Unveiled nearly six years ago, the Chevrolet Suburban is one of GM's older offerings these days. In those six years, automakers have introduced many capable car-based crossovers that make the Suburban a less salient choice for families, according to Cars.com Industry Analyst Kelsey Mays. Still, if you need to carry nine people and tow a boat, there are few options other than the Suburban, Mays says.
2012 BMW 328i
The 2012 BMW 3 Series is more powerful and more fuel efficient than ever,
but there's one glaring issue that almost derails the whole thing: Its
start-stop system is unbearably intrusive, according to Cars.com Executive
Editor Joe Wiesenfelder. Fortunately, you can turn the feature off and in
doing so, the new 3 Series is actually quite stellar, Wiesenfelder says.
2012 Cadillac CTS
Now in its fifth model year, the Cadillac CTS has held up well compared to
other entries in the midsize luxury sedan segment, according to Cars.com
editor Mike Hanley. The CTS has a great interior and a refined feeling
ride, says Hanley. But does it have what it takes to beat the BMW 5 Series
in the handling department?
2012 GMC Yukon XL
In an age of perpetually volatile gas prices, who in their right mind would
want to purchase a very large SUV such as the 2012 GMC Yukon XL, you might
ask? It's certainly a valid question; the answer is folks who need to tow
as much as a pickup truck while carrying a lot of passengers or cargo,
according to Cars.com Industry Analyst Kelsey Mays. However, the Chevrolet
Suburban is nearly identical and less expensive than the GMC Yukon XL.
2015 Ram Rebel
PickupTrucks.com’s Mark Williams takes a look at Ram’s newest off-road
pickup, the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel.
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