Official: GM’s fullsize SUVs boost highway mileage by nearly 10 percent

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The 2015 Chevrolet Suburban at the 2014 LA Auto Show, front three-quarter view

We met the redesigned 2015 versions of the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, and the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL at the 2013 LA Auto Show. Improved gas mileage numbers have been announced to go along with the improved exteriors and interiors, with city mileage improving by seven percent and highway mileage going up by nearly ten percent; you’ll now get 16 miles per gallon in the city and 23 on the highway.

The only applies to models with the 5.3-liter engine, though, not the premium Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali SUVs with the 6.2-liter motor. Still, the 5.3 gets you more power than previously, with 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque underfoot, on top of the improved fuel economy numbers. The 6.2-liter sticks with official mpg ratings of 15 highway, 21 city. There’s a brief press release below with words straight from the horse’s mouth.

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