"Biased anti-GM SUV review"4.5 starson by mchadjin
Pros: Great when you need to move many people and luggage
Cons: Not an economical daily driver when a car will do
Summary: The review missed a lot of important factors. True with the NAV system. you only get one CD vs 6. However, if it is the typical system in a GM vehicle, it is supplied by Nippon Denso (they also supply Lexus) and it plays mp3’s. You can put over 100 mp3 songs on one CD with iTunes. You do not need a 6 CD changer. True, it does not have Bluetooth, but you get a voice activated car phone integrated with On-Star, which is the best safety device ever – e.g. it will make emergency calls upon air bag deployment and can be used to find a stolen car, unlock your car if you lock yourself out, and other valuable features. Plus, the car phone integrates with Verizon cell minutes if that is your cell carrier. I rented a suburban for a week when I needed room for 8 plus luggage and found it to be terrific for this purpose. I understand the new GM V8-4 system improves the fuel economy by 2mpg – no small feat in such a large vehicle. This vehicle is great for its intended purpose – to carry a lot of people and their gear from place to place. Of course, it is not a fuel efficient economy car. It seems to me you need to get out of the mode of outdated bias against GM and review the product for its functionality for it intended purpose. This review was shallow.