Choice of powerful V8 engines, available Quadrasteer four-wheel steering system, cavernous cargo space, room for nine.
Massive size can be tough in tight confines, vague steering feel, cheap interior plastics.
With its capable suspension, excellent powertrain and standard room for nine, the Suburban remains one of the best family-haulers available anywhere. Add Quadrasteer and it becomes an excellent tow vehicle as well.
Revisions for 2005 include a new optional touchscreen navigation system. Rear barn doors are no longer available, as all models now come standard with an overhead rear liftgate (with separate liftglass). The Z71 off-road package is now available on two-wheel-drive models.
Read what other owners think about the Used 2005 Chevrolet Suburban.
For 2 yrs we have owned an 05 Suburban 1500 LS 2wd and we love it. It is comfortable, capable, and spacious. I have hauled 9 large adults in it for work trips. We tow our family quads to the dunes or the cabin with it. We travel, and run errands, and basically do everything with it. Easy to get in and out of. Low maintenance. 139K miles. All original. Last week I drove from Utah to Arizona and back with my boys and a load of stuff, and at 70 mph with the cruise/AC on I averaged 23.5 mpgs with my manual calculations. My wife loves this truck for hauling kids and friends to school or the park. I love how smooth it rides down the freeway and the power it has. It's a perfect vehicle for us.
5 out of 5 stars
Another superior Chevy truck!
1500 LS 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
Edmunds asked me to update my review. After adding another 29K to the odometer between February 2017 and February 2018, and starting to see the effects of salt damage appear, I decided to sell me beloved Suburban in March of 2018. A local guy bought it, and we still seem him driving it around from time to time! So it is still on the road! Look for another review though, because I bought another one!!!
Since my last update six months ago, I have added nearly 10K to the odometer. Still going...
I can't kill it! This Suburban just goes and goes! Since the last review, I have replaced the rear brakes and paid for a software update ($120) that improved climate control functions and other items. That's it!
I reluctantly replaced my 2004 Chevy Avalanche for no other reason than the condensed salt spray being used on highways in MA, RI and CT during the winters, which began to rot out the undercarriage. I toyed with having an auto body shop fix it, but my wife and I agreed that our needs had changed. I purchased a pre-owned Ford Expedition - BIG MISTAKE. It was a problem child, and the dealer had to buy it back from me 3 months later. So I went back to Chevy and bought this Suburban LT pre-owned with 125K miles on it. WOW! Two years later, I have added 44K miles to the odometer, and have only replaced the tires, rear brakes and an original front wheel bearing. I use it to plow in winter, tow a cargo trailer and camper, and make routine trips across 4 states. This is one tough truck with all the comforts! I am so glad I went back to Chevy, and have, after many years, developed brand loyalty.
4.25 out of 5 stars
For a big family, there's no other ride!
1500 LS Rwd 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
We have a large family (7) already when we purchased this Suburban. Then, we became foster parents and we grew to 9! Ours has the optional bench seat in the front, which is a rarity we found out, but we all love it. For the large family, there's no other way to go. We can even go on weeks' vacation with most of the luggage in the back!
4.75 out of 5 stars
A blast to drive
1500 LS 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
OK I cheated... I rented one from
Enterprise on a recent trip. But this
car just blew me away. I started
measuring the garage the day we got back
to see if one would fit (answer:
barely). The sheer power of the vehicle
is impressive, especially given its
massive size. It was surprisingly easy
to control though, and responded very
well, even in 60mph crosswinds. "Vague
steering" the reviewer said? NO WAY!
Responsivenes is almost snappy for a car
this size. Interior is perfect blend of
comfort and utility, perfect for a
working car. Controls are EVERYWHERE;
but if you relax and think "where should
the so-and-so button be", then that
tends to be right where they put it.
The Used 2005 Chevrolet Suburban is offered in the following submodels: Suburban SUV. Available styles include 1500 LS 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 1500 LS Rwd 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 2500 LS Rwd 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A), and 2500 LS 4WD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A).
Pre-owned Chevrolet Suburban models are available with a 5.3 L-liter flex-fuel (FFV) engine or a 6.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 325 hp, depending on engine type.
The Used 2005 Chevrolet Suburban comes with four wheel drive, and rear wheel drive.
Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic.
The Used 2005 Chevrolet Suburban comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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