Sometimes you just need a big SUV. If you need to carry 6 or 7 of your closest friends, you can get away with a large crossover or a minivan but if you need something that seats 9, your options are limited to GM’s full-size SUVs or a selection of passenger vans that time forgot. This is where the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade and Cadillac Escalade ESV come in. GM’s full-size SUV family spans from big to ginormous with a price tag the spans $48,950 on into six digits. If you for some reason thought the era of the big truck-based SUV was over, GM hopes to prove you wrong with their redesigned 2015 models. Thanks to the latest technology from the GMC Sierra and Silverado, the 2015 behemoths are surprisingly agile, powerful and even economical for its size.
GM’s new sheetmetal is their boldest and most attractive yet. Inside we get all new interiors that finally seem like they belong in SUVs that start at $50,000. There are of course the latest Ecotec3 engines under the hood and GM’s heavy duty 6-speed automatic. I’m told that the all-new GM 8-speed auto will début in the 2015 models with the 6.2L V8 shortly. Thanks to the beefy engines and stout transmissions towing over 4 tons is small work.
If you need the four wheel drive capability and towing ratings of a pickup truck but the passenger carrying ability of a minivan, look no further than the new 2015 GM full-sized SUVs. Just be prepared for some sticker shock.