With major cabin space, go-anywhere four-wheel drive, and major boat-towing capabilities, the 2020 Ford Expedition and GMC Yukon are always up for adventure. Which SUV is more your speed? Our comparison guide takes a look at how these models are alike, and how they differ.
Modern Cruising: 2020 Ford Expedition
If you’re looking for a full-size SUV that can haul three rows of adult-size passengers, there’s no better option than the Expedition. Whereas competitors tend to feature less legroom in the third row, this Ford SUV provides plenty of spread-out space for everyone. Thanks to its plush seating and smooth ride, there isn’t a bad seat in the cabin.
Both the Expedition and the Yukon get high marks for seating comfort and luxury options (read: leather upholstery, heated seats). In the Yukon, you can add a first-row bench seat to increase overall capacity to nine (while the Expedition seats eight). However, the Yukon is like a lot of three-row SUVs, with limited third-row legroom.
Strongest Safety Lineup: 2020 Ford Expedition
Both the 2020 Expedition and Yukon offer all the latest crash-prevention technology. But this year, every Expedition comes standard with Ford’s Co-Pilot360 package, boosting safety with features like automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist.
GMC’s Enhanced Driver Alert package is available for any trim level. You just have to pay extra to get it. This package includes similar systems designed to prevent accidents, like automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist.
Most in Standard Tech: 2020 GMC Yukon
Like its GMC brethren, the Yukon is a technophile’s dream, offering up a barrage of infotainment gear and even a premium Bose nine-speaker audio system at no extra cost. Every Yukon helps you get where you’re going with complete smartphone integration, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities to display apps on the 8-inch infotainment touchscreen. The Yukon even comes with a 110-volt, household-style power outlet and a Wi-Fi connection, so you can plug your laptop in and do a little work from the road.
The 2020 Expedition also comes standard with some cool tech features, especially Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system and its coveted Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities. This Ford SUV comes standard with four USB ports—the Yukon has five—making it easy to avoid a depleted battery. However, if you want a household-style power outlet or an in-cabin Wi-Fi hotspot, you’re going to have to pay extra.
Mega Towing Capacity: 2020 Ford Expedition
In the towing department, the 2020 Expedition is impossible to beat. Properly equipped, this full-size SUV can tow a camper, boat, or horse trailer weighing up to 9,200 pounds. Which, of course, is good news for anyone who loves to foray into the wilderness alongside their favorite toys. The GMC Yukon only tows max loads of 8,500 pounds, which might not be enough for some drivers.
The 2020 GMC Yukon is roomy and capable, but the 2020 Ford Expedition is better in just about every way. This SUV will tow a bigger camper, alert you to danger, and even give you extra third-row space. For your best family-hauling experience; put the Expedition at the top of your wish list.