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2007 Chevrolet Suburban/GMC Yukon XL/Cadillac Escalade ESV



  • Went to the D.C. auto show last month and saw the 07 Suburban on display. I have to say that my initial reaction was not positive as compared to my 04 Z-71.The bumpers are cheap plastic instead of steel, the exhaust is "chincy" looking. Rear seats do not fold into the floor which would have been a great feature, and to top it off GM is droping the Z-71 Suburban model which I consider to be very sporty and rugged. No wonder GM is in trouble!..they obviously aren't very progressive in their styling anymore. :(
  • neo6neo6 Posts: 24
    I have a 2003 Yukon XL and was anxiously awaiting the re-design but after seeing at least the shorter new Yukon, there is not a lot new. Styling is boring at best and interior still looks cheap. I did just see the new Expedition XL pictures and it looks really good with some real functionality like the 3rd seat fold down. If Ford engineers are outplaying the GM guys with simple things like an independent rear suspension and an actual 6 speed transmission, GM IS in trouble. I've had 3 Yukons but I think I am going to give the Ford a try next.
  • I would like to begin by quoting the chevy website on the 07':

    "suburban has maximum trailering and hauling capabilities that are unsurpassed in the full size segment".

    Um, your own vehicles from past model years (er 90s!)exceeded this crap. Great, so Ford bows to pressure dropping the only remaining diesel suv on the market and you turn around and drop your towing capacity by 2000 lbs. In the process, you drop your most competent engine and apparently neglected to spend any of the last 6 years figuring out how to once again put a diesel in the vehicle that allowed you to corner that very market for decades...

    The GM bean counters out there need a big crack on the head. You have totally turned your back on the families with serious towing requirements for boats and trailers who have always looked to your engineering to meet such needs. Nice job - i'll sell my toys before i buy this 2007 P.O.S.

    Great job listening to soccer moms who want to drive a 5000+ pound beast and still whine because their girlfriends' camry gets such better milage. As edmunds states, your 20MPG still won't do squat to satify the environmentalists who hate suvs anyway.

  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,824
    A major national newspaper would like to interview those who bought a 2007 Lincoln Navigator or a Cadillac Escalade and got a sizable discount off the sticker price. Please respond to before Wednesday, March 1, 2006 with your daytime contact info and a few words about the model you chose.

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  • Not sure if I am posting this in the right place. Never seen a message board like this. Maybe I'm just exhausted and don't see something. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knew how hard it would be to put electronically adjustable pedals in aftermarket on a 200 Suburban. I'm pretty short, but love the Burb and want to know how hard this would be. I can reach the pedals, but feel a little too close to the steering wheel. Any ideas? Thanks!
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,824
    Since this discussion is about the 2007+ model, you'll probably have better luck asking here:
    Chevy Suburban

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  • I just drove my 2007 Escalade off of the lot. 100 miles into the drive the car froze and shut down almost causing a major crash. This truck has major problems. All sensors lit up and on star read the report to me telling me not to drive. it was towed to a dealer. very unsafe to drive until these bugs our worked out. these issues will cause crashes and maybe loss of life or injury.
  • go8go8 Posts: 58
    Wow! What did the dealer say?

  • volkovvolkov Posts: 1,302
    I was quite stoked after the guys at the dealership said the new 07 was going to be offered with a diesel. Then the promo stuff comes out and ....nothing. As said above, to make it worse, you have to upgrade to a luxury poser truck to get the bigger engine now. Not that I want a gigantic gas engine designed more for HP bragging rights than torque and which gets 2 mpg taking the kids to school. The 2500 HD has run the diesel for years now. How hard can it be to drop the Suburban body on it? I have 4 kids and a dog so we have limited options that will tow a travel trailer. Baby #4 means we will be moving up to a bigger trailer that the 00 Yukon XL will be working too hard to pull. Has GM even heard of diesels? Wasn't that the reason they bought Isuzu? It certainly wasn't to develop their vehicles. VERY disappointed.
  • vmidadvmidad Posts: 2
    Having owned both an 01 and an 03 Denali XL, I was looking forward to the 07 model year (I need a new truck!). I wouldn't be caught dead in a 07 Yukon. It is about the ugliest thing that they could have thought of. Whomever is responsible for the bastardized Envoy should be at the unemployment line claiming insanity.
    That said I will be buying a new Suburban LTZ. It has close to the classic lines of the Denali, however I hate to give up the 6.2, AWD, 6 speed AT and the interior upgrades. When GM finally goes belly up they can blame it on the GMC division.
    I know Chevy has offered the basic Denali package with the 06 LTZ. Does anyone know if they have similar plans for 07? The web site says not, but maybe if there is enough demand they will realize that is what will sell.

  • nedzelnedzel Posts: 787
    6 spd is supposed to come to the Tahoe/Suburban at some point. Unclear just when, however.
  • suburknocksuburknock Posts: 8
    :confuse: I have a new Suburban 2006 2500 4 wheel drive 8.1 engine which at first start of the day after running for 30 seconds has a light knock for 30 more seconds. For the rest of the warmed up day there is no knocking. This started after only 000,750 miles on it and now has 001,650. Does any one out there have an 8.1 that knocks. :mad:
  • motoworfmotoworf Posts: 8
    At one time they were the only ones producing an SUV with cargo door. Now others have them and GM has dropped production.

    Has anyone heard of GM bringing back the cargo doors?
  • I have a 2004 2500 4 wheel with the 8.1 and the 4:1 rear. It knocked from day one and I was not happy. I asked GM for a 100,000 mile warranty on the motor and they gave it to me. The dealer backed me up so it was easy to get. It still knocks to this day and I have 47000 on the truck and pull a 10000 pound RV Trailer. They say its normal for the 8.1
  • rmejiarmejia Posts: 8
    Just installed new 22" wheels and tires on my suburban, I saved lots of money by buying them myself and installing them too. Problem is I can't seem to reset the tire pressure setting on all four tires. any suggestions? I have the DIC system if thats makes a difference.
  • I have a '99 Tahoe with the 5.? engine (not the 5.3) and it 'knocks' for about the first 30 seconds, especially in cold weather. My mechanic brother-in-law (who works on a lot of commercially used GM trucks) says it's 'piston slap' and a result of the engine design...and not a problem. My Tahoe has 170 kms on it and runs like a top...knock not withstanding.
  • May GM trucks are well known for what is commonly called Piston Slap. I have it on my 800 series 2000 5.3L Yukon and I have heard it on several 6.0L GM trucks. I took it to the dealer to complain several times when it was newer but they just printed a page from the GM dealer service intranet that said it was not considered a problem. Eventually they gave me a letter that said it will not cause long term damage. I know some that received an extension to 100,000 mi warranty only the motor. See www dot pistonslap dot com for more details.
  • I just noticed that in the last few weeks GM started offering the Yukon XL and the Suburban with the 6.0L for approximately an $1,100 upgrade. You don't have to order the 3/4 ton to get the 6.0L.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,010
    Since these are no longer future vehicles, let's take the talk to the existing discussions. Try these links:

    2007 Caddy Escalade

    2007 Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon

    GMC Yukon XL and Yukon XL Denali

    (Catam, your recent tranny post was moved to the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon discussion).

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