Our Opinion - 2024 Chevrolet Suburban Review

Massive options are needed for big families, boats, and recreational vehicles. Full-size SUVs, like the Chevrolet Suburban, are the best pick. With more space and pulling power, the Suburban is better for hauling things. Up to eight people can fit in the shorter Tahoe. A 277-hp inline-six turbodiesel engine or a 420-hp V-8 engine can be added to the Suburban. The standard engine is a 355-hp V-8. There is an automatic 10-speed transmission in all Tahoes, except for the tough Z71 type. All Tahoes can have either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. With its great ride and handling for a vehicle this big and capable, the Chevy makes our 2024 Editors’ Choice list, even though its interior trims aren’t as fancy as those in full-size rivals like the Jeep Wagoneer.

In 2024, Chevy keeps the full-size Suburban’s features the same. For the 2025 model year, changes are likely to be bigger.


  • It’s a really huge inside.
  • Large, strong engines.
  • No matter what size, quick.


  • The cabins needed to be better equipped.
  • The standard suspension weighs a lot.
  • Not good at using fuel.

Two V-8s and a six-cylinder diesel engine power the Suburban. All of them have an automatic transmission with ten speeds and either rear- or all-wheel drive. Every model, except for the top-of-the-line High Country, has a 5.3-liter V-8 engine that makes 355 horsepower. A 3.0-liter diesel six-cylinder engine is also offered, along with the standard 6.2-liter V-8 engine with 420 horsepower. Even though it only has 277 horsepower, the smaller engine has the same 460 pound-feet of torque as the bigger V-8. The Suburban also has adaptive springs and an air suspension that can be changed. The second one lets you change the Suburban’s ride height either by hand or automatically. This makes the ground clearance, aerodynamics, and entry for passengers better. The RST model is for people who like sporty looks, with features like 22-inch wheels and blacked-out outer trim. The Z71 model level looks tougher. It has underbody skid plates, 20-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, and a two-speed transfer gearbox that gives it normal four-wheel drive.

The Suburban has a lot of basic features that help the driver, as well as some extra features that help with towing. Visit the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) websites to learn more about the car’s crash test findings. Some important safety factors are:

  • There are emergency brakes that operate on their own, and there are regular warnings for forward collisions.
  • Consistent assistance in maintaining your lane, as well as a warning whenever you stray from your lane.
  • You can choose not to enable features like blind-spot detection and back-traffic alerts.

There is a lot more room for people and their stuff in the Suburban than in its predecessor. There are a few extra inches of space in the second and third rows, and the seats in the second row can be moved forward and backward. The Suburban has an independent rear suspension, which makes the load floor lower and flatter. This makes the cargo room 23 cubic feet bigger, for a total of 145 cubic feet. It has a bigger head-up display than before, but most of its famous features are still there, like heated and cooled seats and wireless phone charging. From the LT on up, all cars come with a 12.3-inch digital collection of gauges.

The best gas mileage is found in the Suburban’s available diesel engine. The rear-drive model achieves 24 miles per gallon on the highway and 21 miles per gallon in the city. The base 5.3-liter V-8 engine is rated for 15 mpg in the city, one mpg less than the optional 6.2-liter V-8 engine. On the highway, both engines are rated for 20 mpg. As part of our strict testing process, we test each Suburban on our 75-mph highway route to find out how many miles per gallon it really gets. We did test the diesel-six engine in a Tahoe, which is the smaller sister of the “Burban.” It got 27 mpg on our highway trip, showing that it is more fuel-efficient than gas engines. A Suburban with this engine will not do much worse since the Tahoe diesel gets one more mile per gallon on the highway.

Today’s families need to keep themselves busy while driving, and the Suburban has a lot of ways to connect and play media. There is an optional rear-seat entertainment system with two 12.6-inch screens behind the front seats, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and many charging points all over the car that comes with all versions. The base LS model has an 8.0-inch touchscreen for entertainment, but the other Suburban models have a 10.2-inch tablet that is smart and works with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

It is possible to choose the optional Max Trailering package, which gives Chevy Suburbans with the 355-hp 5.3-liter V-8 engine the most pulling power (8,300 pounds). The four-wheel-drive diesel Suburban is the least effective. It can only pull up to 7,800 pounds.

The RST is our top pick because of its powerful look, which includes 22-inch wheels and blacked-out exterior trim. A power liftgate, heated front seats with memory settings, leather seats in the first and second rows, and a Bose sound system are all standard. We would pick the diesel engine over the other two because it has smooth power and uses less gas.

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