I would love to get a truck, my problem is I commute almost 60 miles Mon-Fri. Any potential TV will be used, no way I can afford new on any of these.
Can you fit 3 child seats in a 1500 or 2500, or even a Tundra for that matter?
With a commute like that, something like the Traverse would be much more budget friendly. Assuming easy numbers: 25 mpg for a Traverse and 20 for a Tahoe/Suburban/truck and $2.50/gallon at 300 mi/week commute, you’d spend almost $400 more per year on gas alone with the full-size offerings.
With a tow rating of 5,000lbs, a Traverse would handle just about any pup out there, and is significantly cheaper to buy. Its probably easier to deal with on a daily basis too since it’s designed primarily as a family vehicle first.
On the flip side, if you are willing and able to spend the extra money, the full size truck based vehicles will provide more headroom if you ever go bigger.
You could also get a slightly older Suburban plus a cheap commuter car to save on gas and keep miles off the suburban, effectively stretching its life to the same as a newer one used as a daily driver.