Explore the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban


Approaching the end of its production life in this generation – with the all new model slated to appear late next year as a 2020 model – the 2019 Suburban is a well-polished vehicle, fine-tuned by several years of experience that have made it one of the best choices in its segment.

Design of the Chevrolet Suburban

In terms of design, the Chevrolet Suburban is basically a bigger Tahoe. It is a bit longer and provides more room with up to 9 seats, depending on the trim level. The boxy shape seems to be a must in this segment and this is for the better.

The front of the Suburban has a large two-part chrome grille flanked by a complementing headlight design. The lower part of the front is more understated with a simple line connecting the fog lights. It is obvious that the landmark feature of the front is supposed to be the combination of the grille and the headlights.

When viewed from the rear, the Chevrolet Suburban continues the boxy theme with small, upright pillars and taillights. The rear windshield is also upright and pretty big, which greatly helps when guessing how much space you have in tight parking spots.

Interior of the Chevrolet Suburban

The Suburban is quiet, comfortable, elegant, and spacious even in the third row, albeit not as much as in the front two. The seats in the first and second rows are very comfortable, while the third one is a bit flatter. The second row folds to allow easier access to the far rear.

In terms of interior design, the Suburban is great. It is modern, solid and has great ergonomics. All controls are well laid out and remarkably close to the steering wheel. This is a great advantage. It also means that getting used to using them without looking takes less time.

What you will notice is the 8” infotainment screen which is placed at one of the highest positions on the dashboard, which also means it is easy to use and read. It also includes MyLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and it got a major improvement in a mid-life facelift, so it is a modern, fast and up-to-date interface design.

The console and the arm rest between the front two seats are massive and give the feeling of sitting on a throne. Materials, and fit and finish are at a very high level. After a few years of upgrades, everything you touch feels solid and of high quality.

Outside visibility is great. Loads of windows everywhere and the sharp, predictable shapes of the Suburban translate to remarkably easy control for such a huge vehicle.

Space in the trunk is ample even with all three rows of seats up. Fold the second and third rows and you get living-room space. Moreover, there is an under-floor storage compartment in the trunk.

Engines and Drive of the Chevrolet Suburban.

The only engine option in the Suburban is a 5.3 l EcoTec3 V8 with 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. It gives a healthy push and a great towing capacity of 3765 kg, which greatly adds to Suburban’s practicality. It is paired with a 6-speed automatic which does its job really well, both when you are towing massive boats and cruising along the highway effortlessly.

Moreover, you get the option to shift manually, which is a great addition for a vehicle that can do so many things.

If you are looking for off-road ability, the Suburban has some. It is not intended for heavy, adventurous off-roading, but its ground clearance and sturdy suspension do their work well. If you plan to go off road more often, we’d strongly recommend ticking the box for Z71 Off-Road Package that adds more safety perks and dedicated off-road suspension.

The throttle pedal is calibrated to be slow. This may seem strange in the beginning, but it is actually a very good idea, as it gives more precise control over the bulky vehicle and its powerful engine. It may give the feeling that the Suburban has less power than it actually does, but the sprint to 100 takes just a bit more than 7 seconds.

The sheer size and weight of the Suburban should mean that it soaks up bumps with ease. It does. It gives a remarkably smooth ride, due to smart suspension tuning that gives both comfort and confidence even for a vehicle of this size.

Road, engine and wind noise are kept to the minimum. Noise insulation is remarkably good and only higher speed cruising gives some wind noise, but nothing that would be too intrusive. The Suburban is a comfortable and quiet vehicle.

Trim Levels for the Chevrolet Suburban

There are three trim levels for the Chevrolet Suburban – LS, LT and Premier.

The LS starts pretty well equipped with Tow/Haul mode and Grade braking, Dutalife brake rotors, ABS, DRP, hill start assist, StabiliTrak with Electronic Stability Control System with Proactive Roll Avoidance and trailer sway control, traction control, auto-locking rear diff, 18” wheels, trailering equipment pack, power 10-way driver’s seat, power 6-way passenger seat, 110V power outlet, 8” touchscreen with MyLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 5 USB ports, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot, active aero shutters, rearview camera and rear park assist, remote keyless entry and start, Teen Driver tech, tri-zone climate control, cruise control and leather-wrapped steering wheel.

The LT adds features such as low speed forward automatic braking, lane keep assist, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, IntelliBeam, programmable power rear lift gate, leather seats, safety alert driver seat, 10-way power adjustable seat for the front passenger, heated front seats, auto-dimming rear view mirror and 9-speaker Bose audio system.

The Premier goes a notch higher with remarkable Magnetic Ride Control suspension based on the one in the Corvette, 20” wheels, HID headlamps, fog lamps, lane change alert, side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert, front and rear parking assist, hands free programmable power rear lift gate, power tilt and telescopic steering column, heated steering wheel, perforated leather seats, power 12-way, heated and ventilated front seats, heated bucket seats with power release for the second row, 10-speaker Bose audio system, wireless charging and many more styling additions such as body coloured parts and illumination.

If this isn’t enough, there are loads of individual optional features and 11 optional equipment packages for the Chevrolet Suburban, allowing you to make your Suburban really unique.

Want to learn more about the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban? Come on into our Okotoks car dealership near Calgary and we’ll be happy to provide all the information you need. You can also give us a call at (403) 938-7874 or, if you want to skip right to the best part, you can book a test drive online and see for yourself why so many people depend on the Chevrolet Suburban.

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