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2007 Chevrolet Suburban/GMC Yukon XL/Cadillac Escalade ESV

navigator89navigator89 Posts: 1,080
edited March 18 in Cadillac
GM is redesigning all it's full size pickups and SUVs to stay competitive. If you've seen the pictures of the 2007 Tahoe and Yukon, you know they've done a pretty good job on the outside and inside.

The Suburban/Yukon XL/ESV are coming at a bad time for GM, as gas prices are high, and Ford is bringing back a large competitor based on the Expedition.

All these new GM trucks and SUVs are expected to debut at the 2006 Detroit Auto Show.

Please post pictures if you find any.

Chevrolet Suburban

Cadillac Escalade ESV


  • morey000morey000 Posts: 320

    I dunno'. I find the new lines to be a bit less interesting. Perhaps more elegant and smoothed out, but they've lost that 'in your face' opulance and ruggedness that the predecessor had.

    I saw gas today (in Tucson) for $2.39. (now that the oil companies took their pint of blood from the american public) Not so expensive any more. People will line up to buy into this piece of metal and find out what rack and pinion steering and 400hp feels like in a big SUV.
  • navigator89navigator89 Posts: 1,080
    The headlights are smaller, so that explains why the "in your face" look is gone. It makes it looks like an SRX or CTS.

    Anyway, I'm just glad they nailed the interior. It's now right at the the level where the Navigator, LX470 and Range Rover are at.

    And 403hp!!! Wow, the old Escalade was never short for power, but 403 is just amazing.

    The next Navigator and upcoming Aspen better be good......
  • samnoesamnoe Posts: 731
    3rd row seating: Will it fold and hide into the floor? Will it be a one-piece, or 50/50? or better, 60/40?
  • I read in a magazine in Barnes and Noble that GM was offering a duramax diesel engine in suburbans in 2007. That is all of the information the article had. Has anyone else heard this?
  • navigator89navigator89 Posts: 1,080

    Front is very similar if not identical to Tahoe, but that was expected.

    They made the Suburban even bigger! Wow, it'll really be a monster now!
  • Here are a few spy pics of the new surburban. If you notice it's a 2500 because of the 8 lug wheel pattern. click here to see the pics
  • morey000morey000 Posts: 320
    the GMC web site has plenty of photos and info, at least of the Yukon length.

    That 5.3LV8 DOD engine seems to be the hot ticket. Good power and a claimed 21mpg on the hwy. Better than most mid-sized SUVs get.
  • UGLY and then some…. Thought it was a Ford. Looks just like the 05′Expedition. Nice original design lines GM really did their homework on this. Copy cats. I can only imagine the engineering nightmares for this new platform.
    HOW about a Duramax Diesel in the 3/4 ton models?? GM should be concerned about building a truck for a family, that can tow something besides a pop-up tent trailer! Not everybody wants a pickup.
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
  • navigator89navigator89 Posts: 1,080

    I love the interior it's probably the biggest improvement. No doubt large families in Kuwait are going to be buying them in droves! :P
  • tireguytireguy Posts: 193
    You're right. From the rear quarter it looks exactly like a late model Expedition, which is anything but impressive.
    I sure hope the pickups won't look like this.
    Coil springs in the front? What's with GM? First they go back to rear drum brakes on their full-size pickups, now coil springs on the SUV. Somebody's been watching too much "I love the 80s" on VH1. Granted these are coil-over, not just coils, but the torsion bars offered height adjustability and ease of damper replacement.
    Power-folding second row? In the outgoing model you can fold the seats down with a bag of groceries in your other hand. And the middle seats are as comfortable as the front buckets. The new power seats look significantly slimmer in the base (see demo on GMC's website). The cockpit does look a bit better. A little Walnut goes a long way. But why the heck would I want a heated steering wheel? To keep the cold leather from chilling my tender hands? So much for the working man's professional grade truck! At least they That 6.2L would be a tremendous improvement over the 5.3, but it's only available in the Denali, so once again--it appears--if you want the big engine you can't have a real four wheel drive system (with a low range and locking transfer case). :(
    Go to the GMC site and stare at the 07 Yukon, the click over to the 06 picture. The 00-06 Yukon is one of the nicest trucks the General ever put on the streets.
    I certainly won't be trading in my 04 Yukon XL on one of these Envoy XXLs any time soon. :shades:
  • nedzelnedzel Posts: 787
    Nope, it won't fold into the floor, since GM cheaped out and stuck with a solid-rear axle. If they'd gone with an independent-rear suspension, then there would have been room for the 3rd row seat to fold into the floor.
  • nedzelnedzel Posts: 787
    Nope, it won't fold into the floor, since GM cheaped out and stuck with a solid-rear axle. If they'd gone with an independent-rear suspension, then there would have been room for the 3rd row seat to fold into the floor.
  • Oh, gawd...
    It looks like it still won't have the beloved rear cargo doors on my current Suburban.
    It is a show stopper for me not moving on to a newer model as was the reason I didn't bother with Yukon or Escalade when I bought my current Suburban.
  • neo6neo6 Posts: 24
    I have to agree with others who say this looks like an XXL Envoy. Seems like GM could have had a little more imagination when redesigning one of the best exterior designs on the SUV market. The interior and features is what was so dated. I would rather they had left the exterior alone and dressed up the interior and added some features. I have a 2003 XL and am really now on the fence of waiting for one of these for a second look or go ahead and buy one of the last "good-looking" 2006 models..
  • Is there going to be a footwell for the third seat in the 2007. As the 2006 is configured, the third seat passengers must look like "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil". I'm still driving a '97 with 215K m. I was shopping for an '05 or '06 last week and gave up in disgust. It's too much money for something that doesn't do the basics. I can do without the bells and whistles-just want leather seats, comfortable hwy travel and reliable engine.
  • tireguytireguy Posts: 193
    If it had an independant rear end, then it could really compete with the modern-day LTD wagon, the Expedition. Independant rear suspension might be great on Corvettes, but it's not what I want on a truck.
  • Will there be one? GM has one of if not the best diesel engines but i need to have plenty of interior room. The Avalanche would be just what I am looking for but they are not making even a 2500 Avalanche for the beggining of the mew model's life span and a duramax would not fit on a 1500. So will there still be a 2500 Suburban and will it be a diesel if there still is a 2500. I have an 83 GMC diesel suburban and let me tell you if I can get an 07 diesel I would deffinitley buy it when I have the money.
  • I have a 2004 Expy with 56k on it. I have been awaiting the remodeling of the both GM and Ford. As a mom with boys and loads of gear...I have loved my powerfold third row seat. I was hoping that GM would offer the same thing in their new redesign. How sad I am to find out that the third row will be the removable variety.

    I guess it will be the Expedition XL for us this summer.

    Am I the only one who really appreciates the power fold?
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