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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $39,264 $42,220
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $42,761 $45,980
2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $51,256 $55,115
4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $41,910 $45,065
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $45,407 $48,825
4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $54,046 $58,115
2WD 4-Door 2500 LS 10 16 $40,761 $43,830
2WD 4-Door 2500 LT 10 16 $44,240 $47,570
4WD 4-Door 2500 LS 10 15 $43,403 $46,670
4WD 4-Door 2500 LT 10 15 $46,885 $50,415
2WD 4-Door Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 14 18 $61,494 $65,770
2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 18 $65,445 $69,995
2WD 4-Door Premium 14 18 $70,008 $74,875
2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 14 18 $77,179 $82,545
AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $63,879 $68,320
AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $67,829 $72,545
AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $72,392 $77,425
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 60.5 60.5
Third Shoulder Room (in) 64.7 64.7
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
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 9.1 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 76.8 73.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 101.8 - TBD -
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
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 x 0.8 13.6 x 0.8
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 13.0 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 31 31
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.8 17.75
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code ZRS ZRS
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5100 8000
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
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7200 7200
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3500 3300
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
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.0 16.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Engine
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V8
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
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 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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Suburban Cadillac Escalade ESV
Body Code NA 130" WB
Body Style 4 Door 1500 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 46.0 46
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3500 3400
Suspension Type - Rear Multi link 5-Link w/Coil Springs
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
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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