2016 Chevrolet Suburban vs. Its Competition

2015 Chevrolet Suburban
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

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

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

Both offer controlled handling for vehicles of this size and their independent rear suspensions deliver even better ride quality.

The Toyota Sequoia, while unrefined inside, offers a well performing, smooth powertrain.

The Nissan Armada is getting on in age and lacks updates to keep it competitive in the segment.

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Quick Specs
7.8
The 2016 Chevy Suburban is a capable full-size SUV that can carry up to nine passengers in a refined interior and tow up to 8,300 pounds of family entertainment.
8.0
The 2016 Ford Expedition proves there's a place in the world for old-school SUVs, especially those with turbo power, adaptive suspensions, and luxury-truck trim.
7.6
The 2016 Lincoln Navigator counts power and unexpectedly good handling as wins—and a top-notch interior joins the list.
7.6
The 2016 Toyota Sequoia is a big, thirsty SUV that's best for towing; it's outclassed for carrying passengers within its own family.
7.4
The 2015 Nissan Armada has become one of the oldest vehicles in a segment filled with newer, more efficient, higher-tech alternatives.
MSRP From    
$49,700$45,435$63,195$45,325$38,510
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas/Ethanol V8Twin Turbo Regular Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-8
EPA Class    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name    
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS2WD 4-Door XLT2WD 4-Door SelectRWD 5.7L SR5 (SE)2WD 4-Door SV
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
88788
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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