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  • Chevrolet Suburban
  • Year:
    2015
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Transmission:
    6-Speed Automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    355
  • MPG(Cty):
    17 (Est.)
  • MPG(Hwy):
    23 (Est.)
  • Torque @ RPM:
    383
  • Energy:
    DI
  • Displacement:
    5.3 L
  • 0-60 time:
    7.4 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    108 mph (Est.)
  • Layout:
    Front-engine, Rear-Drive (4x4 Opt)
  • Price:
    46000
  • car segment:
  • body style:

A new Chevy Suburban really is a rare event. Since the six-pack of new full-size SUVs was revealed by GM, buzz generated quickly for the arrival of these new trucks into dealers. Perhaps the most important news for shoppers is how much the Suburban LTZ will benefit from the highest-tech features from the much pricier GMC Yukon Denali XL and forthcoming Cadillac Escalade ESV. On the top LTZ Chevy specification comes virtually all of the latest cabin luxuries, like power folding for the third row, a dozen charge ports and a central 8-inch touchscreen interface. Below the chrome smile of the new Sub are also major enhancements for all trims, and even the magneto-rheological dampers for, again, the LTZ spec.

There’s only one critical piece of missing gear from the GMC and Cadillac trucks, and we’ve combed all the details thoroughly to find out what that thing is.

Updated 03/05/2014: Chevrolet announced today prices for the 2015 Suburban which will go on sale later this spring. The 2015 Suburban will be priced from $48,590, including $995 destination freight charge.

Click past the jump to read about the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban’s new fold-flat seats, speedier V-8 engine and new tech throughout.

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6 American SUVs That Still Feature Body-on-Frame Construction

6 American SUVs That Still Feature Body-on-Frame Construction

Six American heavy hitters in an overcrowded segment

There once was a time when body-on-frame SUVs were common sights. But with the advent of unibody car-based bodies, we don’t see too many of the old body-on-frame SUVs anymore. There are still some SUVs in the market whose bodies and frames are two separate entities, so it’s not like you’re absent of any choices if this is the kind of SUV you want. The Cadillac Escalade, Jeep Wrangler, GMC Yukon, Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Tahoe, and Chevrolet Suburban are still considered body-on-frame SUVs, making them extremely useful in the outdoors. So what exactly do these six SUVs have to offer? Read on and find out.

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2017 Chevrolet Suburban Luke Bryan Concept

2017 Chevrolet Suburban Luke Bryan Concept

When life revolves around hutin’, finsihin’, and lovin’ every day

Chevrolet is no stranger to the SEMA Show, and this year, it’s brought a pretty interesting Suburban. Chevy teamed up with country singer Luke Bryan to build the “Luke Bryan Suburban” based on the singer’s hit song, Hutin’, Fishin’, and Lovin’ Every Day. Naturally with a song title like that; this Suburban is built to tackle the great outdoors. The truck not only features a lift kit, experimental appearance add-ons, and a decked-out interior, but also a reengineered tailgate that swings sideways with a full-size spare tire, a rear-facing third-row bench, and a windowless cargo area.

The Suburban joins a handful of other concept vehicles from Chevrolet, along with hundreds of other vehicles from other brands and aftermarket companies at the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Be sure to check out more of our 2017 SEMA coverage at TopSpeed.com

Continue reading for more on the Luke Bryan Chevy Suburban.

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Chevy Brings the Heat with Performance-Minded Tahoe

Chevy Brings the Heat with Performance-Minded Tahoe

RST Package adds 6.2-liter V-8, 10-speed auto, & sporty styling

Chevrolet is finally adding the Corvette-derived 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V-8 to the Tahoe. For the 2018 model year, Tahoe customers will be able to order the 420-horsepower V-8, paired with several performance parts as Chevy’s new Rally Sport Truck Package, or RST. Included is GM’s new 10-speed automatic transmission co-developed with Ford and found in the Camaro ZL1 and F-150 Raptor. Larger brakes, a free-flowing Borla exhaust, 22-inch wheels, and a monochromatic appearance package round out the RST option. The Chevy Suburban is also getting the RST, but sadly without the larger V-8.

This is a big deal for several reasons.

First and most obvious, this marks the first time the Tahoe is available with the 6.2-liter. Second, this is the first street-performance package ever offered on the large SUV. And unlike most other “special edition” packages offered by Chevy, this one actually improves performance.

Beyond the powertrain upgrades, the Tahoe RST gets Magnetic Ride Control with a performance calibration; larger, 16.1-inch Duralife front brake rotors squeezed by six-piston Brembo performance brakes; and a Borla dual exhaust system Chevy says adds 10 horsepower at the wheels thanks to a 28-percent improvement in flow. These speed parts, along with the powertrain upgrades, are part of the RST’s optional Performance Package. The Tahoe RST is rated to tow 8,400 pounds and is expected to hit 60 mph in less than six seconds.

Sadly, Chevy is not offering the 6.2-liter, 10-speed auto, or Magnetic Ride on the Suburban. RST-equipped Suburbans will only receive the monochromatic cosmetic upgrades and have the option of upgrading the brakes and exhaust.

The Tahoe and Suburban RST will arrive in Chevy showrooms beginning this fall. Pricing has not been announced, but we’ll speculate on that down below. Be sure to click below to continue this story, along with leaving your comments.

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High-Mileage Suburban Proves Maintenance Matters: Video

High-Mileage Suburban Proves Maintenance Matters: Video

Because race car… and Suburban

Okay sure, this video is an advertisement for Valvoline motor oil, but it’s got old-school race cars and an early 2000s Chevy Suburban doing trailer duty. What’s not to love? Maybe it’s the fact this decade-old Chevy has racked up 300,000 hard miles in the service of restoring and racing vintage race cars that’s so appealing.

The Burb belongs to Joshua Shaw, a guy dedicated to finding, restoring, and racing cars that raced long before he was born. But this story isn’t about those by-gone eras or even the straight-piped dirt track runners. It’s all about the Suburban and its duties around the shop.

See, these old racers don’t come with starter motors. Probably something to do with less weight and the lack of an electrical system. So Shaw has to push-start the cars with – you guessed it – the Suburban. It’s got a special push plate mounted to the front bumper just for this purpose.

The most notable feature is undoubtedly the massive aluminum wing fitted to the Chevy’s roof. It might look a bit silly, but it serves a big purpose. Shaw says the first time he tried towing his flat-nosed enclosed trailer, the V-8-powered Chevy couldn’t accelerate past 60 mph. Recalling the car hauler trucks of the 1980s, he went on the hunt for such a spoiler. His Burb now has no issues cruising down the highway.

Of course, it’s the Suburban’s high mileage count that makes it newsworthy. Its odometer just ticked over 300,000 miles – hard driven miles with a trailer in tow. While Valvoline might say it’s the special high-mileage oil Shaw is running in the Chevy’s V-8, the reality is this: regular basic maintenance is critically important to a vehicle’s well being. Neglect a vehicle’s maintenance and it will neglect to last.

Our own Robert Moore penned a great how-to article on basic maintenance. Be sure to check it out here for tips on keeping your vehicle running in good shape.

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GM Announces Recall on 2007-2011 Full-size Trucks & SUVs

GM Announces Recall on 2007-2011 Full-size Trucks & SUVs

Chevy, GMC, and Cadillac affected; GM says vehicles “safe to drive today.”

General Motors has announced more vehicles associated with the Takata airbag scandal, this time involving full-size trucks and SUVs from the 2007 to 2011 model years. GM says the affected vehicles are “safe to drive today,” but should be repaired as soon as owners are notified replacement parts are available.

The recall includes the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Avalanche, Tahoe and Suburban from the 2007 through 2011 model year. Their GMC counterparts are included as well, making the 2007 through 2011 Sierra 1500, Yukon, and Yukon XL under recall. The same is true for the 2007 through 2011 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade EXT, and Escalade ESV.

Likewise, Chevy and GMC HD trucks are under recall. Specifically, the Silverado 2500 and 3500, along with the Sierra 2500 and 3500 truck from 2007 and 2008 are included.

The issue stems from the passenger-side front airbag’s propellant, the chemical agent that inflates the airbag upon a collision. Over time, heat and humidity can degrade the propellant inside the airbag inflator, causing the inflator to rupture if the airbag deploys. These affected airbags reportedly came with propellant but no drying agent designed to stabilize the explosive agent.

GM says it has no reports of inflators rupturing in these vehicles as of May 2016, covering an estimated 44,000 airbag deployments.

As with any safety recall, the repairs will be done for free by local dealerships. Owners of these vehicles can expect to be contacted by GM, but can proactively search for any active recall notifications on their vehicles’ VIN on GM’s website, www.gmtakataairbag.com.

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Chevrolet Launches "OnStar Proactive Alerts" Predictive Technology

Chevrolet Launches "OnStar Proactive Alerts" Predictive Technology

Chevy’s new extension to the OnStar System can help predict failures before the occur

Our cars have gotten pretty smart over the last 30 years. Carburetors are long gone, being replaced by computer-controlled fuel injection, and just about every car made comes with a built-in diagnostic system to help pinpoint errors in the event of an unexpected failure. Now, Chevy is looking to make our four-wheeled companions a little bit smarter by introducing the industry’s first predictive technology, dubbed Proactive Alerts.

In short, Chevy has developed a set of algorithms that allow a car’s computer to monitor certain systems and determine if a failure of that system is imminent. If so, Chevy’s OnStar system will alert the owner via e-mail or text message so that maintenance can be performed before a failure actually occurs. For now, the system only monitors the starter motor, fuel pump, and battery, and is currently available on the 2016 Chevy Silverado, Equinox, Corvette, Suburban, and Tahoe. Eventually, the system will be available on all Chevy vehicles and will be able to monitor additional components.

Steve Holland, the Chief Technologist for Vehicle Health Management at GM, said, “Chevrolet is already the most awarded car brand in the industry, and Silverado is the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickup on the road. With Proactive Alerts, we now can offer customers even greater peace-of-mind by taking the guesswork out of when to service their vehicle.”

According to Chevy, the system is even smart enough to know the difference between a battery in a low state of charge and a high electric resistance – something that could point to a failing battery. Proactive Alerts is available with all OnStar plans, including the five-year basic plan that comes standard with new Chevy vehicles.

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Top 5 Civilian Vehicles Originally Designed For Military Use

Top 5 Civilian Vehicles Originally Designed For Military Use

Can we take a moment to remember our wheeled veterans as well? Why, certainly! Just as the worst of times can bring out the best in men, the grim business of conflict often results in some outstanding machinery. When the dust settles and peace thankfully returns, many military vehicles make their way into private life, and just like the war heroes who made use of them, they put their talents to use in peacetime as well.

It’s no surprise that many decommissioned military vehicles find their way into the private sector. The qualities that make a car or truck attractive to the armed forces also draw civilian customers, as they’re designed to be rugged, easily serviced and long-lived in the face of unimaginable abuse. Many gained popularity after World War II, when returning soldiers who had experience with vehicles like the Jeep returned home and wanted a peacetime vehicle that embodied the same qualities. In some cases, a factory already tooled up to produce wartime trucks was simple to convert to civilian usage to meet demand. Still others have continued as simple evolution to a great design. They’ve come a long way and evolved a great deal since their military origins, but here are a few of the vehicles plying the streets today that got their start serving in the Armed Forces.

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Deep Dive: General Motors' G80 Locking Rear Differential

Deep Dive: General Motors’ G80 Locking Rear Differential

General Motors has been offering an automatic locking rear differential in its Chevy and GMC trucks for more than 40 years. Today, its prevalence has grown to include every body-on-frame, rear-drive vehicle in GM’s lineup – from the Colorado WT up through the leather-lined Cadillac Escalade. And thanks to its order code, most folks know the mechanical locker as the Eaton G80. Here’s how it works.

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2015 Chevrolet Suburban Premium Outdoors Concept

2015 Chevrolet Suburban Premium Outdoors Concept

The Chevrolet Suburban might not have the Corvette’s fame, but it’s the oldest vehicle nameplate not just in North America, but in the entire world. In production since 1934, the ’Burban has entered its 12th generation for 2015, one that brings a more stylish exterior and a refined interior to GM’s boxy hauler. Slightly larger and roomier, more powerful and capable than before, the new-generation Suburban has received a lot of praise. Granted, the large SUV received a lot of attention during its first months on the market. Now, as the 2014 SEMA Show opened its doors, the Suburban gets even more recognition, this time as a vehicle that’s as customizable as a sports car.

As with all SEMA Shows, Las Vegas is packed with Chevys wearing all sorts of Chevrolet Accessories parts. The new Suburban makes its SEMA debut as the Premium Outdoors Concept, a vehicle sporting a unique appearance, a luxurious interior and a bespoke trunk area packed with everything a sports fan needs to enjoy the big game. Of course, the Premium Outdoors isn’t an SUV you should expect to find in dealerships, but a statement of what can be achieved with the use of Chevrolet Accessories parts and other aftermarket components.

Click past the jump to read more about the Chevrolet Suburban Premium Outdoors Concept.

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2015 Chevrolet Suburban Texas Edition

2015 Chevrolet Suburban Texas Edition

They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and it doesn’t get much bigger than the Chevy Suburban. For 2015, Chevrolet is rolling out its newest Texas Edition-branded truck meant to pay homage to the state that buys the most Suburbans of all.

The special Texas Edition package is available on LT and LTZ trim levels and comes with a host of upgrades. The upgrades are often popular options in the Lone State, so the Texas Edition helps group them all together. So-equipped Suburbans come with the Max Trailering Package, which includes a 3.42 axle ratio and trailer-brake controller. That’s in addition to the standard two-inch receiver hitch and built-in wiring harness.

Polished 20-inch, aluminum wheels come with the LT package while the LTZ gets massive 22-inch rolling stock. Of course, Texas-sized badging is included to show off the ‘burban’s special package. LT trim levels get an additional nine-month extension of SiriusXM radio subscription as well as navigation while the LTZ trim levels come with those without the Texas Edition package.

Things under the hood are left stock, as the 5.3-liter, EcoTec3 V-8 still pumps out 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Active fuel management, variable valve timing, and direct fuel injection help the Chevy small-block achieve 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. A six-speed automatic transmission keeps the V-8 spinning in its powerband.

Checking the Texas Edition option box does cost a Texas-sized penny. For LT trims, the Texas Edition costs an additional $2,195 and on the top-trim level LTZ models, the price runs $1,095. Of course, that’s on top of the Suburban’s regular price tag.

Click past the jump to read more about the Chevrolet Suburban Texas Edition.

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2015 Chevrolet Suburban Half-Pipe Concept

2015 Chevrolet Suburban Half-Pipe Concept

Just by its name alone, you can immediately determine that this 2015 Chevrolet Suburban was created with the young and adventurous in mind. Likely no middle-aged person will understand the ’half-pipe’ tag, but for those that lived along the same time as the X-Games explosion, half-pipe is synonymous with action sports.

That’s why when Chevrolet decided to develop this Suburban, it had the young ones in mind and true to form, the Half-Pipe Concept comes with plenty of features that will tug at the heartstrings of action junkies. Chevrolet Accessories’ roof rack and crossbars were mounted on the roof of the SUV, serving the dual purpose of mounting skis or snowboards into them. And for a more distinctive appearance, the automaker also added a set of 22-inch wheels and center caps.

Inside, the modifications continue with leather-trimmed seats and a Blu-ray-based entertainment system in case the young ones need to take a break from all skiing and snowboarding, and prefer to unwind in the confines of their own mobile entertainment unit.

The Chevrolet Suburban Half-Pipe Concept is tailor-made for a specific market. Even so, it doesn’t mean that it’s limited to that exclusive group. Everybody can enjoy what the SUV is offering, even if you’re not so much into the action stuff.

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Origin of the Chevrolet Bowtie Badge Revealed After 100 Years

Origin of the Chevrolet Bowtie Badge Revealed After 100 Years

"Iconic" is a word that is thrown around far too often in the automotive world, but after 100 years and dozens of colors and text styles, the lasting importance and brand symbol of the Chevy bowtie emblem is a sure thing.

As the bowtie evolved over the ten decades, its transformations were barely noticeable versus the complete revolution in transport they adorned - from the first Chevy ’Classic Six’ model to today’s industrial heavy-hitter with more than 50 global model lines.

General Motors’ Chevrolet brand was launched with a script logo with the words Chevrolet written in stylized cursive.

Legibility and pronunciation of this French name were a real problem versus monosyllabic "Fords" across the street.

Soon, a baby blue bowtie logo appeared along with Chevrolet written in all caps in 1913, but the exact origins of this bowtie are unknown.

What we do know is that the Chevy bowtie instantly means cars.

Along with Ford, Coca Cola and General Electric, the emblem of the Chevrolet lineup is a globally-recognized symbol of freedom, prestige and mobility.

Logo changes are often fraught with peril for the companies who fail to understand the symbol’s importance to their most loyal consumers. Just a brief look back shows disastrous results followed when Gap Inc. tried to remodel their emblem, or the huge drop in real-life sales following Tropicana’s disastrous package redesign.

With the new 2014 Cadillac logo (without the wreath!) in place on the Elmiraj Concept, here’s a look back at the evolution of the Chevrolet bowtie over the Chevrolet bowtie over the last hundred years.

Click past the jump for the full Chevy’s BowTie Emblem Turns 100, Reflects On Badge’s Evolution article - to find out the most likely source of the bowtie emblem.

Updated 10/14/2013: This article has been updated with Chevy’s latest skinny emblem, which the original article did not highlight as the new bowtie in use since 2010.

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2015 Chevrolet Suburban

2015 Chevrolet Suburban

A new Chevy Suburban really is a rare event. Since the six-pack of new full-size SUVs was revealed by GM, buzz generated quickly for the arrival of these new trucks into dealers. Perhaps the most important news for shoppers is how much the Suburban LTZ will benefit from the highest-tech features from the much pricier GMC Yukon Denali XL and forthcoming Cadillac Escalade ESV. On the top LTZ Chevy specification comes virtually all of the latest cabin luxuries, like power folding for the third row, a dozen charge ports and a central 8-inch touchscreen interface. Below the chrome smile of the new Sub are also major enhancements for all trims, and even the magneto-rheological dampers for, again, the LTZ spec.

There’s only one critical piece of missing gear from the GMC and Cadillac trucks, and we’ve combed all the details thoroughly to find out what that thing is.

Updated 03/05/2014: Chevrolet announced today prices for the 2015 Suburban which will go on sale later this spring. The 2015 Suburban will be priced from $48,590, including $995 destination freight charge.

Click past the jump to read about the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban’s new fold-flat seats, speedier V-8 engine and new tech throughout.

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2014 Chevrolet Suburban 1500

2014 Chevrolet Suburban 1500

The Suburban nameplate is the longest continuously running name used in General Motors’ lineup. Granted, the model has not been the same for the entire 81 years it’s been in existence, as the nameplate started on essentially overgrown station wagon that was for military use only, then it became a windowed “carryall” truck and didn’t really resemble the modern day model until 1967.

Now 81 years young, the Suburban is going stronger than ever as it enters the 2014 model year and shows no signs of slowing down. With other makers downsizing their full-size SUVs into more agile crossover models, the Suburban remains one of the handful of body-on-frame SUVs left roaming the Earth. Essentially, it is the automotive equivalent of a brontosaurus.

Even though the 2014 model for the most par carries over aesthetically and mechanically, Chevy has tweaked the model ever so slightly to keep it fresh and ready to roll with all-new standard features and a new color.

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2010 Chevrolet Suburban 75th Anniversary

2010 Chevrolet Suburban 75th Anniversary

It was back in 1935 when Chevrolet launched the first vehicle to carry the "Suburban" nameplate. In celebration of the full size utility vehicle’s diamond anniversary, General Motors has unveiled the special edition Suburban 75th Anniversary to mark the occasion at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. This special edition Suburban will go on sale early this summer and is limited to just 2,570 units, including 350 destined for our neighbors to the north in Canada as well as other export markets.

The celebratory ’burban is distinguished by a very fitting White Diamond Tricoat exterior finish and an upscale Cashmere interior complete with "Diamond Edition" embroidered headrests and matching etching on the kick plates. Other unique upgrades to celebrate the Suburban’s landmark birthday are a set of bespoke chrome clad 20 inch wheels with matching door pulls and roof rack; but it’s the 75th Anniversary gold and black Suburban Diamond Edition badges both inside and out that will give the celebratory Chevy away to unfamiliar eyes.

Press release after the jump.

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2007 Chevrolet Suburban

2007 Chevrolet Suburban

Redesigned for 2007, Chevrolet Suburban holds a unique place in the industry, proving to be an indispensable partner for those with varied and demanding lifestyles. Despite challenging market conditions, the redesigned Suburban has continued to draw new customers, with sales up more than 10 percent during the first quarter of 2007.

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Wanna drive Tony Soprano's Chevy Suburban?

Wanna drive Tony Soprano’s Chevy Suburban?

I am sure there is no one in this world who didn’t see The Sopranos. And I am more than sure that there are thousands of people that are big fans of Tony Soprano and will give anything to have the chance to drive the Suburban he drove in the movie.

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Bio-Diesel Suburban by Ai Design

Bio-Diesel Suburban by Ai Design

AI design has customized a bio-diesel powered turbocharged 2002 Chevrolet Suburban. They have modified the engine to handle the increased corrosive properties of bio-diesel fuel. As bio-diesel fuel is a new teritory for Ai Design they had to partner with ATS Performance Diesel who provide them the parameters for engine’s modifications.
The car also received a a 4-wheel Brembo brake upgrade and a 12-inch lift, on-road/off-road suspension package, and increased fuel capacity.
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2007 Chevrolet Major League Baseball Suburban

2007 Chevrolet Major League Baseball Suburban

Chevy Suburban has ably served as a capable family road trip vehicle for more than 70 years. The tradition of easily fitting the whole family and all their gear into one comfortable vehicle continues with the 2007 Chevy Major League Baseball Suburban. Chevy, as baseball’s No. 1 fan, has created the MLB Suburban, which is ideal for hitting the road for far-off ballparks or spring training camps.

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Chevrolet Continues To Offer Top Selling Suvs At Best Prices

Chevrolet Continues To Offer Top Selling Suvs At Best Prices

Chevrolet announced pricing today on its 2007 Suburban, continuing a pricing strategy that helps customers understand the strong value offered by GM’s largest division. Chevy’s all new 2007 Suburban LS, equipped with a standard 5.3L engine, begins at $36,990; starting price for an LT 5.3L is $37,740; and an LTZ, equipped with 5.3L begins at $45,655. All prices include $875 Destination Freight Charge (DFC) and are 2WD. The LS model is $2,550 less than a comparably equipped 2006 LS. (...)

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2007 Chevrolet Suburban

2007 Chevrolet Suburban

Chevrolet announced the 2007 Chevy Suburban, the next generation of the industry’s most capable full-size SUV. The all-new Suburban is capable of hauling more passengers and cargo than any other vehicle in the segment - and a 360-degree safety system of occupant protection and crash-avoidance technology that demonstrates GM’s commitment to providing world-class safety.

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2007 Chevrolet Suburban : Spy Shots

The original sport-utility will be tamed and groomed for the 2007 model year while still retaining its distinctively intimidating proportions. The sheet metal, fascia, and lamps have all been updated to bring the 2007 Suburban in line with its full-size counterparts from GMC and Cadillac.
Built on the new GMT900 platform like all of its heavy-duty SUV and truck kin, the 2007 Suburban will be a safer, quieter, and better-handling vehicle than any of its predecessors thanks to numerous (...)

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