The Suburban entered 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.
Updates for 2022 include standard lane keeping assistance and lane departure warning.