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2017 Chevrolet Suburban Overview

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The Chevrolet Suburban is one of the oldest SUV names in the world, bringing its brand of sturdy capability to the roads since 1935. Unlike crossovers, whose architecture is based on sedans, the Suburban is an SUV in the earliest sense of the term, built on a truck body for increased strength.


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2017 Chevrolet Suburban

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What’s New for the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban?

For 2017, the Suburban’s top trim level was renamed to Premier (like many other Chevy models), and received a number of new features, including: automatic low-speed braking, GM’s Teen Driver system and Rear Seat Reminder, ventilated seats (instead of the former cooled seats), and an updated rear entertainment system.

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2017 Chevrolet Suburban Exterior

The Suburban is one of the toughest truck-based SUVs on the market, and shares its looks with the Tahoe. It comes standard with a trailer hitch receiver and wiring harness, cargo rails on the roof, and side passenger steps to provide an easier step up to the inside, and can be enhanced by a few different editions, like the Z71 Midnight Edition, which adds the Z71 off-road package, a black mesh grille, black bowties, and black roof rack cross rails.

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Exterior available on the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban LS

  • Black assist steps, Outside heated power adjustable manual-folding body-color mirrors, Roof-mounted luggage rack side rails, 18-inch all-season blackwall tires, 17-inch all-season spare tire, 18-inch aluminum wheels with high-polished finish, 17-inch full-size steel spare wheel, Hidden intermittent rear wiper with washer, Manual rear liftgate

Exterior available on the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban LT

  • IntelliBeam® headlamps, Power rear liftgate

Exterior available on the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban Premier

  • Body-color bodyside moldings, Outside heated power adjustable manual-folding body-color mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators, 20-inch all-season blackwall tires, 20-inch polished-aluminum wheels, Fog lamps, High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps, Hands-free power rear liftgate

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2017 Chevrolet Suburban Performance

As the largest SUV in the Chevy lineup, the Suburban packs some serious muscle under the hood, with a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine, which puts out 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque for a maximum conventional trailering weight of 6,300 pounds, which jumps to 8,300 pounds with the Max Trailering Package.

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2017 Chevrolet Suburban Efficiency

For 2017, two-wheel-drive Suburbans deliver an EPA-estimated 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway, while four-wheel-drive models deliver a slightly lower 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.

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2017 Chevrolet Suburban Interior

Since the Suburban is Chevy’s largest SUV, it also provides the most interior space. It can provide seating for up to eight people, with a maximum total cargo space of 121.7 cubic feet. Overall, the Suburban offers standard and available features to turn this into a versatile and comfortable people- and cargo-carrier.

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Interior available on the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban LS

  • Automatic climate control, Front bucket seats, Second row 60/40 split-folding bench seat, Third row seat, Steering-wheel mounted audio and cruise controls, Leather-wrapped steering wheel, Tilt-wheel steering column, Electronic cruise control with set and resume speed, Electric rear window defogger, Power-adjustable pedals, Single-slot CD/MP3 player, Chevrolet MyLink®, Six-speaker audio system, 110-volt power outlet, OnStar® with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi® hotspot, 4.2-inch Driver Information center, Remote Keyless Entry, Rear Park Assist, Rear Vision Camera, Remote vehicle starter system

Interior available on the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban LT

  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror, Leather-appointed front bucket seats, Bose® premium nine-speaker system, Five auxiliary 12-volt power outlets, Manual tilt and telescopic steering column, Lane Keep Assist, Memory settings, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist, Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Safety Alert Seat

Interior available on the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban Premier

  • Power release second row bucket seats, Heated second row seats, Power folding third row 60/40 split-bench seat, Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, Chevrolet MyLink® with Navigation, Bose® Centerpoint® Surround Sound premium 10-speaker system, Wireless charging for mobile devices, Front and Rear Park Assist, Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Charge Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert

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2017 Chevrolet Suburban Safety

The 2017 Suburban firstly offers the protection of being a large vehicle (which tests have shown are safer in crashes), with a number of available and standard systems, like Blind Zone Alert, OnStar Automatic Crash Response and Crisis Assist, and a suite of airbags stretching the full length of the SUV. The IIHS has not crash tested the Suburban, but the NHTSA gave the 2017 model an overall four-star rating out of five, with four out of five stars awarded for frontal crashworthiness, five out of five for side crashworthiness, and three out of five for rollover resistance.

Standard Safety Features

  • Four-wheel antilock disc brakes
  • Automatic Occupant Sensing System
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Rear child security door locks
  • Frontal and side-impact airbags for driver and front passenger
  • Head curtain side-impact for all rows in outboard seating positions
  • LATCH System
  • OnStar® Guidance Plan for three months
  • StabiliTrak®
  • Teen Driver mode
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System

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