Full-size SUVs may not be the industry’s biggest sellers – mid-size crossovers fulfil the daily driving brief for many families, after all – but they do make up an important slice of the utility vehicle segment with their combination of three-row comfort and big-time towing capacity. Among the full-size field, the Chevrolet Suburban enjoys the brand recognition that comes from having been in continuous production since the 1930s.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
For 2022, Chevrolet has made the 6.2L V8 available in a wider range of trims, the Z71 package can now be optioned with a limited-slip differential, and a 12.3-inch digital gauge display is standard in LT trim and higher.
All Suburban trims now come standard with front/rear parking assist and lane keep assist/departure warning, reverse automatic braking is newly included in Premier and High Country, and Chevrolet has added new camera views for a new total of 13 choices for seeing what’s around your truck.
Chevrolet offers the Suburban in LS, LT, Z71, RST, Premier, and High Country trims. Your engine choices include a 5.3L V8 that is standard in all but High Country; a 3.0L six-cylinder turbodiesel that is optional across the board; and a 6.2L V8 that is optional in Z71, RST, and Premier, and standard in High Country. Regardless of engine, you get a 10-speed transmission, and a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive.
Suburban LS comes with a limited-slip rear differential, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights/taillights, six-speaker audio, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, power-adjustable front seats, passive keyless entry, and three-zone A/C.
The Suburban’s standard driver safety assists include forward collision mitigation, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, trailer hitch assist, trailer sway control, front and rear park assist, automatic high beams, and rain-sensing wipers.
LT adds a hands-free tailgate, a 10.2-inch touchscreen, a nine-speaker stereo, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather upholstery, wireless phone charging, and a heated steering wheel.
RST gains 22-inch wheels, while Z71 gets 20-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, hill descent control, recovery hooks, and underbody skid plates.
Premier’s key additions are a dual-exit exhaust, magnetic ride control suspension, 20-inch wheels with all-season tires, auto-dimming side mirrors, a 10-speaker stereo, blind spot monitor, lane change alert, a power-folding second- and third-row seats, electric steering wheel adjustments, a power-sliding centre console, and rear cross-traffic alert.
High Country models get the 6.2L engine, 22-inch wheels, surround-view cameras, a head-up display, a camera-based rearview mirror, and rear pedestrian alert.
Various packages let you add to lower-end trims features that are included in the Suburban’s posher models; by the time you get to High Country, you can add items like air suspension, adaptive cruise control, a panoramic sunroof, a trailer brake controller, and power-retractable side steps.
Chevrolet’s fuel consumption estimates for the Suburban start at 11.2/8.7 L/100 km (city/highway) with the 3.0L diesel engine; 15.8/11.8 L/100 km for the 5.3L engine; and 16.3/12.7 L/100 km for 6.2L V8-equipped trucks with that engine’s standard 4WD system.
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