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.