GM brought this generation Suburban into the modern era by giving it an independent rear suspension, which improved ride comfort, handling, and, as a result of better packaging, third-row room.
The standard 5.3-liter V8 is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, and together the powertrain supplies plenty of predictable and smooth power.
While the ride with the standard suspension is comfortable, the Premier trim's electromagnetic dampers provide a more composed ride.
Handling is ponderous but secure.
The enormous cabin is noticeably quiet, and the controls are easy to use, except for the tricky gear selector.
It's a big step up to get into the Suburban, and the tall hood hurts forward visibility.
FCW and AEB with pedestrian detection are standard, but BSW and RCTW are optional.
Updates for 2022 included standard LDW and LKA.