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Chevrolet Suburban

Big, old-school sport-ute.

At almost eighty years old, the Suburban is the industry’s longest-running nameplate. What is even more surprising is that, in all those years, the Suburban hasn’t veered from its mission: a big, capable truck with lots of room for people and cargo. In fact, with an overall length of well over eighteen feet and an interior capacity of nearly 138 cubic feet, the Suburban can carry more people — a maximum of nine — and more cargo than any other sport-utility in America. A vehicle this big needs a powerful engine, and the Suburban can be equipped with one of three V-8s, all mated to a six-speed automatic. The half-ton (1500) model comes standard with a 5.3-liter V-8 with 320 hp and 335 lb-ft of torque; it can be upgraded with an optional aluminum-block version of the same engine that adds 6 hp and 13 lb-ft. Three-quarter-ton (2500) Suburbans get a 6.0-liter V-8. Interior appointments are decent but lack the quality and cohesiveness of Chevy’s recent efforts like the Cruze and the Equinox. Fortunately, the Suburban can be equipped with a plethora of comfort and convenience features, including a DVD entertainment system with eight-inch screens for the second and third rows, touchscreen navigation, heated seats for first- and second-row passengers, and a backup camera.

COMPETITORS

Ford Expedition

GMC Yukon XL

Lincoln Navigator

Nissan Armada

new for 2013

Powertrain-grade braking can now be activated in normal transmission mode (previously it was only possible when in Tow/Haul mode). On downhill grades, the transmission downshifts to lessen the need for long braking applications and to reduce rotor strain. Champagne silver metallic, concord metallic, and blue ray metallic are new exterior colors.

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Front, side, and side curtain air bags; ABS; a tire-pressure monitoring system; and traction and stability control are standard. A backup sensor system, a rearview camera, and blind-spot warning are optional. OnStar is standard and includes a system that automatically notifies first responders when an accident is detected by in-car sensors.

MPG

CITY 10–15

HWY 15–21

PRO

Handsome styling

Never have to leave anyone, or anything, behind

CON

Enormous

Enormously thirsty

Base Price Range: $43,800–$59,500 (est.)

SPECIFICATIONS

DRIVE: Rear-wheel, 4-wheel

TRIM LEVELS: LS, LT, LTZ

BODY STYLE: SUV, 6- to 9-passenger

ENGINES: 5.3L V-8, 320/326 hp, 335/348 lb-ft (iron or aluminum block; E85 capable)

6.0L V-8, 352 hp, 382 lb-ft

TRANSMISSION: 6-speed automatic

CAPACITIES: Towing 8000–9600 lb; cargo (behind third/middle/front seats) 45.8/90.0/137.4 cu ft

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