The Chevrolet Suburban is a full-size SUV model produced and sold by the American automaker Chevrolet, a General Motors (GM) subsidiary. Sized and priced above the Chevy Traverse and Tahoe SUVs, the Suburban is notable for its immense size, its premium and luxury counterparts (the GMC Yukon XL and Cadillac Escalade ESV models), its frequent use in movies and TV shows, and its popularity as a police and security transport vehicle (including by the Secret Service).
Originally produced in 1934 as a station wagon, the Chevrolet Suburban nameplate has a long and storied history in the automotive market. First marketed as “Suburban Carryall” before its name was shortened, the model and its nameplate were also sold under the GMC marque for years until being rebranded in the 2000 model year.
Now as a full-bodied station wagon build on a truck platform, the current Chevrolet Suburban model has outlasted most of its competition over the years (including the original Jeep Wagoneer and the Ford Excursion). Its modern competitors include the Ford Expedition, the new Jeep Wagoneer, and the Nissan Armada.
- 2022 Chevrolet Suburban (Starting MSRP $52,900)
- Pros: The Chevy Suburban full-size SUV offers powerful gas and diesel engine options, a ridiculous amount of cabin and cargo space, and handling swiftly on the road despite its size.
- Cons: The Suburban doesn’t meet luxury standards despite its high pricing, and its engines aren’t anywhere close to being fuel-efficient.
- See Also: Traverse and Tahoe
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