Placed above the Tahoe SUV and Traverse’s smallest crossover, the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban is the largest SUV in the Chevrolet lineup, and one of the two that still has a chassis body. Rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. The Suburban can accommodate up to eight passengers.
Expect updates on the front and rear fascias and a grille and restyled headlights. New color choices are also possible, as are new wheel designs for 18, 20 and 22 inch diameters, depending on the level of finish. Aiming for what Chevy calls a “street performance” look, the RST versions will have a glossy black grille with a body-colored trim; gloss black mirror caps, black roof rails, window trim, badges. and Bowties. RST also includes exclusive 22-inch wheels.
Interior changes to all models may include a new steering wheel, with the latest version of Chevrolet’s intuitive MyLink infotainment system with support for Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto. The occupants of the driver, front passenger and second row will again enjoy plenty of room on the comfortable seats.
All models will continue with a third-row folding / folding bench, but if you want a semblance of adult-friendly accommodations out there, you’ll have to look back to the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban, with its longer wheelbase. Even then, the third row and comfort will probably remain at the back of the pack. The culprit is GM’s use of a solid axle rear suspension rather than the more sophisticated independent suspension of the Armada, Expedition and Sequoia. The larger GM configuration dictates a higher rear floor, forcing third-row passengers to climb their knees and, in the Tahoe, leaves little room for the feet under the second row seats.
The cargo volume with the folded third row is generous in both Tahoe and Suburban, but only in the latter is there abundant with the third row occupied. Finally, if you are interested in the Suburban, go around your home on the test circuit to make sure it fits in your garage.
The Suburban with a 5.3-liter V8 engine under the hood that produces 355 horsepower and 382 lb-ft. of couple. To improve fuel efficiency, the engine uses deactivation of the Active Fuel Management cylinder. Suburban offers a comfortable ride thanks to the high-end slip suspension system, while premium LTZ models benefit from GM’s Magnetic Ride Control system, which maintains ride quality and offers dynamic handling