This Texas-size wagon becomes your home-on-wheels on a long cross country trip. Ride, handling and braking are much improved over its truck-like predecessor. The Suburban seats eight comfortably with room for their luggage. Parking is still awkward and fuel economy is not great.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Never loses its footing on ice or snow."

Will M., MN (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)

"It drives beautifully, tows effortlessly, accelerates well for its size, and is just a great driving machine."

Richard P., CT (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Good handling overall. Does not feel like a truck. It drives more like a station wagon."

Anonymous, FL (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Amazing turning radius and parks easily for a big 4x4 SUV. Drives and handles very well. Tie rods need to be replaced...but all vehicles usually need that after so many miles and has been off-road quite a bit."

Stephen S., CA (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Excellent turning radius and maneuverability!"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Steering & ride is very good, road noise is constant, but low enough not to be distracting under normal consitions. I'd say excellent giving its age."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Very sluggish acceleration. Handling ok, considering the size and weight of the vehicle"

Jim N., CO (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)

"There is nothing like V8 for torque in pulling away from a light or carry a heavy load. The Suburban drives more like car than a truck and has been a real workhorse. With snow tires in winter and good all-season tires the rest of the year I can count on it to get me where I need to go in any weather."

D C., NJ (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"It still offers a comfortable ride, after all these years. Seats all good. Outside noise very low. Kept it for towing a boat and camping trips, but it's an "every day use" vehicle, too."

Stephen S., CA (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)

"We have "captains chairs" in front and middle rows. They are very comfortable and heat quickly. The ride is smooth, doesn't feel like a truck. My wife likes the high view and big windows all around."

Will M., MN (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Very solid car. Roomy, comfortable, excellent value"

Anonymous, NC (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)

"The Suburban is great. The seats are comfortable and plush when compared to the CRV. Ride is smooth, soft and Quiet."

Ed W., AR (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Best Ride, most comfortable seats, quietest rig we have ever owned. Lots of power with 8.1 ltr engine and tows well."

Charles H., OR (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Quiet, comfortable"

Jim N., CO (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)

"excellent vehicle"

Anonymous, MD (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)

"All round the seats are comfortable, good arm rest in front and second row seats. Noise is low and rides great. This SUV is great for long journeys."

Robert N., WA (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Most comfortable seats of any car I have ever owned. I love my suburban!"

Dorothy L., TN (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)

"For a 17 year old vehicle, it still handles and rides as it did when new. Comfort, room and reliability are good. Has wind noise from passenger side window that is annoying. Have had three A/C compressors replaced in last 4 years. Still has original exhaust system. Very pleased with this vehicle, but will never be able to replace same due to cost"

Val F., NY (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)

"It's very tall, with a great view all around, and the four captain's chairs are nice to sit in. The retractable and removable 3rd row is also critical for being able to comfortably transport 6-7 people."

WILL M., MN (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)

"large and comfiortable for long travel"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Very comfortable quiet cross country car."

STEPHEN P., MO (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"I can haul anything in this wonderful vehicle not at the same time, but we have moved rugs, single beds, double mattress & box springs, furniture, 30 bags of mulch, refrigerator, & large paintings. We moved 3 children to & from college. I have carried boys to scout camps, girls to soccer games, & fellow teachers to lunch. Great gas mileage for its size. The front seats are the most comfortable of any car we have owned. I feel safe driving it. It has a smooth and comfortable ride. I love this..."

Dorothy L., TN (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Auto is 17 years old and has 145000 miles, I hope to get to 200000. The SUV is very comfortable and we feel safe in it."

Anonymous, IL (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)

"The Suburban can do so many things: tow a trailer, carry cargo, carry nine people. It's tops in doing these things."

Richard P., CT (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)

"A great vehicle. Will do all kinds of things, from pulling a travel trailer and hauling cargo to seating nine or taking Mom to the store. Good handling. Responsive engine. Comfortable seating."

RICHARD P., CT (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)

"I bought this for $7000 with 124,000 miles on it and is now at 220,000. It has had a few problems lately but it us still going. It is only now starting to really show its age."

D C., NJ (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)

"We bought our Suburban 1.5 years used, at a significant discount over brand new. Especially knowing that the engine would hold up for more than 200,000 miles, we knew we would get more than enough use from this car to justify it. (We've had it 14 years now.)"

WILL M., MN (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)

"bought it at excellent sale price. great car for outdoors and long travel, and towing"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Chevrolet Suburban)
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