Large SUVs Buyer Guide Kalamazoo MI

With strong engines, heavy towing capabilities, and the ability to move up to 9 passengers in comfort, these award-winning large sport utility vehicles (SUVs) represent the epitome of utility. All of this year's top-ranked models are based on proven full-size pickup truck platforms, which are designed for durability and longevity.

AutoZone
(269) 323-7101
7400 S. Westnedge Avenue
Portage, MI
 
AutoZone
(269) 692-2868
1380 E-M89
Otsego Township, MI
 
Advance Auto Parts
(269) 373-1260
1037 Riverview Dr
Kalamazoo, MI

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Knicks Truck & Auto Repair
(269) 345-6780
2597 Bracket St
Kalamazoo, MI

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O'Reilly Auto Parts
(269) 329-0641
6929 S Westnedge Ave
Portage, MI

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AutoZone
(269) 343-8651
814 East Cork St
Kalamazoo, MI
 
AutoZone
(269) 962-7728
1650 Columbia Av W
Battle Creek, MI
 
Advance Auto Parts
(269) 341-4480
3511 S Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo, MI

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Dr Dan's Auto Svc
(269) 372-1800
10432 Stadium Dr
Kalamazoo, MI

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Car and Truck Accessories of Kalamazoo
(269) 321-8830
8139 Portage Road
Portage, MI
Alternate Phone Number
269-321-8830
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Monday thru Saturday
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With strong engines, heavy towing capabilities, and the ability to move up to 9 passengers in comfort, these award-winning large sport utility vehicles (SUVs) represent the epitome of utility. All of this year's top-ranked models are based on proven full-size pickup truck platforms, which are designed for durability and longevity.

This 2009 Large SUVs Buyer's Guide is a compiled list of the top-performing large SUVs from J.D. Power and Associates three key automotive studies. The studies include the 2008 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), the 2008 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, and the 2008 Initial Quality Study (IQS). In addition, we have also noted any models in the guide that have earned "5-star" crash test scores from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), or have been chosen as "Top Safety Picks" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). All models are listed alphabetically by manufacturer.

2009 Chevrolet Suburban: Long a favorite of consumers, the Chevrolet Suburban was introduced in 1935 (it is the longest-lived automobile nameplate still in production). Last redesigned for 2007, the Suburban shares mechanicals with the GMC Yukon XL. Like its twins, the full-size Chevrolet can be fitted with a long list of equipment, engine choices, and available 2- or 4-wheel drive. In standard configuration, the Suburban earned EPA fuel economy estimates of 14 mpg city, and 20 mpg highway (1500 2WD). Our 2008 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) surveyed owners of 3-year-old vehicles and found a low number of reported problems, earning the previous-generation Suburban a top-three ranking within its segment. When crash tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Chevrolet Suburban earned 5-star frontal safety ratings. For 2009, Chevrolet has made several changes to the Suburban. These include a new 6-speed automatic transmission as standard equipment, a revised OnStar system, Bluetooth wireless phone connectivity, and an available reversing camera system....

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