2023 Ford Expedition Max vs. 2023 GMC Yukon XL

2023 Ford Expedition MAX

vs 2023 GMC Yukon XL in Paynesville, MN

Maximum opportunities. Maximum excitement. Maximum comfort. All of this (and much more) is waiting for you in the new 2023 Ford Expedition MAX. The MAX in this model’s name refers to the fact that its wheelbase is ten inches longer than that of the original Ford Expedition, which means you’ll have even more room to get comfortable when you choose the Ford Expedition MAX. This massive SUV didn’t come to play — it came to perform. Its 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine is both powerful and efficient, providing the strength needed to haul heavy loads while still reaching an impressive EPA-estimated 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.1 Equipped with an independent front and rear suspension, the Ford Expedition MAX handles like a dream, especially when taking corners or maneuvering over uneven terrain. And speaking of taking this SUV off the beaten path, its available Control Trac® Four Wheel Drive will take your off-roading trips to the next level. Don’t shrink your plans to fit a small SUV — go big or go home with the 2023 Ford Expedition MAX.

The new 2023 GMC Yukon XL is a fierce competitor of the new 2023 Ford Expedition MAX. Before you decide which SUV is right for you, take a look at the table below to see how the two stack up against each other.

2023 Ford Expedition

2023 Ford Expedition MAX
2023 GMC Yukon XL

Standard Horsepower

380 horsepower2

355 horsepower

Maximum Available Towing Capacity

9,300 pounds3

8,400 pounds4

Standard Touchscreen Display Size

12 inches

10.2 inches

Standard Power-Folding

Second- and Third-Row Seats

Blind Spot Warning System



Available Rear-Seat Entertainment


Available Hands-Free Driver

Assistance Technology

The new 2023 GMC Yukon XL is a heavy hitter, but it doesn’t deliver as much as the new 2023 Ford Expedition MAX does in several crucial areas. For instance, the Ford Expedition MAX offers more for your money, since its standard engine is capable of a whopping 380 horsepower2 — no upgrade needed to get an impressive amount of power. In contrast, the standard engine in the GMC Yukon XL can only muster up 355 horsepower. If you’re planning to tow with your new SUV, the Ford Expedition MAX offers a higher maximum available towing capacity than its rival does. Inside the cabin, the Ford Expedition MAX wins again, since its base model is equipped with a standard 12-inch touchscreen display and standard power-folding second- and third-row seats. The base model of the GMC Yukon XL is only equipped with a standard 10.2-inch touchscreen display, and its second- and third-row seats can only be folded down manually. Want a Blind Spot Warning System in your SUV? The Ford Expedition MAX offers one as a standard feature in its lowest trim, which means you’ll get to enjoy this helpful, protective feature no matter which trim you choose. And finally, both models can be equipped with available rear-seat entertainment systems and available hands-free driver assistance technology, adding even more enjoyment and convenience for you and your passengers.

Choose the SUV that offers you more: the new 2023 Ford Expedition MAX. Now that you’ve seen all that it can do, visit our dealership to get behind the wheel.

If you’re interested in becoming the proud owner of a new 2023 Ford Expedition MAX, give us a call, or stop by our dealership at 640 W Highway 23, Paynesville, MN 56362 for a test drive today. We look forward to serving our customers from Willmar, St. Cloud and Sauk Centre.

1Horsepower, torque, and EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously. MPG based on Expedition 4×2. Actual mileage will vary. As of 4/5/2023.

2On XL-STX, XLT models. Horsepower and torque ratings based on premium fuel per SAE J1349® standard. Your results may vary.

3With available Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.

4Requires Yukon 2WD with 5.3L gas engine and available Max Trailering Package.  Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.