GE 1997 GMC Suburban 1500
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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1997 GMC Suburban 1500 specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 GMC Suburban 1500 warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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  • Overview
    MSRP *$24,712$27,313
    Invoice *$21,623$23,898
    Engine5.7L V-8 255 HP5.7L V-8 255 HP
    Transmission4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/OD
    Fuel Economy City13.0 mpg12.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy18.0 mpg16.1 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine5.7L V-8 255 HP5.7L V-8 255 HP
    Transmission4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/OD
    Alternator100 amp100 amp
    Battery600 amp heavy duty600 amp heavy duty
    Axle Ratio3.423.42
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank42.0 gal.42.0 gal.
    Auxiliary Fuel TankN/AN/A
    Exhauststainless steelstainless steel
    Drive Typerear-wheelpart-time four-wheel
    4WD ShiftN/Amanual
    Locking Hub ControlN/Aautomatic
    Limited Slip DifferentialN/AN/A
    Traction ControlN/AN/A
  • Steering and Suspension
    Electronic StabilityN/AN/A
    RideN/AN/A
    Ride ControlN/AN/A
    Adaptive SuspensionN/AN/A
    Auto-Levelling SuspensionN/AN/A
    Front SuspensionN/AN/A
    Front Anti-Roll Barheavy dutyheavy duty
    Front Springscoiltorsion bar
    Front Torsion BarN/Afront torsion bar
    Front Shocksheavy dutyheavy duty
    Rear SuspensionN/AN/A
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springsleafleaf
    Rear Shocksheavy dutyheavy duty
    Steeringre-circulating ballre-circulating ball
    Steering CoolerN/AN/A
    Brakesfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drum
    Vented Disc Brakesfrontfront
    Wheels15.0 " painted styled steel16.0 " painted styled steel
    Front TiresP235/75SR15.0BSW ASP245/75SR16.0BSW AT
    Rear Tires (if different from Front)N/AN/A
    Spare Tire and Wheelfull-size steelfull-size steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity33
    Front Seat Typebenchbench
    Heated Front SeatsN/AN/A
    Front Headrestsadjustableadjustable
    Front ArmrestsN/AN/A
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls2-way2-way
    Easy EntryN/AN/A
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls2-way2-way
    Rear SeatsN/AN/A
    Rear HeadrestsN/AN/A
    Rear Child SeatsN/AN/A
    Rear ArmrestsN/AN/A
    Third Row SeatsN/AN/A
    Third Row Child SeatsN/AN/A
    Third Row ArmrestsN/AN/A
    Seat Trimvinylvinyl
    Door TrimN/AN/A
    Headlinerfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimvinyl/rubbervinyl/rubber
    Floor MatsN/AN/A
    Dashboard InsertN/AN/A
    Gear Shift Knob TrimN/AN/A
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    SunroofN/AN/A
    Convertible RoofN/AN/A
    Roof FeaturesN/AN/A
    Vanity Mirrorspassengerpassenger
    Auxiliary VisorsN/AN/A
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-night
    Rear Visor Vanity MirrorN/AN/A
    Glove Boxglove boxglove box
    Cabback InsulatorN/AN/A
    Dome Lightdome lightdome light
    Reading Lightsfrontfront
    Floor ConsoleN/AN/A
    Overhead ConsoleN/AN/A
    Cup Holderfrontfront
    Instrument Panel Storagebinbin
    Dashboard StorageN/AN/A
    Interior Concealed StorageN/AN/A
    Seatback StorageN/AN/A
    Refrigerated BoxN/AN/A
    Manufacturer Luggage SetN/AN/A
    Door Binsdualdual
    Rear Door Binsrear door binsrear door bins
    Underseat TrayN/AN/A
    Cargo Concealed StorageN/AN/A
    Cargo Floor Trimvinyl/rubbervinyl/rubber
    Trunk Lid TrimN/AN/A
    Cargo CoverN/AN/A
    Cargo NetN/AN/A
    Cargo Tie Downscargo tie downscargo tie downs
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo light
    Air CompressorN/AN/A
    Front Air ConditioningN/AN/A
    Climate ControlN/AN/A
    Rear Air ConditioningN/AN/A
    Air FilterN/AN/A
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ducts
    Automatic Air RecirculationN/AN/A
    Rear HeaterN/AN/A
    RadioAM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan
    Radio Steering Wheel ControlsN/AN/A
    CDN/AN/A
    MP3 PlayerN/AN/A
    MiniDisc PlayerN/AN/A
    Speakers44
    AmplifierN/AN/A
    Radio Theft DeterrentN/AN/A
    Antennafixedfixed
    Cruise ControlN/AN/A
    Door Lockspowerpower
    Heated Door LocksN/AN/A
    Remote Keyless EntryN/AN/A
    Trunk/Hatch/Door Releasepowerpower
    Remote Fuel Flap ReleaseN/AN/A
    Rear Window ReleaseN/AN/A
    Rear Child Safety Door Locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locks
    Fuel Filler Door ReleaseN/AN/A
    Cell PhoneN/AN/A
    Power Outlets33
    AC power outletN/AN/A
    Trunk PulldownN/AN/A
    Driver Foot RestN/AN/A
    Retained Accessory PowerN/AN/A
    Garage Door OpenerN/AN/A
    Smokers PackageN/AN/A
    Lighter ElementsN/AN/A
    First Aid KitN/AN/A
    Emergency SOSN/AN/A
    Adjustable PedalsN/AN/A
    Entertainment CenterN/AN/A
    Voice RecorderN/AN/A
    Picnic TableN/AN/A
    Internet AccessN/AN/A
    Instrument Displayanaloganalog
    Tachometertachometertachometer
    Oil Pressure Gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gauge
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Volt Gaugevoltmeter gaugevoltmeter gauge
    InclinometerN/AN/A
    AltimeterN/AN/A
    Heads Up DisplayN/AN/A
    ClockN/AN/A
    CompassN/AN/A
    Exterior TemperatureN/AN/A
    Systems MonitorN/AN/A
    Check ControlN/AN/A
    Trip ComputerN/AN/A
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Park Distance ControlN/AN/A
    Navigation SystemN/AN/A
    Steering Wheelsportsport
    Steering Wheel MaterialN/AN/A
    Tow BarN/AN/A
    Front Windowsmanualmanual
    Rear Windowsmanualmanual
    Quarter Vent Rear Windowsmanualmanual
    1-Touch OpenN/AN/A
    Tinted Windowslightlight
    Double Pane Side GlassN/AN/A
    Sun BlindsN/AN/A
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Heated Front WipersN/AN/A
    Rain Detecting WipersN/AN/A
    Speed Sensitve WipersN/AN/A
    Rear Windshield WiperN/AN/A
    Rear Heated WipersN/AN/A
    Electrically Heated WindshieldN/AN/A
    Sun Visor StripN/AN/A
    Rear DefrosterN/AN/A
    Rear BlindsN/AN/A
    Rear Windshield TypeN/AN/A
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Daytime Running Lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lights
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Driver Side Impact AirbagsN/AN/A
    Passenger Side Impact AirbagN/AN/A
    Overhead AirbagN/AN/A
    Occupancy SensorN/AN/A
    Childseat SensorN/AN/A
    Head ProtectionN/AN/A
    Knee AirbagN/AN/A
    Rear Side AirbagN/AN/A
    Side Impact BarsN/AN/A
    Seatbelt PretensionersN/AN/A
    Ignition DisableN/AN/A
    Panic AlarmN/AN/A
    Tracker SystemN/AN/A
    Security SystemN/AN/A
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count4 doors4 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume149.5 cu.ft.149.5 cu.ft.
    Exterior Cargo LengthN/AN/A
    Exterior Length219.5 "219.5 "
    Exterior Width76.7 "76.7 "
    Exterior Height71.3 "73.0 "
    Wheelbase132 "132 "
    Front TreadN/AN/A
    Rear TreadN/AN/A
    Turning Radius21.9 '23.9 '
    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating6,800 lbs.7,300 lbs.
    Curb Weight4,769 lbs.5,226 lbs.
    Front Gross Axle Weight Rating2,950 lbs.3,600 lbs.
    Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating3,968 lbs.4,000 lbs.
    PayloadN/AN/A
    Max Trailer Weight5,500 lbs.5,000 lbs.
    Max Trailer Tongue WeightN/AN/A
    Drag Coefficient.45.45
    Front Legroom41.3 "41.3 "
    Rear LegroomN/AN/A
    Front Headroom39.9 "39.9 "
    Rear HeadroomN/AN/A
    Third Row HeadroomN/AN/A
    Front Hiproom60.5 "60.5 "
    Rear HiproomN/AN/A
    Third Row HiproomN/AN/A
    Front Shoulder Room65.0 "65.0 "
    Rear Shoulder RoomN/AN/A
    Third Row Shoulder RoomN/AN/A
    Passenger VolumeN/AN/A
    Exterior Cargo WidthN/AN/A
    Exterior Cargo VolumeN/AN/A
    Interior Cargo Volume149.5 cu.ft.149.5 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats FoldedN/AN/A
  • Exterior Features
    Mud FlapsN/AN/A
    Rear SpoilerN/AN/A
    Running BoardsN/AN/A
    Skid PlatesN/AN/A
    Trunk RackN/AN/A
    PickupN/AN/A
    Bumpersfront chrome with chrome insertfront chrome with chrome insert, 2 front tow hook(s)
    Rear BumperN/AN/A
    Rear Step Bumperrear step bumperrear step bumper
    Bodyside Moldingsblackblack
    Bodyside Insertchromechrome
    Bodyside CladdingN/AN/A
    Rocker Panel ExtensionsN/AN/A
    Wheel Wellchromechrome
    Fender FlaresN/AN/A
    Grille Moldingscoloredcolored
    Paintmonotonemonotone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual manualdual manual
    TraileringN/AN/A
    Trailering Harnesstrailering harnesstrailering harness
    Trailering HitchN/AN/A
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,000
    Major Components Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles72/100,00072/100,000
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,000
    Maintenance Months/MilesN/AN/A
    Accessories Months/Miles96/80,00096/80,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1997 GMC Suburban 1500 safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
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