The 2022 Chevy Suburban's generous interior has more than enough room to fit the entire Brady Bunch—yes, even Mike and his 8300-pound trailer. While its sibling the Tahoe (reviewed separately) is second in size among Chevy three-row utes, this beast packs a punch with an impressive array of engines like the 420hp V8 and torque rich diesel six-cylinder.
The 2022 Suburban is more than just a hulking appearance; this SUV's remarkable maneuverability makes it look like a much smaller car. Even if the fanciest model isn't quite up to luxury standards, its mid-range has all of the popular features you can hope for and delivers on impressive capabilities. You won't be too troubled by expensive options or fuel economy with V-8 engines as well – which have earned the Suburban an Editors' Choice list spot! All in all, one of the best large SUVs around today.
The Suburban's engine lineup consists of two V-8s and one diesel six-cylinder, all of them connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission with rear or all wheel drive. The 5.3 liter V-8 is the standard engine for most models except High Country which comes equipped with 420 horsepower 6.2 liter V-8 as well as an optional 3.0 liter six cylinder turbo diesel that generates 277 horses but packs 460 pound feet torque on par with its larger predecessor - the 8V!
For those seeking a more sports-inspired look, the Suburban is available in an RST model that features blacked-out exterior trim and 22" wheels. However, if you're searching for something with extra resilience and durability, check out the Z71 which has 20" all-terrain tires as well as underbody skid plates and a two-speed transfer case to provide traditional four wheel drive. Moreover, adaptive dampers and adjustable air suspension enable improved passenger accessibility while ensuring top quality aerodynamics plus excellent ground clearance.
The Suburban's diesel engine is the most efficient model, boasting a rating of 21 mpg city and 27 highway. The standard 5.3-liter V-8 offers slightly better mileage in cities than its 6.2-liter counterpart; both have an estimated 20 mpg on highways according to EPA standards. We will evaluate the vehicle's real fuel efficiency once we've tested it on our extensive 75 mph route testing program for further assurance about its economy performance capabilities! For more information, refer to the official website of Environment Protection Agency (EPA).
The Suburban proudly displays an array of driver-assistance technologies, as well as advanced assists for towing. For information regarding its crash tests, please visit the NHTSA and IIHS websites.
The Chevrolet Suburban Reliability Rating is 3.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 11th out of 14 for fullsize SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $944 which means it has poor ownership costs.
Chevy Suburban: Reliability. According to U.S. News & World Report, the 2021 Chevy Tahoe is rated at a 79 out of 100 when it comes to quality and reliability. On the other hand, the 2021 Chevy Suburban is rated at just 70 out of 100.
Chevy is aware of the transmission problems with the Suburban. According to a Chevy Service Bulletin #PIP5504C, the transmission is subject to torque converter vibrations resulting in a severe shake of the vehicle. Its clear the transmission problems are a substantial impairment in safety and could cause an accident.