General Motors' Chevrolet division produces the SUV known as the Chevrolet Suburban. This large sports utility vehicle has been around for a relatively long time since it was introduced in 1936. Over its long career, the Chevrolet, or Chevy, Suburban has been a popular and profitable vehicle for the company. The Suburban is probably best known for its large size and seating capacity. In spite of its large size, this vehicle is considered comfortable to drive.
The 2011 Chevrolet Suburban is available as a half-ton and 3/4-ton vehicle. Both body designs come equipped with a V8 gas engine, although the half-ton can also accept ethanol. The 3/4-ton is capable of producing 352 horsepower, while the half-ton produces 320 horsepower. Some versions of this vehicle are capable of towing 9,400 pounds. The smaller design has a 31.5-gallon fuel tank and is rated for 15 city miles and 21 highway miles per gallon of fuel. The larger version has a 39-gallon tank and is rated for 10 city miles and 16 highway miles per gallon. Both designs are four-door and may seat between seven and eight people. The Chevy Suburban is currently assembled in Arlington, Texas and Janesville, Wisconsin as well as Silao, Mexico.
This SUV began production in 1935 as a carryall suburban". In the 1930s and 1940s, this vehicle was known for being able to carry eight people. In 1954, a four-speed automatic engine was added to the Suburban. During the 1960s and 1970s, there were several design changes. Some of these models were easily recognized by their use of two doors on the passenger side but only one on the driver's side. In 1973, the Chevrolet Suburban became a four-door vehicle and the overall design used for this model remained mostly unchanged until 1992. The 2000 Suburban model began to be sold as a half-ton and 3/4-ton vehicle. This tradition is continued in the current generation, which began in 2007.
Both body designs have the Suburban LS and LT trim levels, but only the half-ton models are available in the high-end LTZ trim. Every trim is available as either a front-wheel drive or 4x4. The entry-level LS model has plenty of features, such as rear seat and steering wheel audio controls. The LT adds some things like heated outside mirrors and an upgraded audio system. The LTZ has luxurious extras. Some examples include: rain-sensing wipers, a surround-sound audio system, and driver memory settings.
The popular Chevrolet Suburban has been recognized as one of the top vehicles in its class. Many consider the Suburban a good-value buy for those looking for a large SUV. In 2007, the Suburban tied to win the "Ideal Vehicle Award".
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