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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $37,790 $40,635
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $41,054 $44,145
2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $49,178 $52,880
4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $40,436 $43,480
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $43,700 $46,990
4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $51,731 $55,625
2WD 4-Door 2500 LS 9 16 $39,287 $42,245
2WD 4-Door 2500 LT 9 16 $42,533 $45,735
4WD 4-Door 2500 LS 9 14 $41,929 $45,085
4WD 4-Door 2500 LT 9 14 $45,179 $48,580
2WD 4-Door SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SE 12 18 $33,880 $37,210
2WD 4-Door FFV SE 12 18 $33,880 $37,210
2WD 4-Door LE 12 18 $41,016 $45,060
2WD 4-Door FFV LE 12 18 $41,016 $45,060
4WD 4-Door SE 12 18 $36,425 $40,010
4WD 4-Door FFV SE 12 18 $36,425 $40,010
4WD 4-Door LE 12 18 $43,562 $47,860
4WD 4-Door FFV LE 12 18 $43,562 $47,860
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,790
$33,880
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,635
$37,210
Monthly Payment Estimate
$677 / month
$620 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Chevrolet Suburban is a workhorse in the best sense; it's capable and handsome, too. Competitors to the 2009 Nissan Armada offer roomier interiors and better options, but the Armada should be commended for its handsome looks and powerful V-8 engine.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 12 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in) 49.4 48.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 64.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.8
Third Head Room (in) 38.1 35.9
Front Hip Room (in) 64.4 61.4
Third Shoulder Room (in) 64.7 63.7
Second Leg Room (in) 39.5 41.9
Front Head Room (in) 41.1 41.0
Second Hip Room (in) 61.8 60.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.3 65.0
Passenger Capacity 9 8
Third Leg Room (in) 34.9 32.2
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Front (in) - TBD - -
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.8 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 222.4 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 9.1 -
Height, Overall (in) 76.8 77.2
Step Up Height - Front (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - TBD - -
Wheelbase (in) 130.0 123.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 10.5 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.1 79.3
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Liftover Height (in) - 35.4
Track Width, Rear (in) - 67.5
Track Width, Front (in) - 67.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 9.8
Length, Overall (in) - 207.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 90.0 56.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 101.8 20.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 137.4 97.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 35.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 45.8 20.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 55.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 41.4 36.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 69.6 - TBD -
Brakes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 x 0.8 12.6 x 0.6
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.2 13.8 x 1.2
Brake Type Pwr w/Hydroboost Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 31 28.0
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.8 20.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.0 40.8
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R18
Front Tire Order Code QAN NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code ZRS NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code QAN NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 765 - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5100 - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2931 2624
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7200 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3300 3400
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2915 2748
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11000 15100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4200 4300
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.8 12.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 650
Maximum Alternator Watts NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 130
Engine
Displacement 5.3L/325 5.6L/339
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 320 @ 5400 317 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SFI NA
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 335 @ 4000 385 @ 3400
Engine Order Code LMG VK56DE
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 12
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 -
Transmission
Trans Type 6 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.06 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 2.37
Trans Order Code MYC NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.03 3.83
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.52
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Suburban Nissan Armada
Body Code NA 123.2" WB
Body Style 4 Door 1500 Sport Utility
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4200 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3300 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.08 - TBD -
Axle Type - Front Independent - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 46.0 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3400 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Coil springs Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.1 0.87
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4200 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46.0 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Coil springs Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.41 0.91
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.0 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
 
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