|2017 GMC Yukon||2017 Nissan Armada|
|5.3-liter, V-8||Engine||5.6-liter, V-8|
|Six-speed Auto||Transmission||Seven-speed Auto|
2017 GMC Yukon vs. 2017 Nissan Armada
Large body-on-frame SUVs were built for people with active lifestyles. For several years, the top of that class was occupied by the GMC Yukon; to the benefit of those people today – this is still true today. However, there are a few models that are making a strong play for a change. Examining the 2017 GMC Yukon vs. 2017 Nissan Armada shows that the competition of the Yukon still has a ways to go before matching what the GMC SUV has to offer. For the current model year, the 2017 Yukon keeps a pace ahead of the 2017 Armada by offering superior fuel consumption scores, comparable towing specs and an excellent array of cutting edge technology.
Potential owners of the 2017 GMC Yukon are regular people that rely on technology just like everyone else. GMC engineers have made sure the electronics suite provided by the 2017 Yukon supports the most popular of those devices. At this point in the connectivity revolution happening in the automotive industry that means making infotainment systems like GMC IntelliLink be able to be paired with Android and Apple smartphones. The large touchscreen in the center stack can become a mirror image of the phone screen and offer easier access to most of people’s favorite applications. Additionally, the 2017 Yukon continues to offer the high-speed 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot on most of its trims.
Performance of the 2017 Yukon
The standard powertrain configuration for the 2017 GMC Yukon is a 5.3-liter, V-8 engine making 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Fans of the 2017 Armada will quickly point out that their SUV is superior because its 5.6-liter, V-8 engine makes 390 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque. While this advantage looks impressive on paper, it doesn’t make a lot of difference in the real world. The 2017 Yukon offers the same 8,500-pound towing capacity as the 2017 Armada and boasts a pretty significant fuel economy lead. The 5.3-liter engine can achieve 14.7 L/100 km in the city and 10.2 L/100 km on the highway. At best the 2017 Armada can achieve 12.3 L/100 km on the highway. If horsepower is truly a concern for 2017 Yukon buyers at Don Wheaton, Denali models of the GMC SUV can be outfitted with a 6.2-liter, V-8 engine which pushes the peak power output to 420 horsepower.