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The 2024 Chevrolet Suburban: The behemoth SUV boasts big power, guts and capacity

The 2024 Chevrolet Suburban full-size SUV has class-leading cargo room, great engine choices, and the capability to move a lot of people and gear. Pricing starts at $59,200.

The 2024 Chevrolet Suburban is extra-large in every way. As the stretched version of the already-big Chevy Tahoe, the Suburban can hold more gear while accommodating up to nine passengers. Most models seat seven or eight depending on configuration, and there is ample room for everyone. But it’s in cargo room where the Suburban excels, with a class-leading 144.7 cubic feet that beats rivals like the Ford
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Expedition Max and Jeep Wagoneer L.

This generation of Suburban is still quite fresh after debuting three years ago, features ample technology, including wireless phone connectivity, and can even be had with GM’s
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Super Cruise hands-free driving system.

What’s new for 2024

No significant changes for the 2024 Suburban, which entered a new generation just three years ago. There are rumors that we could see a refresh for the 2025 Suburban.

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2024 Chevrolet Suburban pricing

The 2024 Chevrolet Suburban


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The 2024 Chevrolet Suburban starts at $59,200. That’s for a base LS model with rear-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive is standard on Z71 models, but adding 4WD to the rest of the range is an extra $3,000. At the top of the lineup, a loaded-up High Country model can reach over $85,000.

Suburban LS

$59,200

Suburban LT

$64,700

Suburban RST

$67,300

Suburban Z71

$69,300

Suburban Premier

$72,600

Suburban High Country

$79,400

These figures are the manufacturer’s suggested retail prices and do not include the $1,995 factory-to-dealer delivery fee (destination charge).

The 2024 Chevy Suburban starts a bit lower than its most direct competitor, the Ford Expedition Max ($62,590). It’s also lower than a newer competitor, the Jeep Wagoneer L (around $64.5K). The Chevy’s cousin, the GMC Yukon, also starts higher at over $62K.

Before buying, check the Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying for their Suburban. The Suburban’s resale value is about average, a bit better than the Ford Expedition but shy of the Yukon XL.

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Power, ride and handling

The Suburban is a big vehicle that boasts big power, which comes courtesy of a choice of V8 engines or a stout turbodiesel 6-cylinder. The standard 5.3-liter V8 has the guts to move this behemoth and allows a towing capacity of up to 8,300 pounds — enough for a boat or RV. The optional 6.2-liter V8 provides even more grunt, and we admit to loving the sound it makes when you get on the throttle. But don’t discount the diesel option, which only adds about $1,000 to the price. It has the same torque as the 6.2-liter V8 (420 lb-ft) and nets the best fuel economy of the bunch. We think it’s a wonderful choice, and it’s available on every trim except the Z71 off-road model.

For as large as it is, the Suburban drives well. It’s the kind of vehicle that can make a trip across the country more manageable — especially so if you get a top model with the Super Cruise hands-free driving system. Super Cruise is available on the Premier and High Country trims and currently works on over 400,000 miles of designated roads in the U.S. and Canada.

With the switch to an independent rear suspension, this generation of Suburban is far more refined than prior versions and does a nice job of quashing its truck-like traits. That smooth ride only gets better with the optional magnetic ride control and air ride suspension.

Fuel economy

With the standard 5.3-liter V8 and rear-wheel drive, the Chevy Suburban’s fuel economy is rated at 17 mpg in mixed city/highway driving. With 4-wheel drive, that number drops to 16 mpg. The Suburban also registers 16 mpg combined with the 6.2-liter engine and both rear-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive. These numbers slightly trail those of the Ford Expedition Max and Jeep Wagoneer L. However, the Suburban beats both if you opt for the diesel engine. That 6-cylinder diesel returns 23 mpg combined with rear-wheel drive and 22 mpg with 4-wheel drive. More Suburban fuel economy information can be found on the EPA’s website.

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Massive interior

The Chevy Suburban, like its smaller (relatively speaking) Tahoe stablemate, is among the few vehicles that can seat up to nine passengers. This arrangement is only available on the base LS model and comes by way of a front passenger bench. Most trims, however, have two front bucket seats and accommodate seven or eight passengers across the three rows, depending on whether the middle row is a bench or a pair of captain’s seats. The Premier and High Country trims come standard with the captain’s chairs, befitting their luxury-like appointments.

The base LS model is rather basic, with cloth upholstery and an 8-inch center touchscreen to handle infotainment duties. We recommended skipping this trim if your budget allows and stepping up to at least an LT, which has leather-appointed upholstery and slicker interior tech that includes a 10.2-inch infotainment screen and 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Top-end models could nearly rival a Cadillac Escalade with heated and ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable steering column, and a nifty power-operated center console that can create open space between the front seats. One trait we’re not fans of is the button-operated shift system. Rather than a traditional shift knob or column on the steering wheel, you press a button to put the Suburban into Drive, Park, Reverse, etc. It saves space in the dash but can be a hassle to use, especially when doing multiple maneuvers in a tight space.

Class-leading cargo space

As essentially an extra-large Tahoe, the Suburban has more third-row legroom – 36.7 inches vs. 34.9 – making it more comfortable for adults in the last row. But the biggest difference between the two is in cargo space. The Suburban touts an incredible 41.5 cubic feet behind the third row, 93.8 with the third row folded, and 144.7 with both rear rows folded. That beats the Wagoneer L’s max of 130.9 and the Expedition Max’s 121.5 figure. The Tahoe’s cargo numbers, by the way, are 25.5/72.6/122.9.

Extra-large exterior

The 2024 Suburban is a big vehicle. Also, water is wet. To put this into numbers, the Suburban stretches 225.7  inches, or nearly 19 feet, in length. A Tahoe comes in at 210.7 inches. If you plan to park this big Chevy SUV in your garage, measure first. Like its Tahoe sibling, we think the Suburban wears its size well. This is a big, blocky SUV; its angles reflect its utilitarian nature. Yet, it never appears gaudy to our eyes. Each trim has slight differences, with the High Country dressed with a bit more chrome and the Z71 off-road model wearing a unique honeycombed grille, underbody protection, and red-accented recovery hooks. It also has beefy all-terrain tires.

Our favorite features and tech

Infotainment system: On all but the base LS model (which we recommend skipping), the Suburban comes with a 10.2-inch center screen and a 12.3-inch configurable digital instrument cluster. It all lends some nice tech to the Chevy’s interior.

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CarPlay/Android Auto: All 2024 Suburban models include this handy feature. There’s no need to fuss with cables to use either of these phone-mirroring systems. Just set it up once and go from there.

Super Cruise: Available on Premier and High Country models, this is among the industry’s first and finest hands-free driving systems.

Diesel engine: Outside of heavy-duty trucks, diesel engines have all but gone extinct. We love that GM still offers one in the Suburban, and it’s excellent. It makes as much torque as the big 6.2-liter V8 yet returns up to 27 mpg on the highway. Also, it’s only about $1,000 more than the standard 5.3-liter V8. Win-win-win!

Hands-free tailgate: Another reason to skip the base Suburban LS is that all other models get a hands-free power tailgate. Daily duties become so much easier when loading and unloading groceries, gear, and everything else.

Bose audio: Yet another feature not on the LS but included in all other trims is a premium audio system from Bose. If you plan to listen to music while you drive (you’re human, yes?), it’s just another reason to get into at least an LT trim.

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Engine and transmission

Three powertrains are available for the 2024 Chevrolet Suburban. The standard engine is a 5.3-liter V8, making 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. Standard in the High Country and optional for the RST, Z71, and Premier trims is a 6.2-liter V8 making 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Optional on all but the Z71 is GM’s Duramax 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder turbodiesel that makes 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. All powertrains are connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and 4-wheel drive is available for all three engines (and standard on Z71 models). The 2024 Suburban can tow between 7,400 and 8,300 pounds. That max figure is attained with the 5.3-liter V8 and rear-wheel drive. The Ford Expedition L is rated to tow up to 9,300 pounds, and the Jeep Wagoneer L can pull up to 10,000 pounds.

3-year/36,000-mile warranty

The Chevrolet Suburban has a new-vehicle warranty of three years or 36,000 miles, while the powertrain is covered for five years or 60,000 miles. These are typical for the segment.

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Safety

This generation of the Chevrolet Suburban has not yet been tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave it 4-of-5 stars.

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This story originally ran on KBB.com.



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