You searched for:

Dec
10
2021 Chevrolet Suburban

2021 Chevrolet Suburban LT

Chevrolet has just taken the wraps off all-new versions of its “large and larger” full-size SUVs. The Chevrolet Tahoe and its longer-wheelbase, longer-overall-length sibling, the Suburban, have both been redesigned from the ground up for the 2021 model year. Both gain fresh styling, a revamped chassis, new powertrain choices, and a host of newly available technology features.

Mar
25
2015 Tahoe and Suburban

The tested LTZ represents the top of the Tahoe lineup. While it boasts a rich-looking interior, “lesser” models ride better.

A previous post outlined the changes made to GM’s redesigned full-size SUVs for 2015; this one concentrates on how those changes affect the driving experience.

All of these models come with GM’s “EcoTec3” 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8 except for the top-line GMC Denali, which sports a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter version. As expected, the Denali feels stronger than the others, but acceleration – at least with just two people aboard – is more than adequate in all. The only fly in the ointment is that the 6-speed automatic transmission (which is standard on all models) occasionally exhibits some delay before downshifting when the throttle is stabbed while underway.

Mar
07
-7

GM’s popular full-size SUVs are redesigned for 2015, gaining greater cargo versatility and a host of new features. They’re going on sale now. (Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban shown.)

When you already own 75% of a high-profit class of vehicles, there’s probably little incentive for a redesign. But that’s what GM is doing with its quartet of popular, full-size SUVs.

Apr
07
2020 Dodge Durango SRT 392

2020 Dodge Durango SRT 392 in Octane Red Pearl-Coat

Quick Spin, 2020 Dodge Durango SRT 392

2020 Dodge Durango SRT 392

Class: Large SUV

Miles driven: 288

Fuel used: 19.8 gallons

Feb
03
Classic SUV Ads

1970 GMC Jimmy

We can pretend that this whole crossover thing came out of nowhere, but that really isn’t the case. In reality, utility vehicles have been with us nearly as long as the automobile has–it’s just that the “trucks” were generally marginalized as commercial vehicles and mostly dismissed by the average family-vehicle consumer.

Jan
08
2019 Volkswagen Golf SE

2019 Volkswagen Golf SE in Silk Blue

2015 Audi Q52019 Volkswagen Golf 1.4T SE

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 268

Fuel used: 8.3 gallons

Dec
14
Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast, Heartbeat of America

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Aug
10
Hummer H3T Alpha

Hummer H3T Alpha

Camaro ZL1by John Biel

Note: The following story was excerpted from the December 2018 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Hummer was badly wounded in 2008, first by the rapid rise in gasoline prices and then by the increasingly shaky economy. Ultimately, though, the brand was a casualty of General Motors’s June 1, 2009, bankruptcy filing, and with it went an intriguing vehicle that was snuffed out soon after its arrival.

Aug
07
2013 Chevrolet Avalanche Black Diamond, Chevrolet Avalanche Review

2013 Chevrolet Avalanche

It might have been the question that no one asked, but truck shoppers seemed to like the answer. In response to the seemingly hypothetical query “What happens when you cross an SUV with a pickup truck?”, Chevrolet responded “Avalanche.”

Aug
01
2019 Mazda 6

Tom and his family took the 2019 Mazda 6 Signature on a weekend road trip to the Twin Cities. Bayport is one of the first Minnesota towns along Interstate 94 as you head west out of Wisconsin.

Having heard great things about the food and architecture of Minneapolis, my daughter was excited to learn that her college water-polo team would be competing in a tournament at a school just outside of Minnesota’s largest city. As things turned out, that early-spring trip was a whirlwind event that left little time for anything but polo, sleep, and travel.