Chevrolet
Suburban 1500
1997
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1997 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1997 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$24,648
Invoice *
$21,567
Engine
5.7L V-8 255 HP 330.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm / 6.5L V-8 180 HP 360.0 ft.lbs. @ 1,800 rpm
Transmission
4-spd auto w/OD
Fuel Economy City
13.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
18.0 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Engine
5.7L V-8 255 HP 330.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm / 6.5L V-8 180 HP 360.0 ft.lbs. @ 1,800 rpm
Transmission
4-spd auto w/OD
Alternator
100 amp / 105 amp / 140 amp
Battery
600 amp heavy duty / 600 amp with dual lead acid batteries / 770 amp / 770 amp heavy duty with auxiliary battery
Axle Ratio
3.42 / 3.73
Recommended Fuel Type
regular unleaded / diesel
Fuel Tank
42.0 gal.
Exhaust
stainless steel
Drive Type
rear-wheel
Limited Slip Differential
limited slip differential
Front Anti-Roll Bar
heavy duty
Front Springs
coil
Front Shocks
heavy duty
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar
Rear Springs
leaf
Rear Shocks
heavy duty
Steering
re-circulating ball
Brakes
front disc/rear drum
Vented Disc Brakes
front
Wheels
15.0 " painted styled steel / 15.0 " silver aluminum
Front Tires
P235/75SR15.0BSW AS / P235/75SR15.0OWL AS / LT235/75SR15.0BSW AS
Spare Tire and Wheel
full-size steel / full-size
Seating Capacity
2 / 9 / 6 / 8 / 7
Front Seat Type
bucket / bench / 60-40 split-bench
Front Headrests
adjustable
Front Armrests
center w/storage / driver and passenger
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way / 8-way (4-way power) / 2-way (2-way power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way / 2-way
Rear Seats
60-40 split-bench / split-bench
Rear Headrests
adjustable
Rear Armrests
center
Third Row Seats
removable full bench
Seat Trim
vinyl / cloth / leather / premium cloth
Door Trim
cloth w/carpet lower
Headliner
full cloth
Floor Trim
vinyl/rubber / carpet
Floor Mats
rubber front & rear
Roof Features
roof rack
Vanity Mirrors
passenger / dual illuminated
Auxiliary Visors
dual
Rearview Mirror
day-night / auto-dimming day-night
Glove Box
glove box
Dome Light
dome light
Reading Lights
front
Floor Console
partial
Overhead Console
full with storage
Cup Holder
front / front and rear
Instrument Panel Storage
bin
Door Bins
dual
Rear Door Bins
rear door bins
Cargo Floor Trim
vinyl/rubber / carpeted
Cargo Net
cargo net
Cargo Tie Downs
cargo tie downs
Cargo Light
cargo light
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Rear Air Conditioning
rear air with separate controls
Rear Heat Ducts
underseat ducts
Rear Heater
auxiliary rear heater
Radio
AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan / AM/FM stereo, seek-scan / clock
CD
single
Speakers
4 / 12
Radio Theft Deterrent
radio theft deterrent
Antenna
fixed
Cruise Control
cruise control
Door Locks
power
Remote Keyless Entry
keyfob (all doors)
Trunk/Hatch/Door Release
power / keyfob
Rear Window Release
power
Rear Child Safety Door Locks
rear child safety door locks
Power Outlets
3 / 2
Instrument Display
analog
Tachometer
tachometer
Oil Pressure Gauge
oil pressure gauge
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge
Volt Gauge
voltmeter gauge
Compass
compass
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Steering Wheel Type
sport / tilt sport
Steering Wheel Material
leather
Front Windows
manual / power
Rear Windows
manual / power
Quarter Vent Rear Windows
manual / power
1-Touch Open Window
driver
Tinted Windows
light / deep
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent
Rear Windshield Wiper
fixed interval
Rear Defroster
rear defroster
Rear Windshield Type
flip-up
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Daytime Running Lights
daytime running lights
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger
Door Count
4 doors
Maximum Cargo Volume
149.5 cu.ft.
Exterior Length
219.5 "
Exterior Width
76.7 "
Exterior Height
71.3 "
Wheelbase
132 "
Front Tread
63 "
Rear Tread
64 "
Turning Radius
21.9 '
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
6,800 lbs. / 7,700 lbs.
Curb Weight
4,769 lbs.
Front Gross Axle Weight Rating
2,950 lbs.
Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating
3,968 lbs.
Payload
1,905 lbs.
Max Trailer Weight
6,500 lbs.
Drag Coefficient
.45
Front Legroom
41.3 "
Front Headroom
39.9 "
Front Hiproom
60.5 "
Front Shoulder Room
65.0 "
Interior Cargo Volume
149.5 cu.ft.
Running Boards
running boards
Bumpers
front chrome with chrome insert / front chrome with chrome insert, 2 front tow hook(s) / front black
Rear Bumper
black
Rear Step Bumper
rear step bumper
Bodyside Moldings
black
Bodyside Insert
chrome
Wheel Well
chrome
Grille Moldings
colored / chrome
Paint
monotone
Exterior Mirrors
dual manual / dual manual convex spotter / dual power remote
Trailering
class not available heavy duty
Trailering Harness
trailering harness
Trailering Hitch
trailering hitch
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Major Components Months/Miles
36/36,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
72/100,000
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
36/36,000
Accessories Months/Miles
96/80,000

Safety Ratings

Below is the 1997 Chevrolet 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.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Safety section.
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