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The redesigned Suburban enters the modern era with an independent rear suspension that improves ride comfort, handling, and 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 suspension dampers provide a more composed ride. Handling is rather ponderous but safe. The enormous cabin is 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 is optional.
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2015-2020
2015 Redesign Year
The 2015 redesign brought a sumptuous and quiet interior, power folding second- and third row seats, as well as optional advanced safety features. It's also more fuel-efficient than previous models.
Cabin finish and in-dash electronics are much improved. The interior is considerably quieter too. LT and LTZ models include standard forward-collision and lane-departure warning systems. We'd also get the optional blind-spot monitoring system, which is helpful for keeping track of flanking vehicles. If your budget allows, get the LTZ version because the available Magnetic Ride Control package significantly improves emergency handling, as well as ride quality. Changes for 2016 include available Apple CarPlay capability, a heads-up display and lane-keeping assist.
$43,500 - $57,525
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$39,325 - $62,800
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$34,250 - $56,250
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$30,875 - $52,650
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$26,050 - $48,825
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$22,675 - $29,575
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2007-2014
2007 Redesign Year
More agility, better steering and brakes, along with a more efficient six-speed automatic transmission arrived with the 2007 redesign. The interior was also significantly upgraded, but the third-row seats lack thigh support and don't fold into the floor, as some competitors' did by then.
The full-time four-wheel-drive system is a plus.
$15,750 - $23,375
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$13,600 - $21,750
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$11,875 - $20,175
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$10,800 - $18,750
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$9,600 - $15,700
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$8,550 - $14,700
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$7,450 - $13,275
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$6,850 - $11,600
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2000-2006
An immensely capable offering, GM's largest SUV can seat up to nine people, haul massive loads, or tow big trailers. Sharing its basic platform with GM's pickups, power comes from a strong-but-thirsty 5.3-liter V8.
Ride, handling and braking are much improved over its predecessor, but parking is awkward and fuel economy, as you might imagine, is on the poor side.
$5,850 - $8,775
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$4,525 - $7,550
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$3,775 - $6,475
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$3,200 - $5,850
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$3,150 - $5,500
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$2,900 - $5,200
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$2,900 - $4,950
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