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

"It drives like a truck, with the good and the bad associated to that statement."

Bernardo B., WV (2014 Chevrolet Suburban)

"The 5.3 L engine is a bit underpowered for the weight of the vehicle. The six speed transmission is a good match, but even with six gears, it is still hard to get the vehicle accelerated quickly when needed."

Anonymous, CO (2014 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Good acceleration and turning radius"

Anonymous, IN (2014 Chevrolet Suburban)

"it's just average on sound quality."

Thomas S., WI (2014 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Acceleration could be better but six speed transmission make for smooth driving experience. For a large vehicle, it handles well in traffic and on the open road both in emergencies and normal driving.."

JOHN M., TX (2014 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Great acceleration and handles very well"

Anonymous, IN (2014 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Best traveling vehicle I ever owned"

ALVIN W., OH (2014 Chevrolet Suburban)

"The vehicle's hesitation in acceleration and braking I felt when I went from my 1986 Suburban to my 2014 Suburban was very disturbing at first. I had to get used to this delay in action and had to learn about the speeds that control acceleration initiation. This "fly by wire" effect is no longer evident to me while I am driving."

M M., TX (2014 Chevrolet Suburban)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"This is a real traveling vehicle. Can drive this all day without discomfort."

Gary O., MN (2014 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Been on many long trips - multiple days each time. the Suburban's seats are very comfortable. The vehicle is quiet and the ride is smooth."

Anonymous, CO (2014 Chevrolet Suburban)

"I am a large man who does not fit well in some vehicles. My suburban fits me well. Seats adjust to my long legs and I can get far enough from dash so my knees don't bump dash. Individual control of climate system allows comfort for me as well as passenger."

JOHN M., TX (2014 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Seats cramped unable to change. Very noisy Auto."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Seats very adjustable for comfort,. Climate work well, quiet and smooth ride."

Anonymous, IN (2014 Chevrolet Suburban)

"We take this car on road trips because it rides excellent, has lots of room, and the seats are heated and cooled plus being very comfortable"

PAUL C., CA (2014 Chevrolet Suburban)


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

What Owners Say

"Lots of room and hauling capacity. Perfect for a wife, three kids and two big dogs."

Bernardo B., WV (2014 Chevrolet Suburban)

"The word utilitarian would best describe the Suburban. One minute I'm hauling furniture the next I'm hauling 7 or 8 people in comfort. Gas mileage is better than expected."

SEAN D., OH (2014 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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