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2022 Chevrolet Suburban
Select a Different Model (11 Available): 1500 High Country 2WD
Fuel Economy $ 14 / 20 mpg
Cargo (Std/Max) 42/145 cu.ft.
Seating (Std/Max) 7/7
Horsepower 420@5,600
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2022 Chevrolet Suburban MODEL OVERVIEW

Pros

  • Comfortable ride
  • Roomy interior
  • Responsive powertrains

Cons

  • Unrefined standard suspension
  • Lackluster interior

One of the oldest nameplates on sale today, the 11th-generation Chevrolet Suburban was all-new for 2021 and continues into 2022 with minor changes. It shares its platform with the Silverado pickup truck but ditches the solid rear axle in favor of fully independent suspension. Chevy made a number of tech upgrades for the new model year, adding a standard digital gauge cluster for most trims and bundling in some extra driver assistance tech. 

If you like the Suburban but don't need quite as large of an SUV, check out the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe.

What's New

  • 6.2-liter V-8 engine available on RST, Z71, and Premier trims
  • Available electronic limited slip differential available for Z71 trim
  • LT trim and above receive standard 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Google Assistant
  • Standard front and rear park assist
  • Standard lane keep assist with lane departure warning
  • Buckle to Drive seatbelt reminder is standard 
  • Up to 13 available camera views

What We Think

This is a purpose-built vehicle for those looking to haul a ton of people or gear when a minivan is not an option and a Tahoe just isn't large enough. Chevrolet offers the Suburban with a trio of responsive drivetrains. We weren't impressed with the standard coil-sprung suspension setup, but the upgraded combination of magnetic ride control and air suspension conveys the Suburban with poise and keeps occupants comfortable. 

The 2022 Suburban is roomy throughout the cabin; even adult third-row occupants will be comfortable and have legroom to spare. We found the interior quality to be lacking compared to competitors like the Ford Expedition, but it isn't a big enough shortcoming to overshadow this SUV's successful fulfillment of its mission. 

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2021 Chevrolet Suburban's three engine options are shared with the Tahoe.

  • Engine and Transmission: 5.3-liter V-8 - 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Power: 355 hp/383 lb-ft of torque
  • Max Towing: 8,300 pounds (RWD); 8,100 pounds (4WD)

 

  • Engine and Transmission: 6.2-liter V-8 - 10-speed automatic
  • Power: 420 hp/460 lb-ft
  • Max Towing: 8,200 pounds (RWD); 7,900 pounds (4WD)

 

  • Engine and Transmission: 3.0-liter turbodiesel I-6 - 10-speed automatic
  • Power: 277 hp/460 lb-ft

Safety Ratings and Features

The NHTSA gave the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban an overall four-star safety rating with four stars in the frontal crash test, five stars in the side crash test, and just three stars in the rollover test. It comes equipped with a long list of standard driver assistance features, including forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, following distance indicator, and automatic emergency braking standard. Front and rear park assist as well as lane keeping assist with lane departure warning are also standard for this model year. 

Cargo Space and Interior Room

The 2022 Chevrolet Suburban has a massive 41.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, 93.8 cubes behind the second row, and 144.7 cubes behind the first row. The Suburban is a significant step up in terms of volume compared to the Tahoe. Its smaller stablemate has 25.5, 72.6, and 122.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first, second, and third rows, respectively.

Interior space in the Suburban compares favorably to its main rival, the Ford Expedition Max.

Cargo space (behind first/second/third rows):

  • 2022 Suburban: 144.7/93.8/41.5 cubic feet
  • 2022 Expedition Max: 121.5/73.3/34.3 cubic feet

Legroom (first/second/third rows):

  • 2022 Suburban: 45.5/42/36.7 inches
  • 2022 Expedition Max: 43.9/41.5/31.6 inches

Technology

Chevrolet added some tech upgrades to the 2022 Suburban, starting with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that is now standard at the LT trim and above. Base LS models have analogue gauges and a small 4.2-inch information screen. The Suburban's interior features a standard 10.2-inch infotainment display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Google integration is available, and occupants can use voice commands via Google Assistant to adjust preferences, including controlling the HVAC and infotainment. A nine-speaker audio system is standard on the Suburban while the Premier and High Country trims receive a standard 10-speaker Bose setup along with built-in navigation. 

What Does Google Assistant Do?

The 2022 Chevrolet Suburban LT receives standard Google compatibility. It provides access to Google Assistant voice commands, Google Maps, and Google Play services and applications. It integrates both with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, allowing users to navigate the infotainment system with either voice controls or with buttons on the steering wheel. Google can interface with cell phone calls and text messages, audio volume, AM/FM radio, SiriusXM, Google Maps navigation, and climate control. Over time, Chevrolet says it plans to expand Google compatibility for its vehicles. 

Recommended Trim

Our favorite suspension setup on the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban is the combination of Chevy's magnetic ride control and the available air suspension. This combo is standard on the High Country trim, which is coincidentally our recommended trim for the full-size three-row SUV. Not only does the top-level Suburban have the most plush ride configuration, but it also gets an impressive array of features including a trim-specific grille, interior, and door sill plates. A 15.0-inch head-up display is standard, as is a rear camera mirror, rear pedestrian alert, and a 360-degree camera system. Chevrolet also adds the Bose 10-speaker setup along with a bevvy of other gear that also comes with the Premier trim. Buyers opting for a Suburban are already going big, so they may as well go all in on the features, too. 

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2022 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: V8 6.2 Liter EcoTec3
Transmission Name
Transmission, 10 Speed Automatic Mode Select
Trim
1500 High Country 2WD
Class
Premium Full-Size Utility
Horsepower
420@5,600
Standard MPG
14/20
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
RWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
7/7
Package Invoice Retail
Show Full Specs
Corrosion Warranty Miles
100,000
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
72
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60,000
Full Warranty Miles
36,000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
60,000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
N/R
Roadside Assistance Months
60
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$0 3.24% Financing for a maximum term of 75 Months - GM announces APR rates on select models. 01-31-2022
$0 3.49% Financing for a maximum term of 84 Months - GM announces APR rates on select models. 01-31-2022
$0 2.99% Financing available for varying term lengths : 36, 48, 60, 72 Months - GM announces APR rates on select models. 01-31-2022