2020 Acura MDX vs 2021 GMC Yukon

2020 Acura MDX
2020 Acura MDX
$44,500MSRP
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2021 GMC Yukon
2021 GMC Yukon
$51,000MSRP
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According to CarGurus experts, the overall rating for the 2020 Acura MDX is 7.2 out of 10, while the 2021 GMC Yukon scores slightly higher at 7.7 out of 10. Based on these ratings, the 2021 GMC Yukon emerges as the recommended choice for buyers seeking a combination of luxury, performance, and advanced technology.

Overview

MSRP

$44,500

MSRP

$51,000

Average price

$29,359

Average price

$56,142

Listings

1003

Listings

1071
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.2 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.7 out of 10
Pros
  • Standard advanced safety features
  • Spacious
Cons
  • Uninspired styling
  • Outdated technology
Pros
  • Spacious third row
  • Powerful engine
  • Plenty of cargo space
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Uncomfortable seats
  • Interior materials feel cheap

2020 Acura MDX Reviews Summary

The Acura MDX is the best-selling three-row luxury SUV of all time, with solid performances through three generations of production since 2001. While it may not be an industry leader in any one category, the MDX delivers competitive levels of comfort, convenience, and technology and an attractive overall package that has spawned a loyal repeat audience.

2021 GMC Yukon Reviews Summary

With the redesigned 2021 GMC Yukon, several good things happen. First, GMC improves passenger space and cargo space by stretching the wheelbase and switching to an independent rear suspension design. Second, those same changes, coupled with a new adaptive air suspension option, enhance the full-size SUV’s ride and handling. Third, payload ratings rise by as much as 100 pounds. Fourth, the Yukon gets a significant technology upgrade. But at the same time, the new Yukon takes a couple of steps backward. Tow ratings can’t match the outgoing Yukon, and in some cases, fuel economy numbers worsen rather than improve. Still, all things considered, the new 2021 Yukon represents advancement.
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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

3.5L 290 hp V6

Engine

5.3L 355 hp V8

Drive Train

FWD

Drive Train

4X2

Seating Capacity

7

Seating Capacity

9

Horsepower

290 hp @ 6200 rpm

Horsepower

355 hp @ 5600 rpm

MPG City

20

MPG City

15

MPG Highway

27

MPG Highway

20
2020 Acura MDX
2020 Acura MDX
$44,500MSRP
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2021 GMC Yukon
2021 GMC Yukon
$51,000MSRP
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2020 Acura MDX
$44,500MSRP
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2021 GMC Yukon
$51,000MSRP
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CarGurus highlights

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According to CarGurus experts, the overall rating for the 2020 Acura MDX is 7.2 out of 10, while the 2021 GMC Yukon scores slightly higher at 7.7 out of 10. Based on these ratings, the 2021 GMC Yukon emerges as the recommended choice for buyers seeking a combination of luxury, performance, and advanced technology.

Overview
MSRP
$44,500
$51,000
Average price
$29,359
$56,142
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.5
4.7
Expert reviews

7.2 out of 10

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7.7 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Standard advanced safety features
  • Spacious
Cons
  • Uninspired styling
  • Outdated technology
Pros
  • Spacious third row
  • Powerful engine
  • Plenty of cargo space
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Uncomfortable seats
  • Interior materials feel cheap
Summary
The Acura MDX is the best-selling three-row luxury SUV of all time, with solid performances through three generations of production since 2001. While it may not be an industry leader in any one category, the MDX delivers competitive levels of comfort, convenience, and technology and an attractive overall package that has spawned a loyal repeat audience.
With the redesigned 2021 GMC Yukon, several good things happen. First, GMC improves passenger space and cargo space by stretching the wheelbase and switching to an independent rear suspension design. Second, those same changes, coupled with a new adaptive air suspension option, enhance the full-size SUV’s ride and handling. Third, payload ratings rise by as much as 100 pounds. Fourth, the Yukon gets a significant technology upgrade. But at the same time, the new Yukon takes a couple of steps backward. Tow ratings can’t match the outgoing Yukon, and in some cases, fuel economy numbers worsen rather than improve. Still, all things considered, the new 2021 Yukon represents advancement.
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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
3.5L 290 hp V6
5.3L 355 hp V8
Drive Train
FWD
4X2
Seating Capacity
7
9
Horsepower
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
355 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG City
20
15
MPG Highway
27
20
Look and feel
2020 Acura MDX
6/10
2021 GMC Yukon
6/10
The Acura MDX, a perennial favorite, boasts a solid history as the best-selling three-row luxury SUV. On the other hand, the 2021 GMC Yukon marks a redesign, enhancing passenger space, cargo room, and technology while retaining its towing capabilities.
Performance
2020 Acura MDX
6/10
2021 GMC Yukon
6/10
Both models receive a rating of 6 out of 10 for performance from CarGurus experts. The 2020 Acura MDX offers two powertrain options, providing solid acceleration and nimble handling, particularly with its Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system. On the other hand, the 2021 GMC Yukon boasts three powerful engine choices, delivering robust performance and improved handling, albeit with compromised fuel efficiency.
Form and function
2020 Acura MDX
7/10
2021 GMC Yukon
8/10
CarGurus experts rate the 2020 Acura MDX at 7 out of 10 and the 2021 GMC Yukon at 8 out of 10 in terms of form and function. The Acura MDX offers practical innovations such as sliding and reclining second-row seats, providing ease of access to the third row and customizable legroom. With 15.8 cubic feet of luggage capacity behind the third row, expandable to 43.4 cubic feet with the third row folded, and a maximum cargo volume of 90.9 cubic feet, the MDX ensures ample space for both passengers and cargo. The 2021 GMC Yukon boasts enhanced passenger and cargo room, particularly with the introduction of an independent rear suspension design. With the power-folding third-row seats, the Yukon Denali offers 25.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, expandable to 72.6 cubic feet with the third row folded and up to 122.9 cubic feet at maximum capacity, making it a versatile option for families and adventurers alike.
Technology
2020 Acura MDX
7/10
2021 GMC Yukon
9/10
The 2020 Acura MDX scores 7 out of 10 for technology, while the 2021 GMC Yukon achieves a higher rating of 9 out of 10. Acura MDX offers a comprehensive suite of tech features but lags slightly behind in cutting-edge innovations. In contrast, the GMC Yukon impresses with advanced infotainment options, wireless connectivity, and sophisticated driving-assistance systems.
Safety
2020 Acura MDX
9/10
2021 GMC Yukon
9/10
Both models receive a commendable rating of 9 out of 10 for safety from CarGurus experts. The Acura MDX comes equipped with a suite of advanced safety features, including AcuraWatch, while the 2021 GMC Yukon offers a host of driver-assistance systems, ensuring enhanced safety on the road.
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