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On the hunt for a long-lasting SUV? Then you may want to put the Chevy Suburban on your list. But don’t just take our word for it. This year’s new Chevy Suburban has more going for it than its ability to go the distance.

2021 Chevy Suburban driving through snow
2021 Chevy Suburban | Chevy

Is the Chevy Suburban reliable?

No one wants to be the owner of an unreliable vehicle. Unfortunately for the Chevy Suburban, it earns some pretty mixed reliability ratings. According to Consumer Reports, this year’s model earned a two out of five reliability rating. However, past model years, including the 2019 Suburban, did earn much higher reliability ratings from Consumer Reports.

But Consumer Reports isn’t the only one to have rated the Suburban. Repair Pal reports that this year’s model earned an ‘Average’ reliability rating. Repair Pal added that the average annual repair cost for the Chevy Suburban is $944, which means that the Suburban will have you spending more on maintenance and repairs than other SUVs in its segment.

The Chevy Suburban is ready to go the distance

While the Chevy Suburban may not be the most reliable SUV out there, it is ready to go the distance. After analyzing more than 15.8 million cars sold in 2019 to find out which models boast the highest percentage of cars that reached 200,000-miles, iSee Cars found that 4.9% of Suburban models sold in 2019 were able to reach 200,000-miles.

But how does that compare to other SUVs? Well, as it turns out, the Suburban snagged the fourth spot on iSee Cars’ list of ‘Longest-Lasting Vehicles to Reach 200k Miles.’ With 5.2% of vehicles having reached 200,000-miles, the Ford Expedition landed in the third spot on iSee Cars’ list. Meanwhile, the Toyota Sequoia managed to score the second spot on the list, with 9.2% of models sold in 2019 having reached 200,000-miles. And in the top spot? Well, that honor went to the Toyota Land Cruiser.

2021 Chevy Suburban parked by the beach
2021 Chevrolet Suburban | Chevy

What else does this year’s Suburban have to offer?

If you’re willing to look past the Chevy Suburban’s average reliability ratings, you may be wondering what else the Chevy Suburban has to offer. While 4.9% of Suburban models sold in 2019 were able to reach 200,000-miles, if that’s all the SUV has going for it, then it’s probably not worth checking out. Fortunately, that’s not the case at all.

This year’s model comes standard with a V8 engine under the hood, and according to Car and Driver, it is “bigger and better than ever.” It’s offered in six different trim levels and boasts best-in-class second-row legroom, a larger third-row than previous model years, and best-in-class cargo volume.

This year’s Suburban also earned a four out of five predicted owner satisfaction rating from Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports added that 75% of Suburban owners would repurchase the SUV if given a chance, which makes for a pretty sound recommendation, right?


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Is the Chevy Suburban a good SUV?

Now, the Suburban may get some mixed ratings in terms of reliability. But does that mean you should avoid it altogether? Not at all. Because when it really comes down to it, the Suburban is a good SUV, especially when you consider that 4.9% of Suburban models sold in 2019 were able to hit 200,000-miles.