Chevrolet Suburban 0-60 Times
|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2015 Chevrolet Suburban
|LTZ||5.3L V8||4x4||6A||7.1 sec||15.5 sec @ 91 mph||15/22/15 mpg||Car and Driver|
|LTZ||5.3L V8||4x4||6A||7.3 sec||15.7 sec @ 88.6 mph||15/22/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2012 Chevrolet Suburban
|Callaway SC450||5.3L Supercharger V8||4x4||6A||6.6 sec||15.1 sec @ 95 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Motor Week|
2008 Chevrolet Suburban
|2500 LT||6.0L V8||4x4||6A||7.8 sec||16.1 sec @ 88.5 mph||12/17/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2007 Chevrolet Suburban
|1500 3LT||5.3L V8||4x4||4A||8.9 sec||16.6 sec @ 84.4 mph||14/19/15 mpg||Motor Trend|
|1500 LTZ||6.0L V8||4x4||4A||7.6 sec||15.8 sec @ 87 mph||13/17/10 mpg||Car and Driver|
2000 Chevrolet Suburban
|K2500 LT||6.0L V8||4x4||4A||10.2 sec||17.6 sec @ 80 mph||----/----/12 mpg||Car and Driver|
1999 Chevrolet Suburban
|K2500 SLT||7.4L V8||4x4||4A||9.4 sec||17.2 sec @ 81.2 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
About Chevrolet Suburban
In many people’s minds, the Chevrolet Suburban epitomizes the classic SUV, and the company certainly has a tradition of churning out quality models since way back when. For the 2015 Suburban, you a get a fully modernized SUV, with plenty of space yet feature packed, very rare for SUVs these days.
The 2015 Suburban has the features you’d expect from a Chevy SUV like big towing and V8 engines, but there’s also fold-flat rear seating, a feature it shares with the Chevy Silverado 1500. The sheetmetal panels aren’t the same here as on the Silverado though, and more like that of the GMC Yukon and Tahoe SUV.
The wheelbase is 130 inches long, and tradition holds strong in the 2015 model with its pressed, creased and highly angular style. While the overall design isn’t that different from the 2007-2014 line, the 2015 model is more aerodynamically sound. The interior however, is unquestionably modern as it is spacious and with a generously sized touchscreen display for audio controls, and a curved console providing contrast to the boxy interior.
The impression you get from the Suburban’s interior is that it’s upscale, and it’s definitely a marked improvement compared to the LTZ line. In fact, the interior is even more striking than that of the Escalade, which says a lot.
Engine and Performance
The 2015 model has just one powertrain on tap, and it has the 5.3-liter V-8 used in the Silverado. As far as power goes the Suburban offers 383 pound-feet of torque and 355 horsepower which are transmitted by way of the 6-speed automatic transmission. Depending on how you drive, the power can be channeled to all the wheels or just the rear.
Compared to the previous edition, the Suburban’s engine has a higher power output rating. This isn’t just hype though as you’ll feel the difference because the Suburban is stronger and offers greater acceleration for making passing maneuvers, going on mountain climbs and freeway mergers. In short, this is a versatile SUV.
The EPA gas mileage is also an improvement over the previous edition with 23 mpg for the highway and 16 mpg for the city. Overall, the Suburban has a 15/22/18 mpg, making one of if not the most efficient in its range. No doubt the direct injection and standard cylinder deactivation also play huge roles in this, and also, towing has always been one of the stronger points of the Suburban line, and this is no exception as it can haul up to 8500 lbs.
Driving the Suburban is a pleasant experience and an affordable one too thanks to the aforementioned gas mileage. Under regular driving conditions the Suburban runs in V4 mode so half the cylinders aren’t turned on. Making the transition from V4 to V8 and back if necessary is smooth and with no traces of crossing over or vibration.
The electric power steering also comes in handy when it comes to improving the mileage, plus the SUV has a more durable steel frame, giving it a stiffer body frame. There’s not much feel in the electric power steering but with the Suburban this isn’t necessary as steering is very much effortless.
The suspension is similar to the Silverado with a spring leaf design, but the LTZ can be fitted with a Magnetic Ride Control, a more advanced configuration that utilizes a magnetically charged fluid for modifying the suspension damping. When used with the MRC, the Suburban becomes even smoother with even better control compared to the regular suspension.
Comfort and Features
The 2015 Suburban is more spacious, and getting to the back seats is much easier. There’s more leg room and the third row seats can be flat folded easily. The additional space is one of the most conspicuous aspects of the 2015 Suburban that you’ll immediately notice. The cabin storage also comes with a console bin for storing small notebook computers or tablets, very handy.
As far as safety features are concerned, the Suburban comes with front bucket seats, front center airbags and lane departure warning systems. In addition you also get front parking sensors, forward collision alerts and blind spot monitors.
- Engine Type: direct fuel injection, pushrod 16-valve V-8 aluminum block and heads
- Transmission: 6-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
- Torque: 383 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm
- Displacement: 325 cu in, 5328 cc
- Power: 355 hp @ 5600 rpm
- Curb weight: 6015 lb
- Zero to 60 mph: 7.1 sec
- EPA city/highway driving: 15/22 mpg
- Length: 224.4 in
- Height: 74.4 in
- Width: 80.5 in
The Suburban has always been popular, and Chevy has done a good job making it accessible. With the 2015 model, Chevrolet has made the classic SUV even more attractive to buyers thanks to an impressive feature list and smooth driving. Couple this with superior power and you got an all-purpose SUV ready to roll.
To learn more about Chevrolet Suburban, visit the official Chevrolet website.