"Will the 2015 GM full-size SUVs have a hybrid version?"
"Will the 2015 GM full-size SUVs have a hybrid version?"
UPDATE 10/15/2013: Parents are often searching for the automotive holy grail: a car that's not a minivan and can fit three child-safety seats across the backseat. It's a short list.
In the more than three years that Cars.com editors have been installing car seats into test vehicles, we've come across several vehicles that can hold three car seats across a backseat.
The newest vehicle to make our list is the 2014 Honda Odyssey. The minivan has loads of room and plenty of accessible Latch anchors.
As we come across more cars that fit three child-safety seats, we'll add to this list. For now, here are the cars from our Car Seat Checks that can fit three car seats in the second row:
GMC last updated its full-size SUV for model-year 2007; the 2015 Yukon wears a more sculpted look outside and elegant cabin materials inside. All of GM's full-size SUVs were showcased at last week's 2013 State Fair of Texas. Check out the gallery below; click each photo to enlarge. Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.
The words "SUV" and "elegant" don't often share the same sentence, but GMC's full-size SUVs take on an upscale, sophisticated look for 2015. A redesign of the Yukon, Yukon Denali (pictured above) and Yukon XL brings more aerodynamic styling outside, a higher-quality cabin and new powertrains.
Click here for full details on the new SUVs, and check out the gallery below.
Competes with: Ford Expedition, Toyota Sequoia, Nissan Armada
Looks like: A more aerodynamic and elegant take on the current model
Drivetrain: Standard Ecotec3 5.3-liter V-8; six-speed automatic transmission; optional 6.2-liter V-8, Denali only
Hits dealerships: Early 2014
Need a full-size SUV, but find the Chevrolet Suburban to be a bit too common? Like the luxury of a Cadillac Escalade, but don't want the attention? Refuse to set foot in a Ford, Nissan or Toyota product? Then GMC would like to show you the new Yukon and longer Yukon XL, redesigned for the 2015 model year after a long stretch without much in the way of updates. The last Yukon update happened in 2007, and GM believes that there are many current Yukon owners who have been waiting for this model to arrive before heading down to their dealers to upgrade.
GMC has thoroughly reworked the Yukon and Yukon XL, the only real difference between the two being the length and the resultant interior volume. Changes discussed here generally apply to both the Yukon and Yukon XL models. Changes start with all-new sheet metal and a distinctive front end that incorporates the new GMC C-shaped LEDs into the headlights.
GM is voluntarily recalling just 10 model-year 2014 full-size SUVs due to a problem with the brakes that could affect stopping distances, according to the automaker.
The affected vehicles include four Chevrolet Suburbans and three Tahoes, as well as two GMC Yukons and one Yukon XL. The vehicles' rear brake caliper bolts may not be fully tightened, which could produce noise while driving and take longer to stop the vehicle. GM said it is unaware of any crashes or injuries resulting from the problem.
The automaker began notifying owners Aug. 2, and dealers will correct the problem for free. Dealers will inspect the torque on both rear brake caliper bracket bolts; if the bolt is not properly tightened, two new bolts will be installed, GM stated. Chevrolet owners can call 866-694-6546, and GMC owners can call 866-996-9463. For more info, owners can also call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.Related
For the first time in a decade, the Cadillac Escalade does not rank as thieves' favorite target, according to the Highway Loss Data Institute's analysis. The dubious distinction now belongs to the Ford F-250 — specifically four-wheel-drive, crew-cab versions of the pickup truck — which is six times more likely to get stolen than the average vehicle. Large pickups and SUVs continued to be targeted at higher rates than other vehicles.
In the Escalade's fall from first to No. 6, the HLDI cited waning popularity and improved antitheft technology, including a steering-column lock and an alarm that sounds when the vehicle's incline changes, along with a standard ignition immobilizer. But it's not all good news for the Escalade. Although its theft rate dipped by 50% from figures reported three years ago, four-wheel-drive versions of the luxury SUV still were stolen 4.5 times more than the average vehicle. The average insurance loss payment was $6,508 compared with nearly $12,000 previously.
GM is recalling 54,686 model-year 2013 versions of several trucks and SUVs due to a faulty park lock cable, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The affected vehicles were built from Nov. 7 through Dec. 18, 2012, and include the 2013 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV and Escalade EXT; Chevrolet Avalanche, Express, Silverado, Suburban and Tahoe; and GMC Savana, Sierra, Yukon and Yukon XL. Check your vehicle's build date on a sticker on the driver-side doorjamb.
In these vehicles, a fractured park lock cable or malformed steering-column components could allow drivers to shift from Park with the ignition key removed or the key in the Off position. This could cause the vehicle to roll away, increasing the risk of injury or accident.
GM will notify owners starting Jan. 17, and dealers will replace the affected parts for free. Owners with questions can call Chevrolet at 800-630-2438, Cadillac at 866-982-2339 or GMC at 866-996-9463. NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline (888-327-4236) can also provide more info.
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