What is currently the best full-size SUV? Is it a 2018-2020 Chevy Suburban, a GMC Yukon XL, or a Ford Expedition MAX? This is a question we get often here at TFLtruck. This specific question comes to us from Stephen H.
“Do you know if the 2022 Toyota Sequoia will come in an extended Max or XL long version? I don’t see Toyota making long versions.
What is the best slightly used large SUV with about 10-25K miles?
- 2018-2020 Ford Expedition Max?
- 2018-2020 GMC Yukon XL?
- 2018-2020 Chevy Suburban 6.2L 10-speed?
What’s the best for reliability? Do I need to worry with the v6 in a huge SUV like the Ford Max that doesn’t have a big V8? Also, is it worth waiting for the 2021 GM SUVs?”
This question is focused on Ford versus General Motors. Personally, I like the capability and style of the 2020 GMC Yukon XL with the 6.2-liter V8 and a 10-speed automatic. Although, when we tested all large SUVs on the Ike Gauntlet™ (world’s toughest towing test) – the redesigned 2017 Ford Expedition with its 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 and a 10-speed performed the best.
We have not personally tested these SUVs for long-term reliability. The two have very different engine philosophies, but similar transmissions (that were co-developed together).
We do not have any official word on the next-gen 2022 or 2023 Toyota Sequoia, but the word is that it will be heavily based on the next Tundra and will use a twin-turbo V6 gas engine (with a possible gas/electric hybrid).
Are the new 2021 GM SUVs worth the wait? We know that they are much larger on the inside with latest interiors and available turbo-diesel engines. However, we have not tested them yet – so we cannot answer this with authority.
Here is the Ford Expedition on the Ike Gauntlet.