- New RST Performance Edition package with 6.2-liter V8
- Part of the 11th Suburban generation introduced for 2015
Pros & Cons
- Seating for up to nine passengers
- Cargo capacity is generous
- Strong V8s can tow and haul plenty of cargo
- Maneuvering in tight spaces is challenging
- High cargo floor means more effort to load objects
- Lazy gas pedal response makes base engine feel weaker than rated
Which Suburban does Edmunds recommend?
The 2019 Suburban gets a new optional engine: a 6.2-liter V8. It’s paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission and it provides a big increase in power. And given a big budget, that’s certainly the engine we’d choose. Unfortunately, you can only get the upgraded engine with the top trim level, the Premier. For most Suburban shoppers, the mid level Suburban LT will do just fine. It’s still capable of towing more than 8,000 pounds, and it has more a more appealing set of standard features than the LS. A wide array of options are available, too. Consider getting the affordably priced Max Trailering package for its upgraded suspension and altered axle ratios.
Edmunds’ Expert Review
7.3 / 10
These days, it seems like just about every vehicle is a SUV-this or crossover-that. Yet some of these so-called SUVs are little more than front-wheel-drive hatchbacks styled to look a little more aggressive. Keeping it real, however, is the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban. It’s about as traditional a SUV as you’ll find.
The big Suburban offers three rows of seating to accommodate up to nine passengers, or you can fold down the rear seating to get up to 120 cubic feet of cargo space. Under the hood is a brawny V8 and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing. For 2019, the Suburban also gets an injection of even.
We like this 5.3-liter V8, as well as the standard manually shiftable six-speed automatic. It is generally well-behaved for such a large vehicle, but there’s no getting around the Suburban’s immense size and weight. Towing capacity and mild off-road ability are welcome attributes.
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