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1997 Chevrolet Suburban SUV

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Chevrolet Suburban Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.7 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 255 hp @ 4600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Chevrolet Suburban

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Largest regular production SUV on the market, cargo capacity, very safe vehicle, standard ABS, dual airbags

  • Cons

    Fuel economy, very poor list of standard equipment, dealers generally gouge customers on price, difficult to manuever in tight places

  • What's New for 1997

    Dual airbags debut, and a cargo area power lock switch makes locking up the vehicle after unloading cargo more convenient. Variable power steering lightens low-speed steering effort, and automatic transmissions are improved. Two new exterior colors are added to the paint roster.

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Customer Reviews

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Best truck i've ever owned!!

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Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Suburban C1500 4dr SUV

I use this truck for a work truck. I usually haul from 1500 to 2000 lbs. of tools in the back of this truck and also pull a 5x10 enclosed trailer fully loaded with tools. It now has 260,000 miles and has never given me any trouble other than I had the transmission rebuilt at 175,000 miles. I have worked this truck much harder than was intended for it and it has never let me down. These older ones are stronger and tougher trucks than the newer ones. My wife drives a 2006 Tahoe and it is just not the work horse that my older suburban is although hers IS a good truck. If you can find one of these Surburbans from 1995 to 1999 with the 5.7 engine with decent miles, buy it. You'll love it.




Surburban to 300k

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Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Suburban C1500 4dr SUV

Bought at 80k 4 yrs old. Now 10 yrs at 180k...still running strong. One year with $2500 in repairs, but standard maintenance every other year. Replaced serpentine as much as tires, but not sure why. Other than that perfect vehicle. 42 gallon tank...goes the distance. Garage 4 years, in the elements for 6...paint in great condition after 10 years and seldom waxing.




Very disappointed

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Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Suburban C1500 4dr SUV

I've owned this 97 sub SLT for three years. In that time, I've spent $5000 in repairs and it now needs another $2000. This vehicle has really made me doubt General Motors desire to remain in business. Little things that should be easy to fix end up being expensive. What happened to "built like a rock?"




It's a lemon, but it

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Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Suburban C1500 4dr SUV

I purchase this vehicle for one purpose and it was for my family. They have enjoyed traveling around the US with it. I have had alot of electrical problems with this Suburban, but it has performed wonderfully for me. It has 116,000 miles on it and it still running good. I just travelled 7,000 miles this july. My family was very comfortable riding in it.




My first and only burb

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Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Suburban C1500 4dr SUV

No major problems at all. Regular maintenance upkeep has kept us rolling along. The whole family (7) & dog can fit comfortably. On long trips, all the luggage fits in the rear. Can Expedition owners say the same? We love the way the vehicle travels on the highway. Will keep it until the cows come home.




Suburban

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Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Suburban C1500 4dr SUV

THE SUBURBAN IS THE BEST VEHICLE IVE EVER OWNED I CANT WAIT TO SAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO GET A NEW ONE



Full 1997 Chevrolet Suburban Review

What's New for 1997

Dual airbags debut, and a cargo area power lock switch makes locking up the vehicle after unloading cargo more convenient. Variable power steering lightens low-speed steering effort, and automatic transmissions are improved. Two new exterior colors are added to the paint roster.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
/
  • 17
  • highway
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