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Why would anyone spend 75 on a Yukon? It's a common vehicle in my opinion. I'm guessing that customer base hasn't seen the redesigned escalades. Now that is an impressive vehicle. The new body style is incredible and the interior is second to none. The headlights are the coolest I've ever seen. I'd pay 75 for a escalade if I was in the market for a third row SUV and didn't mind paying that kind of money, but never for a Yukon, never under any circumstances. Someone at GMC is drunk. The Tahoe is just as bad...

I guess that's how you pay back a bailout-add 20k to the actual sticker price and train your salespeople to not start laughing when they close a sale on one....
I looked at the Escalade a few years ago. They came with AWD, but not 4WD w/2speed transfer case. That left the Escalade out for surf fishing.
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Why would anyone spend 75 on a Yukon? It's a common vehicle in my opinion. I'm guessing that customer base hasn't seen the redesigned escalades. Now that is an impressive vehicle. The new body style is incredible and the interior is second to none. The headlights are the coolest I've ever seen. I'd pay 75 for a escalade if I was in the market for a third row SUV and didn't mind paying that kind of money, but never for a Yukon, never under any circumstances. Someone at GMC is drunk. The Tahoe is just as bad...

I guess that's how you pay back a bailout-add 20k to the actual sticker price and train your salespeople to not start laughing when they close a sale on one....
Actually, the Yukon SLT is in the 60's. They are nicely equipped. The Denali is in the low to mid 70's. I'm no GM fanboy and I never ever considered one of GM's full-size SUVs. The only GM product I ever bought new was an H3. But I have to give GM some credit, the new SUV's are a significant step forward. I agree, the Escalade is Amazing. FWIW, I owned a Sequoia and the Yukon SLT is much nicer. A Sequoia Platinum MSRP's in the mid-60's, by the way. Jeep needs to get the Wagoneer to market and make it impressive.
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:37 PM
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I looked at the Escalade a few years ago. They came with AWD, but not 4WD w/2speed transfer case. That left the Escalade out for surf fishing.
Even if the escalade had/has 4wd I wouldn't take it off road. To me some things are sacred.

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I looked at the Escalade a few years ago. They came with AWD, but not 4WD w/2speed transfer case. That left the Escalade out for surf fishing.
Bill, great point. I believe the Escalade remains AWD. The Yukon is actually 4WD w/2speed TC. The dial to the left of the steering wheel had an option to lock the rear, which I LOVED. The Denali version also has something called Magnetic Ride Suspension. It works fairly well from what I can tell, although the GC is still the smoother ride to me. The Yukon has the solid rear axle so it is kinda unsettled over the larger bumps. But it is very quiet. The rear seats also fold flat finally. Don't have to take them out like the old version. At least GM didn't "sissify" them. I just cannot stand what Nissan did to the Pathfinder, which was a tough truck at one time.
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Oh, I heard another interesting rumor. Apparently, GMC is working on a dedicated off-road type SUV to compete with the Wrangler. Rumor is that it is supposed to be based on the Hummer H4 concept. I think this is a good thing, as Jeep is going to need to stay on top of its game. No reason why that Wrangler shouldn't have the diesel option right now.
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Bill, great point. I believe the Escalade remains AWD. The Yukon is actually 4WD w/2speed TC. The dial to the left of the steering wheel had an option to lock the rear, which I LOVED. The Denali version also has something called Magnetic Ride Suspension. It works fairly well from what I can tell, although the GC is still the smoother ride to me. The Yukon has the solid rear axle so it is kinda unsettled over the larger bumps. But it is very quiet. The rear seats also fold flat finally. Don't have to take them out like the old version. At least GM didn't "sissify" them. I just cannot stand what Nissan did to the Pathfinder, which was a tough truck at one time.
I thought magnetic ride suspension was supposed to be adjustable. I read something about it regarding Acura. It had something to do with particles, effected by magnets, controlled the fluid movement in the shocks. It was supposed to change ride stiffness, not height.
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I thought magnetic ride suspension was supposed to be adjustable. I read something about it regarding Acura. It had something to do with particles, effected by magnets, controlled the fluid movement in the shocks. It was supposed to change ride stiffness, not height.
It is, that is why the corvette has it, it can change the viscosity of the fluid at will to change the compression and rebound of the shocks. It doesn't change ride height though.
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I drove a Yukon as a rental vehicle while the dealer was fixing the jeep I had before I picked up my 2014 overland. Every night after work I had to check the gas tank to see if the tank had a leak in it because the gas mileage was terrible. I couldn't wait to get my jeep back.
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Bill, great point. I believe the Escalade remains AWD. The Yukon is actually 4WD w/2speed TC. The dial to the left of the steering wheel had an option to lock the rear, which I LOVED. The Denali version also has something called Magnetic Ride Suspension. It works fairly well from what I can tell, although the GC is still the smoother ride to me. The Yukon has the solid rear axle so it is kinda unsettled over the larger bumps. But it is very quiet. The rear seats also fold flat finally. Don't have to take them out like the old version. At least GM didn't "sissify" them. I just cannot stand what Nissan did to the Pathfinder, which was a tough truck at one time.
The dial had an option to lock the transfer case, the rear locker is automatic and you can't control when it locks and unlocks.
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Re: Changes for 2015?

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It is, that is why the corvette has it, it can change the viscosity of the fluid at will to change the compression and rebound of the shocks. It doesn't change ride height though.
I sure hope the 2015 Grand Cherokee has the magnetic ride suspension in 2015. It would be nice on the Summit, allowing for a real luxury ride, with the option to stiffen it up for a little off-roading.

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I thought magnetic ride suspension was supposed to be adjustable. I read something about it regarding Acura. It had something to do with particles, effected by magnets, controlled the fluid movement in the shocks. It was supposed to change ride stiffness, not height.
Correct, it has nothing to do with height. I'll take the GC set up any day of the week.
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