The redesigned Suburban is an extremely functional, comfortable, and quiet large three-row SUV. This American icon is the answer for those who need seven- or eight-passenger capacity, cavernous space, and the ability to tow a boat or camper.
The standard 5.3-liter V8 engine delivers ample power at any time, along with a satisfyingly muted burble. The smooth-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission is well-matched to the engine, providing downshifts in a timely manner when the driver is looking for more power. This big rig manages to romp from 0-60 mph in 7.6 seconds, which isn’t bad considering its size and weight. The engine stop/start system, intended to save fuel at stoplights, fires back up quickly and unobtrusively. Fuel economy, though, is only 16 mpg overall, which isn’t any better than the previous generation.