Chevrolet Suburban 1500

Chevrolet Suburban 1500

If you are looking for big performance in a big vehicle, the Chevrolet Suburban 1500 with its EcoTec V8 engine and room for nine passengers may be a good option. It has become an iconic performer in the large SUV category and is a good fit for a family or work vehicle.

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2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500
The primary reason I purchased this vehicle is to use it in the harsh winter weather conditions found in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Due to its dimensions, sheer size and weight, and equipped with aggressive winter/snow tires, this SUV has proven to be sure-footed and safe for my travels in even the harshest winter weather. As a result, gas mileage was not a real consideration; my personal safety was the main concern. The Suburban safely takes me to work in the morning and returns me home safely each night after work. I'm pleased with this purchase.
by Steve


With a manufacturing history of nearly 80 years, the Chevrolet Suburban is one of the oldest vehicle models in the US. The historic car has gone through many variations in color and style but its size and workhorse reputations has remained the same. Pre-2000 models set the standard for the car’s general frame: four-door body style with significant low-end torque capable of hauling multiple passengers and a significant load.

If you want the newest upgrades and freshest accessories, look for the 2015 Suburban model, coming out in spring 2014. Engineering advances allow you to tow and haul more than and active fuel management technology reserves fuel when you do not need it, saving you time and money at the gas pump. Another fuel-saving, as well carbon emissions, technology is the Continuously Variable Valve Timing, which regulates airflow in and out of the combustion chamber.

The Suburban 1500 has a 5.3-liter V8 engine capable of producing 320 hp. Additional performance and frame features include a Smooth Ride Suspension package, 18" aluminum wheels, a power liftgate, and power-retracted assist steps. The roomy interior can seat nine passengers, not to mention a best-in-class 137 cubic feet of maximum cargo storage. Available amenities like power-adjustable pedals, tri-zone climate controls, and a two-position driver memory for chair adjustments make the ride in the Suburban as comfortable as it is spacious. In terms of a family vehicle, entertainment options like the rear DVD entertainment system helps to take care of bored and restless children. Additional technology features include Turn By Turn navigation, Bluetooth Wireless technology, and a three-month free trial of Sirius XM radio. The MSRP starts at $47,300.


Safety is an important part of the Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The Suburban has an advanced airbag system, lighted running boards, a safety cage is built into the chassis, and traction control with four-wheel antilock brakes to keep the driver and passengers safe in the event of an emergency. Chevrolet’s OnStar automated crash response system, standard during the first six months of owning a new Suburban 1500, automatically connects you to emergency assistance if a collision occurs.

The US News and World Report gives the Suburban 4 out of 5 stars for overall safety and 5 out of 5 stars for frontal and side crashes.


US News and World Report ranked the 2014 Chevrolet Suburban second out of eight in the "Affordable Large SUV" category.