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Large SUVs that can fit your family and cargo

One of the biggest compromises when it comes to shopping in the SUV segment is the space for your family along with room for your cargo. Many SUVs out there, especially compact and mid-sized, tend to sacrifice seating for more cargo or vice versa. However, there are some solutions out there for families that are looking for an SUV that offers both, seating for up to or more than 7 passengers and plenty of cargo space for those trips to the airport or grocery shopping at Costco. With that in mind,…

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Official: 2015 Chevrolet and GMC Pickups and SUVs get eight-speed auto

General Motors officially announced that Chevrolet’s and GMC’s pickup and SUV lineup will receive the brand’s latest eight-speed automatic when equipped with the General’s latest 6.2L EcoTec3 V8, not the standard 5.3L unit. The GM-sourced and developed Hydra-Matic 8l90 is the same size and weight as the outgoing Hydra-Matic 6L80 unit with a overall wider gear spread, providing a higher first-gear ratio for a more confident start when owners are towing or hauling stuff. It also allows the engine to rev lower at highway speeds for better fuel economy. As…

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Report: GM apparently Mulling performance Tahoe RS and SS versions

General Motors might be attempting to ignite some performance full-size SUV wars, according to a report from CARandDRIVER. Now we’re not exactly sure how one could see any performance benefit to something that weighs in the three-ton mark with the aerodynamics of an extra-large refrigerator on wheels, but the rumors point to possible RS and SS versions of the Tahoe. This was apparently hinted with Chevy’s SEMA concepts, featuring the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe. Additionally, speculation points to the use of GM’s 6.2L V8 found in the GMC Yukon Denali and Denali…

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Official: GM announces fuel economy estimates for 2015 Chevrolet and GMC SUVs

General Motors officially announced that the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban, and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL have received their EPA-estimates, all with the 5.3L base V8. As such, the models are expected to gain a 10 percent increase in highway mileage over the outgoing models with a seven percent increase in the city department. That makes out to 16 mpg city and 23 mph highway, estimated by the EPA, and across all models except for the Yukon Denali. The 2015 GMC Yukon Denali and Denali XL receive an exclusive 6.2L…

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Report: GM mulling new powertrain options for new generation of SUVs

Amidst changes in political and societal climate, General Motors is apparently working on some new powertrain options for the next generation of full-size SUVs. This includes the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, and the Cadillac Escalade. At some point, the powertrains could also make their way into the Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra as well since they share a lot of mechanical similarities. The new powertrain options will include new diesel mills and even a hybrid setup, completely with accompanying high-geared transmissions….

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