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 SuburbanBrowse Used Listings||2013 Cadillac Escalade ESVBrowse Used Listings||2013 Ford Expedition ELBrowse Used Listings||2013 GMC Yukon XLBrowse Used Listings||2013 Nissan ArmadaBrowse Used Listings||2013 Toyota SequoiaBrowse Used Listings|
|10 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||10 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas V8||Gas V8|
|N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD|
|2WD 4-Door 1500 LS||2WD 4-Door Base||2WD 4-Door XLT||2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE||2WD 4-Door SV||RWD 5.7L SR5 (Natl)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle|
|Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Shift|