Cons Handling seems awkward
Summary I don’t own one of these, but I have ridden in one. So, I can offer only a passenger review. I agree with your estimation of its spaciousness and cargo capacity, a nice convenience if you have a large family or perhaps suffer from claustrophobia. But the vehicle’s downfall is its handling. Its turns and stops convey the motion of a large, unsteady man. Around a corner it seems to lumber, and when stopping at an intersection it sort of leans excessively as if trying to regain its balance. Though these results may be the fault of my friend, the driver, who is foreign and maybe unfamiliar with driving on the right-side of the road, it seem that for 40K, there are better performing vehicles out there. Anyway, nice review.
Pros Good Looks and Lots of Features
Cons Poor Fuel Managment Feature
Summary I have the 07 Chev Tahoe. I have always been a bigger fan of Chev vs GMC's. Same vehicle just front is a little different. I don't have these higher end option as this vehicles. The fuel management I have which switches over to the v4 engine is somewhat limited as you only get better fuel efficiency on long road stretches where you are not going up hills or lots of acceleration. It also goes way down if you do alot of stopping and starting of course so you really probably don't get much benefit. Hopefully next year the hybrid version will do alot better. However calling this the poor mans escalade or the factory outlet mall suv is a poor choice of words. These suvs cost almost as much as escalade at the dealerships and they are as much as escalades just not as shiny.