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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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2015 GMC Yukon Test Drive

Think for a moment about why we love dinosaurs. We love them because they’re big, intimidating and a throwback to a different time. As far as SUVs go, the 2015 GMC Yukon is the modern personification of the road-going dinosaur. However, just because its size and stature have remained the same for the better part of 15 years, that doesn’t mean the public is ready to witness the extinction of these behemoths. SUVs like the Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Tahoe, Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia still have fans. Large families and…

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2015 GMC Yukon Denali gets 8-speed automatic transmissions

GM announced today that it is adding an all-new 8-speed automatic transmission to the updated 2015 GMC Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali. The move now increases the fuel-economy for both models. The 2015 GMC Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali are powered by a 6.2 liter V8 engine making 420-hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. “EPA highway mileage estimates for two-wheel drive Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali models increase to 22 mpg with the eight-speed automatic, while the EPA city mileage estimate for the four-wheel drive Yukon Denali…

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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 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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