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Chevrolet Suburban

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2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
If drivers need space for seven or more people, all their stuff, and towing capacity to boot, few SUVs other than the Suburban will do. This behemoth has a sumptuous and quiet interior, power-folding second- and third-row seats, and available blind spot monitoring and cross traffic alert. We got 16 mpg overall with the 5.3-liter V8 engine and six-speed automatic transmission. The touch-screen infotainment system is easy to use, and the magnetic ride suspension on the Premier trim improves ride comfort and handling response and capability. Recent updates include available lane keeping assist, plus Apple CarPlay. A 6.2-liter V8, paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, is available.
All Ratings & Reliability
2015-2018
2015 Redesign Year
Chevrolet Suburban 2018
The 2015 redesign brought a sumptuous and quiet interior, power folding second- and third row seats, as well as optional advanced safety features. It's also more fuel-efficient than previous models. Cabin finish and in-dash electronics are much improved. The interior is considerably quieter too. LT and LTZ models include standard forward-collision and lane-departure warning systems. We'd also get the optional blind-spot monitoring system, which is helpful for keeping track of flanking vehicles. If your budget allows, get the LTZ version because the available Magnetic Ride Control package significantly improves emergency handling, as well as ride quality. Changes for 2016 include available Apple CarPlay capability, a heads-up display and lane-keeping assist.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $37,125 - $66,525 $34,840 - $62,140
2017 $33,025 - $62,250 $30,840 - $58,140
2016 $30,450 - $59,600 $28,200 - $55,500
2015 $25,800 - $39,200 $23,560 - $36,560
2007-2014
2007 Redesign Year
Chevrolet Suburban 2014
More agility, better steering and brakes, along with a more efficient six-speed automatic transmission arrived with the 2007 redesign. The interior was also significantly upgraded, but the third-row seats lack thigh support and don't fold into the floor, as some competitors' did by then. The full-time four-wheel-drive system is a plus.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2014 $18,600 - $26,325 $16,405 - $23,905
2013 $16,700 - $25,600 $13,520 - $23,120
2012 $14,175 - $22,300 $11,070 - $19,870
2011 $12,475 - $20,850 $9,415 - $18,415
2010 $11,200 - $17,975 $8,160 - $15,060
2009 $10,125 - $16,100 $7,150 - $12,750
2008 $9,050 - $13,525 $6,150 - $10,350
2007 $8,000 - $10,650 $5,150 - $7,650
2000-2006
Chevrolet Suburban 2006
An immensely capable offering, GM's largest SUV can seat up to nine people, haul massive loads, or tow big trailers. Sharing its basic platform with GM's pickups, power comes from a strong-but-thirsty 5.3-liter V8. Ride, handling and braking are much improved over its predecessor, but parking is awkward and fuel economy, as you might imagine, is on the poor side.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2006 $6,400 - $9,050 $3,650 - $6,150
2005 $5,175 - $7,875 $2,500 - $5,050
2004 $4,525 - $6,975 $1,950 - $4,200
2003 $4,025 - $6,225 $1,550 - $3,500
2002 $3,775 - $5,800 $1,340 - $3,095
2001 $2,925 - $5,325 $620 - $2,610
2000 $2,925 - $4,575 $570 - $1,945
2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
2019 Chevrolet Suburban Ratings & Reliability
If drivers need space for seven or more people, all their stuff, and towing capacity to boot, few SUVs other than the Suburban will do. This behemoth has a sumptuous and quiet interior, power-folding second- and third-row seats, and available blind spot monitoring and cross traffic alert. We got 16 mpg overall with the 5.3-liter V8 engine and six-speed automatic transmission. The touch-screen infotainment system is easy to use, and the magnetic ride suspension on the Premier trim improves ride comfort and handling response and capability. Recent updates include available lane keeping assist, plus Apple CarPlay. A 6.2-liter V8, paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, is available.
2015-2018
2015 Redesign Year
Chevrolet Suburban 2018
The 2015 redesign brought a sumptuous and quiet interior, power folding second- and third row seats, as well as optional advanced safety features. It's also more fuel-efficient than previous models. Cabin finish and in-dash electronics are much improved. The interior is considerably quieter too. LT and LTZ models include standard forward-collision and lane-departure warning systems. We'd also get the optional blind-spot monitoring system, which is helpful for keeping track of flanking vehicles. If your budget allows, get the LTZ version because the available Magnetic Ride Control package significantly improves emergency handling, as well as ride quality. Changes for 2016 include available Apple CarPlay capability, a heads-up display and lane-keeping assist.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $37,125 - $66,525 $34,840 - $62,140
2017 $33,025 - $62,250 $30,840 - $58,140
2016 $30,450 - $59,600 $28,200 - $55,500
2015 $25,800 - $39,200 $23,560 - $36,560
2007-2014
2007 Redesign Year
Chevrolet Suburban 2014
More agility, better steering and brakes, along with a more efficient six-speed automatic transmission arrived with the 2007 redesign. The interior was also significantly upgraded, but the third-row seats lack thigh support and don't fold into the floor, as some competitors' did by then. The full-time four-wheel-drive system is a plus.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2014 $18,600 - $26,325 $16,405 - $23,905
2013 $16,700 - $25,600 $13,520 - $23,120
2012 $14,175 - $22,300 $11,070 - $19,870
2011 $12,475 - $20,850 $9,415 - $18,415
2010 $11,200 - $17,975 $8,160 - $15,060
2009 $10,125 - $16,100 $7,150 - $12,750
2008 $9,050 - $13,525 $6,150 - $10,350
2007 $8,000 - $10,650 $5,150 - $7,650
2000-2006
Chevrolet Suburban 2006
An immensely capable offering, GM's largest SUV can seat up to nine people, haul massive loads, or tow big trailers. Sharing its basic platform with GM's pickups, power comes from a strong-but-thirsty 5.3-liter V8. Ride, handling and braking are much improved over its predecessor, but parking is awkward and fuel economy, as you might imagine, is on the poor side.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2006 $6,400 - $9,050 $3,650 - $6,150
2005 $5,175 - $7,875 $2,500 - $5,050
2004 $4,525 - $6,975 $1,950 - $4,200
2003 $4,025 - $6,225 $1,550 - $3,500
2002 $3,775 - $5,800 $1,340 - $3,095
2001 $2,925 - $5,325 $620 - $2,610
2000 $2,925 - $4,575 $570 - $1,945