STATUS: Unchanged for 2020 - The plus-sized Chevrolet Tahoe is definitely big, but the Suburban is bigger, even though both utility vehicles share the same distance between the front and rear wheels. The Suburban's sheetmetal has a crisp, modern look that belies its actual dimensions. The standard engine is a 355-horsepower V-8 connected to a six-speed automatic transmission. There is a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V-8, but you'll have to splurge for the RST (Rally Sport Truck) model get it. That model was introduced for the 2019 model year and comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission, magnetic ride control, color-keyed exterior and unique 22-inch wheels. There's a performance exhaust system (Borla) and brakes (Brembo), but they are optional. As always, the Suburban is available in two- or four-wheel-drive. Seating choices include three benches (for a nine-person capacity), or three rows of two high-back bucket seats (for a total of six), or a limited combination thereof. The Suburban can also be ordered with an Enhanced Driver Alert package that comes with power-adjustable pedals, active (left-right pivoting) headlights, forward-collision alert, lane-keeping assist and a safety alert seat that vibrates in different spots (left, right, etc.) to correspond with where the potential collision threat is originating.
Base price (incl. destination): $51,900
Type: Full-size utility vehicle
Engines (h.p.): 5.3-liter V-8 (355); 6.2-liter V-8 (420)
Transmissions: Six-speed automatic; 10-speed automatic (6.2)
Layout: Rear- /four-wheel-drive
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 15/22/18 (5.3, 4x2)
Base weight (lb.): 5,410