Chevrolet's largest SUV has been thoroughly redesigned with emphasis on safety technology, interior refinement and fuel efficiency. As always, the Suburban caters to drivers who need space and capability on a grand scale.
What's New for 2015
On sale continuously since 1936, the Suburban is completely new this year.
Choosing Your Chevrolet Suburban
All Suburbans are powered by a 335-horsepower 5.3-liter V8, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The new engine delivers 18 mpg in combined city and highway driving, even on four-wheel drive models. The Suburban can haul up to 8,300 pounds, and a locking rear differential is now standard across the board to assist with towing tasks. Inside, the redesigned third row folds completely into the floor, and a front bench remains available in case you need nine-passenger seating.
There is no such thing as a modestly equipped Suburban. All models get features like remote start, tri-zone climate control, power front seats, automatic wipers, Bluetooth phone, and HD and satellite radio. The three trim levels differ mainly in interior appointments and the availability of select high-end features:
Although the LS is nicely equipped, upgrading to the LT is mandatory if you want leather seats and/or captain's chairs. The LTZ may induce some sticker shock -- it's more expensive than Lincoln's Navigator -- and comes too close in price to the Cadillac Escalade for our taste.