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5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.
4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.
3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.
2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.
1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.
2017 Chevrolet Suburban 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.
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.
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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