different and the screens / gauges are different (the icons are different)
- In Android Auto mode the Yukon's continually has to re-download the map, in the Denali is just works
- No rear washer or wiper in Yukon
- No parking sensors (light/beeper) in Yukon (but it has crash and pedestrian avoidance)
- No HUD in Yukon (but it has red flashing lights)
- The suspensions are very different, the Yukon moves around a lot compared to the Denali (neither are air)
- The seats are very different, I like the Denali seats better, but I could see folks liking either
- No 4 low in the Yukon; but it has a different option in its place, it's a pic of a Yukon on a box; towing?
- The Yukon gets really bad mileage (12.9mpg on a 300 mile trip we've done 100's of times) the Denali has been mid to upper twenties. Gaser vs diesel :).

I'm sure a bunch of those features are available in the non Denali's; but those where the features we've noticed that were different or didn't exist between them.
 

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I am surprised by a couple of things you say arent on the yukon slt, that are on my tahoe ls.

Rear wiper/washer
Park sensors(mine has that with screen distance sensors) specifically.
 

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I am surprised by a couple of things you say arent on the yukon slt, that are on my tahoe ls.

Rear wiper/washer
Park sensors(mine has that with screen distance sensors) specifically.
it's all a marketing scheme, if you take the full package on all of them with very little exception they are almost identical, yes the denali and escalade get a couple things and usually the larger engine but that is the extent of it, the way they list things is different so it "appears" that the denali and escalade have a lot more when they do not.

my personal preference is for the larger engine on a lower trim level but they won't build them that.
 

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