2020 Lexus GX vs 2021 GMC Yukon

2020 Lexus GX
2020 Lexus GX
$53,000MSRP
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2021 GMC Yukon
2021 GMC Yukon
$51,000MSRP
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$53,000MSRP
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According to CarGurus experts, the overall rating for the 2020 Lexus GX is 7.5 out of 10, while the 2021 GMC Yukon scores 7.7 out of 10. Based on these ratings, the Lexus GX is a solid choice for those seeking a rugged and capable luxury SUV, while the GMC Yukon is more suitable for those looking for a spacious and luxurious full-size SUV.

Overview

MSRP

$53,000

MSRP

$51,000

Average price

$41,330

Average price

$56,159

Listings

209

Listings

1072
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.5 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.7 out of 10
Pros
  • Off-road capability
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Outdated technology
  • Uninspired styling
Pros
  • Spacious third row
  • Powerful engine
  • Plenty of cargo space
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Uncomfortable seats
  • Interior materials feel cheap

2020 Lexus GX Reviews Summary

Depending on who you ask, the modern SUV will continue to dominate the new-car market until it's the only type of vehicle on the road (except pickup trucks). That prediction makes sense; modern SUVs drive like cars, can get through most snowstorms, and have the cargo space to tackle most of what daily life throws at them. They are great all-around vehicles, but in trying to master everything, many have lost the specialization that made them noteworthy in the first place. In particular, many luxury SUVs have lost their off-road credibility.

There are exceptions to this trend, including upmarket trims of the Jeep Grand Cherokee as well as most of the Land Rover lineup. Another brand that bucks the trend is Lexus. Sure, the Lexus RX pretty much created the modern luxury crossover, but it gets sold right alongside the immensely capable Lexus LX and this vehicle: the 2020 Lexus GX.

You’ll be forgiven if you forgot the GX was still available. Lexus has updated the GX for 2020 with fresh styling to make it a bit more memorable. Still, beneath that new exterior is one of the oldest vehicles offered today, and as you’ll learn, that has its advantages.

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

4.6L 301 hp V8

Engine

5.3L 355 hp V8

Drive Train

AWD

Drive Train

4X2

Seating Capacity

7

Seating Capacity

9

Horsepower

301 hp @ 5500 rpm

Horsepower

355 hp @ 5600 rpm

MPG City

15

MPG City

15

MPG Highway

19

MPG Highway

20
2020 Lexus GX
2020 Lexus GX
$53,000MSRP
Overview
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2021 GMC Yukon
2021 GMC Yukon
$51,000MSRP
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2020 Lexus GX
$53,000MSRP
Overview
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2021 GMC Yukon
$51,000MSRP
Overview
Overview
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CarGurus highlights

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According to CarGurus experts, the overall rating for the 2020 Lexus GX is 7.5 out of 10, while the 2021 GMC Yukon scores 7.7 out of 10. Based on these ratings, the Lexus GX is a solid choice for those seeking a rugged and capable luxury SUV, while the GMC Yukon is more suitable for those looking for a spacious and luxurious full-size SUV.

Overview
MSRP
$53,000
$51,000
Average price
$41,330
$56,159
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.8
4.7
Expert reviews

7.5 out of 10

Read full review

7.7 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Off-road capability
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Outdated technology
  • Uninspired styling
Pros
  • Spacious third row
  • Powerful engine
  • Plenty of cargo space
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Uncomfortable seats
  • Interior materials feel cheap
Summary

Depending on who you ask, the modern SUV will continue to dominate the new-car market until it's the only type of vehicle on the road (except pickup trucks). That prediction makes sense; modern SUVs drive like cars, can get through most snowstorms, and have the cargo space to tackle most of what daily life throws at them. They are great all-around vehicles, but in trying to master everything, many have lost the specialization that made them noteworthy in the first place. In particular, many luxury SUVs have lost their off-road credibility.

There are exceptions to this trend, including upmarket trims of the Jeep Grand Cherokee as well as most of the Land Rover lineup. Another brand that bucks the trend is Lexus. Sure, the Lexus RX pretty much created the modern luxury crossover, but it gets sold right alongside the immensely capable Lexus LX and this vehicle: the 2020 Lexus GX.

You’ll be forgiven if you forgot the GX was still available. Lexus has updated the GX for 2020 with fresh styling to make it a bit more memorable. Still, beneath that new exterior is one of the oldest vehicles offered today, and as you’ll learn, that has its advantages.

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
4.6L 301 hp V8
5.3L 355 hp V8
Drive Train
AWD
4X2
Seating Capacity
7
9
Horsepower
301 hp @ 5500 rpm
355 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG City
15
15
MPG Highway
19
20
Look and feel
2020 Lexus GX
7/10
2021 GMC Yukon
7/10
CarGurus experts rate the 2020 Lexus GX as 7 out of 10 for look and feel, while the 2021 GMC Yukon scores 9 out of 10. The Lexus GX, although showing its age, still retains a rugged and capable design with a unique grille design. On the other hand, the 2021 GMC Yukon impresses with a luxurious exterior, especially in the Denali trim with intricate grille work and chrome accents.
Performance
2020 Lexus GX
9/10
2021 GMC Yukon
6/10
The 2020 Lexus GX scores 9 out of 10 in performance, while the 2021 GMC Yukon rates 6 out of 10. The GX's V8 engine provides a robust power delivery and impressive off-road capabilities. In comparison, the Yukon offers a choice of three engines, with the Denali trim boasting a powerful 6.2-liter V8 for strong acceleration and towing capabilities.
Form and function
2020 Lexus GX
8/10
2021 GMC Yukon
8/10
The 2020 Lexus GX offers a total of 64.7 cubic feet of cargo space, while the 2021 GMC Yukon provides a more generous 25.5 cubic feet behind the third row and up to 144.7 cubic feet with all rear seats folded. Additionally, the Yukon's improved passenger space and seating configurations make it a more practical choice for families.
Technology
2020 Lexus GX
6/10
2021 GMC Yukon
9/10
CarGurus experts rate the 2020 Lexus GX at 6 out of 10 for technology, while the 2021 GMC Yukon scores 9 out of 10. The GX lacks Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but the Yukon impresses with a wireless infotainment system, rear-seat entertainment, and advanced driver assistance features.
Safety
2020 Lexus GX
8/10
2021 GMC Yukon
9/10
With a safety rating of 8 out of 10, the 2020 Lexus GX offers standard driver-assistance features like forward-collision warning and blind-spot monitoring. The 2021 GMC Yukon surpasses with advanced driving assistance systems, including adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and rear cross-traffic alert.
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