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2017 Chevy Suburban vs 2017 GMC Yukon

Those who know vehicles know that the Chevy Suburban and GMC Yukon have always shared a lot in common. While many drivers may consider them to be arguably the same vehicle, so much so that they are often grouped together in reviews, we beg to differ. Though the two models share many things, the fact is, there are many differences between the vehicles and a number of reasons why the Suburban may just be your better option if you're trying to decide between the 2017 Chevy Suburban vs the 2017 GMC Yukon.

Despite everything the Yukon and Suburban have in common, one thing remains consistently different, and that is the design. Of course, design is a matter of opinion, but we would argue that the Suburban tends to adopt more modern trends while the Yukon is more simple... and perhaps even a little dull. If you take a look at the images below, you'll notice the Suburban's more aggressive styling and wider, more athletic stance.

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2017 Chevy Suburban vs 2017 GMC Yukon
Up to 121.7 cu ft Cargo Space Up to 94.7 cu ft
39.7/34.5 inches Rear Seat Legroom (second/third row) 39.0/24.8 inches
7,300 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 7,100 pounds
5/5 Edmunds Reviews Rating 3/5
5 stars Cars.com Consumer Rating 4.9 stars

Is There a Difference Between the 2017 Suburban and 2017 Yukon?

Of course, we wouldn't want you to buy a vehicle based on looks alone. That's never a good idea. So what other reasons is the Suburban worth choosing rather than the Yukon? Well, overall interior space is a big reason.

When comparing the Suburban and the Yukon it's clear that the Suburban has superior cargo space with an impressive 121.7 cu. ft. GMC can match that with the larger Yukon XL model, but buyers should be expected to face a significantly higher MSRP just to get it. The same is true for rear seat space for second-row passengers, where those in the Suburban will enjoy more legroom and headroom than those in the Yukon. Again, this additional space is available, but it comes at the additional cost of the Yukon XL. Even if you do decide to stick with the inferior space of the Yukon, most of the Yukon's trim levels will still have an MSRP more than their Suburban counterpart, despite coming equipped with nearly identical features.

We also can't forget to mention something that may be a deciding factor for many drivers. It's the fact that the Chevy Suburban outperforms the Yukon when it comes to consumer and quality ratings. For example, the Suburban has the edge when looking at consumers reviews on both Edmunds and Cars.com. Perhaps even more significantly, the Surburban also has a higher overall quality score than the Yukon based on ratings from J.D. Power. It doesn't get much better than that.

If you're looking for an SUV that is a little more unique than both these options, don't forget that the Suburban stands out from the Yukon with a number of special edition models like the RST Edition, Z71 Midnight Edition and LT Midnight Edition, all adding blacked out design components and other unique features. Either way, despite the fact that the 2017 Chevy Suburban and 2017 GMC Yukon have many things in common, there are some key advantages the Suburban has over GMC's full-size SUV offering that should make you wonder if it's really worth the extra cost in some cases. To experience the Suburban for yourself, simply schedule a test drive at Parks Chevrolet.

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