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2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $39,264 $42,220
2WD 4-Door 2500 LS 10 16 $40,761 $43,830
4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $41,910 $45,065
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $42,761 $45,980
4WD 4-Door 2500 LS 10 15 $43,403 $46,670
2WD 4-Door 2500 LT 10 16 $44,240 $47,570
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $45,407 $48,825
4WD 4-Door 2500 LT 10 15 $46,885 $50,415
2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $51,256 $55,115
4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $54,046 $58,115
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2WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 14 18 $61,494 $65,770
AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $63,879 $68,320
2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 18 $65,445 $69,995
AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $67,829 $72,545
2WD 4-Door Premium 14 18 $70,008 $74,875
AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $72,392 $77,425
2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 14 18 $77,179 $82,545
AWD 4-Door Platinum Edition 13 18 $79,563 $85,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,264
$61,494
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,220
$65,770
Monthly Payment Estimate
$704 / month
$1096 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Old-school, mostly in the right ways, the Chevrolet Suburban's survived the big-SUV shakeout for a reason.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 39.5
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 41.1
Second Hip Room (in)
61.8 61.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 65.2
Passenger Capacity
9 7
Third Leg Room (in)
34.9 34.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.5
Third Hip Room (in)
49.4 49.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 65.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
38.1 38.1
Front Hip Room (in)
60.5 60.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
64.7 64.7
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA NA
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
31.8 NA
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - NA
Wheelbase (in)
130.0 130.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
10.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.1 79.1
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA NA
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA 21.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.8 NA
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
222.4 222.9
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9.1 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
76.8 73.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
137.4 137.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
35.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
45.8 45.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
41.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
69.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
90.0 90.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
101.8 - TBD -
Brakes
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 13.0 x 1.2
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
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 13.6 x 0.8
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
31 31
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.0 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.8 17.75
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 P265/65R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
QAN QXK
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P265/65R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
QAN QXK
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZRS ZRS
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
765 1200
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5100 8000
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2949 2852
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11,000 14000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4200 4200
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2723 2921
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7200 7200
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3500 3300
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.0 16.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
335 @ 4000 417 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
LMG L94
Displacement
5.3L/323 6.2L/376
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 5400 403 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 18
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic HD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 4.03
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.53
Trans Type
6 6
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.36
Trans Order Code
MYC MYC
Summary
Body Code
NA 130" WB
Body Style
4 Door 1500 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Suburban Cadillac Escalade ESV
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.10 1.10
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 4200
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46.0 46
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Coil springs Independent w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.41 1.41
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 4200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3300 3300
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.08 3.42
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
46.0 46
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 3400
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi link 5-Link w/Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type
NA Swing-out
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 11.6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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