We drove a GMC Yukon for 13 years and loved it. This car is a bit more compact (and fits better in the garage), a lot more technology that we are learning (old dogs and new tricks thing), more safety features and very smooth. We love that it a real truck-based SUV with great visability. We are pleasantly surprised at fuel economy. It claims 15-19. We get around 13 in town, but over 21 on the highway during a vacation trip. This beats the Yukon on both sides.
After owning an XC90 for over 7 years, I must say that the transition to the Lexus should've happened sooner.
The good: car is extremely comfortable, and with way more bells and whistles that one would consider for an SUV. Both SUV's came loaded of optional features, but Lexus still surpasses Volvo by every single detail.
The bad: both cars were expensive and the ownership costs seem high for both. Volvo got me in the shop at least once a year to go over a major maintenance service (read over $2000), plus the regular 3-4 services. Hopefully with the Lexus, those major maintenance will not occur as often.
The ugly: mpg. Both vehicles cannot give you anything close to 20 mpg if you drive in the city or less than 5-6 miles daily. As a matter of fact, both cars average 13mpg. However, Lexus has much more engine and power than the Volvo, hence a more justifiable excuse to perform under 20.
In essence, a Lexus is a superior vehicle. I had driven the GL450 and quite honestly, for a Benz, it lacks several standard features on the Lexus. Even the back seats have heater/ cooler.
The only thing I miss from my XC90 is the cargo space when the 3rd row seat was "up". Lexus' cargo space is significantly smaller.
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