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

"I have been driving many decades and I have not found a more stable and comfortable ride on the interstate than this vehicle"

Curt B., WI (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Spacious"

JOHN M., MI (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

"handles great and tows great"

BILL R., AL (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

"We love almost everything about it except the acceleration and jerky cruise control when trying to navigate winding roads at low speeds while in "cruise". We use the cruise because otherwise, it's difficult to keep it at low speeds. As far as acceleration is concerned, it's okay but I would prefer it if they gave the 6.2 liter engine as an option-the same engine as in the GMC Denali or the Escalade. I think that engine would be smoother and not have to upshift with great lurches when in operat"

BRUCE D., MA (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Purchased because of this 2013 Suburban being the last 3/4 ton (2500) made by GM. Replaced my 1/2 ton (1500) 2005 Suburban. Pulls my travel trailer with more ease. Provides the comfort and space as my previous Suburbans plus the extra heft in suspension I wanted. If I was concerned with MPG I would not have a Suburban."

ROY C., WY (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

"for some reason this Suburban seems under powered compared to the last 2 Suburbans I have owned. Either when accelerating or trying to maintain speed."

W T., TX (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

"For a big vehicle it drives very well. Yes, acceleration isn’t anything special, but it handles pretty un-truck-like."

Anonymous, UT (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Plenty of accelation for a 6000 pound truck."

John M., MI (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Plenty of power for adequate acceleration and control on the highway and urban areas."

Anonymous, TN (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Excellent"

John T., MD (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Sometimes when I turn a corner and then want accelerate, the car hesitates."

Stan M., NE (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Towing ability"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Great handling- very secure even on wet roads. Acceleration is very good."

Ken O., KY (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

"This is our third Suburban and we love it for all types of driving especially the trips 6-24 hours straight through."

Carol B., MN (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

"I love my suburban. I can sit up high and I can see the traffic around me. I don't get bullied. .I am not afraid because I have great vision. I drive with my mirrors. This car has power. It picks up speed so easily. I use cruise control because at y age, I don't need to move that fast and I do not want a ticket. The number of tickets I can count on one finger! I will hate to sell it. I have never had a problem with this can. I am a 70 yr old divorcee."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Like a living room very comfortable"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

"It's roomy and comfy."

Anonymous, AK (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Seat cooling and rear heated seats"

JOHN M., MI (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

"A very comfortable ride on long trips. Adjustable seats keep my back supported. Driving from the higher position makes me feel safe on the highway."

BARBARA N., FL (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Automatic climate control - set it and forget it. It rides like sitting in your favorite chair. There is very little road noise entering the cabin and thr ride is very comfortable - like a luxury SUV - which is what it is."

ALLEN W., FL (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Heated cooled buckets leather lumbar support really nice"

Marv G., FL (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Comfort levels for ride, lesser amount of road noise and seat providing for comfortable overall enjoyment while riding."

Anonymous, TN (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Very comfortable on long trips. Seldom fatigued after a long day of driving. Noise level does not interfere with conversation."

Ken O., KY (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

"The seats are heated for the winter and cooled for the summer. They are sufficiently comfortable that I can sit behind the wheel for 17 hours going down and back to St. Simons Island and not be very tired. The ride is good but a bit jiggly when encountering bumpy roads."

Bruce D., MA (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Love the front bucket seats. Hate the second row fold forward seats, worst design change over fold into the floor style."

Carol B., MN (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

"The ride, the size inside. I’m 6’6‿ tall. Comfort and safety are the priority."

John M., MI (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Purchased from dealer with 28000 miles at below market price Great driving experience"

Anonymous, MS (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Too expensive new and too expensive when I bought it used in August 2015."

WILLIAM N., TX (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Comfortable and extremely safe ride"

Anonymous, AL (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Dash board cracked on a 3 year old LTZ model. Not covered by certified pre owned bumper to bumper warranty. Totally unacceptable and an indication of the quality of a $40,000+ vehicle!"

MITCHELL P., AL (2013 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Great looks and styling"

BILL R., AL (2013 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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