2017 Chevrolet Suburban vs. Its Competition

2017 Chevrolet Suburban
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

With few peers, the Chevy Suburban and its GM-family siblings—namely the similarly priced GMC Yukon XL—are the kings of full-size SUVs.

Sometimes they're the only real choice for large families with very specific vehicular requirements.

The Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator are natural competition; both offer controlled handling considering their size and their independent rear suspensions deliver even better ride quality.

Finally, Nissan has updated the Armada this year, a virtual twin of the Infiniti QX80, but it's more oriented to luxury shoppers than to nth-degree towing users.

The Toyota Sequoia is now the oldest of the pack and it shows in its unrefined interior, but at least its powertrain is still smooth and competitive in the segment.

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Quick Specs
6.2
The 2017 Chevy Suburban is the ne plus ultra of SUVs; it'll tow up to 8,300 pounds and carry up to nine passengers without a fuss.
6.8
Old school is in session: The 2017 Ford Expedition teaches a few lessons to today's crossover SUVs with twin-turbo power, luxury-truck touches, and big towing and hauling numbers.
6.5
If you've got a lot to haul, the GMC Yukon range is one of the best ways to do it. But if not, consider a crossover that will use much less fuel and be better to drive.
7.0
The 2017 Lincoln Navigator has exceptional interior room, lots of bling, and unexpectedly good handling.
6.0
After rotting on the vine for years, the 2017 Nissan Armada's redesign brings it upscale and makes it competitive with its recently updated truck-based full-size SUV rivals.
5.2
The 2017 Toyota Sequoia hasn't kept up with the times, even for a body-on-frame SUV. Look closely at the competition.
MSRP From     
$49,915$47,125$48,530$63,515$44,900$45,560
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas/Ethanol V8Twin Turbo Regular Unleaded V-6Gas V8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-8
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name     
2WD 4-Door 1500 LSXLT 4x22WD 4-Door SLE4x2 Select4x2 SVSR5 RWD (SE)
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
888788
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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