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2016 Chevrolet Suburban
Select a Different Model (6 Available): 1500 LS 2WD
Fair Market Price $ 31322
MPG (EPA) 16 CTY /23 HWY
Cargo (Std/Max) 39/122 cu.ft.
Seating (Std/Max) 8/8
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2016 Chevrolet Suburban MODEL OVERVIEW

New for 2016

New standard and optional features have been added to the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban including a head-up display with digital multi-function readouts and reconfigurable instrument cluster, a new eight-inch touchscreen, and an updated MyLink infotainment system with phone integration and Apple CarPlay compatibility. A new Enhanced Driver Alert package is now offered and includes power-adjustable pedals, forward collision warning, IntelliBeam headlights, lane keeping assist and the safety alert seat.

Vehicle Summary

The 2016 Chevrolet Suburban is essentially a long wheelbase variant of the Tahoe full-size SUV and comes in rear- or four-wheel-drive configurations. Depending on the interior configuration, the Suburban can accommodate up to nine passengers.

Overview

The 2016 Suburban shares the same 5.3-liter V-8 with the Tahoe and it's rated at 355 hp and 282 lb-ft of torque when using gasoline and 280 hp and 416 lb-ft on E85. A six-speed automatic is the only gearbox available. Fuel economy is respectable for such a large SUV at 16/23 mpg city/highway for rear-drive models and 15/22 mpg with four-wheel drive. Towing capacity is generous at 8,300 pounds for rear-drive Suburbans and 8,000 pounds on four-wheel-drive-equipped variants. The Suburban is 20 inches longer than the Tahoe, which increases interior space for passengers and gear. There's 3.9.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, which increases to 76.7 cubic feet when it's folded. When the second and third rows are down, there's a maximum cargo capacity of 121.1 cubic feet.

Safety

In addition to the standard dual front, front-side, and side-curtain airbags, the 2016 Suburban comes with front-seat center airbags. Higher trim levels can be had with additional safety and driver assistance systems including lane keeping assist, blind spot warning, lane change assist, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic front emergency braking, and the safety alert seat.

Trims, Packages, and What's Standard

Base LS models come standard with Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen, five USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, a six-speaker audio system, a rearview camera, cloth upholstery, tri-zone climate control, and remote start. Higher trim levels are available with a Bose audio system, navigation, perforated leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, heated second row seating, wireless charging, and Apple CarPlay. The Luxury package for the mid-level LT trim adds power folding 60/40-split second- and third row seats, keyless entry, power folding side mirrors, heated second row seating, wireless charging, memory function for the power-adjustable steering column, and a hands free liftgate.

What We Think

In a 2015 First Drive review of the Chevrolet Suburban and its mechanically related cousin, the GMC Yukon XL, we said that their interiors have excellent build quality and controls that are thoughtfully laid out, making it easy to operate the infotainment system. Space, on the other hand, is abundant and comes with plenty of management system such as tie downs and hidden cubbies. In a 2015 First Test review of the Suburban and Yukon XL, we noted that the former's 5.3-liter V-8 needs revs to produce power while the 22-inch wheels detract from the SUV's ride quality. The luxury-level pricing also means that the Suburban can get as expensive as larger SUVs from premium brands like Mercedes-Benz, which means it isn't a good value.

Cool Fact

The Suburban and the smaller Tahoe are related to the more luxurious Cadillac Escalade and GMC Yukon models.

You'll Like:

  • Spacious interior
  • User-friendly infotainment controls
  • Excellent build quality

You Won't Like:

  • As expensive as large SUVs from luxury brands
  • The 6.2L V-8 on the GMC and Cadillac isn't offered on the Chevrolet
  • Rough ride with large wheels

Key Competitors

--Stefan Ogbac

2016 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
Engine Name
Engine: V8 Flex Fuel 5.3 Liter EcoTec3
Transmission Name
Transmission, 6 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (6L80)
Trim
1500 LS 2WD
Class
Premium Full-Size Utility
Horsepower
355@5600
Standard MPG
16/23
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
RWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
8/8
Package Invoice Retail

Max Trailering Package

INCLUDES: Alternate Suspension; Axle Ratio, 3.420; Suspension Leveling; Trailer Assist CONTAINED IN: [PDP] All-Season Package
$527 $580

Driver Alert Package

INCLUDES: Collision Warning System, Forward Collision Alert; Driver Alert Seat; Headlight Control; Height Adjustable Pedals; Lane Departure Warning System
$632 $695

Interior Protection Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: [VAV] Floor Mats- All Weather (Dealer); [VLI] Floor Mats- All Weather- Cargo (Dealer) CONTAINED IN: [PDP] All-Season Package
$227 $250

Chrome Body Side Molding Package (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [RWK] Body Color Bodyside Molding Package (Dealer)
$268 $295

Body Color Bodyside Molding Package (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [RWI] Chrome Body Side Molding Package (Dealer); [TGK] Special Paint
$250 $275

Sunshade Package (Dealer)

$100 $110

Black Bowtie Package (Dealer)

$168 $185

Roof Rack Cross Rails Package (Dealer)

$227 $250

All-Season Package

INCLUDES: Body Side Molding; [PDH] Interior Protection Package (Dealer); [NHT] Max Trailering Package; Tires, P275/55R20 All Season BSW; [RD4] Wheels, 20" Polished Aluminum
$2002 $2200

Engine: V8 Flex Fuel 5.3 Liter EcoTec3

Std Std

Transmission, 6 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (6L80)

Std Std

Exterior Color, Slate Grey Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Siren Red Tintcoat

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Sable Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Silver Ice Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Summit White

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Black

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Champagne Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Brownstone Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Tungsten Metallic

N/C N/C

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, Power 4 Wheel Disc with 4 Wheel ABS

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Three-zone climate control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Net

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Door Entry Light

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen

Std Std

Navigation System, with Internet

Std Std

Power Locks

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Remote Engine Starter

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, OnStar, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

Std Std

Wi-Fi Network

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front, Rear and 3rd Row

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.080

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.420

CONTAINED IN: [NHT] Max Trailering Package
Pkg Pkg

Compass

Std Std

Cylinder Shutdown

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 31.0 Gallon

Std Std

Engine Block Heater

$68 $75

Power Supply, Mains

Std Std

Tachometer

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Rear-Wheel Drive

Std Std

All Normally Body-Colored Non-Sheet Metal Parts Painted Gloss Black

CONTAINED IN: [TGK] Special Paint
Grp Grp

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Black

CONTAINED IN: [TGK] Special Paint
Grp Grp

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [VQK] Splash Guards (Dealer); [VRV] Splash Guards- Body Color (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Privacy Glass

Std Std

Roof Rails

Std Std

Black Assist Steps (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [VRV] Splash Guards- Body Color (Dealer)
$500 $550

Front Grille w/ Chrome Mesh (Dealer)

$582 $640

Hitch Receiver Cover (Dealer)

$31 $35

Front Grille w/ Chrome Finish (Dealer)

$564 $620

Spoiler, Roof

Std Std

Splash Guards (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [VXH] Chrome Assist Step (Dealer)
$154 $170

Chrome Tow Hooks (Dealer)

$182 $200

Chrome Exhaust Tips (Dealer)

$122 $135

Splash Guards- Body Color (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [RVQ] Black Assist Steps (Dealer); [VXH] Chrome Assist Step (Dealer)
$291 $320

Chrome Assist Step (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [VQK] Splash Guards (Dealer); [VRV] Splash Guards- Body Color (Dealer)
$546 $600

Windows, 3rd Row

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Bumpers, Front and Rear Body-Colored

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Step, Side Platform

Std Std

Body Side Molding

CONTAINED IN: [PDP] All-Season Package
Pkg Pkg

Window, Rear

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Console

CONTAINED IN: [AZ3] Bench Seat
Std Std

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger And Load Area

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy Look On Doors And Instrument Panel

Std Std

Front Floor Console Organizer (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [AZ3] Bench Seat; [VKW] Front Center Console Expandable Tote (Dealer)
$54 $60

Steering Wheel: Leather-trimmed, tilt steering wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror

Std Std

Floor Mats- All Weather (Dealer)

CONTAINED IN: [PDH] Interior Protection Package (Dealer)
$204 $225

Front Center Console Expandable Tote (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [AZ3] Bench Seat; [S0P] Front Floor Console Organizer (Dealer)
$40 $45

Floor Mats- All Weather- Cargo (Dealer)

CONTAINED IN: [PDH] Interior Protection Package (Dealer)
$77 $85

Cargo Security Shade (Dealer)

$177 $195

Floor Mats

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

Body-color heated driver and passenger power door mirrors

Std Std

Rear View Mirror

Std Std

All-Season Package - Discount

$-500 $-455

Siren Red Tintcoat

$450 $495

Sable Metallic

$359 $395

Paint, Metallic

Std Std

Special Paint

INCLUDES: All Normally Body-Colored Non-Sheet Metal Parts Painted Gloss Black; Door Handles (Exterior), Black NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [RWK] Body Color Bodyside Molding Package (Dealer)
$318 $350

Airbag, Front Seats Center

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 7

Std Std

Collision Warning System, Forward Collision Alert

CONTAINED IN: [PCW] Driver Alert Package
Pkg Pkg

Driver Alert Seat

CONTAINED IN: [PCW] Driver Alert Package
Pkg Pkg

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlight Control

CONTAINED IN: [PCW] Driver Alert Package
Pkg Pkg

Headlights, Halogen

Std Std

Height Adjustable Pedals

CONTAINED IN: [PCW] Driver Alert Package
Pkg Pkg

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

CONTAINED IN: [PCW] Driver Alert Package
Pkg Pkg

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Limited Slip Differential

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Roll Stability Control

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Stabilitrak

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Park Assist Camera and Radar

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent Rain Sensor

Std Std

Bench Seat

INCLUDES: Console; Driver Seat, Reclining Adjustable 40/20/40 Split; Passenger Seat, Reclining Adjustable 40/20/40 Split NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [VKW] Front Center Console Expandable Tote (Dealer); [S0P] Front Floor Console Organizer (Dealer)
$-227 $-250

Driver Seat, 10-Way Power Bucket; Passenger Seat, 6-Way Power Bucket

Std Std

Driver Seat, Reclining Adjustable 40/20/40 Split

CONTAINED IN: [AZ3] Bench Seat
Grp Grp

Seat Upholstery, Jet Black Cloth

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery, Cocoa/Dune Cloth

N/C N/C

Passenger Seat, Reclining Adjustable 40/20/40 Split

CONTAINED IN: [AZ3] Bench Seat
Grp Grp

Rear Seats, Split Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Cloth

Std Std

Seat, Third Row Split Bench

Std Std

Seating, 8

Std Std

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Digital/Satellite Radio

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System (Dealer)

$1906 $2095

Antenna

Std Std

Six Speakers

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Alternate Suspension

CONTAINED IN: [NHT] Max Trailering Package
Pkg Pkg

Suspension Leveling

CONTAINED IN: [NHT] Max Trailering Package
Pkg Pkg

Suspension, Front Wishbone/Rear Beam w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P265/65SR18 All Season BSW

Std Std

Tires, P275/55R20 All Season BSW

CONTAINED IN: [PDP] All-Season Package
Pkg Pkg

Wheels, 20" Polished Aluminum

CONTAINED IN: [PDP] All-Season Package
$1274 $1400

Wheels, 22" Silver w/ Black Inserts (Dealer)

$2725 $2995

Wheels, 22" High Gloss Black (Dealer)

$2725 $2995

Wheels, 22" Ultra Bright Machined High Gloss Black (Dealer)

$2725 $2995

Wheels, 22" Ultra Bright Machined Manoogian Silver (Dealer)

$2725 $2995

Wheels, 22" Silver (Dealer)

$2725 $2995

Wheel Lock Kit (Dealer)

$63 $70

Wheels, Single Rear

Std Std

Wheels, 18" Alloy

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
100000
Maintenance Warranty Months
18
Corrosion Warranty Months
72
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60000
Full Warranty Miles
36000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
60000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
15000
Roadside Assistance Months
60
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
4
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
3