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null 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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1997 GMC Suburban 1500 SL 4dr 4x21997 GMC Suburban 1500 SL 4dr 4x4
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  • Overview
    MSRP *$24,712$27,313
    Invoice *$21,623$23,898
    EngineStandard:5.7L V-8 255 HP 330 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpmAvailable:6.5L V-8 180 HP 360 ft.lbs. @ 1,800 rpmStandard:5.7L V-8 255 HP 330 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpmAvailable:6.5L V-8 180 HP 360 ft.lbs. @ 1,800 rpm
    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
    EngineStandard:5.7L V-8 255 HP 330 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpmAvailable:6.5L V-8 180 HP 360 ft.lbs. @ 1,800 rpmStandard:5.7L V-8 255 HP 330 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpmAvailable:6.5L V-8 180 HP 360 ft.lbs. @ 1,800 rpm
    Transmission4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/OD
    Alternator100 amp100 amp
    BatteryStandard:600 amp heavy dutyAvailable:600 amp with dual lead acid batteriesStandard:600 amp heavy dutyAvailable:600 amp with dual lead acid batteries
    Axle RatioStandard:3.42Available:3.73Standard:3.42Available:3.73
    Recommended Fuel TypeStandard:regular unleadedAvailable:dieselStandard:regular unleadedAvailable:diesel
    Fuel Tank42.0 gal.42.0 gal.
    Auxiliary Fuel TankN/AN/A
    Exhauststainless steelstainless steel
    Drive Typerear-wheelpart-time four-wheel
    4WD ShiftN/AStandard:manualAvailable:electronic
    Locking Hub ControlN/Aautomatic
    Limited Slip DifferentialAvailable:limited slip differentialAvailable:limited slip differential
    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 SpringscoilStandard:torsion barAvailable:heavy duty torsion 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 TiresStandard:P235/75SR15.0BSW ASAvailable:P235/75SR15.0OWL ASLT235/75SR16.0BSW ASStandard:P245/75SR16.0BSW ATAvailable:LT245/75SR16.0BSW ATP245/75SR16.0OWL ATLT245/75SR16.0OWL ATLT235/75SR16.0BSW AS
    Rear Tires (if different from Front)N/AN/A
    Spare Tire and WheelStandard:full-size steelAvailable:steelfull-sizeStandard:full-size steelAvailable:full-size
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating CapacityStandard:3Available:5689Standard:3Available:5689
    Front Seat TypeStandard:benchAvailable:60-40 split-benchbucketStandard:benchAvailable:60-40 split-benchbucket
    Heated Front SeatsN/AN/A
    Front Headrestsadjustableadjustable
    Front ArmrestsAvailable:center w/storagedriver and passengerAvailable:center w/storagedriver and passenger
    Front Driver Seat Direction ControlsStandard:2-wayAvailable:4-way(4-way power)Standard:2-wayAvailable:4-way(4-way power)
    Easy EntryN/AN/A
    Front Passenger Seat Direction ControlsStandard:2-wayAvailable:4-wayStandard:2-wayAvailable:4-way
    Rear SeatsAvailable:60-40split-benchAvailable:60-40split-bench
    Rear HeadrestsAvailable:adjustableAvailable:adjustable
    Rear Child SeatsN/AN/A
    Rear ArmrestsAvailable:centerAvailable:center
    Third Row SeatsAvailable:removable full benchAvailable:removable full bench
    Third Row Child SeatsN/AN/A
    Third Row ArmrestsN/AN/A
    Seat TrimStandard:vinylAvailable:premium clothleatherStandard:vinylAvailable:premium clothleather
    Door TrimAvailable:cloth w/carpet lowerAvailable:cloth w/carpet lower
    Headlinerfull clothfull cloth
    Floor TrimStandard:vinyl/rubberAvailable:carpetStandard:vinyl/rubberAvailable:carpet
    Floor MatsAvailable:rubber front & rearAvailable:rubber front & rear
    Dashboard InsertN/AN/A
    Gear Shift Knob TrimN/AN/A
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    SunroofN/AN/A
    Convertible RoofN/AN/A
    Roof FeaturesAvailable:roof rackAvailable:roof rack
    Vanity MirrorsStandard:passengerAvailable:dual illuminatedStandard:passengerAvailable:dual illuminated
    Auxiliary VisorsAvailable:dualAvailable:dual
    Rearview MirrorStandard:day-nightAvailable:auto-dimming day-nightStandard:day-nightAvailable:auto-dimming day-night
    Rear Visor Vanity MirrorN/AN/A
    Glove Boxglove boxglove box
    Cabback InsulatorN/AN/A
    Dome Lightdome lightdome light
    Reading Lightsfrontfront
    Floor ConsoleAvailable:partialAvailable:partial
    Overhead ConsoleAvailable:full with storageAvailable:full with storage
    Cup HolderStandard:frontAvailable:front and rearStandard:frontAvailable:front and rear
    Instrument Panel Storagebinbin
    Dashboard StorageN/AN/A
    Interior Concealed StorageN/AN/A
    Seatback StorageAvailable:2Available:2
    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 TrimStandard:vinyl/rubberAvailable:carpetedStandard:vinyl/rubberAvailable:carpeted
    Trunk Lid TrimN/AN/A
    Cargo CoverN/AN/A
    Cargo NetAvailable:cargo netAvailable:cargo net
    Cargo Tie Downscargo tie downscargo tie downs
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo light
    Air CompressorN/AN/A
    Front Air ConditioningAvailable:manualAvailable:manual
    Climate ControlN/AN/A
    Rear Air ConditioningAvailable:rear air with separate controlsAvailable:rear air with separate controls
    Air FilterN/AN/A
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ducts
    Automatic Air RecirculationN/AN/A
    Rear HeaterAvailable:auxiliary rear heaterAvailable:auxiliary rear heater
    RadioStandard:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:AM/FM stereo, seek-scanclockStandard:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:AM/FM stereo, seek-scanclock
    Radio Steering Wheel ControlsN/AN/A
    CDAvailable:singleAvailable:single
    MP3 PlayerN/AN/A
    MiniDisc PlayerN/AN/A
    SpeakersStandard:4Available:8 performanceStandard:4Available:8 performance
    AmplifierN/AN/A
    Radio Theft DeterrentAvailable:radio theft deterrentAvailable:radio theft deterrent
    Antennafixedfixed
    Cruise ControlAvailable:cruise controlAvailable:cruise control
    Door Lockspowerpower
    Heated Door LocksN/AN/A
    Remote Keyless EntryAvailable:keyfob (all doors)Available:keyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door ReleaseStandard:powerAvailable:keyfobStandard:powerAvailable:keyfob
    Remote Fuel Flap ReleaseN/AN/A
    Rear Window ReleaseAvailable:powerAvailable:power
    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
    CompassAvailable:compassAvailable:compass
    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 WheelStandard:sportAvailable:tilt sportStandard:sportAvailable:tilt sport
    Steering Wheel MaterialAvailable:leatherAvailable:leather
    Tow BarN/AN/A
    Front WindowsmanualStandard:manualAvailable:power
    Rear WindowsmanualStandard:manualAvailable:power
    Quarter Vent Rear WindowsmanualStandard:manualAvailable:power
    1-Touch OpenN/AAvailable:driver
    Tinted WindowsStandard:lightAvailable:deepStandard:lightAvailable:deep
    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 WiperAvailable:fixed intervalAvailable:fixed interval
    Rear Heated WipersN/AN/A
    Electrically Heated WindshieldN/AN/A
    Sun Visor StripN/AN/A
    Rear DefrosterAvailable:rear defrosterAvailable:rear defroster
    Rear BlindsN/AN/A
    Rear Windshield TypeAvailable:flip-upAvailable:flip-up
  • 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 VolumeStandard:149.5 cu.ft.Available:96.6 cu.ft.Standard:149.5 cu.ft.Available:96.6 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 RatingStandard:6,800 lbs.Available:7,700 lbs.Standard:7,300 lbs.Available:7,200 lbs.8,050 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 LegroomAvailable:26.2 "Available:26.2 "
    Front Headroom39.9 "39.9 "
    Rear HeadroomAvailable:38.9 "Available:38.9 "
    Third Row HeadroomAvailable:37.9 "Available:37.9 "
    Front Hiproom60.5 "60.5 "
    Rear HiproomAvailable:60.3 "Available:60.3 "
    Third Row HiproomAvailable:60.3 "Available:48.5 "
    Front Shoulder Room65.0 "65.0 "
    Rear Shoulder RoomAvailable:65.0 "Available:65.0 "
    Third Row Shoulder RoomAvailable:64.3 "Available:64.3 "
    Passenger VolumeN/AN/A
    Exterior Cargo WidthN/AN/A
    Exterior Cargo VolumeN/AN/A
    Interior Cargo VolumeStandard:149.5 cu.ft.Available:47.5 cu.ft.Standard:149.5 cu.ft.Available:47.5 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats FoldedAvailable:96.6 cu.ft.Available:96.6 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Mud FlapsN/AN/A
    Rear SpoilerN/AN/A
    Running BoardsAvailable:running boardsAvailable:running boards
    Skid PlatesN/AAvailable:1
    Trunk RackN/AN/A
    PickupN/AN/A
    BumpersStandard:front chrome with chrome insertAvailable:front chrome with chrome insert, 2 front tow hook(s)front 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/AAvailable:colored
    Grille MoldingsStandard:coloredAvailable:chromeStandard:coloredAvailable:chrome
    Paintmonotonemonotone
    Exterior MirrorsStandard:dual manualAvailable:dual power remoteStandard:dual manualAvailable:dual power remote
    TraileringAvailable:class not available heavy dutyAvailable:class not available heavy duty
    Trailering Harnesstrailering harnesstrailering harness
    Trailering HitchAvailable:trailering hitchAvailable:trailering hitch
  • 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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