2014 Cadillac Escalade/ESV

Base Price: $64,740-$87,415

Body Type: Luxury Full-size

UNCHANGED: For 2014, Cadillac’s venerable Escalade luxury SUV gets a single change: new available Midnight Plum Metallic paint. That’s because the 2014 Escalade will be sold only through the first several months of the new year before it is replaced with the all-new 2015 model. That next-gen Escalade has been heavily revised -- read about the changes in the 2015 Cadillac Escalade First Look HERE.

Look For: Heavily discounted 2014 models at your local dealer.

Sum Up: Buy now for a deal or wait for the new model.


2014 Cadillac Escalade/ESV
Base Engine 6.2L/403-hp/417-lb-ft V-8
Opt Engine 6.0L V-8 + elec, 332 hp
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 13-20/18-23 mpg
0-60 mph 6.4-8.3 sec*
Tow/Payload 5600-8300/1600 lb
Basic Warranty 4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 47%
*estimated


2014 Cadillac SRX

Base Price: $38,430-$46,300

Body Type: Luxury Midsize

UNCHANGED: Still feeling good after a 2013 refresh, the SRX remains a best-selling model for the American luxury brand. For 2014, there are three new exterior colors and a new Caramel interior trim package, and 18-inch wheels have been added to the Luxury Collection version. Caddy has also stuffed Intellibeam adaptive headlights into its Driver Awareness Package for 2014.

Best Buy: The mid-range Luxury Pack includes many high-end features standard.

Sum Up: Still leading the brand renaissance.


2014 Cadillac SRX
Base Engine 3.6L/308-hp/265-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 16-17/23-24 mpg
0-60 mph 6.6-7.6 sec*
Tow/Payload 3500/1200 lb
Basic Warranty 4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 41%
*estimated


2014 Chevrolet Equinox

Base Price: $25,235-$34,195

Body Type: Midsize

UNCHANGED: The Equinox rolls into the 2014 model year as one of the most popular crossovers in the U.S. market. This year Chevy adds new chrome-clad wheels on the LTZ model and two new colors, Red Rock Metallic and Silver Topaz Metallic. The Equinox continues to offer a 182-hp, 2.4L I-4 and a 301-hp, 3.6L V-6, both mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Cool Fact: The MultiFlex sliding second row moves 8 inches fore and aft.

Sum Up: This top seller will remain at the front of the pack.


2014 Chevrolet Equinox
Base Engine 2.4L/182-hp/172-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine 3.6L/301-hp/272-lb-ft V-6
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 16-22/23-32 mpg
0-60 mph 6.8-9.2 sec
Tow/Payload 1500-3500/1200 lb
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: O, BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 47%
*estimated


2014 Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban

Base Price: $42,595-$60,895

Body Type: Luxury Full-size

UNCHANGED: For 2014, both big SUVs make their convenience package standard for base-trim models. The package includes power-adjustable pedals, remote vehicle starter system, rear parking sensors, and a rearview camera. The mechanically related Avalanche pickup was discontinued for the 2013 model year, also the last year for the Tahoe hybrid.

Avoid: Buyer’s remorse if you don’t snag a good deal: Redesigned 2015 models are arriving -- read about the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban HERE.

Sum Up: Brawny SUV with space and capability.


2014 Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban
Base Engine 5.3L/320-hp/335-lb-ft V-8
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 15/21 mpg
0-60 mph 7.8-8.5 sec
Tow/Payload 8000-8500/1500-1750 lb
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 8; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 48%
*estimated


2014 Chevrolet Traverse

Base Price: $31,670-$44,130

Body Type: Midsize

UNCHANGED: The Traverse heads into 2014 with Forward Collision Alert and lane-departure warning systems standard on 1LT and 2LT models. It will also add dual USB ports in the second row to keep passengers’ devices charged. Along with the GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave, the Traverse was refreshed inside and out for the 2013 model year.

Look For: The AWD model with captain’s chairs in the second row to keep adults in the back just as comfortable as those in the front.

Sum Up: A family hauler without the minivan stigma.


2014 Chevrolet Traverse
Base Engine 3.6L/281-288-hp/266-270-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 16-17/23-24 mpg
0-60 mph 7.5-8.0 sec*
Tow/Payload 5200/1550-1750 lb
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 43%
*estimated