Complete Chevrolet Suburban lineup, specs, economy, dimensions

2021 Chevrolet Suburban (GMTT1XK) - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions2020 Chevrolet Suburban SUVSuburban (GMTT1XK)6 Trims 277 to 420 Hp 2015 Chevrolet Suburban (GMTK2YC/G) - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions2014 - 2020 Chevrolet Suburban SUVSuburban (GMTK2YC/G)6 Trims 355 to 420 Hp 2007 Chevrolet Suburban (GMT900) - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions2007 - 2013 Chevrolet Suburban SUVSuburban (GMT900)12 Trims 310 to 366 Hp 2000 Chevrolet Suburban (GMT800) - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions2000 - 2006 Chevrolet Suburban SUVSuburban (GMT800)13 Trims 288 to 344 Hp 1992 Chevrolet Suburban (GMT400) - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions1991 - 2001 Chevrolet Suburban SUVSuburban (GMT400)9 Trims 173 to 290 Hp 1973 Chevrolet Suburban (C/K) - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions1973 - 1991 Chevrolet Suburban SUVSuburban (C/K)1 Trim 160 Hp

The Chevrolet Suburban is a series of vehicles manufactured and marketed by Chevrolet, a division of General Motors, from 1934 to 1942 and from 1946 until now. The nameplate has been used regularly since 1934, when they first utilized it for the 1935 U.S. model year. It has long been one of General Motors' most successful automobiles. One of the earliest production all-metal body station wagons was the 1935 Carryall Suburban first generation. It currently has a full-size SUV body and is available with three engines: a 3.0L Inline-6 turbo diesel, a 6.2L V8, or a 5.3L V8.

History of the Chevrolet Suburban

First Generation Chevrolet Suburban (1935–1940)

In 1933, the Chevrolet Master provided a station wagon body constructed on a 1/2 ton truck frame, which predated the first generation Suburban. The company developed this idea for National Guard and Civilian Conservation Corps forces. The body, which had a wooden majority and could accommodate up to eight people, could be seated. The idea behind the truck was to "carry-all," meaning that everyone in the family and most of their belongings could fit within. The front sheet metal and frames were identical to the year's half-ton pickup versions. The car had enough seats for eight people: three up front, two in the middle, and three in the back. You could access the rear cargo area through the side-hinged panel doors or a rear tailgate/lift window with only two doors total.

Second Generation Chevrolet Suburban (1941–1942, 1946)

The first three years of production for the Suburban were 1941, 1942, and 1946. It was also manufactured as a military transport vehicle during the war. There was enough seating for a maximum of eight people. The "3106" models had rear-hinged doors, whereas the "3116" models had tailgates. All Chevrolet models featured a 6-cylinder engine with 216 cubic inches of displacement. The GMC model featured a 6-cylinder, 228 cu. in. engine. Chevrolet borrowed a lot of its components from the AK Series of trucks.

Third Generation Chevrolet Suburban (1947–1954)

The Chevrolet Advance Design line of pickups was the foundation for this generation. The Hydra-Matic 4-speed automatic gearbox first appeared in GMC vehicles in 1953 and was available in the 1954 Chevrolet Suburban. In 1952, customers could choose between a tailgate and panel doors for their Suburban. General Motors did not include canopy express vehicles in any subsequent seasons. Over fifty years later, Chevrolet's HHR was influenced by the Suburban's design from 1947.

Fourth Generation Chevrolet Suburban (1955–1959)

A 4.3L V8 produced 145 horsepower, and a 4.6L V8 making 155 horsepower, was available for the fourth-generation Suburban. Transmission options for the fourth-generation cars included a three-speed manual, a four-speed manual, and a four-speed Hydra-matic automatic. There was a distance of 114 inches between the wheels. Front fenders that were flush with the body, a flatter hood, and a trapezoid grill were the most noticeable alterations made in 1955. 4WD Suburbans appeared at this point in history, and in 1958, the "Fleetside" all-steel bed variant was introduced.

Fifth Generation Chevrolet Suburban (1960–1967)

The Chevrolet Apache, also marketed as the GMC Carryall, was introduced in 1961 alongside the fifth generation Chevrolet Suburban. The two-door SUV rode on a C/K series platform and came with a two or four-wheel drivetrain. Three-speed synchromesh manual and Powerglide four-speed synchromesh gearboxes were available. The fifth-generation Suburbans were stylistically influenced by Chevrolet automobiles from the 1950s, namely the versions with the wide circular ports above the grilles. The rear apertures may be either a panel door or a tailgate, and there was a redesigned front independent suspension on the 1960 model.
In 1962, Chevrolet introduced a more subdued design for the hood, and in 1964, the windshield and door glass were redesigned to be flatter and larger, respectively.

Sixth Generation Chevrolet Suburban (1967–1972)

The 6th generation Suburbans were offered in 2WD and 4WD configurations, and the driver's side door was on the right. The 250 and 292 CI inline-six engines, the 283, 307, 327, and 350 CI small-block V8s, and the 396 and 402 CI big-block V8s were all made available for all six years. A three-quarter-ton model was introduced. With the launch of the K5 Blazer in 1968 for the 1969 model year, the vehicle likewise grew in size. In 1970, the C-10 and C-20 panel trucks were discontinued from this line. This Suburban generation's introduction corresponded with the RV industry's explosion. Production of the Suburban increased from around 6,200 in 1967 to about 27,000 in 1972.

Seventh Generation Chevrolet Suburban (1973–1992)

The 1973 vehicles were released with two doors on each side instead of just one on the driver's side, a heater underneath the third seat, front and back air conditioning, quick access step plates, a luggage rack, and a new Eaton Automatic system rear differential. The manufacturer offered nine different seating combinations, and in light of recent health concerns, they made sure they removed all asbestos from the vehicle's back brakes. In 1985, a new grille was installed, giving the car a sleeker, more contemporary look. Diesel enthusiasts may pick between a 5.7L (350 cu in) V8 and a 6.2L (379 cu in) V8; the 4.0L straight-4 Maxion S4/S4T was standard on Brazilian models. All gasoline options were V8s with a displacement of 5.7L (350 cu. in.). Only the Brazilian market got the larger 7.4L (454 cu in) V8 engine, while the 4.1L straight-six is standard. Different transmissions include 3, 4, and 3 or 4-speed automatics. Its wheelbase is now 129.5 inches long, increasing a few inches from before.

Eighth Generation Chevrolet Suburban (1992–2000)

Designed by Chuck Jordan, the next-generation Suburban kept the five-door layout of its predecessors. This version retained the 2WD and 4WD choices and added a leaf spring and live axle to the rear suspension. 2WD models used coil springs up front, while 4WD vehicles rode on torsion bars. This version introduced several new exterior and interior features, including a live axle and leaf springs in the rear. Beginning in 1994 and continuing onward, there would be annual updates and enhancements as technology advanced. During this time period, the 4L80 4-speed automatic gearbox was available as a more rugged alternative to the more common 4L60 4-speed automatic found in the 2500 series. The previous generation's manual transmission was discontinued, and the wheelbase was extended to 131.5 inches.

Ninth Generation Chevrolet Suburban (2000–2007)

General Motors debuted the ninth iteration of the Suburban in 1999, and it was more testament that customers didn't need a minivan to transport eight people.
The huge SUV rode on the same reliable GMT830 platform as the full-size GMC pickups, the Silverado and Sierra. It could traverse rough terrain, tow big trailers, and endure harsh roads. For one family, the Suburban served as the primary vehicle. It wasn't a five-star hotel or anything. On the inside, there were a few different seating arrangements to choose from, but the most common arrangement had three rows of seating: two in the front and three in the middle and rear. It would have been possible to improve trunk space by folding down or removing the remaining seats. Chevrolet fitted your choice of three engines ranging in size from 5.3 to 8.1L mated to a standard four-speed automatic gearbox.

Tenth Generation Chevrolet Suburban (2007–2015)

The longest-running and oldest nameplate in the Chevrolet range has continued to be the tenth generation of the Suburban. It became a favorite of millions of Americans and others because it could tow, haul, and carry nine passengers on any type of road. It was introduced in 2006 as a 2007 model and came with three V8 engines. The 5.3-liter engine in the half-ton produced 295 horsepower and 454 Nm (335 lb-ft) of torque. You may order it with a 2WD or 4WD system. Larger models with 6.0-liter and 8.1-liter V8 engines were standard with a 4WD configuration. Additionally, there were various trim levels. Because it includes an off-road kit, the Z71 stands out.

Eleventh Generation Chevrolet Suburban (2015–2021)

Since 1935, the Chevrolet Suburban nameplate has been in use. Many automakers cannot lay claim to such a long heritage. In fact, the Suburban branding was the oldest in the car industry to be still used in manufacturing. In September 2013, GM unveiled the eleventh generation of the Chevrolet Suburban. They achieved low production costs by maintaining the body-on-frame design. There was no issue as long as one of the powerful V8 engines on the company's shelf could move the weight. The American design had a straightforward outline, but General Motors had altered several elements. Up to 9 passengers could be accommodated within the Suburban, while variations for 8 or 6 passengers were also available. In terms of the engines, the cylinder deactivation technology in the 2015 Suburban allowed the large SUV to run in 4-cylinder mode, making it much more fuel-efficient. The automatic 6-speed transmission was the standard setting.

Twelfth Generation Chevrolet Suburban (2021–Present)

Chevrolet unveiled the 12th generation Suburban at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan, on December 10, 2019. General Motors has opted to launch the Chevrolet full-size SUVs at the forefront. Eventually, on January 14, 2020, GMC debuted the Yukon XL. After the postponement of the 2020 New York International Auto Show, General Motors waited until April 2020 to present the Escalade ESV, the extended-length version of the fifth-generation full-size Cadillac Escalade, digitally. Manufacturing of the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban started on May 18, 2020, three months later than the company had initially planned. As of June 2020, they were available at local retailers. The 2020 Suburban's extended wheelbase and updated chassis systems make for a more comfortable ride, especially over rough terrain. The new Suburban offers more room for passengers and baggage than similar-sized SUVs. It's important to keep in mind that the load floors of these cars are substantially lower, making for a more comfortable ride and allowing for a stunning rise of 254 mm (10 in) in legroom for the third row, in addition to huge increases in storage space.


For the 2022 model year, Chevrolet retails the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban with a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $56,395 for the base LS trim and $76,995 for the top-of-the-line High Country trim.

Features of the Chevrolet Suburban

Exterior Features

Even now, a Suburban is merely a large box on tires. You can't change the shape much from the side, but you can fill the wheel arches with some lovely alloys. Alloy wheels come standard on higher trim levels, with Sterling Silver 22s on the High Country and 18s on the base versions. LEDs are standard on all models' front and rear lights and DRLs. Above the LS model level, a hands-free power liftgate is standard equipment, while a panoramic sunroof is an available upgrade. The exterior of the Z71 is accented in black, and the front fascia is modified for off-road use. Generally speaking, the styling is undeniably Chevrolet. Nothing is shocking or insulting in light of the vehicle's original purpose.

Interior Features

The freight and passenger volumes of the Suburban are so much higher than those of their forerunner. There are a few more inches of legroom in the second and third rows, and the seats in the second row may slide forward and backward for further convenience. There is now an extra 23 cubic feet of storage space in the Suburban, bringing the total to 145, and the load floor is flatter and lower than before, thanks to the vehicle's independent rear suspension. While several of its most appealing features—including wireless phone charging and heated/ventilated seats—remain the same, the vehicle's head-up display now has a larger screen.
The LT trim level and up come standard with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.

Standard Features

LS and Upper Trims

  • LED Headlights
  • LED Tailights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Manual Liftgate (LS)

LT and Upper Trims

  • Power-Assisted Hands-Free Liftgate
  • Power-Adjustable Driver Seat
  • Power-Adjustable Driver Passenger Seats
  • Keyless Entry
  • Keyless Start
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Remote Start
  • Buckle to Drive
  • Tri-Zone Climate Control
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • 12.3-Inch Driver-Information Display
  • Leather Upholstery

RST and Upper Trims

  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Blind-Spot Alert
  • Lane-Change Alert
  • Magnetic Ride Control

High Country Trim

  • Head-up Display
  • 360-Degree Camera System
  • Rearview Camera Displayed
  • Rear Pedestrian Alert
  • Driver-Assistance Systems
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Forward-Collision Alert
  • Pedestrian Detection
  • Automatic Braking
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • Lane-Keep Assist
  • Lane-Departure Warning

Infotainment Features

  • Eight-Inch Touchscreen Infotainment System (LS)
  • Bluetooth Streaming
  • Wi-Fi Capability
  • Apple Carplay
  • Android Auto
  • Six-Speaker Sound System (LS)
  • Bose Sound System (Higher Trims)
  • 10.2-Inch Display (Higher Trims)

LT and Upper Trims

  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium System
  • Google Built In
  • Including Google Assistant
  • Maps
  • Play
  • SiriusXM
  • Voice Activation
  • Nine Speakers (LT, RST, Z71)
  • Bose Ten-Speaker Surround Sound System (Premier and High Country)
  • Rear Seat Media System (option for all except LS)

Safety Features

  • Seven Airbags
  • Tire-Pressure Monitoring
  • Traction Control
  • Stability Control
  • ABS
  • Teen-Driver Feature
  • Rearview Camera
  • Following-Distance Indicator
  • Forward-Collision Warning
  • Front Pedestrian Detection
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • Lane-Keep Assist
  • Lane-Departure Warning
  • Blind-Spot Alert (Premier)
  • Lane-Change Alert (Premier)

Enhanced Driver-Assistance Systems

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (option for Premier and High Country)
  • Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking (option for Premier and High Country)

Release Date

General Motors has been producing the Chevrolet Suburban since 1935. Now, the Suburban model is in its twelfth generation, thanks to the manufacturer's successful marketing and production. The 2022 Chevrolet Suburban was released on October 4, 2021.