I thought long and hard about buying my first truck/suv that what not a gm product. I have no regrets at all. We took a short spring break trip and had a blast in the new Armada. I am very impressed with this vehicle so far. It is very quiet and smooth, with a nice sound from the v8! And it is responsive!! My only regret is I wish I could have afforded the 4wd.
Power, interior layout and exterior that stands out from all the others that are too similar. Quiet ride. Leg room in all rows. Map lights for rear passengers. Floor shifter is cool. My wife likes that it is easier to park than the suburban we traded in.
Stereo upgrade other than bose (I have not been impressed with any I have heard no matter what vehicle it was in). Hitch receiver should be standard equipment.