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The 2013 Suburban carries over with minimal changes. Aside from new exterior color choices, the biggest new feature is that powertrain grade braking, previously used only in tow/haul mode, now works in normal transmission mode. The feature slows the vehicle on steep descents using engine torque, which can reduce brake wear.
The 2012 Chevy Suburban SUV receives a new navigation radio option, while the standard StabiliTrak now includes trailer sway control and hill start assist. The LTZ trim gains a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel and side blind zone alert, while the LT trims gains heated leather seats.
For 2010, the 6.0-liter V8 now features variable valve timing and is E85 Flex-Fuel compatible. A USB port is added on all models, while the Z71 off-road suspension can now be ordered with the 1LT package. A single-speed transfer case is made standard on four-wheel-drive models; a two-speed transfer case is optional.
The big news for 2009 is the addition of a new six-speed automatic transmission and the availability of OnStar's Destination Download on models equipped with navigation. Also new is the addition of Bluetooth hands-free communication, Side Blind Zone Alert system (LTZ only), a rearview mirror-mounted screen for the optional backup camera and an enhanced LTZ trim.
Redesigned for 2007, Chevrolet's Suburban is powered by a new family of V8 engines. Built on GM's new full-size SUV architecture, it's capable of hauling more passengers and cargo than anything in its segment. Cousin to the comparably-redesigned GMC Yukon XL and Chevrolet's own Avalanche SUV/pickup, Suburbans also are related to the shorter full-size Tahoe sport-utility. As before, Suburbans come with two- or four-wheel drive, in regular 1500 or heavy-duty 2500 models. Depending upon the model, a variety of V8 engines are available, of 5.3-liters and 6.0-liters.
By BOYZMA (CA) on Monday, December 19, 2011
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 75,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I LOVE MY SUBURBAN! GOOD GAS MILEAGE FOR AN SUV. SEATS 8. ALWAYS HAVE ROOM FOR ALL OF OUR BOYS AND THEIR FRIENDS. FOOTBALL, BASEBALL, BASKETBALL, TOWING THE BOAT, MOTORCYCLES CAMPING, TAKING THE DOGS TO THE BEACH. NO MATTER WHAT I HAVE ENJOYED MY SUBURBAN."
11 people out of 11 found this review helpful
By MJ (OH) on Friday, December 14, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 45,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Reliable, comfortable +++, Safety features"
Cons: "Pricey, big to park, fuel."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"This is a luxury car. Extremely comfortable with nearly every imaginable comfort, "bell and whistle". The "flex fuel" option allows me to have averaged 16.4 mpg...I drive about 15 country miles back and forth to work each day and then a bunch of "around town" stuff...nto bad for this size vehicle. We also travel 12+ hrs with two little ones on a regular basis to visit family. It is very comfortable for us all, and we can fit a TON of stuff in there (this does not help me control my over-packing tendencies...lol). I could not imagine being any happier with a car. I have the White diamond exterior paint...gorgeos! The color is what I couldn't resist...but I now love the rest of it just as much. This also handles very well in snow, and mud...the heated seats are heavenly and it actually cools pretty quickly in the summer despite the amount of space that needs cooling. Downside: It is a little drifty in high winds (like 40+mph....we live in a VERY flat part of the midwest). It does cost a fair amount of money to fill the tank."
9 people out of 9 found this review helpful
By mschuey (CA) on Saturday, January 21, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 9,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great ride, quality and room for a HUGE SUV"
Cons: "None so far"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I owned a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe and knew it was a good vehicle, loved everything about it and thought we would keep it forever and having over 173,500 miles on it, it sure seemed like it. However, now with two young kids, a husky and possibly another dog being added to this family and repair costs for the Tahoe, it was time for a new SUV. My wife and I were looking into a HYBRID Tahoe but only getting a couple of miles difference and thinking about expense cost if the batteries or the HYBRID system goes out, we decided to keep looking at Tahoes, but when we went to the dealership, could not pass up on the Suburban LT sitting on the lot. Test drove it and it had gobbs of power, rode really smooth and you felt really safe sitting inside. Even with 2 child restraints, I mean seats, access to the 3rd row was simple and easier than our old vehicle. The features are really good, could use a couple more compartments for storage (Tahoe had a lot) and my wife and I love the interior. The leather seats are very comfortable and with good support. All of the controls for radio, AC, heater, lights, 4X4, cruise control and so on are in perfect reach. The cargo area is much bigger and my dog loves the extra room now. The power of the Chevy V8 is fantastic and even though I only get 21 MPG on the highway (when not towing anything), I'm good with that. Most little HYBRIDS can't tow a thing, this vehicle was more than I expected and worth every penny so far. I would highly recommend this vehicle to any family and friends, especially those with kids and who need to carry tons of bags when traveling!!!"
7 people out of 7 found this review helpful