Everyone in America knows about the Chevy Suburban. It's named after our favorite commuter zone. And just like that region between the city and the country, the Suburban straddles two vehicle classes. On the one hand, the Suburban has the towing and storage space of a truck, even while boasting the refined ride and comfortable seating of a sedan. In this model review, we'll show you what we mean and why so many people turn to this versatile model year after year.
Truck-like Towing and Payload
There's something about the way the 2019 Chevy Suburban works that reminds us of another class of vehicle entirely. Just for a moment, let's compare the Suburban to the Chevy Colorado, a compact pickup truck. The 2019 Colorado can tow up to 7,000 pounds maximum, with a payload capacity of 1,580 pounds. What about the Suburban? Properly configured, a Suburban can tow a whopping 8,300 pounds and 1,714 pounds. The SUV easily outdoes the pickup by hundreds of pounds. Didn't we say the Suburban was extraordinarily truck-like?
Stupefying Storage Space
There's another way that the 2019 Chevy Suburban breaks the SUV mold. The Suburban has a positively enormous cargo hold. This huge sport utility vehicle has 39.3 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats, 76.7 cubic feet behind the second row, and a total of 121.7 cubic feet behind the first row. This is some best-in-class cargo space, folks, right up there with the Ford Expedition and GMC Yukon XL.
Sedan-Like Seating, Only Lots More of It
Even while the Chevy Suburban holds and works a ton, this heavy-hitting SUV has a softer side. Up to nine passengers (or seven if you choose bucket seats for the first and second rows) sit comfortably on three rows of seating. And, oh, what seats! They almost wrap you in comfort within this cocoon-quiet cabin. The Suburban has come a long way, and the cabin now almost looks like a luxury SUV instead of the friendly family hauler we know it to be. Adults will feel perfectly comfortable, even on longer trips,with ample head- and legroom. They should do fine for shorter trips in the third-row seating. But if you're contemplating road trips, the third row is kid-only or can be folded down for extra storage space.
Convenient and Fun Features
Every 2019 Chevy Suburban comes standard with MyLink infotainment system on an 8-inch touch screen, HD Radio, satellite radio, five USB ports, Bluetooth, six-speaker sound system, Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The base model comes with tri-zone automatic climate control, remote start, keyless entry, rear parking sensors, rearview camera, and Teen Driver.
The MyLink infotainment system is easy to use, with crystal-clear graphics and intuitively-placed controls. For long trips, grab the optional rear-seat Blu-ray entertainment system, wireless smartphone charging, navigation, and a nine- or ten-speaker Bose sound system. There are tons of optional safety features to protect you and your little ones.
The 2019 Chevy Suburban is the perfect marriage of power and potential with the comfort and safety you need in a family vehicle.