What is the Best SUV to Buy for Trunk Space

January 27, 2012
trunk space of an suv

One of the features that make a SUV the best choice of an increasingly large number of buyers is the trunk space. The trunk space offered by the SUV is very important because the people with an SUV usually take it out on a long road trip and hence they need to put a lot of things inside the SUV's cab area. This is why it is important for the new buyer to invest in the best option available. A lot of people do not know what the best SUV to buy for trunk space is. To make thing easier, here is a look at the best option available.

The 2010 Chevrolet Suburban 1500  

The latest model of the popular Suburban 1500 by Chevrolet is widely considered to be the best SUV when it comes to offering trunk space. The SUV is designed to offer the best cargo capacity in its class. It has enough space in the cab to adjust the various things that have to be taken along on a long road trip. The cargo volume is much higher than the usual SUVs offered by Chevrolet as well as the other leading SUV manufacturers. 

Interior Cargo Volume

Interior cargo volume offered by the 2010 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 is a total of 45.8 cu. ft. This interior cargo volume is more than enough for regular usage. The user reviews state that the interior cargo volume offered in the SUV's cab area allows them to put in the stuff that never used to fit in a regular SUV. The interior cargo volume of the 2010 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 is further increased when the seats are folded.

Interior Cargo Volume with Seats Folded

The seats can easily be folded to make even more space for cargo. If the seats are folded, the interior cargo volume of the 2010 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 is almost doubled. The interior cargo volume with seats folded comes out to be a total of 90.0 cu. ft, which again is the highest among all the SUV options available at present in the market. The interior cargo volume is hugely supported by the 2010 Suburban 1500's payload capacity.

Payload Capacity

The payload capacity of the 2010 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 is 1,519 lbs. This payload capacity gives the SUV the ability to adjust more cargo inside its trunk and carry it easily without any negative effects on the engine.     

Other Features of The 2010 Chevrolet Suburban 1500

 The 2010 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 has a very good gross vehicle weight rating of 7,200 lbs. The vehicle also has an excellent rear gross axle weight rating of 4,200 lbs. The front gross axle weight rating of the 2010 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 is also very good at 3,500 lbs. The maximum trailer weight of the 2010 model is 5,100 lbs. the maximum tongue weight on the other hand is 11,000 lbs.


Related Questions and Answers

What is the Average Price for a New Chevrolet Suburban XL

The average price for a new Chevrolet Suburban XL ranges from $40,600 to $55,500. The wide range is price reflects the options purchased, the color, the location the car is purchased in within the United States, and miscellaneous fees. The new Suburban comes in a variety of options and packages, including both a half-ton and three quarter-ton option. Fully loaded, you can expect the MSRP to be upwards (and over) of $50,000 for a new Chevy Suburban. Lastly, you should note that city, state, and county taxes play a large role in the cost of new cars, and may greatly affect the final price.

Have there Been any Major Chevrolet Suburban Recalls Lately?

In the last year, there has been only one official Chevrolet suburban recall for consumers to worry about. Since 2007, the electrical systems on the Chevy Suburbans have experienced problems, forcing the auto manufacturer to recall the vehicle. This problem appears to have been remedied. In 2010, there was no recall for the electrical systems like there was in 2007-2009. However, the Marathon Seat Covers company issued a recall for seat covers on Chevy Suburbans. These covers are not compatible with the Chevy Suburban, as they may impact airbag deployment. Aside from this, there have been no recalls on Chevy Suburbans since 2009.

What is the Average Length of a Chevrolet Suburban?

A long vehicle, the Chevy Suburban has an average length of roughly 18 1/2 feet. This number varies slightly depending on whether you measure the half-ton or three-quarter-ton vehicle, and what (if any) accessories are on the vehicle. This vehicle length hasn't changed over the last couple of years, and is likely to remain in place until the body design is completely overhauled. The Suburban is one of the longest SUVs available for purchase, making navigating small streets and parking difficult at times.

What kind of Suspension Comes Standard on a Chevrolet Suburban?

The Chevrolet Suburban suspension system is comprised of two separate systems; one for the front, and one for the back. The front suspension system is a short and long arm suspension. This system is typically called a double wishbone suspension system, and is used on a wide variety of vehicles, specifically trucks. The rear suspension is a leaf spring system. This system is typically attached directly to the frame and provides heavy vehicles with a smoother ride that a wishbone suspension could provide them. Typically, SUVs and trucks possess a rear leaf suspension system, and the Suburban is no exception.

What is the Average Weight of a Chevrolet Suburban?

An average Chevrolet Suburban weight (in half-ton) goes for about 5,800 pounds. This number reflects the curb weight (the weight of the vehicle without passengers), and will obviously vary depending on the make and model of the vehicle in question. The difference between the half ton and the three-quarter ton is roughly another 600 pounds. The three-quarter ton version weighs in at roughly 6,400 pounds curb weight. These numbers vary from year to year, make and model, and what accessories or options the vehicle has. Obviously, with seating for 8 and its immense size, the Suburban is one of the heavier passenger vehicles on the road today.

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