After 20 months and 24,000 miles, my
wife loves this truck for its overall
capability and family friendliness.
Gets 18mpg @ 75 mph cruising, and 15mpg
in strictly around-town driving. The
6.5L turbodiesel is a remarkable
powerplant for a full-size SUV, and the
4L-80E transmission is simply
outstanding in every way.
Surprisingly good handler for such a
huge rig, although it will never fool a
driver into thinking that it's a sports
People / cargo capacity. Comfort in
long-distance cruising. All-weather
transport (with proper tires). Crash
safety (hope we never need this).
Better cargo net for area behind rear
seat. Duramax diesel engine / Allison
This is my second Suburban. The firsat
was a '92 2wd. This truck is a big
improvement over my '92. The ride
quality is awesome. There is a little
corner sway that is common in big
SUVs.I give Chevy an A for effort on
I have the diesel version, so my
experience is probably different than
others. The diesel runs very well and
is extremely reliable. It pulls a
trailer without problems (both a heavy
boat and a camper). Overall, a very
nice vehicle that gets better than
normal fuel mileage because of the
Diesel package, cargo room
the 3/4 ton rides a little harsh. Would
like to see it be smoother. Would also
like to see the diesel returned to the
options for new Suburbans.
Where can I start, brakes inadequate
for this heavy vehicle- rotors always
going out - calipers replaced ,on the
3rd transmission - replaced fuel pump -
universal joint - alternator - starter -
water pump - heater control valve -
a/c evaporator - battery post problems -
fusible link - it now has 146000
miles, I have owned for almost 3
years , about $9000 in repairs.
Every time I think nothing else can go
wrong , it does.
If you own one of these I strongly
suggest joining AAA, they have towed me
3 times this year.
Don't get me wrong, I have a 86 K1500
truck and it is great, I guess I got a
Friday or Monday build.
Newer models have made significant
changes - but I am not going to try one