Braking, clumsy handling, high step-in, tiny third-row seat, fuel economy.
This luxurious version of the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon has a plush interior and a powerful 6.2-liter V8. Acceleration is strong even when towing a heavy load, but fuel economy is a poor 13 mpg overall. Handling is clumsy, but ultimately secure, and braking distances are long. We found the interior to be quiet, and the ride comfortable, if not entirely settled. The small third-row seat is too low and doesn't fold into the floor. An extended-length ESV model and an EXT crew-cab pickup are also available. A hybrid version improves fuel economy. Reliability has improved to average.