New GM SUVS to Raise Highway Fuel Economy 10%

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DETROIT — The new 2015 full-size SUVs from Chevrolet and GMC will raise highway fuel economy by nearly 10 percent, according to General Motors.

The Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL with the standard 5.3L engine get an EPA-estimated 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway with two-wheel drive – a 10 percent increase in highway mileage over the previous models and 7 percent greater city mileage.

The Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali models feature an exclusive 6.2L V-8 rated at 420 horsepower or 313 kW and 460 lb-ft of torque or 623 Nm. No other full-size SUV offers as much power and torque, the company said. Denali models offer 15 city or 21 highway in two-wheel drive models.

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