The Suburban is a huge, old-fashioned, truck-based SUV; the quintessential family truckster for large families who live beyond the suburbs. What sets it apart from other SUVs is that it provides three rows of seats -- for carrying up to seven, eight, or even nine people -- yet still retains generous cargo space, along with a hefty towing capacity.
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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 stutters occasionally when slowing down and then speeding up."

Frederick C., AR (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)

"the rear automatic shocks went bad and had to be replaced. It was not under the extended warranty"

Anonymous, AR (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)

"The body of the car shakes at high-speed’s"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)

"My last Suburban was a 2500 which is no longer available. This one does not tow as well as my last 2. They are making it more of a family soccer mom car than a work rugged vehicle. It rides nice"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)

"It's nice and tight. No sloppiness or role. I drive it in many different types of terrain and it handles beautifully. It's big, of course, but acts like a much smaller vehicle."

Felicia G., OR (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Vastly improved handling and acceleration iced previous models. Ride is quiet, secure, almost crisp. Corners very well. Plenty of power and acceleration."

ANDREW S., CO (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)

"It is underpowered. Cruise control takes to long to react to inclines. I probably would be happier with its "cousin" - the GMC Yukon XL Denali."

D K., PA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)

"good acceleration when needed. gets up to 26 mpg on the road. smooth ride, comfortable handling."

KENNETH P., PA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Hard ride, feel every bump in the road. Vibration at speed."

Anonymous, MD (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Awesome comfort and ride."

Anonymous, NC (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Our favorite feature of the Surburban is the comfort of taking it on long trips. It has room for all our stuff and we can easily tote several people."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Excellent ride quality, noise level is quite low.. Can drive many miles without fatigue."

Anonymous, GA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Ride is very smooth and the noise level for the first 50000 miles was very quiet."

Anonymous, IN (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)

"confort , leather is cool in summer, quality of components , headrest at correct level"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Memory seating for two drivers."

Cindy K., WA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)

"The Suburban is a excellent road vehicle. Good ride, great visibility"

Cameron B., LA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)

"This is a very comfortable and pleasant vehicle to drive or ride in. Very spacious."

Paul P., VA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)

"If I had it to do over again, I would get the next higher comfort package with electric seat controls and keyless entry and start. Even without we are very satisfied with this vehicle."

JAY L., IA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Very comfortable ride especially for long trips with kids. Great multi zone climate control"

ROBERT M., ME (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)

"The 2015 Suburban driver's seat edge is 5" higher than my 2004 Suburban. That makes is VERY difficult to get into. Getting out takes a slide off the seat edge but getting in is a struggle. A camper store has a pneumatic device that can lower the car 2" for $3500 which isn't worth it. GM needs to consider ease of access."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Seatbelt are not comfortable"

Anonymous, MD (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)

"The front seats are not as comfortable as the 2008 model I had previously. I had to have the seat warning vibration devise moved because is hurt to sit on it."

Anonymous, CO (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)


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

What Owners Say

"We have owned Suburbans for many years. Always very satisfied, always bought a new one. We have been disappointed with the 2015. It was the first year for a new design so maybe they have worked the kinks out. As I said, we were more than satisfied with many previous Suburbans. They are very useful vehicles for an active family."

Anonymous, MD (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Large yet very good on mileage."

William W., TN (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)

"It is an expensive vehicle to buy, and unless you drive it many miles in a lifetime it is an expensive solution, but there also aren't other vehicles like it for capability"

William F., CT (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)

"This is one of my very favorite vehicles I have ever owned. It delivers more quality, reliability and power than much more expensive SUVs. It's worth every penny. Plus, it's actually fun to drive."

Felicia G., OR (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)

"A great vehicle and vastly improved but $75,000 for the LTZ trim line is just too much"

ANDREW S., CO (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)

"great vechicle for all around use"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Good looking large SUV"

ROBERT M., ME (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Good paint and trim on this vehicle"

KEVIN H., UT (2015 Chevrolet Suburban)

"very stylist"

Anonymous, TX (2015 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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