The huge Suburban might not be politically correct, but it has been the vehicle of choice for families who won't fit in a minivan or another SUV, or for those who need heavy-duty towing or offroading capabilities. It can seat nine (though more commonly seven or eight) with plenty of room for luggage. A comfortable ride, quiet interior, and a well-mannered V8 engine are among the key attributes.
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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

    "Trying to squeeze better gas mileage meant engine changes which make the ride noticeably less smooth -- jerky / jerky"

    Anonymous, NJ (2010 Chevrolet Suburban)

    "Handles great, I always feel safe. Turns on a dime, easy to maneuver and park."

    Anonymous, ME (2010 Chevrolet Suburban)

    "poor acceleration, front wheels frequently go out of alignment causing uneven and dangerous wear of the tires, went through 5 transmissions and 4 motors."

    Anonymous, IL (2010 Chevrolet Suburban)

    "Handles great for a huge family hauler and has plenty of scoot when needed."

    David R., MN (2010 Chevrolet Suburban)


    Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

    What Owners Say

    "seats are extremely more comfortable than our 95 suburban much more interior luxury. Rides smoother Instrumentation pretty user friendly We still prefer knobs over push buttons - mostly don't have to take eyes off the road to operate most things - with all the luxury it's still a great workhorse when needed- only use when needed to haul large items or in bad snow weather.-on occasion for sightseeing due to height mostly use our Town & Country"

    TINA G., PA (2010 Chevrolet Suburban)

    "My Suburban has the best seats, all day comfort, it's super quiet on the road, and rides like a dream."

    David R., MN (2010 Chevrolet Suburban)

    "Very comfortable ride at all speeds, handles bumps, ruts and potholes very well. Seats have lasted with two small children and are all still very nice to sit in on long rides."

    Anonymous, NJ (2010 Chevrolet Suburban)


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

    What Owners Say

    "Maintenance costs extremely high. In the last year $2500 to get A/C fixed, $300 to get pins in steering replaced, $200 to get outside switch button replaced for rear window."

    GEORGE D., NY (2010 Chevrolet Suburban)

    "The vehicle is a disgrace - engine replacement needed at 140,000 miles after regular maintenance. The moldings peeled off. The controls are painted and it scratches off. It's rear storage was lost when they turned it into a family car as opposed to utility (see 2001 Suburban). The problem is there is virtually no competition in the marketplace."

    Anonymous, NJ (2010 Chevrolet Suburban)

    "I've had a consistent level of repairs on a yearly basis that I usually expect for a much older car. When I consider that with the price paid, overall value is poor. Engineering is poor. This will be my last GM vehicle and I have had many over the last 40 years."

    Anonymous, VA (2010 Chevrolet Suburban)

    "good value"

    Anonymous, GA (2010 Chevrolet Suburban)


    How it looks inside and out

    What Owners Say

    "big van look ..good visibility"

    ELVIN Y., CA (2010 Chevrolet Suburban)

    "nice looking car"

    Anonymous, OR (2010 Chevrolet Suburban)

    Would you buy this car again?

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    Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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