I've driven a Suburban since 2000 and for me it's a comfortable and safe SUV for towing, hauling and general utility for a family. The 2014 is a great driving car but I do have several complaints. It is 500 lbs. heavier than the 2000 Suburban model and gas mileage is worse at an overall city/higway of 16 mpg. Compared to the previous body style there are also deleted convenience items, i.e.: glove box light, sun visor extensions, cargo area dome light convenience switch, front door safety lights. There are also several design flaws; the second row seat placement in relation to the B column causes narrow foot clearance for rear entry ... a real problem for kids and elderly, and the rear bumper is straight, not stepped in the middle, making entry to cargo area difficult. The last criticism pertains to the paint quality. This Suburban is mocha steel color; the paint is pealing off the door handle and hood and roof paint clear coat is alligated ... a rapidly progressing paint failure in less 3 years.