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Consumer Reports released their ratings for the most reliable 3-year-old large SUVs and the Tahoe and Yukon were named to the list!

They joined the list among the likes of:
  • 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • 2017 GMC Yukon
  • 2017 Buick Enclave
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS
  • 2017 Lexus LX
Here's what they wrote for the Tahoe and Yukon:

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe
Redesigned in 2015, the Tahoe gets top marks for reliability in the 2017 model year, and is a good blend of practicality and refinement. It coddles occupants with a quiet, spacious interior, comfortable second-row captain’s chairs, and plenty of soft-padded surfaces. But, being truck-based, it can also tow up to 8,300 pounds if properly equipped. (If you tow often, we recommend the Max Trailering Package with its built-in trailer brake controller and 3.42 rear-axle ratio. We found that it makes a minimal difference in fuel economy.)

The Tahoe we tested featured a 355-hp, 5.3-liter V8 engine and six-speed automatic transmission that got 19 mpg overall. For 2017, Chevy added an optional Performance package with a 420-hp, 6.2-liter V8 engine, a modified suspension, and a 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and four-wheel drive is optional. The cramped third-row seat is best for kids, and there’s barely any room for cargo when all three rows are in use.

If you can, spring for the LTZ trim with Magnetic Ride Control. It significantly improves the Tahoe’s emergency handling and ride quality. With the standard suspension, the Tahoe can feel ponderous. In 2017, Apple CarPlay was optional, as were AEB and BSW.

2017 GMC Yukon
Essentially a twin of the Tahoe, the Yukon is distinguished from its Chevy sibling by different option packages. Choosing the top-level Denali gives you luxurious interior trim. It’s also the only way to get Magnetic Ride Control on a Yukon. And it forces buyers to get the more powerful 420-hp V8 engine. The bigger powerplant feels surprisingly sluggish in normal driving when you’re not hard on the throttle, and the Environmental Protection Agency rates fuel economy at just 13 mpg.

Unless you’re looking specifically for the Denali’s added luxury and power, we’d skip the Yukon and buy a more affordable Tahoe LTZ instead.
 
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