Chevrolet Suburban Models and Suburban History

One of the longest running model names in the auto industry, Suburban has been attached to Chevrolet’s utility vehicle offerings since 1935. Growing in popularly through the 1990s, the Chevrolet Suburban sport utility vehicle resided as a flagship for its brand. Eight-cylinder engine power and a maximum seating capacity for nine occupants have been staples for the modern Suburban. Available in half-ton and three-quarter-ton capacities, the 1998 Suburban was constructed on a 131.5-inch wheelbase. Offered as a rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive vehicle, a Vortec V-8 engine served as base power for the 1998 Chevrolet Suburban.

 

The Suburban was also offered with a 7.4-liter V-8 and a 6.5-liter turbocharged diesel powerplant. A completely new Suburban was introduced for the 2000 model year constructed on a chassis featuring hydroformed construction. Smoother, rounded exterior bodylines and a reworked interior provided the 2000 Suburban a modern sport utility vehicle appearance. Interior storage space benefited with the movement of the spare tire from the rear cargo area to underneath the vehicle. The 2000 Chevrolet Suburban received a new pair of Vortec V-8 engines consisting of a 5.3-liter and 6.0-liter powerplant. From 2001 to 2006, the Suburban was offered with a high-capacity 8.1-liter V-8 engine.

 

An all-new Chevrolet Suburban was introduced for the 2007 model year based on a new chassis. A more steeply raked windshield for better aerodynamics and distinguishing headlamps were part of the improved traits found on the 2007 Suburban. In celebration of the model’s 75 years on the market, a special Chevrolet Suburban's were sold in 2010. Limited in production to 2,570 examples, Suburban 75th Anniversary Diamond Edition models were painted with exclusive White Diamond Tricoat, 20-inch chrome wheels and badging. For the 2015 model year, the Chevrolet Suburban has received a complete styling and mechanical makeover.

New and Used Suburban Prices, Chevrolet Suburban Model Years and History

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The large-size Suburban was made just as much for soccer moms and big clans as it was for tackling unpaved roads on camping trips in the outback.
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Braking
 3.0
Fuel Economy
 2.0
Interior Comfort
 3.0
Acceleration
 3.0
Dependability
 3.0
Handling
 3.0
Ride Quality
 3.0
Overall Rating
 3.0

The timeless Chevrolet Suburban has evolved over the years to deliver the classic family-friendly, full-sized SUV.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

One of the largest SUVs on the road, the iconic Suburban is second-to-none.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

Celebrating 80 years since the Suburban vehicle name first appeared, the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban receives a new look, improved engine power and a high dose of refinement.
J.D. Power Ratings
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 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.5
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 4.5
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.5
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

Carrying on the mantra bigger is better, the 2014 Chevrolet Suburban is a full-size SUV with room for up to eight passengers, and all their luggage.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 2 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 4.2
Fuel Economy
 4.5
Interior Comfort
 4.5
Acceleration
 4.8
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.8
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

Carried over for 2013, the Chevrolet Suburban is a full-size crossover SUV with seating for nine and a maximum towing capacity of 8,100 lbs.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 2 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 7 )
Braking
 3.3
Fuel Economy
 2.9
Interior Comfort
 3.3
Acceleration
 3.3
Dependability
 3.6
Handling
 3.3
Ride Quality
 3.6
Overall Rating
 3.3

A massive but solid vehicle, V-8 power and available four-wheel drive makes the full-size sport utility 2012 Chevrolet Suburban a most capable hauler.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 5 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.3
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 4.7
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.7
Ride Quality
 4.3
Overall Rating
 4.7

Existing as the longest running automotive nameplate in history, the 2011 Chevrolet Suburban is a V-8 powered giant amongst the sport utility vehicle community.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 5 )
Braking
 3.6
Fuel Economy
 3.2
Interior Comfort
 4.6
Acceleration
 3.4
Dependability
 4.8
Handling
 4.8
Ride Quality
 4.4
Overall Rating
 4.6

A full-size SUV with premium amenities, the 2010 Chevrolet Suburban is available in two different wheelbase lengths and with seating for up to nine passengers.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
 5 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 3.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

A traditional full-size SUV, the 2009 Chevrolet Suburban can carry up to nine passengers, supplies ample cargo capacity and offers plenty of standard and optional features.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 4.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.0

The 2008 Chevrolet Suburban is a large SUV that is offered with 2WD or 4WD and has many engine options to choose from.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 3.7
Fuel Economy
 3.3
Interior Comfort
 4.3
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 3.7
Handling
 4.3
Ride Quality
 3.7
Overall Rating
 4.0

Totally redesigned, the freshly styled 2007 Chevrolet Suburban is a large SUV with seating for up to nine passengers, and engines which can deactivate cylinders to improve fuel economy.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 2 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 6 )
Braking
 4.3
Fuel Economy
 2.8
Interior Comfort
 4.3
Acceleration
 3.8
Dependability
 4.8
Handling
 4.5
Ride Quality
 4.7
Overall Rating
 4.5

A large SUV with seating for up to nine passengers, the 2006 Chevrolet Suburban is available with 2WD or 4WD and a choice between two powerful V8 engines.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 3.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

One of the largest SUVs on the market, the 2005 Chevrolet Suburban is available with 2WD or 4WD and can seat up to nine passengers.
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 3.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.5
Dependability
 4.5
Handling
 4.5
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.0

One of the largest SUVs available in the market, the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban can seat up to nine passengers and is available with 2WD or 4WD.
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 2.8
Interior Comfort
 3.8
Acceleration
 3.8
Dependability
 4.8
Handling
 3.8
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.0

A massive SUV that can seat up to nine passengers, the 2003 Chevrolet Suburban is a massive people and cargo hauler and also massively powerful thanks to two available V8 engines.
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 3.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 4.0

A king amongst SUVs, the large 2002 Chevrolet Suburban can seat up to nine passengers and has plenty of room left over for cargo, groceries and anything else you need to haul.
Consumer Reviews ( 8 )
Braking
 4.2
Fuel Economy
 3.2
Interior Comfort
 4.5
Acceleration
 4.1
Dependability
 4.8
Handling
 4.5
Ride Quality
 4.8
Overall Rating
 4.5

The 2001 Chevrolet Suburban is a large SUV that can seat up to nine passengers with plenty of room left over for any cargo in the rear.
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 4.2
Fuel Economy
 3.0
Interior Comfort
 4.5
Acceleration
 4.2
Dependability
 4.2
Handling
 4.2
Ride Quality
 4.5
Overall Rating
 5.0

The 2000 Chevrolet Suburban is a large SUV that offers seating for up to nine passengers and the choice between RWD and 4WD.
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 2.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.0

The 1999 Chevrolet Suburban is a full-size SUV that offers seating for up to nine passengers and is available with RWD or 4WD.
Consumer Reviews ( 8 )
Braking
 3.4
Fuel Economy
 3.5
Interior Comfort
 4.4
Acceleration
 4.4
Dependability
 4.9
Handling
 3.8
Ride Quality
 4.9
Overall Rating
 4.8