Suburbans tend to be the family-friendly, cargo heavy, tow-ready, passenger tanks that roll down the road with a big profile and a smooth efficiency. The Chevy Suburban 2020 edition fills that to a T. Alongside a rather mixed bag of features, it manages to score very high in its class amongst critics and enthusiasts.
With a surprisingly good fuel economy and a serene driving feel, this car meets some of the highest demands in its class. In fact it rides at the top of its class in fuel economy and cargo capacity.
As far as hauling cargo there is no limit to onboard storage, and it really is incredible, but those in need of a strong tow vehicle might be interested in checking the competitors to the 2020 Suburban edition. With a tow capacity of around +6,000 pounds, it’s slightly outmatched by its cousin the Chevy Silverado 2020 edition. However, what it lacks in tow capability it more than makes up for in maneuverability. Easily nudging out the Chevy Tahoe its ability to handle. A definite plus in this larger vehicle class.
Another thing many critics have found problematic is the Suburbans onboard controls and infotainment management. Dubbed lagging, or finicky at best, there is some room to grow from this manufacturer if they are to meet the standards set by competitors like BMW.
To counter, or even make up for buggy onboard controls, is a lavish and spacious interior that can comfortably sit 8 people. For the class, the Chevy Suburban almost blurs the lines between Large SUV class, and Luxury class, with a brawny but sophisticated interior anyone can feel like they’re riding top class. Still contemplating the purchase of this outstanding truck? Meet & greet the 2020 Suburban now and read our full blown review.
For drivers who spend more time looking at the specs than the interior, this revamped edition of a Chevy classic brings some new strength with it. Including a new 6.2 liter V.8 base engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission option in some models. Giving a little more finesse and power to the new series.
As far as safety features go, the 2020 Suburban is somewhat of a mixed bag. With a long list of new and exciting safety features, it has a lot of options for control and visibility. However, it has received only a 3 out of 5 rating from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration. As well as a below average reliability rating from J.D. Power. Coming in at a 2.5 out of five from the organization.
This may deter many on comer buyers, but long time fans, critics and driving enthusiasts are familiar with this particular classes often average to below average ratings for those categories. It’s simply something that tends to come with this size and style of vehicle.
As a final take on the vehicle it’s everything you need to haul people, or things anywhere you need with good economy. It’s comfortable, more powerful than previous models, and has a fantastic luxury interior. It’s affordable, even if it’s high for the typical range in this class. (Around $50,000 base)
It does however leave something to be desired as far as smooth riding and safety ratings, and that can give many consumers the nudge to look at its competitors inside and outside of the Chevy family. Scoring decently all around, it’s worth a look from any buyer.
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6-speed automatic transmission
Available seating for up to nine†
Fold-flat second- and third-row seats
Front Center Airbag† (with standard front bucket seats)
LED daytime running lamps
Rear Parking Assist Sensors
Rear view camera
Standard 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine with Active Fuel Management™, Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing