If you want to go big, you can't get much bigger than the Suburban.
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.
And of course, the Suburban's intra-GM rivals are on the radar, too.
The GMC Yukon XL and Cadillac Escalade ESV are virtually identical to the Suburban but more pricey; the ESV starts about where the Suburban LTZ leaves off, but carries the Caddy cachet.
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|15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas/Ethanol V8||Regular Unleaded V-8||Gas/Ethanol V8||Regular Unleaded V-8||Regular Unleaded V-8|
|N/A||N/A||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||N/A||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|2WD 4-Door LS||2WD 4-Door Base *Ltd Avail*||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|
|Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|