The Chevrolet Suburban, which has been around since 1935, is one of GMs’ longest running nameplates. Originally a wagon, the Suburban eventually became one of the first SUVs when it adopted the body style in the 1960s and shared its body-on-frame underpinnings with the Chevrolet Silverado. This 2023 Suburban offers impressive features and capabilities, making it an excellent option for those seeking a spacious, powerful, and versatile vehicle.
The 2023 Suburban has been updated with a fresh and modern exterior design. It features a bold front grille, sleek headlights, and a chiseled body that exudes confidence and strength. The vehicle is longer and wider than previous models, providing a spacious interior and ample cargo space. Buyers can choose from ten exterior colors , six trims: LS, LT, RST, Z71, Premier, and High Country. We’d recommend skipping the base LS trim, which lacks customizability and misses out on the best tech features. The RST looks sharp, but it charges a hefty premium for purely aesthetic upgrades.
The interior of the 2023 Chevrolet Suburban is roomy and comfortable, with plenty of space for passengers and cargo. The vehicle can seat up to nine people with its three rows of seats, and its power-folding and sliding second-row seats make accessing the third row a breeze. The seats are upholstered in premium materials, and the cabin is quiet and well-insulated, making for a comfortable ride.
The technology features in the 2023 Suburban are impressive. An available 12.6-inch rear-seat entertainment system, wireless charging, and a 10.2-inch infotainment touchscreen are just a few examples of the state-of-the-art technology included in this vehicle. The infotainment system also offers support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with a Bose audio system and built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. The Suburban offers Up to 133 available camera views, including transparent trailer, rear trailer view and picture-in-picture side view with the available Advanced Trailering System.
The 2023 Chevrolet Suburban is powered by a standard 5.3-liter V8 engine that delivers 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. There’s also an optional 6.2-liter V8 engine that delivers 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission that provides smooth and efficient shifting. The vehicle also comes with rear-wheel drive, while four-wheel drive is available as an option.
The Suburban hits optimal efficiency when outfitted with the optional diesel engine, boasting ratings of 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway for the rear-drive model. In comparison, the standard 5.3-liter V-8 is estimated to deliver 15 mpg in the city, slightly less fuel-efficient than the alternative 6.2-liter V-8. However, both engines share a highway rating of 20 mpg.
The 2023 Suburban can tow up to 8,300 pounds, making it a capable vehicle for hauling boats, trailers, or other heavy cargo. Additionally, the vehicle’s Magnetic Ride Control suspension system ensures a smooth ride, even over rough terrain.
The 2023 Chevrolet Suburban comes with a range of safety features, including automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and lane-keeping assist. Other safety features available on higher trims include a head-up display, adaptive cruise control, and a surround-view camera system.
Overall, the 2023 Suburban is an impressive SUV that has confident road manners, acres of space inside, powerful engine options including a diesel, solid tow capability which add up to the leading competitor in the full-size SUV market, but all that capability comes at a painful cost at the pump. If you’d like the Suburban in a slightly smaller package, try the Chevrolet Tahoe.