2011 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ: Review notes

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The 5.3-liter V8 in the 2011 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ is rated at 320 hp.

By: Wes Raynal on 11/04/2011

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EDITOR WES RAYNAL: My Suburban love is healthy recognized in excess of the years. Yes, I desire we counting contain purchased the long-termer we ran for a day a as,at the same time as ago. I appreciated so as to truck, and I love petroleum 2011 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ.

I perceive sound all the griping concerning how big it is, how a great deal gas it burns, etc. But at what time you are loaded by means of six or additional populace and stuff and require to tow amazing (or not), nothing is additional at ease in excess of the street after that the Suburban. It's solid, roomy (duh), abundance influential and now has an overall smoothness and refinement to it so as to few additional vehicles can match. The new coil-spring front suspension and rack-and-pinion steering theater by means of the big dude's responsiveness (at 6,000 pounds, "responsiveness" is relative). The brakes are better, too.

This ute's combo of a rock-solid chassis, better steering, high-quality construct quality, good-looking exterior, awesome towing and a great deal improved brakes add up to amazing I'd happily drive each day. Complain all you desire concerning a number of of the General's cars existence form middling (and persons are flattering improved all the time), but you can't say so as to concerning its big trucks.

EXECUTIVE EDITOR ROGER HART: I'm by means of Wes on this--lots of Suburban love. Few SUVs are as at ease leaving downward the street as petroleum one. I merely desire I had a few additional Suburban-like belongings to do by means of it, as,because hauling golf clubs and softball cog was a part of cake.

The ride is way improved supposed you'd stay for in amazing so as to is petroleum able as a truck. The seats are great, and the big V8 hustles the inquisitiveness tons downward the street in ease. On my ever-revolving 10-car garage, there's forever a room for a Suburban.

SENIOR ART DIRECTOR CHERYL L. BLAHNIK: It's simple to not remember now how big the Chevrolet Suburban is. These big rigs contain approach beneath attack in new existence for completely far above the ground petroleum use by means of increasing gasoline prices, but we contain to keep in mind so as to a number of populace in fact require the of vehicles genuine as petroleum Chevy, the Nissan Armada, the Infiniti QX56 and the Ford Expedition. There are big meet out present who need towing capabilities.

From a visual tip of view, it's hard to create as,at the same occasion as actually big vehicles stylish. The exterior is easy by means of no gaudy frills, as is the interior. There are being comforts genuine as heated seats and an entertainment scheme to stay the kiddies happy.

On my rapid overnight, I establish petroleum beast to be fine in the authority department. The ride is smooth, and I might by means of no trouble see myself embarking on a extended street trip by means of a group of associates and cog in sum comfort.

COPY EDITOR CYNTHIA L. OROSCO-WRIGHT: My, how the Suburban has changed! A friend's mom second-hand to drive five of us to elementary train in a 1980s-era Suburban, and it was a barge. Well, it motionless is, but petroleum replica attention a great deal improved and is a great deal additional attractive so as to the orange-and-white Chevy populace mover of yore.

I similar to the lines of the big Chevy and its face. The grille and the wheels provide it a number of shine, but it's not overdone. Opening the door, I remembered how spacious as,at the same occasion as utes are. I wished I might contain rounded up a collection of folks now to see how a lot of fit comfortably inside. But alas, I was on my own, and I become paler weird heavy genuine a big truck by myself. Unless you regularly contain the require to convey additional supposed six populace and/or lots of big items, I can't actually create a container for trade this. But if you do, I counting indeed suggest it.

Power is physically powerful as of the V8 and forever smooth, by no means a hint of hesitation--sort of astonishing for a vehicle weighing approximately 6,000 pounds. And the brakes rapidly and efficiently bite to transport belongings to a halt. I by no means on one occasion become paler as if I wouldn't discontinue in time, still commerce by means of idiot drivers in morning-rush-hour traffic.

The cabin is healthy trimmed and extremely comfortable. I particularly appreciated the seat burners. And the sound scheme was wonderful; I cranked a number of Latin music now to be clever to perceive sound all of the instruments and beats. Excellent. All of the controls are at hand, still in genuine a big space, and I appreciated the far above the ground driver's position.

Is everything making sense so far? If not, I'm sure that with just a little more reading, all the facts will fall into place.

Yes, the Suburban is big and expensive. But if you are in the marketplace for genuine a vehicle and/or require the space, I'd put petroleum on the shopping list.

BARRY WINFIELD, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR: The Suburban is indeed a big vehicle, approximately filling my little Redondo Beach driveway at what time it was delivered. And the dimension is reinforced by the step-up height. It construct you sense a bit similar to a locomotive engineer. But the damn obsession drives so nicely, it earth to shrink to amazing a great deal additional manageable inside yards.

The new rack-and-pinion steering guides petroleum broad vehicle downward thin lanes by means of genuine confidence, and the ride motions are fairly healthy forbidden for amazing weighing petroleum much. That torquey V8 hefts the big truck approximately as if it weighed semi as a great deal as it does, creation the Suburban sense lighter on its get second-hand to supposed it ought to. But possibly the the majority imposing lively attribute, I think, is braking performance. The pedal large solid and readable, and provisions retardation so as to large surprisingly physically powerful and reassuring.

I was too impressed by the custom of refinement, and the obvious construct quality. In fact, the merely main flaw, in my book, is so as to the Suburban is just better supposed I contain a use for. With a sticker cost in excess of sixty impressive and by means of metropolis gas use rated at 15 mpg, petroleum big boy is a huge ride for a well-heeled boat proprietor by means of abundance of friends.

2011 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ

Base Price: $57,530

As-Tested Price: $60,595

Drivetrain: 5.3-liter V8; 4WD, six-speed automatic

Output: 320 hp @ 5,200 rpm, 335 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

Curb Weight: 5,836 lb

Fuel Economy (EPA/AW): 17/16.2 mpg

Options: Sun, entertainment and destination wrap up counting rear-seat entertainment system, authority sliding sunroof and extra demonstrate months' XM radio ($2,390); surface blind-zone attentive ($500); heavy-duty trailering wrap up counting engine-oil cooler and heavy-duty transmission-oil cooler ($230); trailer-brake controller ($200); black granite metallic paint ($195); sun, entertainment and destination wrap up savings (-$450)

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