Used 2000 Chevrolet Suburban SUV


$4,500 - $8,900
2000 Chevrolet Suburban

2000 Highlights

The 2000 Chevrolet Suburban is completely redesigned. It's roomier, safer, more comfortable and a more powerful ride.


Pros

  • Huge upgraded interior, plenty of improvements, new Vortec V8s.

Cons

  • Still boring to look at, no longer biggest SUV on the market.

Used 2000 Chevrolet Suburban SUV for Sale

Chevrolet Suburban 2000 2500 LT 4dr SUV 4WD 139,620 miles
Used 2000Chevrolet Suburban2500 LT
List:$8,900
Est.Loan: $182/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
Chevrolet Suburban 2000 1500 LS 4dr SUV 4WD Indigo Blue Metallic Graphite173,620 miles
Used 2000Chevrolet Suburban1500 LS
List:$4,500
Est.Loan: $92/mo
Ourisman Mazda(2)
35.9 mi away
Chevrolet Suburban 2000 1500 LS 4dr SUV 4WD 0
Used 2000Chevrolet Suburban1500 LS
List:Not Listed
175,537 miles
Used 2000Chevrolet Suburban1500 LT
List:Not Listed
Hertrich Honda(1)
79.1 mi away

Edmunds' Expert Review

The Excursion may be bigger, but that doesn't mean it's better. Unless you absolutely need the extra space, the Suburban is still our choice for the best all around full-size sport-utility.

vehicle overview

In the war of the SUVs, Ford took the lead for largest competitor. But in war, bigger is not always better -- just ask Goliath. While the 2000 Chevrolet Suburban may have David aspirations in this vehicular tete-a-tete, being small isn't part of its character. More importantly, this Suburban is completely redesigned and the engineers took that opportunity to capitalize on their long history of truck building by changing as much as they could. This 2000 model offers more comfort from a new stiffer frame and upgraded interiors, more power with two new small-block V8 engines, and more safety from side-impact airbags and larger brake pads.

All Excursions aside, this vehicle is big. Coming in at a length of 18.3 feet, the heavy-duty 2500 weighs in at an impressive 5760 pounds -- almost 3 tons of truck. The body shape hasn't changed considerably, staying close to the fairly nondescript image this SUV has had for years. Towering above 6 feet for the four-wheel-drive models, it poses no less a threat than Ford's monster, which is 7 inches taller. However, 7 inches can make a difference -- a Suburban will fit in a standard garage.

The 2000 Suburban comes in two models, the 1500 and the 2500, both offering two- and four-wheel-drive configurations. The 1500s come with a 285-horsepower, 5.3-liter V8 engine, while the 2500s have a 300-horsepower 6.0-liter V8. Both come from the new Vortec family of small-block engines and have more horsepower than previous Suburban engines. Fronting a four-speed automatic transmission, either combination proves to be a great workhorse, but not much of a sprinter.

Ride and handling have been improved, with body strength and stiffness increasing 400 percent over last year's model. The 1500s are equipped with a new five-link coil spring rear suspension, allowing the truck to track better on gravel or washboard roads and giving you more wheel control. If you do lose control and end up in a moderate speed front-end collision, the 1500s are fitted with a new front crush cap, allowing the repair shop to simply swap it out without having to replace the entire front frame. The suspension on the 2500s comes with the same rear leaf springs as their Silverado stablemates, giving them heavy-duty towing capacities to go with that stronger V8.

The interior has been changed substantially, making it more comfortable and convenient. More efficient placement of air ducts and moving the spare from inside to underneath the cargo floor have increased useable space, allowing better movement throughout. All the seats have improved seatback angles and upgrades include second-row captain's chairs and a driver's seat with more options than some near-luxury cars provide.

This Suburban has a lot to offer. There are more cupholders for the soccer team and increased headroom for the business associates. The engineers took the time to change and modify everything that needed improvement. It's not the most stylish, nor the biggest SUV on the market, but a lot of time and effort seems to have paid off.

Get more for
your trade-in

  • Edmunds shoppers save money with a valuation on their trade-in
  • Receive offers from our dealer partners fast
See Your car's value
Vehicle Photo

Features & Specs

1500 4dr SUV2500 4dr SUV2500 LS 4dr SUV1500 4dr SUV 4WD1500 LT 4dr SUV2500 4dr SUV 4WD1500 LS 4dr SUV1500 LT 4dr SUV 4WD2500 LS 4dr SUV 4WD2500 LT 4dr SUV 4WD2500 LT 4dr SUV1500 LS 4dr SUV 4WD
MPG14N/AN/A1314N/A1413N/AN/AN/A13
SeatingN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic
Fuelgasgasgasgasgasgasgasgasgasgasgasgas
Horsepower285 hp @ 5200 rpm300 hp @ 4800 rpm300 hp @ 4800 rpm285 hp @ 5200 rpm285 hp @ 5200 rpm300 hp @ 4800 rpm285 hp @ 5200 rpm285 hp @ 5200 rpm300 hp @ 4800 rpm300 hp @ 4800 rpm300 hp @ 4800 rpm285 hp @ 5200 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4/5
    Passenger4/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    0
    0

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2000 Chevrolet Suburban

(32)

Consumer Rating


Write a consumer review of your vehicle for a chance to WIN $100!
Love this Suburban
This is the fourth suburban that I have owned and the first one that I have bought brand new. It has served me well in every function that I have used it. I occasionally have to drive off road to job sites in my job, only got stuck once and that was in a plowed field. I love the traction in deep snow which is needed for my driveway which is 600 feet long. It has great control during heavy rainstorms also. All this plus a great ride on the highway too. I have a big pop up camping trailer and it tows like it's not even there. I have had it loaded down and pulling a loaded 14 ft trailer moving people and furniture and it has performed excellently. Great ride for only having 2 wheel drive.
King of the Road
King of the Road - that's how I feel behind the wheel of my 2000 Suburban. This is the ultimate "Load up the kids and all their stuff and take a Road Trip" vehicle. At 22000 miles only problems have been both rear window actuators and one rear door power lock went out (dealer replaced in one morning) - this seems to be a common problem from other reviews I've read. Quiet, confident driving on the highway. Plenty of power (I'm not expecting race-car like performance) and towing capacity. I love my Suburban!
Oldy but Goodie
We purchased this truck used with 77K miles on it for the 3rd row seating. Plus my wife isn't the best of driver, so if she got into an accident, there is a good chance of her and my kids walking away. We now have 111K miles. I have replaced the shocks, tires, and alternator, in the last four years. American quality I feel is more than reached by this vehicle seeing how the above is routine/scheduled maintance. Gas is not the greatest in the city, but on the highway, fill up with Plus grade, and see your avg shoot from 18mgs to over 28 mpgs going 70 plus mph on the highway. We have done long road trips with this truck for quite sometime now. If you can find one in good shape buy it
More About This Model

Having started the full-size utility segment back in 1935 (before the term "sport" was added), you can bet that Chevrolet knows a thing or three about building large people movers. Since that first Suburban debuted 65 years ago (called the "Carryall" back then), Chevy has maintained leadership in this market despite increasing competition from both foreign and domestic automakers. Sales of the Suburban hovered around 65,000 in 1996; this year the company will sell close to 140,000 units. If you happen to be a Camaro or Firebird fan lamenting the F-body's possible demise, here's your answer: When one segment experiences 100 percent growth in three years while another segment's sales numbers continue to lag, a resource redistribution is imminent.

While performance-car fans may lament the current situation, SUV buyers have never had it so good. Each year they're treated to larger, more powerful, and more capable sport-utes. The latest Suburban and Tahoe continue this pattern, boasting additional features and increased refinement. Thankfully, Chevrolet decided to forego the "bigger is better" dementia that certain manufacturers have fallen into. Instead, they decided that just making the vehicles better was better, and so the new Suburban and Tahoe are improved in almost every way.

Available models include the Tahoe in either two- or four-wheel drive and in three trim levels: base, LS and LT. The larger Suburban comes in 1500- and 2500-series configurations and in base, LS and LT trim as well; both Suburban1500- and 2500-series are offered in two- or four-wheel drive. Regardless of model and trim level, all Tahoes and Suburbans receive numerous design, safety, and standard equipment upgrades.

Starting with a new, modular frame that is stronger and more rigid than previous versions, Chevrolet engineers were able to tune the suspension precisely for improved ride and handling traits. The hydroformed front frame rails and the use of larger body sections and stiffened joints result in a 400 percent increase in body mount stiffness. Even the door hinges and exterior sheetmetal have been upgraded for increased durability and corrosion resistance. Much of this technology comes via the Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra trucks that were completely redesigned last year and that share platforms with the Tahoe/Suburban.

All this improved structural work rides on a redesigned suspension system. The revised torsion bar front suspension is used on all models except the two-wheel-drive Suburban 2500-series, which carries over with a coil-spring front suspension. Out back is a new, five-link coil-spring rear suspension for the Tahoe and Suburban 1500-series. According to company research, these models spend more time hauling families than cargo, and the improved ride quality afforded by the five-link system makes more sense. As with previous models, the new Tahoe can be ordered with the Z71 package that improves off-road performance with specially tuned springs, shock absorbers and stabilizer bars. Suburban 2500-series retain their two-stage leaf-spring setup for its proven ability to support heavy loads, but the system has been widened for enhanced stability, especially under heavy trailering or when hauling cumbersome loads. Non four-wheel-drive versions of both Tahoe and Suburban can be ordered with Chevy's new Electronic Traction Assist system which incorporates a locking rear differential for more controlled acceleration on slippery surfaces.

Additional benefits of this new suspension design include a more precise front-end alignment for reduced front tire wear and superior on-center steering feel. A reduction in turning diameters for the Tahoe (1.5 feet) and Suburban (2.4 feet) further adds to user friendliness and maneuverability. Our recent time spent behind the wheel of both models verified that Chevy has done a stellar job of improving its SUVs' ride and drive quality. Steering feel approaches that of the far more expensive Land Cruiser/LX 470 twins, while overall ride characteristics impart a sense of comfort, confidence and stability.

Buyers looking for the ultimate in ride quality can opt for the Autoride real-time suspension system. Through a combination of sensors and computer-controlled shock valving, the Autoride system offers continuously variable shock dampening to provide increased ride comfort and control over a variety of road conditions. This system not only maintains passenger comfort levels but, when used in combination with towing or cargo needs, keeps the vehicle stable while hauling heavy loads.

We appreciated the steering and suspension improvements during our drive through the Grand Tetons near Jackson Hole, Wyo., but it was the new brake system that garnered "most improved status" on the 2000 Suburban and Tahoe. In our Full-Size SUV Comparison Test last year, we generally liked everything about GM's large SUVs...except their questionable and sometimes panic-inducing brake systems. Not surprisingly, the redesigned brake system that earned high praise on last year's new Silverado and Sierra trucks transfers over to this year's Suburban and Tahoe (as well as the 2000 Yukon and Yukon XL). The first-time use of twin-piston cast-iron calipers, along with four-wheel antilock disc brakes on every model, insures powerful and confident stopping force. A Dynamic Rear Proportioning (DRP) system is also standard on every Suburban and Tahoe model. DRP monitors wheel speed and modulates rear brake pressure as needed, further contributing to braking ability. Initial 60-to-zero brake tests have shown a 20-foot reduction in stopping distances compared to previous-generation Suburbans and Tahoes.

Only one thing is better than improved stopping power, and that's improved going power. GM's recently introduced Vortec line of V8 engines combine pushrod simplicity with the latest technology to increase horsepower and fuel economy while cutting emissions. Standard in the base Tahoe is the Vortec 4800 V8 that makes 275 horsepower (20 more than the 5700 it replaces) and 290 foot-pounds of torque. This engine is rated to tow up to 7,800 pounds, 800 pounds more than its predecessor. Stepping up to LS or LT Tahoes and Suburban1500-series, the standard engine is a new Vortec 5300 V8 with 285 horsepower, 325 foot-pounds of torque, and a 9,000-pound towing capacity. Those interested in ultimate utility will want the Vortec 6000 V8 found in the Suburban 2500-series. This powerhouse makes 300 horsepower and 355 foot-pounds of torque while offering a 10,500-pound towing capacity (500 pounds more than that "other" large SUV, even with its V10 powerplant).

Thus far all we've discussed are the areas that most of us will never see and, if they're working properly, most of us should never have to think about. What about the world inside the new Tahoe and Suburban, where owners will spend most of their time? Like the structural and technical aspects, passenger accommodations were also addressed for the 2000 redesign and the changes are no less sweeping. While height is the only external dimension to increase (slightly) compared to previous models, interior space has been added to the Suburban and Tahoe in areas like headroom, hip room and legroom. Moving the spare from inside the cargo area to underneath the body, a la Jeep Grand Cherokee, has also added to cargo space. Finally, cargo loading has been simplified with a new liftgate/liftglass option that allows smaller items, such as grocery bags, to be loaded without opening the main rear hatch.

The big news for Tahoe this year is the introduction of a third-row seating option, allowing it to carry up to nine passengers. This seat utilizes a 50/50 split fold design for maximum people- and cargo-carrying flexibility. Additionally, both Suburban and Tahoe third-row seats have integrated, self-contained seatbelts for easier seat removal when cargo hauling takes precedence over people moving. Also debuting in 2000 are optional second-row bucket seats for Suburban buyers who want more luxury than capacity. These seats offer inboard armrests and full reclining. Finally, for people who've sworn off SUVs for their lack of coddling, Chevy is introducing premium front seats as standard equipment on LT trim Suburbans and Tahoes (optional on lower line models). These seats have leather trim, six-way power adjustments, heated seatbacks, power lumbar inflators and two-position driver's seat memory.

Seating is just one of many aspects that came under the product planners' knives during the redesign. A new nine-speaker audio system, an improved HVAC system, up to five auxiliary power outlets and a one-touch sliding sunroof are available for sport-ute buyers who want to live it up while roughin' it. Rear audio and climate controls can help take full advantage of the Suburban and Tahoe's people-oriented mission, but perhaps the most functional upgrade is the Driver Message Center that relays the status of up to 19 vital areas to the driver, including oil life, coolant temperature, transmission temperature and the four-wheel-drive system.

Safety has become a major issue with today's consumers, and Chevy addressed it in the new Suburban and Tahoe with an enhanced occupant cage to increase passenger protection. Floor strength has been improved with larger pillar/rocker sections and side door beams offer added side-impact protection. Seat-mounted side-impact airbags protect the driver and front passenger and energy-absorbing foam is used throughout the vehicle to provide improved head protection. In Tahoe and Suburban 1500, "crush caps" are incorporated on the front frame sections to absorb energy during a front-end collision. The caps can be easily removed and replaced following a moderate speed front-end collision, reducing the need to replace entire frame rails.

As with any worthwhile redesign, Chevrolet took a close look at its own products' weaknesses (as well as what the market was asking for) when it created the 2000 Suburban and Tahoe. By doing so, the company has managed to create a superior product that offers an unbeatable combination of drivability, functionality and safety. With prices ranging from $25,000 for a base two-wheel-drive Tahoe to $40,000 for a Suburban LT, it's hard to imagine a modern SUV buyer who can't find what they want at their local Chevy dealer. 2000 Suburbans should be available as you read this with 2000 Tahoes arriving in March. If you are currently considering a utility vehicle, don't make a move without first driving one of these models.

Used 2000 Chevrolet Suburban SUV Overview

The Used 2000 Chevrolet Suburban SUV is offered in the following styles: 1500 4dr SUV 4WD, 2500 LT 4dr SUV, 1500 LS 4dr SUV, 1500 4dr SUV, 2500 LS 4dr SUV 4WD, 2500 4dr SUV 4WD, 2500 LS 4dr SUV, 1500 LT 4dr SUV, 1500 LT 4dr SUV 4WD, 1500 LS 4dr SUV 4WD, 2500 4dr SUV, and 2500 LT 4dr SUV 4WD.

What's a good price on a Used 2000 Chevrolet Suburban SUV?

Price comparisons for Used 2000 Chevrolet Suburban SUV trim styles:

  • The Used 2000 Chevrolet Suburban SUV 1500 LS is priced between $4,500 and $4,500 with odometer readings between 173620 and 173620 miles.
  • The Used 2000 Chevrolet Suburban SUV 2500 LT is priced between $8,900 and $8,900 with odometer readings between 139620 and 139620 miles.

Shop with Edmunds for perks and special offers on used cars, trucks, and SUVs near Ashburn, VA. Doing so could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Edmunds also provides consumer-driven dealership sales and service reviews to help you make informed decisions about what cars to buy and where to buy them.

Which used 2000 Chevrolet Suburban SUVS are available in my area?

Used 2000 Chevrolet Suburban SUV Listings and Inventory

There are currently 2 used and CPO 2000 Chevrolet Suburban SUVS listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $4,500 and mileage as low as 139620 miles. Simply research the type of used car you're interested in and then select a prew-owned vehicle from our massive database to find cheap used cars for sale near you. Once you have identified a used or CPO vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the Used 2000 Chevrolet Suburban SUV.

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2000 Chevrolet Suburban SUV for sale near you.