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

"The acceleration and handling are superb. When needing to quickly merge into traffic, it responds perfectly."

GARY H., IN (2012 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Good"

Anonymous, UT (2012 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Good: handling in snow Bad: very clumsy seats, thick bulky pillars, seats. Very tight 3 Rd row"

SUCHET P., NY (2012 Chevrolet Suburban)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

Value

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

What Owners Say

"expensive car and get average performance"

Anonymous, IL (2012 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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