Despite the growing desire to go green, the demand for full-size SUVs remains strong and the competition continues to grow. The question is… which is better; the 2021 GMC Yukon in Madras OR, or the 2021 Ford Expedition? We'll help you see for yourself which comes out ahead.


While there may be less manufacturers offering full-size SUVs on the market today, the competition is fierce, and the latest generations of this class are better than ever. Whether you're looking for a larger vehicle to transport the whole family or to tow a boat, the 2021 Ford Expedition and GMC Yukon are two of your best options. The Ford Expedition leads its class in towing capacity, making it a breeze to take the whole family on a fishing trip. Though both SUVs are good choices that offer three rows of seating and optional long-wheelbase models, one comes out ahead.


The 2021 Ford Expedition has four different trims that are available: XLT, Limited, King Ranch and Platinum. All Expeditions are powered by twin-turbocharged 3.5L Ecoboost V6 engines. The engine delivers 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, with the Platinum trim delivering 400 hp/480 lb-ft of torque. Both rear-wheel and 4-wheel drive are available, and the sole transmission is a 10-speed automatic, which manages to do it all, almost effortlessly.

Acceleration is quick from a stop, with strong throttle response as you hit the gas. Ford's really figured out how to get maximum power and torque out of a smaller turbo engine, and with headline numbers like 400 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque, it makes a compelling case. Fuel economy is decent as well, with a combined EPA rating of 19 mpg.


The 2021 GMC Yukon in Madras OR is larger and more powerful than its predecessor.  Three different engines are offered for the Yukon and Yukon XL: two gasoline, and one diesel, all teamed with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Look for the 5.3-liter V8 (standard) to push around 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, and the diesel to make somewhere around 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Those numbers are based on the Tahoe and Suburban outputs; GM has yet to confirm the final Yukon specs. Fuel economy is a challenge for the Yukon with Ford coming out ahead in this category. 


2021 GMC Yukon in Madras OR vs Ford Expedition: Cabin Noise

Inside the 2021 Ford Expedition, eight people can be seated comfortable, with the option of a seven-seater with second-row captain's chairs. In either configuration, even adults fit well in all three rows. If cargo space is more important than passenger space, fold the second and third rows down easily, with the push of a button. There's a good amount of room behind the third row, but if you need even more space, opt for the Max model. 

The 2021 Expedition offers 20.9 cubic feet of space behind the third row. This model year, GMC increased cargo space in the Yukon, however, even with these improvements, the 2021 Ford Expedition in Madras OR still boasts more space than the Yukon.


Standard features offered in the 2021 Ford Expecition include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot warning, and rear cross traffic warning. In the 2021 GMC Yukon in Madras OR it seems that automatic emergency braking is standard on all versions, and numerous driver assist features are available, such as a surround-view camera, rearview mirror camera, and rear pedestrian alert.

The 2021 GMC Yukon in Madras OR has improved all around, but the 2021 Ford Expedition still comes out on top. Visit TS&S Ford to see the difference for yourself. 


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