STATUS: Unchanged for 2020 - The Suburban's junior partner provides less stowage space, but it can still accommodate up to nine passengers including a not-unreasonable amount of gear. It can also tow almost any boat, travel or horse trailer without breaking a sweat. Mounted between the stout frame rails is a 5.3-liter V-8 that delivers 383 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel "TapShift" controls is standard, but order the RST (Rally Sport Truck) and you can specify a 420-horsepower V-8 (460 pound-feet of torque) that's available in other large General Motors SUVs, including the GMC Yukon Denali and Cadillac Escalade. That powerplant is hooked up to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Additional RST content includes a body-colored grille, magnetic ride control and unique 22-inch wheels. Optional are Brembo-brand brakes and a Borla-brand performance exhaust system that adds 7 to 10 rear-wheel horsepower. The usual front, rear and side airbags can be supplemented with a front-seat center airbag that provides protection between front passengers in the event of a side impact.
Base price (incl. destination): $50,800
Type: Full-size utility vehicle
Engines (h.p.): 5.3-liter V-8 (355); 6.2-liter V-8 (420)
Transmissions: Six-speed automatic; 10-speed automatic (6.2)
Layout: Rear- /four-wheel-drive
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 16/23/19 (5.3, 4x2)
Base weight (lb.): 5,130