Large SUVs are mostly only reserved for the US market because Europe and other big markets are not even capable of accommodating these beasts. The US road infrastructure is way larger and it enables you to drive a huge car without any issues whatsoever.
Europe is different because many city centers were made in a time when there were no cars to speak of. Furthermore, European customers are not all that interested in full-size SUVs, not yet at least, but it seems like BMW, Audi, and Mercedes are increasingly more fond of the idea of a true full-size SUV.
Be that as it may, if you want to go bit, you have to go for the Chevy Suburban because this behemoth is the largest SUV on the market right now. The Ford Expedition comes second and the Lincoln Navigator comes third. Fourth place goes to the new Cadillac Escalade and the GMC Yukon XL takes 5th place.
SUVs such as these can easily accommodate up to 7 passengers while still offering loads of trunk space. However, it’s better to opt for a smaller SUV if you do not need such a large automobile. So be sure to do your research before you spend your hard-earned money.
Chevrolet Suburban – The largest SUV on the market
The new Chevy Suburban seems to be a fairly impressive SUV no matter how you look at it. Chevy has decided to introduce the new Suburban to the 21st century by giving it a progressive, yet classic boxy SUV design we have come to expect from the Suburban.
The Suburban also comes with the largest trunk space out of all full-size SUVs with the third-row seats in place or not. The new 10-speed automatic gearbox is a joy to use and the engine choices on offer are beefy, but not all that economic. This comes as no surprise because the Suburan weighs 7700 pounds.
Ford Expedition – Significantly smaller than the Suburban, but still huge
The Ford Expedition is extremely large, but the Suburban is on an entirely different level both when it comes to trunk space and size in general. Be that as it may, the Expedition is a more comfortable SUV with a more settled-feeling driving manner.
However, the 10-speed auto in the Suburban is superior to the 10-speed auto found in the Expedition. The engines on offer are also fairly beefy, but the economy is abysmal just like in the Suburban. Space on offer is more than enough for most people even if you intend to use all three rows of seating on a daily basis.
The current-gen Lincoln Navigator was introduced a few years ago, but it still feels upmarket and worthy of its price tag. That’s apparent the moment you take a look at the Navigators powertrain which is both smoother and more economical than the ones found in the Suburban or the Expedition.
The interior is covered with amazing-looking materials and the interior design in both the Expedition and the Suburban are nowhere near as nice. However, the Navigator is a significant step up when it comes to price as well, so much so that it rivals the Escalade and the new Jeep Grand Wagoneer.
Cadillac Escalade – A bit heavier than the Yukon XL
The new Cadillac Escalade might as well be the most desirable SUV on this list, but it is nowhere near as large as the Expedition or the Suburban. With 7400 pounds, the Escalade is also significantly lighter than the Suburban.
As a package, the Cadillac makes all the sense in the world because it offers a futuristic-looking exterior design and an even more futuristic interior design. If technology is what you desire, you’d be pleased to know that the Escalade is the most technologically advanced full-size SUV on the market.
GMC Yukon XL – A close match with the Escalade
The GMC closes the list for the top 5 largest SUVs on the market right now behind the new Escalade. It’s worth mentioning that these two are based on a similar platform so it’s only logical for them to be similar in ergonomics.
However, that’s where the similarities end because the Escalade is on an entirely different level as far as most factors are concerned. That does not mean that the Yukon XL is a bad SUV because the thing that separates them the most is the $25k price hike which is necessary to buy the Escalade.
What is the largest European SUV?
The largest European SUV is the Mercedes Benz GLS. The GLS is an XL version of the Mercedes Benz GLE. That being said, the GLS is a luxury SUV capable of seating up to seven passengers with ease. It’s worth mentioning that the GLS is nowhere near as large as all the US-made SUVs listed in this article.
The second-largest European SUV is the BMW X7 which is aimed at stealing the customers from the Mercedes GLS. These two are closely matched, but I would rather opt for the X7 any day of the week.
What is the largest Japanese SUV?
The Nissan Armada is the largest Japanese SUV money can buy these days, and it is also closely matched with all the US-made SUVs on this list. That’s because Nissan has developed the Armada for the US and UAE market anyway.
The Armada is a beefy SUV with impressive towing capabilities, but the transmission and the gas mileage are rather subpar. The infotainment system is also nothing to be proud of and the same story goes for the 3rd row of seating.
Do we even need large SUVs?
The Suburban is so big that it can easily be mistaken for a bus which begs the question of are super-sized SUVs even necessary in today’s day and age. Most of the car industry is focused on developing the most efficient and practical car while these large behemoths virtually can’t be economical while weighting 6k+ pounds.
This is apparent the moment you take a look at the gas mileage. However, people love them because they look imposing and they offer huge amounts of space. All in all, SUVs such as these are a bit unnecessary, but they are so popular that they probably are going nowhere anytime soon.