2011 Chevrolet Suburban Review

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Kurt Ernst Kurt Ernst Contributor

When it comes to full-size SUVs, there’s large and there’s extra large. The 2011 Chevrolet Suburban leans towards the extra-large side of the fence,  and it’s so big that it may not even fit in your garage. On the other hand, only a full-size van will haul more passengers or cargo, and the Suburban can be equipped to tow up to 8,100 pounds.  If you need that kind of capability, the 2011 Chevrolet Suburban is worth a look. 

Thanks to the Suburban’s wide range of models and options, and long list of safety features, we’re giving it a rating of 7 on FamilyCarGuide. It’s not perfect and it’s not for everyone, but if you have a need for the kind of capabilities that the Suburban delivers, few other vehicles can match it. Thanks to technologies like cylinder deactivation, the Suburban isn’t quite as thirsty for gasoline as it used to be, but we’d still like to see it offered in a Hybrid version.

The NHTSA has not yet fully tested the 2011 Chevy Suburban, but it did get a three-star rating in rollover protection.  That’s on par with other large, high center of gravity SUVs, and it’s a reminder that they need to be driven with a bit more care than a sedan or station wagon. The IIHS has not yet rated the 2011 Chevy Suburban.

All 2011 Chevy Suburbans  come with safety features comparable to the 2011 Chevy Tahoe, including anti-lock brakes, traction control, electronic stability control, front seat side airbags, curtain airbags and GM’s OnStar system. Suburban models can be equipped with four-wheel drive and a number of additional safety features, such as a rearview camera, blind-spot detection system and rear parking sensors.

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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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