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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 $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
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE 15 21 $40,506 $43,555
2WD 4-Door 2500 SLE 10 16 $41,891 $45,045
4WD 4-Door 1500 SLE 15 21 $43,100 $46,345
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLT 15 21 $44,444 $47,790
4WD 4-Door 2500 SLE 10 15 $44,533 $47,885
2WD 4-Door 2500 SLT 10 16 $45,960 $49,420
4WD 4-Door 1500 SLT 15 21 $46,988 $50,525
4WD 4-Door 2500 SLT 10 15 $48,606 $52,265
2WD 4-Door 1500 Denali 14 18 $53,637 $57,675
AWD 4-Door 1500 Denali 13 18 $56,506 $60,760
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,264
$40,506
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,220
$43,555
Monthly Payment Estimate
$704 / month
$726 / 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 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 9 8
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 60.3
Third Shoulder Room (in) 64.7 64.7
Second Leg Room (in) 39.5 39.5
Front Head Room (in) 41.1 40.3
Second Hip Room (in) 61.8 61.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 65.2
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 10.5 10.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.1 79.1
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA NA
Overhang, Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA NA
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.8 31.8
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 222.4 222.4
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 9.1 8.9
Height, Overall (in) 76.8 76.8
Step Up Height - Front (in) NA NA
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 31.8 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 130.0 130.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 41.4 41.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 69.6 69.6
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) 101.8 101.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 137.4 137.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 35.6 35.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 45.8 45.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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 - NA
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.8 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.0 43.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code QAN QAN
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code QAN QAN
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 2135
Spare Tire Order Code ZRS ZRS
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 2135
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 765 765
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 5100
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 8100
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4200 4200
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2723 2756
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7200 7200
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3500 3300
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2949 2985
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11,000 11000
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.0 16.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 335 @ 4000 335 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LMG LMG
Displacement 5.3L/323 5.3L/323
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 320 @ 5400 320 @ 5400
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V8
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 15
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 0.7
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.03 4.0
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.5
Trans Type 6 6
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.9
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.06 3.1
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 2.4
Trans Order Code MYC MYC
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.2
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 1500 Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Suburban GMC Yukon XL
Body Code NA 130" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46.0 46
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating Semi-floating
Suspension Type - Front Coil springs Coil-over
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.41 1.4
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4200 4200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3300 3300
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.08 3.08
Axle Type - Front Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 46.0 46
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3500 3400
Suspension Type - Rear Multi link Multi-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.10 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4200 4200
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.0 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 2
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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