2014 Chevrolet Suburban vs. Its Competition

2014 Chevrolet Suburban
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

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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Quick Specs
7.4
Plain but purposeful, the 2014 Chevy Suburban puts full-size SUV tradition to the foreground.
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The 2014 Cadillac Escalade remains one of the brawniest, most luxurious large SUVs, although some shoppers will be left wanting more modern interfaces inside.
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It hasn't been brought up to date like the company's pickup trucks, but the Ford Expedition has one of the best cabins and designs among the biggest SUVs.
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Full-size SUVs still have a niche in the world, and the GMC Yukon is one of the best for towing and hauling it all.
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The 2014 Nissan Armada has grown old in a segment that has improved its technology, safety, features and fuel economy.
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The 2014 Toyota Sequoia has room for eight and strong V-8 towing capacity, but it's pretty thirsty and difficult to maneuver to drive every day.
MSRP From     
$46,300$63,745$41,975$44,455$37,590$44,095
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V8Regular Unleaded V-8Gas/Ethanol V8Regular Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-8
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Style Name     
2WD 4-Door LS2WD 4-Door Base *Ltd Avail*2WD 4-Door XLT2WD 4-Door SLE2WD 4-Door SVRWD 5.7L SR5 (GS)
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
978888
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Body Style     
Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD