Inside the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban

For years, the Chevrolet Suburban has remained the ultimate vehicle for big families. Aside from providing lots of passenger and cargo space, this full-size SUV is also capable of towing a big load.

Want to learn more? Let’s take an inside look at the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban.

Trims

  • LS: $50,600
  • LT: $55,600
  • Premier: $65,300

Performance Specs

The standard power source for the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban is a 5.3-liter, EcoTec3 V8 engine. It’s tuned to develop 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft of torque. This will be more than enough muscle for most drivers. You can use the Suburban’s brawn to tow more than 8,000 pounds. A six-speed automatic transmission transfers the available power.

A larger 6.2-liter, EcoTec3 V8 engine is now optional on the range-topping Premium trim. It packs a formidable 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. To ensure the maximum responsiveness, Chevy mates the engine to a new 10-speed automatic transmission. An estimated zero to 60 mph time of 5.7 seconds puts the high-powered Suburban among the quickest SUVs in the class.

If you desire an even more exciting drive, opt for the new RST Performance Package. It equips the SUV with a mean-sounding Borla exhaust system and performance tires for enhanced traction.

A Magnetic Ride Control system comes equipped on the Premier trim. This is the same adaptive suspension available on the world-class Chevrolet Corvette. It naturally enhances ride comfort and handling.

While the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban will keep you satisfied on the street, it’s also very capable of tackling rough terrain. The LT trim’s optional Z71 Off-Road package is a must for every outdoor enthusiast. It equips the SUV with adventurous upgrades like an off-road suspension and underbody skid plates.

Gas Mileage

Despite being such a large vehicle, the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban is efficient enough for long-distance traveling. Trims equipped with the base engine can return an EPA-estimated 15 mpg in town and 22 mpg on the highway. Opting for the more powerful engine lowers fuel economy to 14 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the open interstate.

While the base engine uses regular unleaded gasoline, Chevy recommends premium unleaded for the bigger engine.

Entertainment Features

The 2019 Chevrolet Suburban comes loaded with enough standard features to keep you happy. Although Chevy’s all-new Infotainment 3 interface isn’t available on the Suburban, you won’t have any trouble using its MyLink system with an eight-inch touchscreen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto help link your smartphone apps. Your family and friends will also enjoy the Suburban’s 4G Wi-Fi hot spot, which can support a total of seven devices at once. Bluetooth, HD radio, and remote start further highlight the list of standard equipment.

Some nice upgrades are offered on the upper trims. Featuring a total of 10 speakers, the Bose Centerpoint stereo system fills the cabin with concert-quality sound. Meanwhile, a rear-seat Blu-Ray entertainment system seeks to prevent kids from becoming bored. The available heads-up driving display is another popular upgrade.

Safety

The 2019 Chevrolet Suburban is a secure family hauler. OnStar comes standard across the lineup. This award-winning communications system provides around-the-clock roadside support. In the event of an emergency, simply press the system’s red “SOS” button.

No other SUV in the segment provides a front-seat airbag, which is mounted in the center of the vehicle. If you happen to experience a side-impact collision, this valuable safety feature will give you an extra degree of protection.

Several helpful driver-assist technologies are available for the new Suburban. Even the base LS trim can be equipped with an Enhanced Driver Alert package. It provides forward collision alert with low-speed automatic braking, lane-keep assist, and adaptive cruise control. Along with the package comes an exclusive Safety Alert Seat, which vibrates when potential road hazards are detected.

Pros

Big & Spacious

With the ability to seat up to nine people, the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban is great for hauling around your family and friends. Instead of taking two separate vehicles when taking a road trip, everyone can hop aboard the Suburban. There’s also a boatload of cargo space in the back.

Strong Enough to Pull a Heavy Load

The 2019 Chevrolet Suburban high towing capacity makes it a great alternative to a pickup. This is a major selling point for the drivers who need to pull trailers, campers, and watercraft.

Muscular Appearance

In comparison to a crossover, the truck-based Suburban looks far tougher. You’ll feel in total command of the road. A sporty tire/wheel package and performance exhaust tips help give the RST package an especially bold appearance.

Cons

Harder to Park

There’s no overlooking the Suburban’s large size. Unsurprisingly, you’ll find it harder to park than a smaller SUV. This is especially true when maneuvering in tight spots.

Final Thoughts

The 2019 Chevrolet Suburban is a capable full-size SUV that provides great passenger comfort. With the arrival of an exciting RST package and new engine, it’s also more engaging to drive than ever before. You should definitely consider it to be your next vehicle.

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