By paul krupp on
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
19,500 miles not one trip to the dealer
for anything beside routine maint. very
pleased with the 5.3L. we tow a 2 horse
trailer as well as farm equipment with
no problems. Tow haul mode works well.
Z71 pkg with 17 inch tires push this
truck through the mud / snow with the
posi hooking up quickly. I have played
hard with this truck and have not buried
it once. Best two tank average towing,
with 6 people. 14 mpg, best two tank
average 6 passengers no towing 18mpg.
the Z71 pkg is a stiffer ride than
regular but that is what i ordered. Fit
and paint look great. I/P is laid out
well, auto fwd engages very fast once
initial wheel spin is observed.
Auto four wheel drive, tow haul mode
much improved (easy) fold down or
removal of seats.
Row bucket seats need a belt buckle
guard such that the metal buckle does
not hit the door post.