As one of the oldest models sold in the US, the Chevrolet Suburban debuted in 1936. After serving for years as a truck primarily intended for rural and commercial use, the Suburban has increasingly become an option for large families or those requiring passenger capacity and cargo, third-row seats and solid truck-based towing capabilities.
With strong body, powerful engine, comfortable ride and spacious seating for nine passengers plus cargo, the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban is currently a great SUV that is highly qualified. Some competitive rivals can offer more refinement and ultra convenience for more money, but the large Suburban remains the only full-size SUV available
The 2018 Chevrolet Suburban is a nine passengers full-size SUV sold in three trim levels: LS, LT and Premier.
Powering the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban is a 5.3-liter V8 engine that generates 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic is the only available transmission. Rear-wheel drive with a locking rear differential is standard, and four-wheel drive with a single-speed transfer case is available as an option.
In track testing, the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban rear-wheel-drive hit 60 mph in 7.2 seconds, which is quick for the class. EPA estimates fuel economy at 19 mpg combined (16 city/23 highway) for RWD models and 18 mpg combined (15 city/22 highway) for 4WD. These numbers are better than other full-size SUVs in the class. Towing capacity up to 6,300 pounds for rear-drive and 6,000 pounds with four-wheel drive.