2017 5-Year Cost to Own Awards: Best Full-Size SUV/Crossover

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

Best Full-Size SUV/Crossover:
2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

A Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award winner for three years running, the Chevrolet Tahoe can also put the 2017 5-Year Cost to Own Award trophy on its mantle. The Tahoe is a large, truck-based SUV in a world of car-based crossovers, a difference that gives it distinct advantages that contribute to its longevity on the market.

Underneath the recently restyled sheetmetal is a 9-passenger SUV that can serve as a hauler for adventure or for work duty. Want to tow the boat to the cabin, plus have enough room for your family and all their gear? The Tahoe can tow up to 8,600 pounds and is versatile enough to accommodate nearly 95 cubic feet of cargo behind the front seats.

The Tahoe is equally people-friendly. As we explained in KBB's most recent Best Buy Awards, "one of the most endearing aspects of the Chevy Tahoe is its well-designed and well-isolated passenger compartment. Matching contemporary visual character with an outstanding level of user-friendliness, it offers legitimate luxury touches that rival those found in far more expensive premium SUVs. Beyond great basics like highly legible gauges and logically arrayed controls, we love the Tahoe's outstanding MyLink infotainment system, available 4G LTE Wi-Fi, tri-zone climate control and bounty of front/rear ports and power outlets." Better yet, "the Tahoe's suspension has been specifically tuned to deliver an even better balanced mix of comfort and control under all driving conditions."

Pricing starts at about $48,000 for this level of capability, and the added value of the Tahoe's impressive projected cost-to-own data makes this good-looking versatile SUV look even better.

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5-Year Cost to Own:

$61,245
as of December 31, 2016

2nd Place Finisher
2017 Ford Expedition

2017 Ford Expedition

The Ford Expedition has room for eight and their gear, loves to tow, and comes with Ford's excellent EcoBoost engine.

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5-Year Cost to Own:
$63,658
as of December 31, 2016

3rd Place Finisher
2017 Toyota Sequoia

2017 Toyota Sequoia

The 8-passenger Toyota Sequoia combines V8 power, a comfortable, versatile interior, and the quality and reliability for which Toyota trucks and SUVs are known.

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5-Year Cost to Own:
$64,052
as of December 31, 2016

Other Category Winners


See the previous Winners of these Awards: 2016 | 2015 | 2014
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