While 2016 may be the year of the sub-compact crossover, many people prefer an SUV capable of carrying large loads of cargo and people or even towing a boat – and the new 2016 Chevrolet Suburban fits the bill perfectly. Space abounds in the new Suburban, with fold-flat second- and third-row seating for 7 to 9 passengers as a replacement to the previous removable third-row seating configuration. The Suburban rides on an EcoTec3 V8 powertrain engine pushing out 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque to tow as much as an 8,300-pound load. In 2016, you get even more for your money with the Suburban, as the 8-inch touchscreen is now standard across the range. It now also has the capability to with the smartphones via Apple CarPlay. A Driver Alert package includes lane departure alerts and automatic headlights, and the LTZ trim has the option for a color HUD (head-up display).

Trim Levels

2016 Chevrolet Suburban

2016 Chevrolet Suburban

The 2016 Chevy Suburban is full-size SUV that comes in three different trim levels. There are three different possible seating arrangements. The standard arrangement comes with eight seats. Upgrading-the second row to captain’s chairs reduces the seating to seven. An optional 40/20/40 front bench seat that is available on the base model LS increases the Suburban’s seating to nine. The Suburban comes well-equipped stock, but each model allows you progressively more options to customize and make this beast of a truck yours. Whether you need a family hauler, a towing vehicle, or an off-roader the Suburban is an excellent choice for your needs.

LS

The LS model (from $52,700) comes with 18-inch alloys as standard. Other standard features include remote start, a rearview camera, tri-zone automatic climate control, 110-volt outlet and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The LS offers options such a Driver Alert package with power adjustable pedals, forward collision alert, and lane-departure warning and prevention. There is also a Max Trailering package including a trailer brake controller, lower gearing in the rear axle and air leveling suspension for maximum trailer control. Hauling a trailer is no mean feat, but the Suburban’s Max Trailering package makes it as carefree a process are possible.

LT

The mid-level model is the Suburban LT, which starts at $57,730 and builds on the offerings of the LS. It comes with the Driver Alert package as standard equipment, and also a power liftgate, leather upholstery, heated front seats and a nine-speaker Bose audio system. The LT adds a touch of luxury to a strong and capable truck. Much like the LS model, the LT offers a ton of option packages. The Luxury package adds keyless entry and start, hands-free opening for the liftgate, power folding mirrors and power folding second and third-row seats. A Texas Edition package consists of the Luxury package but adds Texas branding. Don’t worry – you can get it in any of the 50 states, so matter where you are, you can let your inner Texan show through your Suburban. The Sun, Entertainment and Destinations package adds a navigation system and a rear-seat entertainment system with a Blu-Ray player. You can spring for the Z71 Off-Road package that adds 18-inch wheels with off-road tires, off-road suspension, skid plates, tow hooks, hill descent control and Z71 badging. You can also get certain options for the LT without a package, such as DVD and Blu-Ray entertainment systems, second-row bucket seats and even 20 or 22-inch wheels.

LTZ

2016 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ

2016 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ

The highest-level trim, the LTZ, come standard with the all of the standard features of the LT model plus the Luxury package and 20-inch wheels. It starts at $67,400. In addition, it adds xenon headlights, an adaptive magnetic suspension and a 10-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system. Just like the other models, the LTZ also has a selection of options which include the Sun, Entertainment, and Destinations package from the LT, and the Max Trailering package (although without the air-leveling suspension), 22-inch wheels and a heads up display with a configurable digital gauge cluster.

Powertrain and Performance

2016 Chevrolet Suburban

2016 Chevrolet Suburban

Chevy Suburbans have a remarkable reputation, having been around long before SUVs became an American trend. This vehicle has been on the road for twelve model generations, and it keeps getting better and better. The 2016 Chevy Suburban is powered by a highly capable 5.3-liter V8 engine that can both handle treacherous country terrain and also maneuver smoothly through the winding streets of an a everyday busy urban landscape. Outfitted with a six-speed automatic transmission and a powerful single-speed four-wheel-drive, the Suburban is highly sought after for its ability to carefully handle heavy weather conditions in anywhere with ease and get your family home safely. A more traditional 4 Wheel Drive system with a two-speed transfer case is also available for more heavy off-road adventures. You’ll find this in the Z71 Off-Road package (available only on Suburban LT) or as part of the Max Trailering package.
2016 Chevrolet Suburban

2016 Chevrolet Suburban

All 2016 Chevy Suburbans are equipped with a trailer hitch-receiving jack, a trailer wiring harness and a locking rear differential capable of hauling at least 6,000 lbs. If you choose the Max Trailering package, this increases the puling power by 2,000 pounds. It also provides a built-in trailer brake controller and (on LS and LT models) a heavy-duty air-leveling suspension which really comes in handy on the road. The Chevy Suburban come in at 6,015 pounds, yet can go from zero to 60 mph in an incredibly quick 7.2 seconds! With its improved EPA fuel economy of 18 mpg combined, the Chevy Suburban outshines all in its class.

Interior and Features

For the 2015 model year, the Chevy Suburban received a major interior redesign, and one year later consumers are still raving about the Suburban’s cabin. The American icon has an interior constructed of high quality materials and crisp, easy-to-read gauge cluster graphics. The central information display is intuitive and easy to navigate from the moment you first sit in the driver’s seat. There is also a standard 8-inch central color infotainment display offering sophisticated and reconfigurable graphics. Shoppers love the supportive and comfortable front seats of the Suburban. The second row has amazing space, and the third row has better legroom than the Chevy Tahoe. However, it is important to note that only the base model Suburban comes with nine passenger third row seating. Before the 2015 interior redesign, the Suburban had a cumbersome third row seat removable procedure and was prone to the attention of thieves. Since then, Chevy have firmly attached the third row into the truck’s floor. Both rear rows can be power operated. Cargo space is somewhat reduced versus previous models, but the Suburban continues to provide a truly impressive amount of space. With all seats filled, you still get 38.9 cubic feet for luggage, which amazing for any three-row vehicle. If you fold that third row down, you can nearly double the room to 76.7 cubic feet. If you fold all the rows down, you get an enormous 121 cubic feet, more than three time the original storage space! The Chevy Suburban can comfortably accommodate all of your travel needs. Pile in as many friends, family, pets and equipment as you’d think possible, and there’s more room to spare. The seats and benches are as spacious as before and can be easily moved or removed to fit your current mission. Massive grocery shopping, hardware for house remolding or just a long road trip with the kids. This is a vehicle built to handle the road with ease and provide you with comfort and confidence while reaching your many destinations.

Safety Features

2016 Chevrolet Suburban

2016 Chevrolet Suburban

The 2016 Chevy Suburban’s safety features are some of the most awarded and technologically advanced of any vehicle in its class. Utilizing Chevy’s innovative testing facilities to develop important safety advances, the 2016 Suburban now comes standard with features such as rear parking sensors and a rear view camera. The Suburban offers even greater optional safety features, such as front parking sensors, forward collision alert and lane-departure warnings. Also included on all 2016 Chevy Suburbans are anti-lock disc brakes, traction and stability control, along with class leading seat and side curtain airbag systems. Complementing the suite of safety features is the award-winning OnStar system, which offers EMS notification in the occurrence of a crash, provides the ability to call for assistance, stolen vehicle assistance, and even offers remote door unlocking. In Government crash testing, the Suburban received four and five star ratings for all crash and impact tests, demonstrating with independent results Chevy’s commitment to safety.

Summary

Who would have thought the Chevrolet Suburban would still be with us when it first introduced way back in 1935? It’s the best in its class, powering American families around the state with its powerful 355 horsepower engine and keeping them safe with the best safety features one can buy. Few other vehicles offer space for up to nine passengers in such a refined manner, and the Suburban impresses all with its incredible cargo space and smooth driving experience. Come and experience the 2015 Chevy Suburban with a test drive today.