Review: 2018 Chevrolet Suburban

Review: 2018 Chevrolet Suburban

If your family is growing and a minivan is not an option, then we’d like to get you behind the wheel of the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban. With seating for up to nine passengers and all the available features to keep the kids happy and entertained, it’s a parent’s dream come true.

Richmond drivers who want to see for themselves should visit us in Chester, but first, read our full reviews to decide which trim is right for you:

Comfort and Convenience

The 2018 Suburban has three trims: LS, LT, and Premier. The base model comes standard with premium cloth seating for eight passengers (option for 9), front bucket seats, 10-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support, power passenger’s seat, three-zone climate control, remote vehicle starter system, a leather-wrapped stetting wheel, and underfloor Cargo Management System.

The LT seats seven or eight passengers and comes with the option for a front center armrest with storage and connectivity jacks, as well as second-row bucket seats. The LT also adds leather-appointed seating with heated cushions, adjustable pedals with memory, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Suburban Premier has perforated leather-appointed seating, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear outboard seats, programmable power liftgate, and power-folding third row.

Performance and Capacity

The Chevy Suburban is equipped with a 5.3-liter V8 engine that makes 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. All models are available with all-wheel drive. If you have trailers, boats, or equipment to haul, you’ll be happy to know the Suburban as a towing capacity of 8,300 pounds (or 8,000 pounds if you choose AWD).

Fuel economy on front-wheel drive models is 16 MPG city and 23 MPG highway, and four-wheel drive models get 16 MPG city and 22 MPG highway.

If you’ve got unpaved places to explore, as your Heritage Chevy dealer about the Z71 Off-Road Package with off-road suspension and a bevy of other features to prepare you for uncertain terrain.

Safety and Technology

All models of the Suburban feature Teen Driver technology, LED daytime running lights and tail lamps, rear vision camera, Rear Park Assist, and the OnStar Guidance Plan. The LS adds Forward Collision Alert, Low-Speed Automatic Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Safety Alert Driver Seat, and Intellibeam high beam assist. The Suburban Premier has all these features, plus Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Front and Rear Park Assist, and high-intensity discharge headlights.

Connectivity and entertainment features include OnStar 4G built-in WiFi hotspot, Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 8-inch display, Bluetooth tech, Sirius XM Radio, and 11 charging locations. Upper trims are equipped with a Bose premium 9-speaker sound system (or Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound), Universal Home Remote, MyLink with Navigation, Keyless Open and Start, and extra charging locations.


Starting at $50,150 MSRP

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