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Top 9 Passenger SUVs

When you are preparing to buy a 9 passenger SUV, there are some factors that you will want to take into consideration. 

You will want to reflect on, not only the price you will pay for a 9 passenger SUV, but you have to examine safety options, the size of the vehicle, whether or not the SUV is truck based or car based, and you will want to find out about the fuel efficiency that the vehicle offers.  After examining the latter, you can then define the finer features and amenities you desire in your 9 passenger SUV.

Considerations When A Buying 9 Passenger SUV

Before buying a 9 passenger SUV, consider whether you truly require that much passenger room.  Since a 9 passenger SUV has a larger body to make room for third row seating, you end up paying more for the vehicle than you would if you had opted for a compact sport utility vehicle.  There are some compact offerings that have a starting MSRP of around $20000.00, but when it comes to 9 passenger SUVs your starting MSRP might be as high as $37000.00 or more.  If you really need the extra passenger room, the increase in price is worth it; otherwise you might do well with a compact SUV instead.

If you need power, you will need to opt for a midsize or a large/full sized SUV.  The bigger the SUV the more towing power and engine power it generally has to offer.  Bear in mind once again that the SUV’s size is reflected in the bottom line price of the vehicle.  If you don’t require extensive passenger room and towing features you might want to look to an alternative SUV offering or car.  Meanwhile, if you want luxury, you can get these features with a 9 passenger SUV.  Again, the price of the vehicle will be affected by the type of luxury offerings the vehicle has to offer.

If you want an SUV that handles more like a car than a truck, you have to opt for an SUV with a car base; this vehicle is identified as an XUV, a CUV, or a crossover option.  You often get better fuel efficiency from a crossover, and the cabin space is substantial in this type of SUV.  If you are looking for towing power and off road features, you will then want an SUV that has a truck based chassis.  Interestingly, the best 9 passenger SUV offerings for the 2011 year are all 2010 models; the 2010 models with 9 passenger capacity, when re-released for 2011 had new designs offering seating for eight passengers instead of nine.

Excellent 9 Passenger SUV Vehicles for 2011

2010 Suburban 1500 LS 4x2

The 2010 Suburban 1500 LS 4x2 by Chevrolet is an attractive 9 passenger SUV.  This vehicle has a 5.3 Liter V8 engine and it can tow 8100 pounds.  It has a moderate fuel efficiency of 21 mpg highway and 15 mpg city driving.  It offers a third row of seating with a 50/50 split configuration.  You can get this vehicle for a starting MSRP of $40635.00.  It sports driveline traction control, antilock brakes, power adjustable pedals, front and rear air conditioning, a navigation system with voice activation, and a six speed gearbox that is automatic with overdrive.  The body of the vehicle rests on 17 inch polished alloy wheels.  It is equipped with Ultrasonic park assist and remote keyless entry too.  The exterior colors of this vehicle include Black, Blue Granite Metallic, Gold Mist Metallic, Summit White, and Red Jewel Tint Coat.  For more information about the Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 9 passenger SUV, visit Edmunds.com® at http://www.edmunds.com/chevrolet/suburban/2010/.

2010 Suburban 2500 LS 4x2

The 2010 Suburban 2500 LS 4x2 by Chevrolet is also a good 9 passenger SUV.  This vehicle is offered in the same colors as the 1500 model and the fuel efficiency is also the same, but this vehicle can only tow 5400 pounds.  Like the 1500, this vehicle has a split 50/50 bench third row.  It has a lower MSRP than the 1500 too; it starts at $37280.00.  This vehicle has a sunroof, a 6.0L V8 engine, and a 6 speed auto gearbox with overdrive.  It has power adjustable pedals, front and rear air conditioning, fog lights, heated front seats, a DVD player, an entertainment system, a navigation system with voice features, Ultrasonic parking assist, and remote keyless entry.  It also sports 17 inch wheels.  For more details about Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LS 9 passenger SUVs visit Motor Trend at http://www.motortrend.com/cars/2010/chevrolet/.

More Popular 9 Passenger SUV Vehicles for 2011

2010 Tahoe LS 4x2

The 2010 Tahoe LS 4x2 by Chevrolet is one of the lowest priced 9 passenger SUVs available with a starting MSRP of $37280.00.  It gets 21 mpg in the city and 15 mpg on the highway.  This vehicle can, like the Suburban 2500, tow 5400 pounds and it has the 50/50 split third row bench seating.  This vehicle comes in several different exterior colors including Black, Laser Blue Metallic, Blue Granite Metallic, Summit White, and Gold Mist Metallic.  It has a 5.3 Liter V8 under the hood and comes with a six speed automatic gearbox with overdrive.  It has a tilting glass sunroof, power adjustable pedals, front and rear air conditioning, heated driver and front passenger seating, driveline traction control, antilock brakes, a Navigation system with voice controls, a DVD player, digital media, an entertainment system, Ultrasonic parking assist, remote keyless entry ,and it has 17 inch alloy wheels.  For full details on the 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 9 passenger SUV visit Chevrolet.com at http://www.chevrolet.com/vehicles/2010/tahoe/overview.do.

2010 Yukon 1500 XL SLE 4x2

The 2010 Yukon 1500 XL SLE 4x2 by GMC is a good 9 passenger SUV in terms of spaciousness.  It can tow 5100 pounds, it has a third row of 50/50 split bench seating, and its starting MSRP equals $41490.00.  If you are looking for a 9 passenger SUV that you can really express yourself with, this vehicle is offered in several, unique exterior paint colors including Woodland Green, Onyx Black, Doeskin Tan, Wheatland Yellow, and Tangier Orange.  It houses a 5.3 Liter V8 married to a six speed auto transmission with overdrive.  It has front air conditioning controls, driveline traction control, antilock brakes, a DVD player, an entertainment center, and it sports 17 inch alloy wheels.  It is equipped with power adjustable pedals, rear air conditioning controls, remote keyless entry, Ultrasonic parking assist, and front fog lights too.  For full details about the GMC Yukon 1500 SLE with front wheel drive visit the Kelley Blue Book® at http://www.kbb.com/new-cars/gmc/yukon-xl-1500/2010/pricing-report.