Durango SRT vs Yukon vs Navigator: Most Powerful American 3-Way 3-Row SUV Shootout (Video)

GMC Yukon vs Durango SRT vs Lincoln  Navigator in an ALL-AMERICAN shootout!

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.

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.