GMC Suburban is a series of vehicles manufactured by General Motors since 1934. In the United States, General Motors first used the model in 1934 for the 1935 model year, making it the oldest constantly used vehicle nameplate. The name started in 1934 for the 1935 U.S. model year, making it the longest continuously used automobile nameplate in production. It's been one of GM's most successful vehicles for a long time. Currently, General Motors offers the model as a full-size SUV body style with three engine options: 5.3L V8, 6.2L V8, and a 3.0L Inline-6 turbo diesel.
History of GMC Suburban
Chevy didn't come up with the name "Suburban." When Chevy originally released their version, it was indeed a car.
In the early 1930s, several brands started using the term Suburban:
The first Chevy Suburban was known as the "Suburban Carryall," and it wasn't until 1988 that GM was granted an exclusive title for the Suburban nameplate.
The first generation of the Chevy Suburban debuted in 1933 and was simply a station wagon mounted on a half-ton truck chassis, but it only lasted two years. Chevy launched a more modern wagon version of the Suburban in 1935. The Chevy Suburban would not begin to develop into the SUV we currently know until 1960, when it was in its sixth generation. They also released an RHD Holden model of the Suburban for the Australian market in the late 1990s. GM Holden discontinued the vehicle in 2000 due to poor sales. Suburban reached its eighth generation in 1992, with a most comparable look to the modern-day sport utility vehicle (SUV). New airbags and side mirrors were added to the Suburban in 1994, in addition to a new exterior design. For the Suburban, General Motors released a new dashboard with a Radio Data System (RDS), SiriusXM satellite radio, and a Bose sound system in 2000. During the State Fair of Texas in 2015, General Motors unveiled the 11th generation of the Suburban to the market. An all-new front head with a chrome grille was part of the most significant makeover. Chevy has focused on innovation in this generation of the Suburban, featuring USB connections, hands-free speech recognition software, navigation with real traffic, and smartphone connectivity. Chevrolet unveiled the twelfth generation Suburban in December 2019 at Detroit, Michigan's Little Caesars Arena. The Chevrolet full-size SUVs were introduced first this time around by General Motors. On January 14, 2020, GMC unveiled the Yukon XL as an option.
Since its New York International Auto Show debut had been postponed, the fifth-generation Cadillac Escalade ESV was the final GM full-size SUV launched in April 2020, following the cancellation of the 2020 New York International Auto Show. The construction of the Suburban was initially expected to begin in April 2020. However, GM pushed it back to May 18, 2020, and started marketing the Suburban in the following month. The Suburban's 6.2L V8 engine will be more commonly available in 2022 across all trim levels. Higher trims come with a 12.3-inch screen as standard equipment.
General Motors sold the first-generation Suburban in 1935 with an MSRP of $675 ($13,978 in 2022). Today, General Motors offers the 2022 Suburban with an MSRP of $54,795 for the base model.
- LS - $54,795
- LT - $60,245
- RST - $63,745
- Z71 - $65,745
- Premier - $68,420
- High Country - $75,345
LS and High Country have cloth and perforated leather interiors, respectively, while the rest of the fleet uses lower-end materials. The 2022 Suburban's power-sliding center console also has secured storage space. A three-person bench seat in the front of the LS trim allows for nine passengers to sit comfortably. However, two separate front seats are the standard configuration in most vehicles. The 2022 Suburban's second-row captain's seats are available in the LT trim level. At the Premier level, they become standard. The trunk volume of the Suburban ranges from 41.15 to 144.5 cubic feet with folded back row seats. All new Suburbans come with roof rails as standard equipment. With fixed side stairs, cheaper trims have no option for power-retractable side steps with surround illumination. With the addition of a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster to the LT and higher trim levels of the 2022 Suburban, Chevrolet has made some technological advancements. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard features on the Suburban's standard 10.2-inch infotainment touchscreen. Analog gauges and a 4.2-inch display screen are standard equipment on the entry-level LS model. The Suburban comes standard with a nine-speaker audio system, while the Premier and High Country trims come standard with a 10-speaker Bose system and a navigation system. Owners may use voice commands via Google Assistant to change settings, such as heating and air conditioning (HVAC).
Standard features include:
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Heated side mirrors
- LED exterior lighting
- Remote start,
- Two 120-volt outlets
- Keyless entry/ignition
- 3-zone automatic climate control
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Cloth upholstery
- Power-adjustable front seats,
- A programmable Teen Driver key
- Rear seat reminder
- Front/rear parking sensors
- Forward collision warning
- Automatic high beams
- Lane-keeping assistance
- Lane-departure warning
- Trailer sway control
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, satellite radio
- Six USB ports
- Android Auto
- Apple CarPlay
- 12-inch driver display (LT trim)
- Heated front seats (LT trim)
- Wireless charging (LT trim)
- Navigation (LT trim)
- Self-dimming rearview mirror (LT trim)
- Garage door opener (LT trim)
- 9-Speaker Bose Audio system
The 2022 Suburban engine delivers 420 hp (313 kW) at 5,600 rpm and 460 lb-ft (624 Nm) at 4,100 rpm of torque. The 2022 Suburban accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (97 kph) in 6.1 seconds with a top speed of 113 mph (182 kph) and a curb weight of 6,121 lbs (2,776 kg). General Motors sold the 2022 Suburban in two different drivetrains: rear-wheel-drive (RWD) and four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicles. There are three different engine options to choose from, and they are the following:
- 5.3L V8
- 6.2L V8
- 3.0L turbocharged diesel inline-6
General Motors first introduced the first generation of GMC/Chevrolet Suburban in 1934 for the 1935 U.S. model year, and General Motors will begin producing the 2022 Suburban in October 2022.