There’s a lot to love about the 2022 Chevy Suburban. It’s spacious, safe, and it looks good, too. Yet if there’s one downside to the Suburban (other than its steep price tag), it’s the Chevy Suburban’s gas mileage. Fuel efficient it is not. If you’re looking to save money on gas, you might want to rethink the Suburban – or at least how you’ll drive this massive SUV.
Is a Chevy Suburban good on gas?
The 2022 Chevy Suburban is not great on gas, and while it’s not the worst full-size SUV on gas, it’s also far from the most fuel-efficient SUV. If you want to save money on gas, something the size of the Chevy Suburban probably isn’t on your shortlist anyway.
The 2022 Chevrolet Suburban gets 15 mpg in the city and up to 20 mpg on the highway. The 2022 Chevy Suburban gets 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. According to fueleconomy.gov, the diesel Suburban will cost you $3,150 in gas per year.
Fueleconomy.gov says that the Chevy Suburban uses 20.6 barrels of petroleum each year. In addition, its greenhouse gas rating is only a 3/10. This is not an environmentally-friendly SUV.
The average new car costs way less in gas
If you buy the 2022 Chevy Suburan, fueleconomy.gov says that you’ll pay $6,500 in gas costs over the course of five years more than you’d pay for the average new car. Now, given that the Suburban is considerably larger than the average new car, this probably isn’t a surprise.
In addition, you’ll pay about $5.27 to drive 25 miles as well as $94 to fill your SUV’s tank. The 2022 Suburban can hold up to 28 gallons of gas.
Can you save money on gas with the Suburban?
The 2022 Chevy Suburban LS price starts at $54,095. It comes with a 5.3-liter V8 engine that makes 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. That’s matched to a 10-speed automatic transmission. It also comes with four-wheel drive. It also comes with LED headlights, 18-inch wheels, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2022 Chevrolet Suburban also comes with an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment screen and a whole slew of safety features including forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist.
Is the 2022 Chevy Suburban worth what it will cost you in its combined price and fuel costs? That really depends on your needs and budget. The Suburban is one of the most family-friendly SUVs, especially for large families. It’s got plenty of space and decent crash test ratings. Yet $6,500, even spread out over 5 years, isn’t something that’s easy to overlook.
If you really need (or want) something large like the 2022 Chevy Suburban, you just might find that you’re willing to pay the extra price to drive such a large, gas-guzzling vehicle. If you still want to save money on gas, you can try to be conscientious about your driving. Limit unnecessary trips and group errands together to minimize excess driving. If you’re not willing to pay that much extra for the Suburban, there are plenty of other great SUVs on the market.
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