2018 Chevrolet Tahoe

Starting Price: $48,745 | Price Yours

Above Average: Cargo space, infotainment, cost to own

Below Average: City fuel efficiency, third row space

Consensus: A high-quality, options-rich family hauler


2018 GMC Yukon

Starting Price: $50,375 | Price Yours

Above Average: Handsome features, excellent visibility

Below Average: Price, maneuverability

Consensus: A comfortable, decked-out ride for the family paired with aggressive power


The Chevrolet Tahoe is spacious, luxurious and plenty powerful for hauling the family anywhere you need to go. It was named one of the 12 Best Family Cars of 2018 by KBB and also won the 2018 5-Year Cost-to-Own Award for full-size SUVs. Several seating configurations are possible, including a new 5-passenger model new for 2018, all the way up to 9 passengers with three rows of bench seating. The GMC Yukon looks a lot like its Chevrolet cousin, the most notable difference being front-end styling. Both offer a long list of appealing technology and safety features. The Yukon combines luxury and muscle, with two separate V8 engines to choose from, that result in a smooth and comfortable ride.

Chevrolet Tahoe Advantages

Quick responding Chevy MyLink infotainment system, Teen Driver Technology safety feature can restrict audio and speed.

GMC Yukon Advantages

Safety Seat Alert provides vibration pulse alerts in driver’s seat, Magnetic Ride Control that continually adjust the shock absorbers to changing road conditions.


Almost identical specs and powertrains offered are the same, including having the best highway fuel economy in its class.

Final Recommendation

These full-size SUV cousins are practically identical except for the badge on the grille; each with a few unique features on the inside. If you’re in the market for a big people mover with lots of space, these will do the job. The Tahoe’s slight edge is its lower price tag. The Yukon offers different style and the option of a upscale Denali model.

  2018 Chevrolet Tahoe 2018 GMC Yukon
Popular Powertrains    
Engine 5.3-liter V8 5.3-liter V8
Horsepower 355 hp @ 5,600 rpm 355 hp @ 5,600 rpm
Torque 383 lb-ft @ 4,100 rpm 383 lb-ft @ 4,100 rpm
Transmission Automatic, 6-speed Automatic, 6-speed
Fuel Economy 19 mpg (16 city, 23 hwy) 19 mpg (16 city, 23 hwy)
Also Available 6.2-liter V8, Automatic 10-speed 6.2-liter V8, Automatic, 10-speed
Warranty 3 years or 36,000 miles 3 years or 36,000 miles
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating 4 Stars 4 Stars
Max Seating Capacity 9 9
Wheelbase 116.0 inches 116.0 inches
Overall Length 204.0 inches 203.9 inches
Width 80.5 inches 80.5 inches
Height 74.4 inches 74.4 inches
Turning Diameter 39.0 feet 39.0 feet
Headroom, Front 42.8 inches 42.8 inches
Headroom, 2nd row 38.7 inches 38.7 inches
Headroom, 3rd row 38.1 inches 38.1 inches
Legroom, Front 45.3 inches 45.3 inches
Legroom, 2nd row 39.0 inches 39.0 inches
Legroom, 3rd row 24.8 inches 24.8 inches
Shoulder Room, Front 64.8 inches 64.8 inches
Shoulder Room, 2nd row 65.1 inches 65.1 inches
Shoulder Room, 3rd row 62.6 inches 62.6 inches
EPA Passenger Volume 122.4 cu. ft. 120.8 cu. ft.
EPA Cargo Volume 94.7 cu. ft. 94.7 cu. ft.
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