A blind-spot warning system is an option, as are a rearview camera and parking sensors. A two-speed transfer case is optional. Suburban 2500 models are powered by a 6. Something that will tow a sizable trailer and carry lots of people or haul a load of cargo over primitive roads is an indispensible tool for those who need it. All the engines offer Flex Fuel capability, meaning they will operate on gasoline or E85, which is 85-percent ethanol. Some people believe you must have a solid rear axle for towing and they are a bit easier to maintain, but extreme-duty vehicles like the Humvee and Mercedes Unimog successfully used independent rear suspensions.
With all the seats in place and set for passengers, 45. New for 2010 The 6. OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. The Suburban 1500 engines are rated at 310 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 335 pound-feet of torque at 4200 rpm. Taller tire sidewalls yield a better ride and in most consumer-magazine testing those large-diameter wheels don't go, stop or handle any better, they just ride harder so we prefer the 17-inch wheels. The self-leveling rear suspension aspect of Autoride might help while towing but it is no substitute for a proper weight-distributing hitch. The optional third-row seat isn't very easy to access or very comfortable.
With slightly different interiors in five-passenger and six-passenger versions, the Suburban blends plastics and wood grain into a friendly, airy cabin with straightforward gauges and intuitive controls. Flipping forward the second-row seat leaves only a narrow gap for passengers to hop in the way-back, and the seat itself doesn't fold flat like the third-row seats in the Ford Expedition, for example. Air bags, head curtain side-impact, first and second row. For a big box, it's tastefully rendered, with a nice balance between glass and sheetmetal, some subtle fender flares, and curves around the corners of its windows. The 2010 Chevrolet Suburban has good crash-test scores and the expected array of standard safety equipment. Passengers in the first two rows of seats will be comfortable side by side and will enjoy plenty of leg- and headroom. In all, the Suburban is far less clunky-looking than it was in its last generation-and it's among the best-looking full-sized utes, particularly when compared to the ungainly Toyota Sequoia and the exaggerated Nissan Armada.
Summary The Suburban has always been a very capable sport utility vehicle and big on practicality for month-long excursions or weekend wipeouts. A blind-spot warning system is an option, as are a rearview camera and parking sensors. All Suburbans have four-wheel antilock disc brakes and StabiliTrak electronic stability control. It has aged very, very well. But there is a nice compartment over the left wheel well, for tools, flashlights, snow chains or the like. Upper trims have adjustable pedals and the steering wheel tilts but it is offset and angled slightly to the right of the driver seat centerline.
The primary reason for selecting the 2500 over the 1500 is for its greater towing capacity. This will be most noticed on level ground at moderate, steady speeds. The navigation system and audio system is easy to operate. Inside, the Chevy Suburban is nearly the size of a Japanese hotel room, with 137. We sort it out for you right here, including specs on all the new models,…. It maintains control over the road quite well for a vehicle of its size, however.
With slightly different interiors in five-passenger and six-passenger versions, the Suburban blends plastics and wood grain into a friendly, airy cabin with straightforward gauges and intuitive controls. The powertrain isn't really taxed by ordinary passenger duty, and it can tow up to 8,100 pounds. These third-row seats do not fold flat with the floor, so if you want a long flat load deck to camp, carry building materials or dog boxes, you have to take the third-row seats out and leave them home. Inside, the Chevy Suburban is nearly the size of a Japanese hotel room, with 137. Only full-size utilities and crossovers, minivans, and Ford's Flex offer the kind of room you find in these first two rows. It is big, powerful, smooth, and, with the six-speed automatic, decent on fuel consumption.
With a middle-row bench seat the right third of the seat folds independently of the left, easing curb-side entry to the third row or allowing skis or boards on the right with two passengers on the left. For 2010 the changes are relatively few in number but significant just the same. However, ride comfort is considerably more appealing; it's pleasantly absorbent and cushiony on smooth surfaces and copes reasonably well with bumps. Be sure to click on Fair Purchase Prices to check what the Suburban is currently selling for in your area. Suspension, f: independent, double-wishbone, coil springs, anti-roll bar Suspension, r: live axle, five-link with coil springs Ground clearance: 9. Car and Driver reports that tire pressure monitoring and seat belt pre-tensioners are also standard with the Suburban.
It monitors the road surface and driver inputs and adjusts damping as needed, optimizing the blend of ride comfort and handling grip, and also limits body roll in heavy cornering. A single-speed transfer case is made standard on four-wheel-drive models; a two-speed transfer case is optional. The third-row seat is removable, and a power-release fold-and-tumble second-row seat is available. The hood has two long bulges at its sides, reaching almost from windshield to grille; Chevy calls these twin bulges the power dome; we call them a good way to keep such a large expanse of otherwise-flat steel from fluttering, just as long-cab pickups have grooves on the roof. The huge console has deep storage and a tray on top.
The 2500 Suburban has a different feel than the 1500 but drives through the same controls. Some are nearly void of chrome while the Z71 adds machismo with sizable fender flares and side steps so short drivers can get in and tall ones can mess up their pant legs. It is the first vehicle to reach 75 years of production and this year Chevrolet will commemorate that milestone with a 2010 75th Anniversary Diamond Edition Model. Various option packages can dress up the Suburban with things such as fog lamps and luggage-rack cross bars. It maintains control over the road quite well for a vehicle of its size, however. The long, tall, and wide Chevy Suburban is styled about as you'd expect. Interior Features The Chevy Suburban can seat six to nine passengers, and even with all seats filled still has more than 40 cubic feet of cargo area.