1997 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Specs

MSRP based on 1500

Quick Specs

Gas Mileage 13 mpg City/18 mpg Hwy
Engine Gas V8, 5.7L
EPA Class No Data
Style Name 1500
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 3
Passenger Doors 4
Body Style Sport Utility
Transmission 4-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission w/OD


Rear Door Type Panel Doors
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2362
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2950
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11,000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2440.1
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3968
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA
Front Hip Room (in) 60.5
Third Head Room (in) NA
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) NA
Third Hip Room (in) NA
Passenger Capacity 3
Second Head Room (in) NA
Third Leg Room (in) NA
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.0
Second Hip Room (in) NA
Front Head Room (in) 39.9
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 29.2
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA
Overhang, Front (in) 35.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 40.9
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.1
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA
Wheelbase (in) 131.5
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 52.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 50.5
Height, Overall (in) 71.3
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.6
Step Up Height - Front (in) NA
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 219.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 96.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 70.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 40.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 77.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 47.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 36.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 149.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 97.7

Fuel Economy

Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location Behind Rear Axle
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 42
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18

Performance Specs

Engine Oil Cooler NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 250 @ 4600
Displacement 5.7L/350
Engine Order Code L31
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 335 @ 2800
Fuel System SFI
Engine Type Gas V8
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans PTO Access NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Type 4
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Clutch Size (in) NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Transfer Case Model NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Trans Power Take Off NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA
Trans Order Code M30
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake Type Power
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.57 x 1.25
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.15 x 2.75
Brake ABS System Four Wheel
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 48.1
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 15.6
Steering Type Speed sensitive pwr
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.7
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 16.5
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1763
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 721
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15XL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 721
Spare Tire Order Code QHA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1763
Front Tire Order Code QHA
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15XL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 721
Front Tire Size P235/75R15XL
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1763
Rear Tire Order Code QHA
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3400
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32
Axle Type - Front Independent GM
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2950
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4000
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.25
Suspension Type - Front Indep Coil Spring
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4000
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf

Safety Features

Air Bag-Frontal-Driver Yes
Air Bag-Frontal-Passenger Yes
Air Bag-Passenger Switch (On/Off) No
Air Bag-Side Body-Front No
Air Bag-Side Body-Rear No
Air Bag-Side Head-Front No
Air Bag-Side Head-Rear No
Brakes-ABS Yes
Child Safety Rear Door Locks No
Daytime Running Lights Yes
Traction Control No
Night Vision No
Rollover Protection Bars No
Fog Lamps No
Parking Aid No
Tire Pressure Monitor No
Back-Up Camera No
Stability Control No
Other Features 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
Driver & front passenger air bag
Manual lap/shoulder safety belts for outboard front seat...
Manual lap safety belt for center front seat position
Front outboard shoulder belt height adjusters
Energy absorbing instrument panel
Energy absorbing steering column
Front seat head restraints
Daytime running lights
Side guard door beams


Basic Miles/km 36,000
Basic Note No Deductible Supplemental Inflatable Restraint - 3 years/36,000 miles
Basic Years 3
Drivetrain Note DIESEL WARRANTY Engine coverage - 5 years or 100,000 miles. $100.00 deductible
Emissions Note Emission component coverage - Varies by geographical region.
Roadside Assistance Note Courtesy Care Roadside Assistance Program includes - Toll Free Assistance # 1-800-CHEV-USA Free Towing to nearest Chevy Dealer Locksmith Services, Flat Tire Repair, Jump Start & Fuel delivery Courtesy transportation - Applies when vehicle is left at participating dealer for warranty covered repairs (see dealer for details)

Other Specs

Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 17.4
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600
Maximum Alternator Watts 1200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200
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