So there's your $45k new Suburban. Question is, who is going to buy one so equipped? And what dealer is daffy enough to keep an optionless model like this in stock?
By comparison, a top-of-the-line Subaru Ascent Touring (AWD) will have an MSRP of +/- $46,500 depending on which accessory options were added to it. While there is no rebate from Subaru, let's just say for conversation's sake that this Ascent will have a similar 'real world sale price' as that stripped Suburban. Why does a top-trim 4WD Suburban cost so much more than an Ascent Touring? Apparently Chevy feels you are getting a lot more vehicle than the Subaru buyer.