2015 Chevrolet Suburban

2015 Chevrolet Suburban

2015 Chevrolet Suburban

The Suburban started out way back in 1935 as a sort of bare-bones pickup truck/station-wagon hybrid, but effectively laid down the formula for what we today consider an SUV. 2015 will mark the introduction of the twelfth-generation Chevrolet Suburban. GM will completely redesign and re-engineer the large SUV for the 2015 model year, maintaining the promise of a capable body-on-frame SUV for off-loading, towing, and carrying passengers.

2015 Chevrolet Suburban

2015 Chevrolet Suburban

The 2015 Suburban will be the first redesign of the nameplate in eight years. While GMC puts all its full-size SUVs under one umbrella, the Suburban leaves the short-wheelbase duties to the Chevy Tahoe. The long-wheelbase model in Chevy’s portfolio is 130 inches long in wheelbase as it was in the previous generation and more than 220 inches long overall, slightly stretched from the last Suburban.

2015 Chevrolet Suburban

2015 Chevrolet Suburban

The 2015 Chevy Suburban debuts with the same 5.3-liter, small-block V-8 engine offered as the mid-level powerplant for the 2014 Silverado. It’s part of the same Ecotec 3 engine family based on the fifth-generation GM small-block engine, and gets the same variable valve timing, direct injection, and Active Fuel Management cylinder-deactivation feature as the Silverado’s mill.

2015 Chevy Suburban interior

2015 Chevy Suburban interior

Output stands at a prodigious 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque increases of 35 horsepower and 57 lb-ft over the outgoing Suburban’s 5.3-liter V-8. Power is again routed to either the rear wheels or all four through a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel-economy figures for the latest Suburban aren’t yet available, but don’t be surprised if the new truck improves on the old one’s 15 mpg city, 21 mpg highway EPA ratings…