The 2015 Model Year is coming soon and this article from Edmunds by Josh Jacquot lists just a few of the newly revamped or slight modified versions for 2015.
2015 Cadillac Escalade It's all about the interior with the redesigned 2015 Cadillac Escalade. Stitched, perforated leather and real wood trim take center stage in an upgrade that significantly departs from the Chevrolet Suburban on which it's based. A 6.2-liter V8 with 420 hp and 460 pound-feet of torque is standard. Starting at about $65,000, the Escalade competes against the Audi Q7, Land Rover Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.
2015 Chevy Suburban Essentially a stretched version of the 2015 Chevy Tahoe, the 2015 Suburban offers tons of cargo space, an 8,500-pound towing capacity and seating for up to nine passengers. Like the Tahoe, the Suburban gets a 5.3-liter V8 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission and is available with rear- or four-wheel drive. Pricing for the 2015 Chevy Suburban should start around $45,000 when it goes on sale in summer. The 2015 Chevy Suburban competes with the Ford Expedition and Toyota Sequoia.
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe Proving that there's still a market for full-size SUVs, Chevy has prepped an all-new Chevy Tahoe for 2015. The new SUV, based on Chevy's all-new Silverado, is radically restyled from the previous SUV, but retains all of its functionality. Properly equipped, the Tahoe can tow 8,500 pounds thanks to a new 5.3-liter V8 that makes 355 hp. The only transmission offered is a six-speed automatic. The 2015 Chevy Tahoe gets a new center airbag (positioned between the driver and passenger) standard and is available with active cruise control, blind spot monitoring, forward collision alert and adaptive suspension. Chevy's also given the Tahoe an aluminum hood and liftgate to reduce weight and improve fuel economy. Finally, the third-row seats now fold flat, whereas they had to be fully removed in the previous SUV. Pricing hasn't been announced for the 2015 Chevy Tahoe, but a starting price of $41,000 shouldn't be far off. The 2015 Chevy Tahoe competes with the Ford Expedition and Toyota Sequoia.
2015 Ford F-150 Completely redesigned, the 2015 F-150 uses an all-new aluminum body and high-tensile steel frame to shave about 700 pounds of total weight. Expect big gains in fuel economy as a result. Four engines — including two turbocharged V6 options — will be available. The six-speed automatic remains the only transmission. Regular cab, SuperCab and SuperCrew cab configurations will be available. Expect to see the F-150 in dealers in the third quarter of this year. Pricing for the new truck should be about the same as the outgoing model, which started in the mid-$20,000 range for a base model. The F-150 competes with the Chevy Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra.
2015 GMC Yukon The 2015 GMC Yukon is very closely related to the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe above and includes the same base engine and transmission. The 2015 Yukon Denali, however, is available with GM's 6.2-liter V8 that makes 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Like the Chevy, it can tow up to 8,500 pounds. The GMC differs from the Chevy by offering a higher-quality interior with luxury touches like an 8-inch touchscreen. Pricing should be just a tick above the Chevy and start around $42,000. Competitors include the Chevy Tahoe, Infiniti QX80 and Lexus LX 570.
2015 Lincoln Navigator It's hard not to notice the new face of the 2015 Lincoln Navigator, which matches up more closely with some of the brand's new models. Despite the truck's huge footprint, it will now be available with a reasonably fuel-efficient 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine as the only powertrain option. This new engine is said to make at least 370 hp and at least 430 lb-ft of torque, while returning up to 16 mpg combined. Further improvements include a totally revised interior with a hand-wrapped leather steering wheel and new MyLincoln Touch infotainment system. Pricing hasn't been announced for the 2015 Navigator, but the outgoing model started at $57,160. The 2015 Navigator competes with the Chevy Tahoe, Infiniti QX80 and Lexus LX 570.