2018 Chevrolet Suburban

Buyer's Guide

Suburban is one of the oldest names in the auto biz, having been attached to production vehicles since before World War II. Thanks to the popularity of SUVs and crossover vehicles, this full-size utility won't disappear any time soon.

The 2018 Chevrolet Suburban is largely carried over from last year, gaining LED daytime running lights for the LS and LT trim levels, and adding the Rally Sport Truck (RST) appearance package as an option on LT and Premier trims.

RST-trimmed trucks get 22-inch wheels, blacked-out badging and grille, mirror caps, mouldings and roof rails and body-colour door handles and headlight accents.

Notably, the Surburban RST is not offered with the sport package that can be optioned into the smaller Tahoe RST, so no 420-hp, 10-speed Suburban for you.

Instead, this big vehicle carried forward a 5.3L V8 that makes 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque and comes connected to a six-speed automatic and your choice of rear- or four-wheel drive.

Chevrolet offers the Suburban with seven, eight or nine seats, the nine-seater being one of the only vehicles still available with a three-place front bench seat. The Tahoe reference above is no accident: that model is a shorter version of the Suburban. If you want big legroom and usable cargo space when all three rows of seats are occupied, this is the version to go for.

Other Suburban siblings include the GMC Yukon SUV and the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups.

The Yukon is technically a competitor, along with the Ford Expedition XL. For the money, the Suburban offers a lot more space and luxury features for the money than, say, a Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class or an Audi Q7. Still, if image is what you're after, one of those German models might be more your speed, along with Britain's Land Rover Range Rover.

The Suburban lineup starts in LS trim, which comes with a locking rear differential, rear park assist, OnStar guidance plan, heated side mirrors, 18-inch wheels, six-speaker MyLink infotainment stereo, 110-volt power outlet, automatic climate control, front bucket seats (a three-place bench is an option), leather-trimmed steering wheel, tilt steering, cruise control, keyless entry and a backup camera.

LT models add forward collision alert, automatic high-beam headlights, power tailgate, nine-speaker stereo, auto-dimming rearview mirror, tilt-and-telescopic steering, lane keep assist and power-adjustable pedals.

Premier trim brings passive keyless entry with push-button start, magnetic ride control suspension, front park assist, power-folding side mirrors, 20-inch wheels, HID headlights, programmable-height power tailgate, 10-speaker stereo, navigation, power-release second-row bucket seats, heated second-row seats, heated steering wheel, power-adjustable tilt-and-telescopic steering and side blind zone alert with lane change alert and rear cross traffic alert.

Fuel consumption estimates are 15.1/10.4 L/100 km (city/highway) in 2WD models, and 15.3/10.9 L/100 km with 4WD.

2018 Chevrolet Suburban Specifications

There are 9 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $56,955 MSRP
12.8
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
355 hp @5600 rpm
Number of seats 9
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Body style SUV
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
2WD 4dr 1500 Commercial $56,955 9 SUV
2WD 4dr 1500 Commercial 355 hp @5600 rpm 383 ft-lb @4100 rpm 6-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2WD 4dr 1500 Commercial N/A 80.5" 74.4" 130"
2WD 4dr 1500 Commercial
2WD 4dr 1500 Commercial N/A
2WD 4dr 1500 Commercial
2WD 4dr 1500 Commercial
2WD 4dr 1500 LS $58,090 8 SUV
2WD 4dr 1500 LS 355 hp @5600 rpm 383 ft-lb @4100 rpm 6-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2WD 4dr 1500 LS N/A 80.5" 74.4" 130"
2WD 4dr 1500 LS
2WD 4dr 1500 LS Cloth Seats
2WD 4dr 1500 LS
2WD 4dr 1500 LS
4WD 4dr 1500 Commercial $60,255 9 SUV
4WD 4dr 1500 Commercial 355 hp @5600 rpm 383 ft-lb @4100 rpm 6-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr 1500 Commercial N/A 80.5" 74.4" 130"
4WD 4dr 1500 Commercial
4WD 4dr 1500 Commercial N/A
4WD 4dr 1500 Commercial
4WD 4dr 1500 Commercial
4WD 4dr 1500 LS $61,390 8 SUV
4WD 4dr 1500 LS 355 hp @5600 rpm 383 ft-lb @4100 rpm 6-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr 1500 LS N/A 80.5" 74.4" 130"
4WD 4dr 1500 LS
4WD 4dr 1500 LS Cloth Seats
4WD 4dr 1500 LS
4WD 4dr 1500 LS
2WD 4dr 1500 LT $65,625 7 SUV
2WD 4dr 1500 LT 355 hp @5600 rpm 383 ft-lb @4100 rpm 6-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2WD 4dr 1500 LT N/A 80.5" 74.4" 130"
2WD 4dr 1500 LT
2WD 4dr 1500 LT Leather Seats
2WD 4dr 1500 LT
2WD 4dr 1500 LT
4WD 4dr 1500 LT $68,925 7 SUV
4WD 4dr 1500 LT 355 hp @5600 rpm 383 ft-lb @4100 rpm 6-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr 1500 LT N/A 80.5" 74.4" 130"
4WD 4dr 1500 LT
4WD 4dr 1500 LT Leather Seats
4WD 4dr 1500 LT
4WD 4dr 1500 LT
4WD 4dr 1500 Premier $76,650 7 SUV
4WD 4dr 1500 Premier 355 hp @5600 rpm 383 ft-lb @4100 rpm 6-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr 1500 Premier N/A 80.5" 74.4" 130"
4WD 4dr 1500 Premier
4WD 4dr 1500 Premier Leather Seats
4WD 4dr 1500 Premier
4WD 4dr 1500 Premier
4WD 4dr 3500 LS $89,915 8 SUV
4WD 4dr 3500 LS 360 hp @5400 rpm 380 ft-lb @4200 rpm 6-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr 3500 LS N/A 80.5" 75.6" 130"
4WD 4dr 3500 LS
4WD 4dr 3500 LS Cloth Seats
4WD 4dr 3500 LS
4WD 4dr 3500 LS
4WD 4dr 3500 LT $97,430 8 SUV
4WD 4dr 3500 LT 360 hp @5400 rpm 380 ft-lb @4200 rpm 6-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr 3500 LT N/A 80.5" 75.6" 130"
4WD 4dr 3500 LT
4WD 4dr 3500 LT Leather Seats
4WD 4dr 3500 LT
4WD 4dr 3500 LT

Expert Review Articles

by Michael Bettencourt
April 05, 2018
Throwing major shade.

Owner Reviews: 2018 Chevrolet / Suburban

Average Rating

2007 Chevrolet Suburban

Trim: LT 3
by Wilson on 10-30-2012
Great for a large family and towing
We are a family of 8 who is very active and does a lot of towing. It is roomy, comfortable and tows very well. It would be great if GM offered a diesel option to help with fuel economy. Waiting for the redesign in2014. It has been a very reliable ride.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2007 Chevrolet Suburban

Trim: LT
by mtnbikrdad on 10-27-2012
Best all round for larger family
I bought my 3/4 ton used 4 years ago and put 60,000 KMs on it mostly road trips. No mechanical problems whatsoever, just regular oil changes & fluids. Tons of power. It can haul anything and you hardly notice. Revs nice and low while pulling over 7000 lbs of boat, etc and the 3 kids & gear. Lots of leg room so no complaints on trips. Great for skiing too with the 4x4 & roof rack. The Bose stereo is awesome!. The best truck I've ever had getting to the mountains with all your gear and friends. A dream on the highway - solid and quiet with power to spare.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

2012 Chevrolet Suburban

Trim: LS
by Suburban on 10-24-2012
2012 Suburban
We recently rented this car on our trip to Arizona. We were 2 families and we needed 8 seats and room for luggage. This vehicle was perfect. Everyone had lots of leg room, kids in the back row. We drove from Maricopa to the Grand Canyon and back on one tank of gas!! (approx 1000 kms) This vehicle has what is called "active fuel management" this means it can drop 4 cyilinders and operate like a V4. We drove for 80kms straight at one point on V4, this with a full crew of 8 people and all of our stuff in the back. I would highly reccomend this vehicle!!
Overall
4.5
Comfort
5/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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