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2015 Chevrolet Suburban Pros vs Cons. Should You Buy?

Why Buy a 2015 Chevrolet Suburban?
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Should You Buy a 2015 Chevrolet Suburban? Here Are Some Reasons For and Against

The Chevrolet Suburban is well-known as being an alternative to the minivan for soccer moms. This SUV does more than just haul kids around, however. It can tow trailers with ease, and it has plenty of comfort inside for several passengers to enjoy the ride. Chevy created the Suburban to do the dirty work a car or minivan can’t do while making everyone inside comfortable with plenty of room.

The 2015 Suburban has received a complete makeover. It is fully redesigned inside and out. This year’s Suburban is ranked third out of 13 of Affordable Large SUVs by US News and World Reports’ Best Cars. Their testing was based on a number of factors, including test drives, other reviews, and safety and reliability information. It was also ranked number 3 in Affordable SUVs with three rows.

10 Reasons to Buy a 2015 Chevrolet Suburban - The Pros

1.) It's powerful.

The5.3 L V8 in the Chevrolet produces 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. The six-speed transmission is automatic, and test drivers report that it shifts smoothly. A Max Trailering package provides all the power you need to haul all your toys. Choose between the 2WD or 4WD options. The 2WD option can haul 8,300 pounds, and the 4WD can comfortably tow 8,000 pounds.

2.) It handles well.

The Suburban handles curves and turns with ease and security. For its size, it is easy to handle. The brakes are responsive and strong, and its steering is spot-on. Even though it is sometimes reported to be a bit uncomfortable over bumpy roads, it offers a solid ride overall.

3.) It's a comfortable ride.

Magnetic Ride Control, offered on the most expensive LTZ trim, utilizes high-quality shock absorbers that automatically change how stiff they are when they receive feedback from road surfaces. They also avoid the vehicle leaning in too far on curves.

4.) The interior is luxurious.

The interior of the Suburban is quiet and comfortable. Some test drivers report that there is no need to raise your voice when you speak, even to those in the back rows. The top-of-the-line features make it feel luxurious. There is plenty of room inside for everyone, even in the back rows.

You can also get a telescoping steering wheel and power tilt to help you find the most comfortable driving position. Additionally, the third-row seats don’t need to be removed in the past for extra cargo space as they did in past models. Power-folding seats with cargo space underneath make getting more cargo space easier.

5.) Check out the cargo room.

The cargo capacity is good for the SUV class, and its max is 121.1 cubic feet. With all that room, you can haul the neighborhood kids, tools and materials for work, and all your and your friends’ groceries.

6.) It's convenient.

The Suburban’s extra features make it really convenient for passengers and the driver. For example, the rearview camera and rear parking sensors make the driver feel more secure in backing such a large vehicle up and parking it. It also comes with two USB ports, three climate zones, and satellite radio to keep everyone inside entertained. Bluetooth is another great feature of the Suburban. Options like rear-seat entertainment and a power sunroof ensure the Suburban makes everyone’s rides comfortable.

7.) Find your way around town.

If you are prone to getting lost, you might spring for the navigation option. The suburban also features the MyLink system for information and entertainment, which is controlled by a touch screen and voice commands.

8.) It's safe.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the Suburban four stars out of five for its overall safety rating. It also received four stars in the frontal crash category. Five out of five stars were awarded for side crashes, and the rollover rating was three out of five stars.

9.) It has multiple safety features.

The SUV features standard driver and passenger airbags, side airbags, as well as side and rear head bags, in addition to a rear body air bag. The usual 4-wheel ABS and disc brakes are supplemented by brake assist. Adjustable pedals, daytime running lights are other safety features. Electronic stability control, traction control, and lane departure warnings are also helpful to keep your family safe on the road. Other safety options include a forward collision and blind zone alert. You can also opt for the safety-alert seat that vibrates, as well as an alert system that tells you when traffic is moving behind you.

10.) OnStar is awesome.

OnStar comes with roadside assistance, crash notification, and other helpful features. It also lets you get back into your car with remote unlocking available if you lock your keys inside.

Reasons You May Not Want to Buy a Chevrolet Suburban - The Cons

1.) It's expensive.

The Suburban’s price may make it unattainable for some drivers. It ranges from an MSRP of $48,250 for the 2WD LS model to $66,035 for the 4 WD LTZ version. You pay for the nice technological features, but the perks of this vehicle may make it a good choice for many drivers.

2.) MyLink isn't all that.

The MyLink system in Suburbans has received complaints. It is not known to be very responsive to voices, although purchasing with the navigation system seems to alleviate this difficulty. Also, the touch screen is not as responsive as consumers would expect.

3.) It is a bit slow to respond.

In an effort to increase fuel economy, GM’s drivetrain is a bit slow to respond when you put your foot on the gas pedal. It takes a bit for the engine to pick up when you are trying to pass or start from a stoplight.

How It Stacks Up to the Competition

While the Toyota Sequoia boasts a comfortable third row for adults and a comfortable drive, it does not have quite the cargo capacity of the Suburban. Chevy’s other SUV, the Tahoe, is comparable to the Suburban in a few areas, like gas mileage, being nice to drive, and seating 9 people (only on the base LS trim on the Suburban), but its cargo space is definitely smaller than the Suburban. The Tahoe’s third row seat is also not as adult-friendly as that of the Suburban.


The Suburban is the perfect option if you need to haul heavy loads, or you have a large family. With plenty of interior and exterior features to make the ride safe and comfortable, you are sure to enjoy owning this SUV.

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