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 |  Jun 19 2014, 10:32 AM

Large SUV: Chevrolet Suburban/GMC Yukon


The Large SUV category saw a tie between the Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon for first place, while the Chevrolet Tahoe came in second. The full-size, body-on-frame SUV is capable of accommodating up to nine occupants while its 5.3-liter V8 engine provides 320 hp and 335 lb-ft of torque when the fuel tank is filled with regular-grade gasoline or 326 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque when it’s burning E85. Fuel economy is rated at 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway for the full-size SUV. NHTSA gave the Suburban a four-star out of five overall safety rating.

  • chavitz

    From my past observation, J.D. Power is a very dubious and manipulative auto research company. It seems any automaker can pay the company for better publicity in a timely J.D. Power study report. Yeah, J.D. Power uses data from consumers, but how does it get the data, how does it process the data, and is its data subject to public auditing ? No one knows, except J. D. Power itself , because J.D. Power owns and operates its Secret Magic Black Data Box Machine in the name of scientific data-based research.

  • chavitz

    In general, consumer report in auto quality publishing is way more objective and trustworthy

  • Louis

    Both are superficial representations of actual vehicle quality.

  • Max Bork

    Actually no, Consumer Reports is actually reports from consumers and can not be bought ….

  • chavitz

    Well you are talking about superficial representation, which I think is as far as a data-based study/report can go, but I’m here talking about Hoax.