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

"Feels underpowered during acceleration. Fuel type doesn’t make a difference. Might be air conditioning, but shouldn’t be."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Plenty of power and accelerates well for such a large vehicle."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Remarkably agile and peppy in spite of size. The ride is quiet and smoother than many premium sedans. Comfortable over long distances. Four wheel drive is powerful."

Sanford S., FL (2017 Chevrolet Suburban)

"The Suburban handles extremely well and is easy to maneuver, especially considering it's size. The side, rear and front proximity sensors are a plus."

Bruce S., OH (2017 Chevrolet Suburban)

"It sits very high and its as comfortable as it ever gets! It high and a little hard for my wife to get in even using the step bar that comes on it. Also it is harder to find parking because of its exterior size even though the interior size does not seem updated with the time. no big deal interior new features that stand out in my mind. they are making the same product with update electronics but not much else that I notice."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Chevrolet Suburban)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Seats are extremely comfortable on long trips. The cabin noise is vastly quieter than our last Suburban"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Our Family vacation this summer was a grand road trip, 2400 miles in total. The seats were supportive and cushioning. The ride was smooth and the road noise was not noticed."

Anonymous, UT (2017 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Very quite, comfortable vehicle, particularly for long road trips. Handles the Colorado and Utah mountains with ease and comfort. All electrical systems (heat, radio, AC, etc) operate flawlessly. MPG better than expected. Excellent vehicle."

Brent T., TX (2017 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Outside edge of driver’s captain’s chair seems to be collapsing."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Ride is better, not truck like in the old Suburbans"

Anonymous, OR (2017 Chevrolet Suburban)

"I like that the car has a quiet cabin. The seat is also nice and roomy."

Janice M., PA (2017 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Seats are great. Ride is great. Wind noise still a bit too loud but quieter that earlier models."

Anonymous, LA (2017 Chevrolet Suburban)

"I have owned many generations of Suburbans and this by far is the quietest and most comfortable. the magnetic ride control makes for an extremely comfortable ride even when I'm towing a 28' trailer. I love the heated/cooled seats which add to the comfort on long trips."

Steve H., VA (2017 Chevrolet Suburban)

"All the seats are extremely comfortable, especially for long trips. The ride of the vehicle is exceptional considering the size of the vehicle"

Bruce S., OH (2017 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Very quite, seat are extremely comfortable, ride is smooth"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Chevrolet Suburban)

"The seats on the 2017 are not as padded and not nearly as comfortable on long trips as the 2005 suburban. All three rows of seats are not as comfortable"

Anonymous, OH (2017 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Love the seats I feel very comfortable the seats they're perfect. There doesn't seem to be any outside noise coming in."

Margaret G., NY (2017 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Best seats for tall people! Very quiet, smooth ride."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Chevrolet Suburban)

"Nothing compares to the leather seats being a tall person, and enjoying the visibility of being so high I feel more in control because I can see what's going on further away than being in lower cars"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Chevrolet Suburban)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"It seems like the same suburban inside and out as the 1985 model some electronic updates but not much more and it cost way too much. not much for your money"

Thomas E., FL (2017 Chevrolet Suburban)

"we received very good value for the money spend. The MPG are better than expected, particularly on the interstate highways. Handles very securely. Very comfortable vehicle. Particularly like the 4x4 drive system when off road in the mountains. With 20,000 miles no mechanical or electrical issues of any king, only regular maintenance require i.e. oil and tire rotation etc."

Brent T., TX (2017 Chevrolet Suburban)

"This is my husband's vehicle he did a lot of research before he bought it and believes that he got a great value!"

Margaret G., NY (2017 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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