Winner: Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon
Runner-Up: Toyota Sequoia

This category is exclusively for body-on-frame sport/utes that tow nearly 9000 pounds and have room for three rows. Despite their size and the hard work demanded of these vehicles, much effort has been put into making full-sizes more fuel-efficient, capable, and comfortable. Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon are the best representations, with hybrid models and active fuel management, nine-passenger seating, and an 8200-pound towing capacity.


Full-size SUV, 4WD
Vehicle Chevy Suburban/ GMC Yukon XL Chevy Tahoe/ GMC Yukon Ford Expedition/EL Infiniti QX56
Base price $44,720/$45,795 $42,580/$43,545 $40,895/$43,545 $61,900
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 engine 6.0L V-8* $1605/$1770 6.0L hyb V-8 $11,910/$11,415    
Power, SAE 320 hp (352) 320 hp (332) 310 hp 400 hp
Torque, SAE 335 lb-ft (382) 335 lb-ft (367) 365 lb-ft 413 lb-ft
Airbags Fr, f side, f/r curt Fr, f side, f/r curt Fr, f side, f/r curt Fr, f side, f/r curt
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 10-15/15-21 15/21 (20/23) mpg 13/18 mpg 14/20 mpg
Seating cap 9 9 8 8
Curb weight 5850/6450* lb 5550 lb 5850/6150 lb 5850 lb
GVWR 7400/8600* 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 8000/9400* lb 8200 lb 8900/8700 lb 8500 lb
 
Vehicle Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Nissan Armada Toyota Sequoia
Base price $61,825 $44,485 $44,230
Wheelbase 121.1 in 123.2 in 122.0 in
Base engine 3.0L TD V-6 5.6L DOHC V-8 4.6L DOHC V-8
Opt engine 4.7L V-8 $1000, 5.5L V-8 $23,500   5.7L V-8 $625
Power, SAE 210 hp (335, 382) 317 hp 310 hp (381)
Torque, SAE 400 lb-ft (339, 391) 385 lb-ft 327 lb-ft (401)
Airbags Fr, f side, f/r curt, knee Fr, f side, f/r curt Fr, f side, f/r curt, knee
Tires 275/55R19 265/70R18 275/65R18
Fuel cap 26.4 gal 28.0 gal 26.4 gal
EPA fuel econ, city/hwy 17/21 (13/18, 12/17) mpg 12/18 mpg 14/19 (13/18) mpg
Seating cap 7 8 8
Curb weight 5350 lb 5650 lb 6000 lb
GVWR 6944 lb 7300 lb 7300 lb
Cargo cap 83.3 cu ft 97.1 cu ft 120.8 cu ft
Max towing cap 7500 lb 9000 lb 7100 lb