This is our 3rd Suburban. Enjoyed all three. I drive a Suburban because I'm 6'7" and need all the room I can get. The Suburban fills all my needs. This newest Suburban (2012) is by far the best one yet. I ordered it with the second row bench seat. Between our two sons and their families we have 8 passengers, hence the second row bench seat. We have taken all 8 people and their luggage along with our 3500 lb. boat to the Lake of the Ozarks region several times without a whimper from the Suburban--wonderful machine!! There is 40K on it now and not a problem at all with anything on the truck. It has been through torrential rains, 100 degree summer temps, and below zero winter temps on many occasions. Tracks true in snow and ice, in fact we just recently received 19" of snow--didn't faze the Suburban! I am very pleased with this truck--it's a keeper!