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2019 Chevrolet Suburban Overview

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Meet the modern iteration of the industry’s oldest nameplate: the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban. The Suburban offers the largest body of all Chevy SUVs and a strong V8, giving it ultimate passenger- and cargo-hauling capabilities.

More Powerful Chevys: Check out the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

What’s New for the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban?

2019 Chevrolet Suburban RST

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Not much, unfortunately. Chevy is likely to introduce a new Suburban generation for 2020, so the 2019 model stays pretty close to last year.

The largest update for 2019 is the introduction of a new Suburban RST Performance Package for the Premier trim level. This package originally first appeared on the Tahoe last year, and was so popular Chevy decided to carry it over to the larger sibling.

The RST Performance Package includes a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 L86 engine (making 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque), a Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission, GM’s Magnetic Ride Control suspension, a two-speed active transfer case for 4WD, a 3.23 rear axle ration, a larger 170-amp alternator, a high-capacity air cleaner, and 22-inch wheels.

Other updates mostly revolve around a new color, Shadow Gray Metallic. In exchange, Chevy deleted two older colors, Havana Metallic and Tungsten Metallic. Finally, Chevy redesigned the tailgate badge for the Premier trim.



2019 Chevrolet Suburban

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The 2019 Suburban is Chevy’s largest SUV, and one of its few “true” SUVs, based on a truck platform. It shares its looks with the Tahoe, except that it is significantly longer.

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Exterior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban LS

  • 18-inch aluminum wheels with high-polished finish, 18-inch all-season blackwall tires, Manual liftgate, Outside heated power-adjustable body-color manual folding mirrors, Roof-mounted luggage rack side rails, Black assist steps, Available roof rack cross rails

Exterior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban LT

  • Power liftgate, IntelliBeam® headlamps, Available power sunroof

Exterior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban Premier

  • 20-inch all-season blackwall tires; 20-inch polished aluminum wheels; Power-retractable assist steps; High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps; Outside, heated, power-adjustable, body-color, power-folding mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators; Fog lamps; Hands-free power liftgate


2019 Chevrolet Suburban

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The 2019 Chevrolet Suburban gets its standard power from a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine, which makes 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, for a maximum towing weight of 8,300 pounds. However, with the new RST Performance Package on the Premier trim, the Suburban replaces that engine with a larger 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 that makes 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.


2019 Chevrolet Suburban

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When using its standard powertrain and two-wheel drive, the 2019 Suburban makes an EPA-estimated 15 mpg in the city, 22 mpg on the highway, and 18 mpg combined. With four-wheel drive, this drops slightly to 14 mpg in the city, 21 mpg on the highway, and 16 mpg combined.

With the optional performance package (which only comes with four-wheel drive and a 10-speed automatic transmission), the Suburban gets 14 mpg in the city, 20 mpg on the highway, and 16 mpg combined.


2019 Chevrolet Suburban interior

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The Suburban is the ultimate passenger- and cargo-hauling SUV in Chevy’s lineup. Its interior can hold up to nine passengers, or alternatively 121.7 cubic feet behind the front seats. It also provides available connectivity to entertain all of those passengers, with up to 14 charging points around the cabin and an available in-car 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.

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Interior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban

  • Steering-wheel mounted controls, Tri-zone automatic climate control, Available premium all-weather floor mats, Leather-wrapped steering wheel, Front Premium Cloth bucket seats, Second- and third-row manual-folding 60/40 split-bench seats, Available all-weather cargo mat and premium all-weather floor mats
  • Remote start, Remote keyless entry, Chevrolet MyLink® with 8-inch diagonal color touch screen, Six-speaker sound system, Built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot, Cruise control, 4.2-inch multi-color Driver Information Center, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, 12-volt power outlets, 110-volt power outlet, USB ports, Bluetooth®, Rear window defogger, Power door locks, Rear Park Assist

Interior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban

  • Front leather-appointed bucket seats, Power-adjustable pedals, Inside rearview auto-dimming mirror, Available heated second-row seats
  • Bose® premium nine-speaker sound system, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Available rear seat entertainment system with Blu-Ray™/DVD player

Interior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban

  • Second-row bucket seats with power release, Heated second-row seats, Third-row power-folding 60/40 split-bench seats, Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, Power tilt and telescopic steering column, Keyless open
  • Bose® 10-speaker Centerpoint® surround sound system, Chevrolet MyLink® with 8-inch diagonal color touch screen with Navigation, Wireless charging, Available Forward Automatic Braking, Front and Rear Park Assist, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert


2019 Chevrolet Suburban head up display

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You can opt to equip the 2019 Suburban with a number of available advanced safety features, including low-speed forward automatic braking, a Safety Alert Seat, Forward Collision Alert, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert.

In addition, the Suburban comes with a modern spread of standard safety features, most notably the standard rear-view camera and Rear Park Assist, two systems to greatly help maneuver this large SUV.

Standard Safety Features on the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban

  • Rear vision camera
  • Warning tones
  • Passenger sensing system
  • One-month subscription to Chevrolet Connected Services and OnStar Safety & Security Coverage
  • Teen Driver
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • StabiliTrak® electronic stability control system
  • LATCH system
  • Rear child security door locks
  • Seven air bags
  • Electrical theft-deterrent system with engine immobilizer

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