Ultimate family hauler - 4wd diesel Sub
By 4smiths on
1997 Chevrolet Suburban K2500 4dr SUV 4WD
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