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2013 Chevrolet Suburban vs. Its Competition

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If you want to go big, you can't get much bigger than the Suburban.

The GMC Yukon XL is virtually identical to the Suburban but can be a bit more pricey.

Meanwhile, the Cadillac Escalade ESV starts about where the top-of-the-line Chevy Suburban LTZ leaves off but carries the far superior Escalade cache.

The Ford Expedition EL is nearly the Suburban's equal on space, and the Ford's third-row seat has a superior, fold-flat design; but its powertrain remains a step behind the rest.

With a strong but thirsty V-8, the Nissan Armada is up to snuff, but offbeat styling and too much plasticky trim inside can be turnoffs.

The Toyota Sequoia is the most disappointing in this group; while it borrows the Tundra pickup's strong V-8 and macho looks, its interior appointments and handling are below the group's high water mark.

2013 Chevrolet Suburban2013 Chevrolet Suburban2013 Cadillac Escalade ESV 2WD 4-door Base Angular Front Exterior View2013 Cadillac Escalade ESV2013 Ford Expedition EL 2WD 4-door Limited Angular Front Exterior View2013 Ford Expedition EL2013 GMC Yukon XL 2WD 4-door 1500 SLT Angular Front Exterior View2013 GMC Yukon XL2013 Nissan Armada2013 Nissan Armada2013 Toyota Sequoia2013 Toyota Sequoia
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The 2013 Chevrolet Suburban is a traditional large SUV -- handsome and straightforward in design, purpose, and performance.
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Rugged good looks and a beefy V-8 powertrain can only get you so far: the 2013 Nissan Armada falls behind the full-size SUV leaders in safety, features, and fuel economy.
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The 2013 Toyota Sequoia promises--and delivers--traditional truck toughness, packing macho style and a big V-8, as well as space for up to eight; but it's mighty thirsty to be a everyday family vehicle.
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Gas Mileage     
10 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy10 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ASport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Style Name     
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS2WD 4-Door Base2WD 4-Door XLT2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE2WD 4-Door SVRWD 5.7L SR5 (GS)
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle
AutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual Shift
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