2000 Chevrolet Suburban Review

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2017
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2017
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Sue Mead Sue Mead Editor
TELLURIDE, Colorado — It’s new. It’s improved. And it will still take up to nine of your favorite travelmates just about anywhere. "It" is Chevrolet’s long-standing representative in the full-size SUV segment — the Suburban.

Unveiling its 2000 model of the stalwart Suburban, GM chose Telluride, Colorado, because of its "Like a Rock" image and views. And, judging from the two days of driving this newest version over the famed Million Dollar Highway, on rugged backcountry roads, and across the nearly 14,000-foot-high Imogene pass, it’s clear that the General’s PR flacks chose well.

This bow-tie offering has it all — a carlike ride, trucklike capabilities with a rugged exterior, and a baronial interior that turns heads at the grocery store, on ski vacations and in the backcountry. But now it has a true competitor when it comes to sheer size and towing capability: the new Ford Excursion.

The trappings of size

How does it stack up against Ford’s new goliath? At first glance, the Suburban falls short in the "wow" category. The new model has morphed from squared edges to more smooth but uninspired lines, accented by rounded edges around door handles, the bumper and fenders. A slightly raised roofline keeps the Suburban from looking like a brick on wheels, however, and Chevy’s distinctive front grille caps off a sporty front end. Attractive, vented trim marks the rear-pillar sheet metal with distinctive styling, as well.

Although Chevy designers emphasized the importance of size for the Suburban, they have created a 2000 model that is slightly shorter than its predecessor and "more efficiently sized" than the competition. In this case, "efficiency" translates into a turning diameter 5 feet shorter than that of Ford’s new Excursion, as well as improved "garageability." The Excursion is longer and taller.

The Suburban’s body panels don’t match the sleek designs offered by some other manufacturers' models, but they do hide what should be noticed — safety features and an improved overall platform. Front crush caps, for instance, assist in keeping passengers out of harm’s way in a high-speed frontal collision. And, for frame improvements, Chevy used a process called "hydroforming" (using high-pressure water presses to shape the aluminum pieces) for the first time in the SUV segment to increase general structural rigidity and strength by as much as 400 percent. (Suburban shares this frame with the award-winning Silverado truck series.)

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February 28, 2017
2016 Chevrolet Suburban 4WD 4-Door 1500 LT

Battery problem and then air condition problem

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I got a new 2016 Chevrolet Suburban. After a few months this new Suburban got Battery problem and then air condition problem.
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January 4, 2017
2016 Chevrolet Suburban 4WD 4-Door 1500 LT

Love my Suburban. I did not settle and got everything I ever wanted.

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I wanted a truck to carry a large family. I have 4 grandchildren and they have a lot of stuff. My truck has a lot of room and the entertainment system is great for the long rides.
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January 1, 2017
2016 Chevrolet Suburban 2WD 4-Door 1500 LS

2016 Suburban has an non repairable vibration at a constant speed.

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My 2016 Suburban has a vibration felt in the steering wheel and a matching rumbling noise when driving at a constant speed or with the cruise control engaged. It is most noticeable between 45mph - 55mph but... + More »
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May 24, 2016
2016 Chevrolet Suburban 4WD 4-Door 1500 LS

Surprisingly Lacking in Interior Workmanship, Quality and Design

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Bought a brand new 2016 Chevy Suburban a few weeks ago. Since then, we've been back every week to have one problem after another fixed. First (and still unresolved) the rear cargo storage lid doesn't seat... + More »
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April 13, 2016
For 2016 Chevrolet Suburban

just purchase this suburban and already having issues

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THIS SUBURBAN I HAVE HAS BEEN MY HEADACHE FOR TWO MONTHS NOW STARTING DAY TWO I NOTICE VERY LOUD NOISE INSIDE AND OUT. HOWEVER GMC DOESN'T HAVE A FIX FOR MY SUBURBAN AT THIS TIME. I AM NOT SAYING ALL ARE BAD... + More »
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October 15, 2015
2016 Chevrolet Suburban 4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ

Pleasantly surprised, surpassed all expectations

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Recently while on vacation we were "forced" to rent this truck for a week (the rental comany gAve away the car we wAntes so they uograded us). We were the first drivers. I was not happy since we're on a strict... + More »
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October 16, 2015
2009 Chevrolet Suburban 4WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/2LT

Ammazing car to drive.

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Ok, so a little high on gas but when you have to take two cars it is actually much cheaper. Handles well and is really easy to park unlike some other large SUV's.
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June 25, 2015
2008 Chevrolet Suburban 4WD 4-Door 1500 LS

We still enjoy this vehicle after 7 years and 125,000 miles.

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Our Suburban has traveled the country pulling a either a 29' trailer. Without the trailer it performs well. With the trailer its performance is not as good. Gas milage is really bad and it struggles through... + More »
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April 17, 2015
For 2007 Chevrolet Suburban

A large vehicle with a lot of versatility.

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The Suburban is not for everyone. It has a lot of capabilities. It could use a little more HP. It is a great highway cruiser.
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May 13, 2015
2006 Chevrolet Suburban 4-Door 1500 2WD Z71

Best car/truck I ever owned.

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I love my Suburban. Comfortable for a six footer. Comfortable on long rides. Can hold seven passengers AND lots of stuff. Great for Dogs. The fold down and removable third row seats is great!
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