Looking at the 2010 Chevrolet Suburban


Model Highlights

There’s a special anniversary-edition trim level for the 2010 Chevrolet Suburban lineup, which includes the ½ ton Suburban 1500 and the ¾ ton 2500. The design is lent to the GMC Yukon XL and is has a wheelbase that’s 14” longer than the Chevy’s Tahoe. That’s an average length that’s 20” inches longer and with 30 cubic feet greater cargo volume.

The 1500 and 2500 can accommodate 9 passengers. Both are available in LS and LT trims. The 1500, however, can also come in LTZ trim and in the 75th Anniversary Diamond limited edition. Both rear-wheel and 4WD systems are available. GM’s Autotrac 4WD system, which can be left engaged on dry pavement, also includes a low-range gear for off-road purposes.

2010 Chevrolet Suburban Looking at the 2010 Chevrolet Suburban

The 1500 has a 310 hp 5.3 liter V8 engine, using GM’s Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation, with a 6 speed automatic transmission. The Suburban 2500, on the other hand, has 352 hp 6.0 liter V8 and a 6 speed automatic. All the Suburban models are E85 ethanol-based fuel compatible. As for maximum towing capacity, the 1500 has 8,100 lbs and the 2500 has 9,600.

Available safety features of the model are: ABS, traction control, front and curtain-side airbags, and an antiskid system. These safety features are basic additions to most vehicles necessary to ensure a safer driving experience for both the drive and his or her passengers.

The LTZ, in particular, has a Blind-spot alert as well as heated or cooled front seats. The blind-spot alert feature automatically detects obstacles that would otherwise not be in the driver’s line of sight. Heated or cooled front seats help regulate the condition of the Suburban’s seats to your preference.

As for other features, included are a rearview camera, a dual screen DVD, and a wireless cell phone link.

The rearview camera will help make parking and backing up much safer by giving you a better view of what’s behind you. The wireless cell phone link, on the other hand, makes making calls with your mobile phone much safer by allowing you to access most of its functions with voice commands.

The limited edition also comes with these features, but with its own paint and trim.

Experts say that the four-wheel drive Chevrolet Suburban fares relatively much better than your average large-sized sport-utility vehicle. The Suburban, specifically the one with the LT trim level, scores a total of 79 versus it’s generic counterpart’s 71.9.  Evaluation even rated the vehicle a perfect 10 with respect to cargo room and its overall value within its class. Top that off with high comfort ratings for both front and rear seats as well as above average controls and details, and the Suburban is essentially the kind of car you’d take on long road trips and vacations with the family.

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