How the big, full-size SUVs stack up for gas mileage

The EPA announced this week ratings for the 2021 General Motors family of large SUVs: the 2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, 2021 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, and 2021 Cadillac Escalade. (Escalade ESV ratings were not yet available.)

The smattering of fuel economy digits figure heavily into family road trips this year. How do the big guys (and gals) from GM fare against the flotilla of full-sizers from everyone else? Glad you asked. Here’s a rundown of the full-sizers available to hit the road.

GM hasn’t yet announced fuel economy estimates for turbodiesel-powered Escalades, Suburbans/Tahoes, and Yukons. They’ll likely be

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Average gas price in US drops to $1.99: AAA

The national average for a gallon of gasoline dropped to $1.99, AAA announced Tuesday.

It’s the first time in four years that average prices for gas fell below $2 due to two global problems. The global coronavirus pandemic has suppressed oil demand and a crude oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia have combined to lower crude oil to less than $20 per barrel, the lowest price since 2002, AAA reports. And the price for gas is expected to drop even more.

“AAA expects gas prices to keep dropping as cheap crude combines with the realities of people staying

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