2018 5-Year Cost to Own Awards: Best Full-Size SUV/Crossover

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe

Best Full-Size SUV/Crossover:
2018 Chevrolet Tahoe

A three-time Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award winner and KBB Family Car favorite, the Chevrolet Tahoe also boasts the lowest predicted 5-Year Cost to Own in its class. One of the few large truck-based SUVs on the market, its rugged foundation contributes to the Tahoe's continued popularity and durability.

It may have some old-school truck sensibilities, such as the ability to tow 8,600 pounds, carry nearly 95 cubic feet of cargo behind the front seats, go off-road, and seat nine, but the Tahoe is also modern, making it an ideal vehicle for family adventures. As we explained in our most recent 12 Best Family Cars story, "In the Tahoe you have a workhorse that's also able to deliver a roomy and comfortable ride. Part of that comfort comes in the Premium trim level, where GM's Magnetic Ride Control was made available as standard equipment last year. And despite its size, the Tahoe is an easy vehicle to maneuver in tight spaces, thanks to its rear-view camera and available park assist. Out on the open road, the steering is precise and there's plenty of passing power underhood. Best of all, the ride height gives you that command-of-the-road confidence that makes full-size SUVs a family favorite."

Matching the sharp exterior is a modern interior, with excellent infotainment, plenty of USB ports and power outlets, and a large touch screen. Whether you use the screen or knobs and buttons, everything is within easy reach and user-friendly.

For $49,000 (to start), you get capability beyond that of a typical crossover. Add the baked-in value of the Tahoe's impressive 5-Year Cost to Own data, and this SUV gets even better.

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5-Year Cost to Own:

$62,167
as of December 31, 2017

2nd Place Finisher
2018 Ford Expedition

2018 Ford Expedition

All-new for 2018, the Ford Expedition is roomy, stylish, comfortable and capable - and it's our Full-Size SUV Best Buy for 2018.

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5-Year Cost to Own:
$64,733
as of December 31, 2017

3rd Place Finisher
2018 Chevrolet Suburban

2018 Chevrolet Suburban

The Chevrolet Suburban is as good-looking and versatile as the smaller Tahoe, but with a lot more cargo space and a bigger third row.

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5-Year Cost to Own:
$65,404
as of December 31, 2017

Other Category Winners


See the previous Winners of these Awards: 2017 | 2016 | 2015
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