2009 Chevrolet Suburban vs. Its Competition

2009 Chevrolet Suburban

When facing off against the two full-size SUV imports, a properly equipped 2009 Chevrolet Suburban can tow five tons, besting the Toyota Sequoia and Nissan Armada in this important category.

Other options include the Ford Expedition and the Lincoln Navigator.

The most serious competitor is the Expedition.

In particular, the Ford Expedition EL (extended length) offers some useful features and trim styles the Chevy Suburban doesn't, and it arguably has an even better ride with just a light passenger load.

2009 Chevrolet Suburban2009 Chevrolet Suburban
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2009 Nissan Armada SE2009 Nissan Armada
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2008 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer2008 Ford Expedition
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2008 Lincoln Navigator 2WD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View2008 Lincoln Navigator
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2008 Toyota Sequoia Platinum2008 Toyota Sequoia
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Quick Specs
The workhorse 2009 Chevrolet Suburban is far from glamorous, but it gets the job done, in comfort.
Competitors to the 2009 Nissan Armada offer roomier interiors and better options, but the Armada should be commended for its handsome looks and powerful V-8 engine.
The 2008 Ford Expedition is a big, capable SUV with a truly useful and convenient third row.
The 2008 Lincoln Navigator has more going for it than bling.
The 2008 Toyota Sequoia is a capable example of the full-size SUV--in a day where the full-size SUV makes less and less sense.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class    
N/AN/AN/A2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS2WD 4-Door SE2WD 4-Door XLT2WD 4-DoorRWD 4-Door V8 5-Speed AT SR5 (SE)
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4 Door 1500Sport Utility4 Door4 Door4 Door SR5
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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