2015 Chevrolet Suburban vs. Its Competition

2015 Chevrolet Suburban
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Full-size SUVs like the Chevy Suburban fit fewer families these days--but for those that still need maximum passenger and cargo space as well as top tow ratings, it has few peers.

GMC's nearly identical Yukon is one; the next most popular pair of traditional SUVs come from Ford in the form of the Expedition and Lincoln Navigator.

Neither has the same V-8 grunt as the Suburban, but both have good handling for vehicles of this size.

The Toyota Sequoia offers a smooth powertrain and competitive performance; the Nissan Armada suffers from the lack of updates over its decade on the market.

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Quick Specs
7.8
The 2015 Chevy Suburban hasn't forgotten it's an SUV--but the new interior and infotainment features are welcome crossover cues, while the powertrain gets some welcome modernization.
8.2
The 2015 Ford Expedition isn't totally new, but the much-needed refresh gives it heady twin-turbo power and a slick-riding adaptive suspension.
7.8
The 2015 GMC Yukon unleashes the power of the straight edge--and of GM's new 420-hp V-8.
8.0
The 2015 Lincoln Navigator polishes its user interface with EcoBoost and MyLincoln Touch--but for some, its size is still its killer app.
7.4
The 2015 Nissan Armada has become one of the oldest vehicles in a segment filled with newer, more efficient, higher-tech alternatives.
7.6
The 2015 Toyota Sequoia has room for the entire family and can tow a boat with ease, but its a challenge to maneuver for daily driving, and it's thirsty, too.
MSRP From     
$49,000$44,585$47,740$61,920$38,510$44,395
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas/Ethanol V8Twin Turbo Regular Unleaded V-6Gas/Ethanol V8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-8
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name     
2WD 4-Door LS2WD 4-Door XLT2WD 4-Door SLE2WD 4-Door2WD 4-Door SVRWD 5.7L SR5 (GS)
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
889788
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD