2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 2WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
We bought this vehicle with the birth of our first child (three children later) and it has been all we have needed as a family vehicle. I refuse to do the mini-van even though gas mileage would be better but, I wouldn't change our decision for a second. 80k miles later and it still starts and runs like the first day we bought it. Just keep up with regular maintance and I plan to drive it till it dies.
Spacious room, good handling for a big vehicle (good turning radius), reliability, and easy to drive.
I don't think they offered it when I bought it but, steering wheel controls (ie; for the radio) would have made it perfect.