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2017 Chevrolet Suburban

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2017 LS 4x2
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Price:   -  From $49,915
2017 LS 4x4 Price:   -  From $52,915
2017 LT 4x2 Price:   -  From $55,155
2017 LT 4x4 Price:   -  From $58,155
2017 Premier 4x2 Price:   -  From $64,840
2017 Premier 4x4 Price:   -  From $67,840

Overview

The Suburban is Chevrolet’s full-size SUV, and icon since 1935. Featuring seating for up to nine passengers and enough power to tow 8,300 pounds, the Suburban still returns an impressive 23 mpg.

Laden with safety and infotainment features, the capacious Suburban is perfect for families on the go. The body-on-frame construction speaks to it’s truck DNA and the rugged utility that brings. One engine is offered, a 5.3-liter V8 with 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. It can be mated to either rear- or 4-wheel drive.

What's New for 2017

A new Teen Driver feature allows parents to check the vehicle’s maximum speed, distance driven, and how many times the active safety features were activated during a drive. Upgrades to the rear-seat entertainment include an additional USB port, digital headphones and device projection, an HDMI/MHL connector, and a new video voiceover to benefit the visually and hearing impaired. Chevrolet’s app MyLink now includes in-car shopping. Low speed automatic braking is now available. Active shutters on the front of the vehicle enhance aerodynamics on the highway. he Premier trim replaces last year’s LTZ.

Chevrolet Suburban

Choosing Your Chevrolet Suburban

The Suburban’s massive capacity tops the list for big families or those who simply need to haul a ton of stuff. Second-row captain’s chairs are standard for seven-passenger seating, with a bench on the option list to bring to the total up to nine.

Passengers have myriad entertainment options with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, an available eight-inch color touchscreen radio, Bluetooth, up to seven USB ports and six power outlets, and wireless charging.

Cargo space is abundant at 39.3 cubic feet behind the third row, and a whopping 121.7 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded. A convenient power liftgate helps to load the big ute with ease.

Chevrolet Suburban

LS

The base Suburban is anything but plain. 18-inch polished aluminum wheels are standard, as are a rearview camera, parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, and power front seats. Options packages include Driver Alert, All Season, and Interior Protection.

Chevrolet Suburban

LT

The LT builds on the LS with heated front bucket seats with memory, leather-trimmed first- and second-row seats, a Bose premium sound system, a power liftgate, lane keeping assist, and forward collision alert.

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Premier

The top-of-the-line model comes with 20-inch aluminum wheels, fog lights, HID headlights, magnetic ride control, ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable steering wheels, a power-release second row, and a power-folding third row. Adaptive cruise control is available.

CarsDirect Tip

Buyers considering the Suburban Premier should also consider it’s General Motors twin, the Cadillac Escalade. Mechanically, the vehicles are nearly identical, but the Cadillac has a slightly more luxe feel and comes with a more powerful engine, 420 horsepower compared to 355.

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With a history dating back to the mid-1930s, Chevrolet’s massive Suburban is one of a handful of truly full-size, truck-based SUVs. Fully redesigned for the 2015 model year, it’s closely related to the GMC Yukon, on a wheelbase 14 inches longer than Chevrolet’s similar Tahoe.

Pricing and Equipment

Starting at $51,110 (destination charge included), the Suburban comes in base LS, midrange LT, and top Premier trim – the latter starts at $65,925. All Suburbans hold a 6.3-liter V8 engine, with direct injection, that develops 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic is the sole transmission. Four-wheel drive replaces the standard rear-drive configuration for a $3,000 premium.

Standard LT equipment includes:

  • Leather-appointed front and second-row seats
  • Bose premium audio
  • Rearview camera
  • Power liftgate
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • MyLink infotainment system with eight-inch touchscreen
  • Lane-keep assist and forward-collision alert

Performance Pros

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  • V8 powertrain feels strong in just about every situation, whether merging onto an expressway, passing on a two-lane road, or grinding up long grades in mountainous terrain.
  • Magnetic Ride Control (standard on Premier) can alter suspension damping. thereby yielding a smooth, supple ride even when the pavement surface gets rough.
  • Properly equipped, a Suburban can tow as much as 8,300 pounds.

Performance Cons

  • Fuel economy wins no prizes, as expected in a vehicle this big and heavy. With rear-drive, the EPA estimates 16 miles per gallon city, 23 highway, and 19 combined. Four-wheel drive drops the figures to 15/22/18 mpg. Cylinder deactivation can shut off half the cylinders in light-duty situations.
  • Although the base suspension, with rear leaf springs, does a reasonably good job, body lean through turns is inevitable. Few would call the Suburban agile.
  • Because of its mammoth dimensions and abundant weight, the Suburban isn’t so easy to maneuver through crowded spaces, periodically qualifying as cumbersome.

Interior Pros

  • Refined, neatly-sculpted cabin seats seat seven, eight, or nine passengers, depending on whether a front bench and/or second-row captain’s chairs are installed.
  • Especially in top trim, a Suburban comes across as agreeably upscale – though at a substantial cost.

Interior Cons

  • Even though the third-row seat is more welcoming than in earlier Suburbans, and folds flat, it’s still most appropriate for children or, at best, adults of shorter stature.
  • Simply because this is a big SUV, getting inside inevitably requires a bit of a climb.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

Continued availability of a front bench seat may surprise a lot of folks, and please those who want their Suburbans to be fitted for maximum passenger capacity. Anyone who hasn’t experienced a haptic-type safety alert is likely to be surprised, and to recognize its value when the Suburban deviates from its lane, though the actual seat vibrations may or may not seem pleasant.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

In crash-testing by NHTSA, the Suburban earned only a four-star rating in frontal crashes with the same rating overall. The side-impact test went better, with a five-star score. Active safety features are available, but mainly as options.

The Bottom Line

Indisputably a traditional SUV, flaunting utterly angular styling, the Suburban is one of the biggest vehicles on the market – more than 220 inches long. Clearly, most families don’t really need this level of three-row seating. For those who don’t, its Tahoe cousin or even a midsize crossover SUV might suffice nicely.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
5.3L V-8 / 355 HP / 383 ft.lbs.
Transmission
6-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
16 / 23 / 19 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
8 / 9
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
5.3L V-8 / 355 HP / 383 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
16 / 23 / 19 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc / Brembo 4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel / Full-size
Fuel Tank
31.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$119
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
121.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
224.4 "
Exterior Width
80.5 "
Exterior Height
74.4 "
Front Headroom
42.8 "
Rear Headroom
39.1 "
Front Legroom
45.3 "
Rear Legroom
39.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
64.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
65.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
5,586 Lbs.
Wheel Base
130 "
Turning Radius
21.5 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Polished Aluminum / 20.0 " Polished Aluminum / 17.0 " Painted Steel / 22.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 22.0 " Black Aluminum / 22.0 " Machined Aluminum / 22.0 " Silver W/painted Accents Aluminum / 22.0 " Silver W/chrome Accents Aluminum / 22.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated, Convex Spotter Driver
Bumpers
Body-colored / Front Body-colored With 2 Front Tow Hook(s) / Black
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround / Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
8 / 9
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket / 40-20-40 Split-bench
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power) / (4-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan / Am/fm, Seek-scan / Clock
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
5
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision Alert Forward Collision Warning / Forward Collision Alert With Automatic Braking Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keep Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Intellibeam Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear Park Assist Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
24 Months / 24,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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