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Chevrolet Suburban

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The original Chevrolet Suburban Carryall debuted as a 1935 model. Based on a Chevy pickup truck chassis, it wore a two-door, steel wagon body, offered seating for eight, ran a 60-horsepower, six-cylinder engine, and was priced from $675. Over the years, the Suburban evolved dramatically while remaining remarkably close to its truck-based wagon origins. Features we take for granted today, like an automatic transmission, didn’t join the options list until 1955, while factory air conditioning was first offered in 1965. In 1967, Chevy introduced an unusual three-door design with a single driver-side door and front and rear doors on the passenger side. The 1973 model was the first to have four doors. The Suburban was redesigned again for 1992, 2000 and 2007, and the current Suburban was introduced as a 2015 model, marking the 12th generation of this full-size SUV.

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Large Families

Large Family vehicles seat six or more occupants in three rows.

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Towing

Towing vehicles can tow a minimum of 2,000 pounds (see specifications for maximum). May require specific trim level and/or optional features.

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Suburban - 4 Generations

2015–2019 Suburban

Redesigned in 2015
2015–2019 Suburban Generation, 2019 Chevrolet Suburban model shown Showing the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban

The Chevrolet Suburban was redesigned for 2015 with sharper-edged styling and new convenience and connectivity features, while still offering seating for up to nine. Heavy-duty 2500 models were discontinued, but a new 355-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 returned an estimated 23 mpg on the highway in rear-drive models. The 2019 Suburban with the optional RST Performance Package added a 420-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 and 10-speed automatic transmission.

  • MSRP Range $50,600–$68,300
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  • Combined MPG 18-19
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  • MSRP Range $50,200–$67,900
  • Consumer Rating
    (5.0) 14 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-19
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  • MSRP Range $49,915–$67,840
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.9) 43 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-19
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Notable Features in 2017
  • Low-speed automatic emergency braking now available
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity standard
  • OnStar 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hot spot standard
  • Teen Driver safety monitor standard
  • Seats up to nine
  • Tows up to 8,600 pounds (2WD)
  • Current List Price $31,312–$56,480
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 27 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-19
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Notable Features in 2016
  • MyLink multimedia system with Apple CarPlay standard
  • OnStar 4G LTE connectivity and Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Longer version of Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Seats up to nine
  • 4WD available
  • Tows up to 8,300 pounds
  • Current List Price $27,998–$50,918
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 49 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18
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2007–2014 Suburban

Redesigned in 2007
Showing the 2014 Chevrolet Suburban

Smoother styling marked the new 2007 Chevrolet Suburban, which arrived just as gas prices were headed to previously unthinkable heights. The 5.3- and 6.0-liter V-8s were paired to a four-speed automatic transmission, but a new six-speed unit debuted in heavy-duty 2500 models in 2008 and became standard in all Suburbans the next year. In 2010, Chevy offered a limited-production 75th Anniversary Diamond Edition model.

  • Current List Price $17,891–$40,499
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.9) 14 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17
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Notable Features in 2014
  • Longer version of Chevrolet Tahoe
  • 1500 version only for 2014
  • Available 4WD
  • Seats up to nine
  • Tows up to 8,100 pounds
  • Current List Price $14,752–$35,368
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 38 reviews
  • Combined MPG 12
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Notable Features in 2013
  • Longer version of Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Trailer-sway control
  • Available 4WD
  • Seats up to nine
  • Tows up to 9,600 pounds (2500 version)
  • Current List Price $11,591–$32,047
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 14 reviews
  • Combined MPG 12-13
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Notable Features in 2012
  • Longer version of Chevrolet Tahoe
  • New trailer-swap control
  • Available 4WD
  • Seats up to nine
  • Tows up to 9,600 pounds (2500 version)
  • Current List Price $11,470–$28,710
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 31 reviews
  • Combined MPG 12-13
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Notable Features in 2011
  • Six-speed automatic standard
  • Seats up to nine
  • Standard V-8 with cylinder deactivation
  • Available 4WD
  • Towing package includes trailer brake controller
  • Current List Price $7,751–$27,239
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.2) 19 reviews
  • Combined MPG Not Available
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Notable Features in 2010
  • Six-speed automatic standard
  • Seats up to nine
  • Standard V-8 with cylinder deactivation
  • Available 4WD
  • Current List Price $7,219–$25,471
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 24 reviews
  • Combined MPG Not Available
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Notable Features in 2009
  • Six-speed automatic standard
  • Seats up to nine
  • Standard V-8 with cylinder deactivation
  • Available 4WD
  • Current List Price $7,631–$20,767
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.9) 24 reviews
  • Combined MPG Not Available
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Notable Features in 2008
  • Six-speed automatic on 2500 models
  • Seats up to nine
  • Standard V-8 with cylinder deactivation
  • Available 4WD
  • Current List Price $6,769–$18,245
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 57 reviews
  • Combined MPG Not Available
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Notable Features in 2007
  • Redesigned for 2007
  • Seats up to nine
  • Standard V-8 with cylinder deactivation
  • Available 4WD

2000–2006 Suburban

Redesigned in 2000
Showing the 2006 Chevrolet Suburban

The redesigned 2000 Chevrolet Suburban was available with new 5.3- and 6.0-liter V-8 engines. Later, the brawny Suburban 2500 could be ordered with an 8.1-liter “big-block” V-8. Starting in 2003, 2500s picked up a short-lived and pricey “Quadrasteer” four-wheel-steering option that helped make the full-size SUV more maneuverable.

  • Current List Price $2,975–$14,379
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.2) 13 reviews
  • Combined MPG Not Available
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Notable Features in 2006
  • Three V-8s available
  • Nine-passenger seating
  • New LTZ model
  • Z71 Off-Road Package
  • Available Autotrac 4WD
  • Current List Price $2,815–$11,663
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.3) 22 reviews
  • Combined MPG Not Available
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Notable Features in 2005
  • Three V-8s available
  • Nine-passenger seating
  • Quadrasteer available on 2500
  • Z71 Off-Road Package
  • Available Autotrac 4WD
  • Current List Price $1,759–$11,703
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 27 reviews
  • Combined MPG Not Available
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Notable Features in 2004
  • Three V-8s
  • Nine-passenger seating
  • Side-impact airbags
  • Z71 Off-Road Package
  • Available Autotrac 4WD
  • Current List Price $2,073–$9,929
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 30 reviews
  • Combined MPG Not Available
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Read About the 2003 Model 2003 Suburban Articles
  • Current List Price $1,339–$9,567
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 16 reviews
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Read About the 2002 Model 2002 Suburban Articles
  • Current List Price $1,649–$9,029
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 23 reviews
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  • Current List Price $1,356–$7,380
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 10 reviews
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1992–1999 Suburban

Redesigned in 1992

An all-new Chevrolet Suburban arrived for 1992, replacing the previous design that dated back to 1973. Styling was more slippery, and there was seating for up to nine people. Chevy offered 1500 and heavier-duty 2500 models, and for the first time the Suburban had four-wheel antilock brakes. 

  • Current List Price $39–$8,723
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 22 reviews
  • Combined MPG Not Available
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Read About the 1999 Model 1999 Suburban Articles
  • Current List Price $1,182–$5,478
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 7 reviews
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  • Current List Price $229–$7,541
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 8 reviews
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Read About the 1997 Model 1997 Suburban Articles
  • Current List Price $2,241–$6,093
  • Consumer Rating
    (5.0) 2 reviews
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  • Current List Price $166–$6,410
  • Consumer Rating
    (5.0) 3 reviews
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Read About the 1995 Model 1995 Suburban Articles
  • Current List Price $88–$4,040
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    (5.0) 4 reviews
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  • Current List Price $275–$5,175
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