2014 Chevrolet Suburban

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2014 Chevrolet Suburban
2014 Chevrolet Suburban

New For 2014

The Suburban 2500 model is no more, but mid-grade Suburban LS models gain a raft of standard equipment, including remote start, auto-dimming rearview mirrors, a rearview camera, and rear park assist -- all features previously available as optional equipment.

Vehicle Summary

Demand for sport-utility vehicles may have exploded in the 1990s, but the Chevrolet Suburban, first introduced in 1936, is a true stalwart. Although an all-new model is being readied for an introduction early next year, the current Suburban, which dates back to late 2006, soldiers on for the 2014 model year. The heavy-duty 2500 three-quarter-ton models have been eliminated from the lineup, but the half-ton Suburban 1500 can still handle trailers weighing up to 8100 pounds.


Once upon a time, the Suburban was the darling of Chevrolet's consumer truck lineup, but as fuel costs have risen, big SUVs have largely given way to the three-row crossover. Downsizing isn't necessarily an option for large families, though, especially those who frequently travel with luggage, large pets, or watercraft in tow. Big demands require a big vehicle -- and that's where the Suburban comes in.

The Suburban is no wider or taller than most full-size SUVs, but its 222.4-inch overall length is gargantuan. The freighterlike length is not only slightly larger than its lone true competitor -- the Ford Expedition EL -- but it also allows for interior space that dwarfs most entry-level Manhattan apartments. Depending on how you order a Suburban, the SUV provides seating for up to nine passengers but for no fewer than seven. Second-row passengers have 39.5 inches of legroom, and even those forced to scamper to the third row have an adequate 34.9 inches. Remarkably, even with the third row up, the Suburban offers 45.8 cubic feet of cargo space.

Despite its size, the Suburban drives quite well. Its extreme length is apparent only in tight parking situations, but an available backup camera and park-assist system -- now standard on 2014 Suburban LS and LTZ models -- help in tricky maneuvers. Adaptive rear dampers are included on the Suburban LTZ and are paired with a self-leveling rear suspension. The 5.3-liter V-8 offers plenty of grunt when needed, and the six-speed automatic shifts smoothly. The EPA rates 2014 Suburban models at 15/21 mpg city/highway. That's what we expect from a truck that weighs nearly 6000 pounds, and it's also better than the 14/20 mpg rating affixed to the competitive Ford Expedition EL.

Our biggest complaint with the Suburban lies with its interior decor. Even on top-tier LTZ models, trim materials feel inexpensive, and the overall design is dated. Even so, the Suburban is available with modern niceties including Bluetooth hands-free phone pairing, a USB audio input, SiriusXM satellite radio, and GM's OnStar telematics service.

If an upscale interior is a must-have, consider shopping the Suburban's GMC and Cadillac counterparts (Yukon XL and Escalade ESV, respectively) or waiting for the next-generation Chevy, expected as a 2015 model. But if a modern, vogue interior design isn't a primary concern but space and capability are, there's little reason not to shop for a deal on a 2014 Suburban.

You'll like:

  • Cargo space on par with an industrial warehouse
  • Seating for the entire Brady Bunch, including Alice
  • Tows up to 8100 pounds

You won't like:

  • Thirst at the pump
  • Tired interior design
  • Dated technology

Key Competitors

  • Ford Expedition EL
  • Honda Pilot
  • Nissan Armada
  • Toyota Land Cruiser

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15 MPG City | 21 MPG Hwy
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2014 Chevrolet Suburban Specifications

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5.3L V8Engine
Fuel economy City:
15 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
21 MPG
326 hp @ 5300rpm
348 ft lb of torque @ 4400rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
36,000 miles / 36 months
100,000 miles / 60 months
100,000 miles / 72 months
100,000 miles / 60 months
24,000 miles / 24 months
Recall Date
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2014 Chevrolet Suburban vehicles manufactured July 9, 2013, through July 22, 2013; and 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe vehicles manufactured July 16, 2013, through July 23, 2013; and model year 2014 GMC Yukon vehicles manufactured July 13, 2013, through July 18, 2013; and model year 2014 GMC Yukon XL vehicles manufactured on July 22, 2013. The rear brake caliper bolts may not be fully tightened. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
Loose caliper bolts may cause reduced braking performance and result in lengthened stopping distances, increasing the risk of a crash.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the bolts on both rear brake caliper brackets. Any bolts found loose will be replaced and tightened. This service will be performed, at no charge. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 and GMC at 1-800-462-8782. GM's recall number is 13247.
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Recall Date
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Cadillac CTS, Escalade, Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Yukon, and Yukon XL, and 2014 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Express, Impala, Silverado HD, Traverse, GMC Acadia, Savana, and Sierra HD vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the chassis electronic module may be internally contaminated, resulting in an electrical short.
If the module experiences an electrical short, the vehicle could stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the chassis electronic module, free of charge. The recall began on December 26, 2014. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-006 (Cadillac), 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), and 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM¿s number for this recall is 14515.
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