When we realized that we had an opportunity to shoot the Durango SRT vs Yukon vs Navigator, which have the most powerful engines representing the “Big 3” – we jumped at the chance. Each one of these vehicles has three-rows of seating, is front-engined and rear-wheel drive-biased along with having either all-wheel drive (AWD) or four-wheel drive (4WD).
Many people, including everyone at TFLtruck consider the Dodge Durango SRT 392 a “crossover” or, in my case, a “sport wagon;” however, as far as the EPA is concerned, it’s a truck. They say that the weight, towing ability and passenger capacity along with its eight-inches of ground clearance, make the Durango a “truck.” As such, we’re including it as the FCA SUV representative.
The 2018 GMC Yukon XL Denali has the highly regarded 420 horsepower, 6.2-liter V8 that makes 460 lbs-feet of torque. It’s hooked up to a 10-speed automatic and it has a 3:23 rear axle. It’s the heaviest among the three with a 5,965-lbs curb weight and it’s rated at (up to) 8,100-lbs towing. Our estimated MSRP for this 2018 GMC Yukon XL Denali is $82,000.
Borrowing heavily from the Ford Raptor, the 2019 Lincoln Navigator’s 450-hp 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 makes 510 lb-ft and is hooked up to a 10-speed automatic transmission (which shares components with the GMC Yukon’s transmission). It has a 3:73 rear end. Thanks to the use of aluminum body components, the Navigator weighs just 5,855-lbs and it tows up to 8,400-lbs. The MSRP for the 2019 Lincoln Navigator Black Label is $98,145.
The third vehicle on this list is the 2018 Dodge Durango with its massive 475 hp 6.4-liter “HEMI” V8 that makes 470-lb-ft of torque. It’s hooked up to an eight-speed automatic transmission and it has a 3:70 rear end. Despite its smaller size and lack of a heavy frame, the Dodge Durango SRT weighs 5,510-lbs and it can tow an impressive 8,700. The MSRP for the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT 392 was $72,270.
In this video you will see the Durango SRT vs Yukon vs Navigator race and run 0 to 60 mph runs along with some color commentary from Nathan and Andre.
Check it out at TFLtruck youtube channel.