It's called a Toyota Sequoia, Land Cruiser, or Nissan Armada. They're not really any better, but they will match any "American" truck (many are now built in Mexico and Canada) in performance, fuel economy, and certainly durability (maybe not so much the Armada, don't know yet). All trucks run to a type and do pretty much the same things.
This guy should know that it is spelled "Vortec," not "Vortech" before he starts threatening people with cookies haha!
WRONG. I own one & meticulously care for it. 16 city mtn & maybe push 20 on the highway.
Repairs: Intake manifold gasket, fuel pump, alternator, brakes rotors (several times), water leaks in through rear wheel wells, had to re-glue, water pump.
Rear tail light on roof came off.
No rust yet & the tranny hasn't gone yet, about the only positive thing I can say.
Recently gas mileage dropped to 11/12.
Putting new plugs in this weekend & hopefully it's not the O2 sensors (4 of them).
Overall it's a piece of crap, but I still like it. All this in just under 100,000 miles. I racked up 400,000 between two Toyotas & the only thing that broke was one fan clutch on the 96 Tacoma.
Well, we abuse the hell out of ours and it has held up great. I'm sorry that you guys don't want to admit that American trucks are the best! By the way, no Land Cruiser will pull like a Tahoe, give me a break. And the Sequoia makes less power, is slower, burns more gas, and won't pull as much weight. And the Armada, even though it does make great power and will tow as much, won't hold up. Just read the Nissan reviews and look at all the blue frown faces. Not to mention they get way worse fuel economy.
I agree with the original posting, I have owned a Land Cruiser, Expedition, explorer, and a 1999 Tahoe Lt.
The Expedition and land cruiser were both newer and had lower miles on them, I still love my Tahoe the best!!!
It tows better, accelerates better, and was better on fuel (with a larger motor than both trucks)
By the way... my Tahoe was built in the USA!!! not Canada or Mexico.
PS... my land cruiser started rusting out on the tailgate at 88,000 miles and it was a 2002!!!!
My original sticker had 15mpg city and 17mpg highway, and I got around 12mpg in the city and 16mpg highway. I donated the junk to charity and got a $500 tax break.
The Tahoes and Yukon will out-pull nearly any foreign made SUV, and it's gonna stay that way as long as Toyota and Honda can't figure out how to make heavy duty vehicles to sell to the USA.
Toyota and Honda have good quality with the rigs I have owned anyways, but Honda and Toyota still can't build a 3/4 ton truck, and the 1/2 tons I drove are sad at best; those iforce V8's are junk for gas mileage; take a newer 5.3 Tahoe and put it against a Pilot or Sequoia, and it will eat it alive.
In my humble opinion, I think GMC and Chevy are the most reliable of all brands. My family has experienced nothing but reliability from our GM products.
We have tried other brands and imports, but found them to be hit and miss, while our GM products easily run to 300k on the original drivetrains.
As well, nothing beats the feeling of driving something made in your own country with pride. I have a lot of respect for other people who purchase domestics instead of imports; in this recession time, our country needs all the jobs it can get. For those who argue that some imports are made in the US, keep in mind 90% of American autoworkers are employed by the big 3, while only 10% are employed by import manufacturers.
Buy an imports shows a decline in moral value, and pride in our country and its products. More and more people only care about themselves and no one else, and couldn't care less about autoworkers losing their jobs and not being able to feed their families. It's sad to see a decline of moral values in our society.