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Comparison Test: Full-Size Luxury SUVs
« on: February 09, 2015, 06:30:05 am »

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Re: Comparison Test: Full-Size Luxury SUVs
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2015, 08:09:29 am »
I've always found all of the Ford Ecoboost's to be good at nailing the fuel ratings scores but fall flat on their face in real life.  The Navi is a joke really.  If they wanted to make a statement they should have made it with an aluminum body and worked harder on the interior.  If I was going to buy something of this nature I don't see anything beating the Yukon Denali.

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Re: Comparison Test: Full-Size Luxury SUVs
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2015, 09:34:35 am »
Escalade all the way.

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Re: Comparison Test: Full-Size Luxury SUVs
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2015, 09:40:07 am »
I'm sorry, if I had the dollars and requirement for a full size SUV, I would never consider something as fugly as the Infinity or as boring looking as that Lincoln. Aren't luxury full size SUVs all about the show?

Winner: Escalade

If I was going to buy something of this nature I don't see anything beating the Yukon Denali.

That was my initial thought as well, but the interior of the Denali doesn't seem like a big enough upgrade over the standard Yukon. The other problem, it costs the same as the Lincoln and Infinity...

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Re: Comparison Test: Full-Size Luxury SUVs
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2015, 09:56:23 am »
If I wanted something this big I'd buy a Range Rover, a real one, not an Evoque.
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Re: Comparison Test: Full-Size Luxury SUVs
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2015, 10:02:05 am »
That Escalade sure did post fantastic fuel economy numbers. Funny how GM and their old school pushrod V8's stay so competitive.

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Re: Comparison Test: Full-Size Luxury SUVs
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2015, 10:10:35 am »
If I wanted something this big I'd buy a Range Rover, a real one, not an Evoque.

Is a Range Rover that big?

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Re: Comparison Test: Full-Size Luxury SUVs
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2015, 10:11:35 am »
This is a very easy decision, Escalade by a country mile.
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Re: Comparison Test: Full-Size Luxury SUVs
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2015, 10:12:16 am »
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Re: Comparison Test: Full-Size Luxury SUVs
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2015, 10:26:27 am »
i would say Escalade.    BUT, if i had to PAY for it, then Infinity.

slade is very VERY expensive.




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Re: Comparison Test: Full-Size Luxury SUVs
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2015, 10:27:29 am »
I think it'd be Range Rover or Benz GL 450 for me please.

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Re: Comparison Test: Full-Size Luxury SUVs
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2015, 10:36:36 am »
If I wanted something this big I'd buy a Range Rover, a real one, not an Evoque.

Is a Range Rover that big?
Not as big as the others but it is a made for purpose luxury SUV not a tarted up pickup truck.   

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Re: Comparison Test: Full-Size Luxury SUVs
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2015, 10:56:57 am »
Range Rover for sure over this lot but you'd need another $40-50k.

I'd actually prefer a loaded Suburban to the Escalade simply because it's more understated. Escalade still strikes me as a little too over-the-top and slightly garish...maybe that's my perceptual hangover from the 'slade bling days.
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Re: Comparison Test: Full-Size Luxury SUVs
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2015, 11:02:50 am »
If I wanted something this big I'd buy a Range Rover, a real one, not an Evoque.

Is a Range Rover that big?
Not as big as the others but it is a made for purpose luxury SUV not a tarted up pickup truck.

Yeah, but RR are notoriously unreliable....I would not buy one from that standpoint.....mind you, I would much rather buy a Denali than a Escalade.

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Re: Comparison Test: Full-Size Luxury SUVs
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2015, 11:04:24 am »
Range Rover for sure over this lot but you'd need another $40-50k.

I'd actually prefer a loaded Suburban to the Escalade simply because it's more understated. Escalade still strikes me as a little too over-the-top and slightly garish...maybe that's my perceptual hangover from the 'slade bling days.

Agreed on the Escalade. As nice as it is, I'd be embarrassed to be seen driving one.

In my lottery-winning fantasies, I'd buy an Escalade and completely rebadge and regrill it to look just like a Suburban. And I'd ditch the giant, blingtastic rims for something more understated and appropriate for a truck.

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Re: Comparison Test: Full-Size Luxury SUVs
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2015, 11:22:35 am »

Agreed on the Escalade. As nice as it is, I'd be embarrassed to be seen driving one.

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Re: Comparison Test: Full-Size Luxury SUVs
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2015, 01:36:48 pm »
i'm one of those who would never consider a vehicle such as this... i'd prefer to own a pick up and van than just one of these but i know that is definitely not everyone.

of these, escalade for sure though....... but i also don't hate the infinity looks as much as others.
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Re: Comparison Test: Full-Size Luxury SUVs
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2015, 02:03:20 pm »
I've seen a couple of these Infiniti's on the road, and the styling is really atrocious, as mentioned.  I would have to go Caddy too, for the V8 alone.

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Re: Comparison Test: Full-Size Luxury SUVs
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2015, 02:26:57 pm »
I would love the GM 6.2L with 8 speed in the Tundra.  That is the best engine out there right now for truck/large SUV applications.  Well done GM.

Ford is doing great things with downsizing engines and they are very very fast.  I do live at 3600 feet and a 3.5L Ecoboost is a rocket up here compared to my truck.  But, real life fuel savings aren't there.  If all 3 SUVs were driven the exact same way the fuel result for the Caddy is amazing. 
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Re: Comparison Test: Full-Size Luxury SUVs
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2015, 02:29:05 pm »
And apparently no worse on gas than my Fu-Fu-Fu-Fusion.... :think:  :fall:


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