Full-Size SUV

Winner: Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon
Runner-Up: Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

We still feel the Tahoe and Yukon are the best body-on-frame, full-size SUVs money can buy. They're the ones that can tow nearly 9000 pounds and have room for three rows of people. With their ability to work hard, carry nine passengers, and tow 8200 pounds, the Tahoe and Yukon continue to impress -- and the 2015s should be even better.


Full-size SUV, 4WD
Vehicle Chevy Suburban/ GMC Yukon XL Chevy Tahoe/ GMC Yukon Ford Expedition/EL Infiniti QX80
Base price $50,295/$51,710 $47,595/$49,460$45,530/$48,240 $66,645
Wheelbase 130.0 in 116.0 in 119.0/131.0 in 121.1 in
Base engine 5.3L OHV V-8 5.3L OHV V-8 5.4L SOHC V-8 5.6L DOHC V-8
Opt engines 6.2L V-8 $14,715 6.2L V-8 $11,855 None None
Power, SAE 320 hp (403) 320 hp (403) 310 hp 400 hp
Torque, SAE 335 lb-ft (417) 335 lb-ft (417) 365 lb-ft 413 lb-ft
Airbags Fr, side, cur Fr, side, cur Fr, side, cur Fr, side, cur
Tires 265/70R17 265/70R17 265/70R17 275/60R20
Fuel cap 31.5/39.0 gal 26.0 gal 28.0/33.5 gal 26.0 gal
EPA fuel econ, city/hwy 15/21 mpg (13/18) 15/21 mpg (13/18) 13/18 mpg 14/20 mpg
Seating cap 9 9 8 8
Curb weight 5824 lb 5567 lb 5781/6078 lb 5878 lb
GVWR 7400 lb 7300 lb 7500/7720 lb 7500 lb
Cargo cap 137.4 cu ft 108.9 cu ft 108.3/130.8 cu ft 97.1 cu ft
Max towing cap 8000 lb 8200 lb 9000/8700 lb 8500 lb
Vehicle Mercedes- Benz GL-Class Nissan Armada Toyota Land Cruiser Toyota Sequoia
Base price $63,925 $43,535 $80,995 $48,400
Wheelbase 121.1 in 123.2 in 112.2 in 122.0 in
Base engine 3.0L TD V-6 5.6L DOHC V-8 5.7L DOHC V-8 5.7L DOHC V-8
Opt engines 4.7L V-8 $1550, 4.7L V-8 $25,600 None None None
Power, SAE 240 hp (362, 429) 317 hp 381 hp 381 hp
Torque, SAE 455 lb-ft (406, 516) 385 lb-ft 401 lb-ft 401 lb-ft
Airbags Fr, side, cur, knee Fr, side, cur Fr,side,cur,knee Fr, side, cur, knee
Tires 275/55R19 265/70R18 285/60R18 275/65R18
Fuel cap 26.4 gal 28.0 gal 24.6 gal 26.4 gal
EPA fuel econ, city/hwy 19/26 mpg (14/19, 13/18) 12/18 mpg 13/18 mpg 13/17 mpg
Seating cap 7 8 8 8
Curb weight 5401 lb 5675 lb 5730 lb 5985 lb
GVWR 6944 lb 7300 lb 7385 lb 7300 lb
Cargo cap 84.1 cu ft 97.1 cu ft 81.7 cu ft 120.1 cu ft
Max towing cap 7500 lb 9000 lb 8500 lb 7100 lb


Factory Power Runner

Winner: Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
Runner-Up: Ford Tremor SuperCab

Are these irrational vehicles? You bet -- and proud of it. We love the idea of being able to go fast while carrying cargo, and there are two awesome vehicles in this category that'll achieve both for less than you'd think. The Grand Cherokee SRT8 is powered by a 470-hp, 6.4-liter V-8 and can tow 7200 pounds. The Ford Tremor is about as close as you can get to a modern-day Lightning. The regular-cab short-wheelbase pickup has rear drive, 365 hp, and 8000 pounds of towing capacity.


Factory Power Runner
Vehicle BMW X6 M Cadillac Escalade AWD Ford F-150 Tremor GMC Sierra Denali AWD
Price w/hi-po opt $94,825 $66,715 $39,740 $51,405
Wheelbase 115.5 in 116.0 in 126.0 in 143.5 in
Engine 4.4L DOHC TT V-8 6.2L OHV V-8 3.5 DOHC TT V-6 6.2L OHV V-8
Transmission 6-speed auto 6-speed auto 6-speed auto 6-speed auto
0-60 mph, sec 4.5 sec 6.4 sec 6.5 sec (est) 6.2 sec
Power, SAE 555 hp 403 hp 365 hp 420 hp
Torque, SAE 500 lb-ft 417 lb-ft 420 lb-ft 460 lb-ft
Airbags Fr, side, cur Fr, side, cur Fr, side, cur Fr, side, cur
Brakes, f/r Disc/disc, ABS Disc/disc, ABS Disc/disc, ABS Disc/disc, ABS
Tires 275/40R20 F, 315/35R20 R 275/55R20 255/75R20 275/55R20
Fuel cap 22.4 gal 26.0 gal 26.0 gal 26.0 gal
Fuel econ, city/hwy 12/17 mpg 13/18 mpg 16/22 mpg 14-15/20-21 mpg
Seating cap 4 7 3 5
Curb weight 5324 lb 4935 lb 4685 lb 5156 lb
GVWR 6261 lb 7300 lb 6650 lb 7200 lb
Payload 911 lb 1577 lb 1520 lb 1819 lb
Towing 6000 lb 8100 lb 8000 lb 9700 lb
Vehicle Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Mercedes- Benz ML63 AMG 4WD Porsche Cayenne Turbo Range Rover Sport S/C
Price w/hi-po opt $64,665 $98,175 $111,395 $76,495
Wheelbase 114.8 in 114.8 in 114.0 in 108.0 in
Engine 6.4L OHV V-8 5.5L DOHC V-8 4.8L DOHC TT V-8 5.0L DOHC S/C V-8
Transmission 8-speed auto 7-speed auto 8-spd auto 6-speed auto
0-60 mph, sec 4.6 sec 4.7 sec 4.4 sec 5.9 sec
Power, SAE 470 hp 518 hp 500 hp 510 hp
Torque, SAE 465 lb-ft 516 lb-ft 516 lb-ft 461 lb-ft
Airbags Fr, side, cur Fr, side, cur Fr, side, cur Fr, side, cur
Brakes, f/r Disc/disc, ABS Disc/disc, ABS Disc/disc, ABS Disc/disc, ABS
Tires 295/45R20 265/45R20 265/50R19 275/40R20
Fuel cap 24.6 gal 27.7 gal 26.4 gal 23.0 gal
Fuel econ, city/hwy 13/19 mpg 13/17 mpg 15/22 mpg 12/17 mpg
Seating cap 5 5 5 5
Curb weight 5150 lb 5238 lb 4784 lb 5816 lb
GVWR 6500 lb 6349 lb 6500 lb 6889 lb
Payload 1350 lb 1249 lb 1565 lb 1073 lb
Towing 7200 lb 7200 lb 7716 lb 7716 lb