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Selected Style 1500
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Body Style

Drivetrain

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1500 13 18 $21,567 $24,648
1500 4WD 12 16 $23,842 $27,249
2500 N/A N/A $22,646 $25,880
2500 4WD N/A N/A $24,937 $28,499
1500 2-Door
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1500 2-Door 4WD 13 17 $22,887 $26,157
1500 4-Door 15 19 $25,274 $28,885
1500 4-Door 4WD 13 17 $27,549 $31,485
1500 2-Door 15 19 $20,568 $23,507
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,567
$20,568
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,648
$23,507
Monthly Payment Estimate
$411 / month
$392 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 13 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Panel Doors Panel Doors
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in) NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in) NA 66.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.9
Third Head Room (in) NA -
Front Hip Room (in) 60.5 60.0
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA -
Second Leg Room (in) NA 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.9
Passenger Capacity 3 5
Second Hip Room (in) NA 60.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.0 65.4
Third Leg Room (in) NA -
Second Head Room (in) NA 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Front (in) 35.4 35.4
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA NA
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 50.5 61.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 29.2 29.3
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 219.5 188.0
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.6 7.2
Height, Overall (in) 71.3 71.4
Step Up Height - Front (in) NA NA
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 40.9 34.2
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 52.6 41.1
Wheelbase (in) 131.5 111.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.1 7.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.7 77.1
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 96.6 51.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.7 49.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 97.7 74.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 149.5 99.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 36.0 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 47.5 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 77.0 61.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) NA NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 40.8 39.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 70.9 38.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four Wheel Four Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.15 x 2.75 10.0 x 2.25
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.57 x 1.25 11.57 x 1.25
Brake Type Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 42 30
Fuel Tank Location Behind Rear Axle Behind Rear Axle
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 15.6 15.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 48.1 42.5
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 16.5 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.7 38.1
Steering Type Speed sensitive pwr Power Speed Sensitive
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 721 721
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15XL P235/75R15
Front Tire Order Code QHA QFL
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1763 1843
Spare Tire Order Code QHA QFL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 721 721
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15XL P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 721 721
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1763 1763
Rear Tire Order Code QHA QFL
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1763 1763
Front Tire Size P235/75R15XL P235/75R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1000 200
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2950 3200
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11,000 10,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2362 2311.7
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6800 6100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3968 3686
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2440.1 2159.6
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 17.4 17.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1200 1200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 100
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 335 @ 2800 325 @ 2800
Engine Order Code L31 L31
Displacement 5.7L/350 5.7L/350
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 250 @ 4600 250 @ 4600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 2.29
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 1.63
Trans Order Code M30 M30
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe
Body Code ZW9 ZW9
Body Style 1500 2-Door 1500
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2950 3200
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42 3.08
Axle Type - Front Independent GM Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 32
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3400 3600
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.87 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4000 3750
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating Semi-floating
Suspension Type - Front Indep Coil Spring Indep Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.25 1.25
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4000 3750
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type NA NA
 
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