Used 2012 Chevrolet Suburban

2012 Chevrolet Suburban
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2012 Chevrolet Suburban

Pros

  • Seats up to nine people
  • class-leading cargo capacity
  • lots of standard and optional features
  • comfortable ride
  • smooth V8.

Cons

  • Third-row seat is bulky and doesn't fold into the floor
  • long braking distances
  • acceleration is sluggish under full load
  • portly curb weight hampers handling.

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Chevrolet Suburban 2012 LT 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
111,472 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Suburban
LT 1500
List$19,995
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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This 2012 Chevy Suburban LT 4x4 was recently traded and is currently going through our Brown's inspection. Please call for additional information.
Chevrolet Suburban 2012 LS 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
112,012 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Suburban
LS 1500
(9)
Leckner Nissan
39.3 mi away
List$16,000
Est.Loan: $292/mo
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**CLEAN CARFAX**, **4X4**, **BLUETOOTH**, Suburban 1500 LS, 4D Sport Utility, Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI Flex Fuel, 6-Speed Automatic Electronic with Overdrive, 4WD, Crystal Red Tintcoat, Ebony wPremium Cloth Seat Trim, 17 x 7.5 5-Spoke Aluminum Wheels, 2-Speed Active Electronic AutoTrac Transfer Case, 3.42 Rear Axle Ratio, 3rd row seats: split-bench, AMFM Stereo wCD Player & MP3 Playback, CD player, Delay-off headlights, Driver Manual Lumbar Control, Front Bucket Seats, Front dual zone AC, Heavy-Duty Air-to-Oil Auxiliary Transmission Oil Cooler, Heavy-Duty Air-to-Oil External Engine Oil Cooler, Heavy-Duty Trailering Package, Illuminated entry, Power driver seat, Power windows, Rear air conditioning, Security system, Speed control, Traction control, USB Port.
Chevrolet Suburban 2012 LT 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
153,425 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Suburban
LT 1500
540 Auto
47.6 mi away
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Chevrolet Suburban 2012 LT 1500 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
162,031 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Suburban
LT 1500
List$13,995
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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2012 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN Rear with powerful Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI FlexFuel with Active Fuel engine and driven only 162031 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 540-899-3300
Chevrolet Suburban 2012 LT 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
125,512 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Suburban
LT 1500
(5)
MaxKar Motors
51.8 mi away
List$16,498
Est.Loan: $301/mo
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Chevrolet Suburban 2012 LTZ 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
58,988 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Suburban
LTZ 1500
List$31,888
Est.Loan: $581/mo
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Chevrolet Suburban 2012 LT 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
111,878 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Suburban
LT 1500
List$20,788
Est.Loan: $379/mo
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Chevrolet Suburban 2012 LT 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
142,138 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Suburban
LT 1500
Truck World RVA
97.3 mi away
List$15,750
Est.Loan: $287/mo
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$300 Below Market
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CLEAN CARFAX. Local Trade! Leather, 4x4, 3rd Row!Call us with questions! Super clean 2012 Suburban, fully serviced, newer tires, ready to drive away!804-716-8487.This Suburban will not last long! Great color combination, cleanest one around.
Chevrolet Suburban 2012 LT 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
83,311 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Suburban
LT 1500
JBA Mitsubishi
47.4 mi away
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Chevrolet Suburban 2012 LTZ 1500 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
41,681 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Suburban
LTZ 1500
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Chevrolet Suburban 2012 LTZ 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
142,553 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Suburban
LTZ 1500
Leonardtown Ford
66.8 mi away
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Chevrolet Suburban 2012 LT 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
90,612 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Suburban
LT 1500
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Chevrolet Suburban 2012 LT 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
156,134 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Suburban
LT 1500
(2)
M.W. Auto Sales
96.2 mi away
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Chevrolet Suburban 2012 LT 1500 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
54,801 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Suburban
LT 1500
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Chevrolet Suburban 2012 LTZ 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
106,843 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Suburban
LTZ 1500
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2012 Chevrolet Suburban is a compelling choice for those who need a traditional full-size SUV with massive passenger, cargo and towing capacities. We just wonder how many people really do.

vehicle overview

Having recently celebrated its 75th birthday, the 2012 Chevrolet Suburban has talents as large as its footprint. There's seating for up to nine people, massive cargo space and a towing capacity that's robust enough to handle a quartet of thoroughbreds or a boat bigger than some apartments. Equally impressive is the gentle giant's pleasant driving demeanor thanks to its comfortable ride and beefy V8 power. But the reality is that there's just a small, exclusive group that needs all this capability, and some other vehicles might work out better for the rest of us.

For driving around town or taking the kids to school, a gas-guzzling full-size SUV is complete overkill. In comparison, a large crossover like the Chevrolet Traverse or the somewhat fancier Buick Enclave and GMC Arcadia are all nearly as roomy yet are more nimble to drive and easier on gas.

Of course, the Suburban does have other full-size SUV competitors, the most direct being its own GM platform-mates, the Cadillac Escalade ESV and GMC Yukon XL. Both are more expensive but offer more upscale styling and furnishings. The Ford Expedition EL is similar in size and offers a slightly more versatile interior thanks to its fold-flat third-row seat, but its V8 isn't as powerful. The eight-passenger Toyota Sequoia is more powerful than both but isn't as roomy inside.

Should you be in the majority of SUV shoppers that don't need the Suburban's simultaneous combination of heavy-duty skills, we would strongly recommend looking at a large crossover. But should you actually need maximum seating, cargo and towing capacity at the same time, it doesn't get much better than the iconic Chevy Suburban.

Trim levels & features

The 2012 Chevrolet Suburban full-size SUV is offered in 1500 and heavy-duty 2500 models. Both are available in the base LS and midlevel LT trims, while the top-shelf LTZ model is available as a 1500 only. The Suburban comes standard with an eight-person seating capacity, but an available 40/20/40 front bench increases that to nine.

The LS comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, side assist steps, roof rack side rails, power front bucket seats with a center console, a 50/50-split third-row seat, tri-zone manual climate control, full power accessories, Bluetooth, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, rear-seat audio controls with headphone jacks, and an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB interface. The LT adds foglights, roof rack crossbars, a locking rear differential, heated mirrors, rear parking sensors, leather upholstery, heated front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable pedals, remote vehicle starting and an upgraded Bose sound system with a six-CD changer.

The Suburban LTZ gets 20-inch polished alloy wheels, a power liftgate, rain-sensing wipers, a rear air suspension, a blind-spot warning system, upgraded leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, driver seat memory settings, upgraded front seats with heating and ventilation, power-folding heated second-row seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a hard-drive-based navigation system, a rearview camera and a premium 10-speaker Bose surround-sound system with digital music storage.

Many of the features that are standard on upper trim levels are available on the LS or LT via packages or individual options. Other major options for the Suburban include 22-inch wheels, a sunroof, power-retracting running boards, a heavy-duty towing package (with an integrated trailer brake controller, trailer sway control and hill start assist), an off-road package and a twin-screen rear-seat entertainment system.

2012 Highlights

For 2012, the Chevrolet Suburban receives updated versions of the optional navigation and rear-seat entertainment systems.

Performance & mpg

Chevrolet offers two engine choices for the 2012 Suburban. The 1500 model comes with a 5.3-liter V8 that makes 320 horsepower and 335 pound-feet of torque. A 6.0-liter V8 that pumps out 352 hp and 382 lb-ft of torque is standard on the 2500. Both V8s are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. With either the 1500 or 2500 model, buyers have a choice of either rear- or four-wheel drive. The 4WD Suburban is offered with a choice of either a traditional two-speed transfer case or a single-speed unit without low-range gearing (not available on LTZ).

In Edmunds testing, a Suburban with the smaller V8 accelerated from zero to 60 in 9 seconds, an average time for this class. Properly equipped, the Suburban 2500 can tow up to 9,600 pounds.

EPA-estimated fuel economy for the 2012 Chevrolet Suburban ranges from a high of 15 mpg city/21 mpg highway and 17 mpg in combined driving for two-wheel-drive 1500 models to a low of 10/15/12 mpg for the four-wheel-drive 2500.

Safety

The 2012 Chevrolet Suburban's list of standard safety features includes four-wheel antilock disc brakes, stability control, GM's OnStar emergency communications system, front-seat side airbags and a three-row side curtain airbag system with a rollover sensor. A blind-spot warning system is also available on the LTZ trim.

In government crash tests, the Suburban received four out of five stars for overall crash protection, with five stars for both overall frontal and side protection. The lower overall total score is due to the Suburban's rollover rating. In Edmunds brake testing, a Suburban stopped from 60 mph in 145 feet, a long distance for an SUV.

Driving

For a vehicle that weighs roughly 3 tons, the 2012 Chevrolet Suburban performs surprisingly well. Acceleration is decent without passengers or cargo. Load it up, however, and the 5.3-liter V8 produces acceleration that's best described as adequate. The Suburban's size and weight also impact its handling -- nimble it is not. The suspension does manage to provide a fairly smooth ride just the same, a quality enhanced by the relative quiet of the passenger cabin.

Interior

Though it may not be as stylish as some of Chevy's more recent models, the Suburban's passenger cabin is still handsome and well made. Furthermore, controls and gauges are both easy to see and simple to operate.

With the available 40/20/40-split front seat, the Suburban can fit up to nine passengers, a total bested only by some full-size vans. Passenger capacity drops to eight with the standard front bucket seats and just seven on LTZ versions equipped with standard second-row buckets. It should be noted, though, that the third row is a 50/50 split and the middle passenger will be sitting on the split between the seat pieces. Space in the third row is also no better than in Chevy's Traverse or the Ford Flex, which are both easier to climb into.

Cargo capacity is impressive, with 137 cubic feet of storage behind the front seats -- 17 more than the Toyota Sequoia and 40 more than the Nissan Armada. Making use of all this space can be a hassle, however, as the heavy 50/50-split third-row seats must be removed, an outdated process that's both strenuous and awkward.


Consumer reviews

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Most helpful consumer reviews

$60,000 Suburban with cracked dash
Ollie striby,04/03/2017
I bought this SUV new in 2013 even though it was a 2012 for $60,000. I got a standard 3 year warranty from the dealership, Bob Steele Chevolet. Within a few months of warranty expiring my dash cracked in 2 places. Over the instrument panel and most seriously beside my airbag. Chevrolet company just said it was not a safety issue and could help cause I was out of warranty. NO WONDER THEY ONLY OFFER A 3 YEAR WARRANTY! The dealership tried to be sympathetic and said they would see what they could do but it wasn't their problem, they had MANY customers with the same problem! I find it hard to believe that THOUSANDS of buyers with the same problem can be wrong. There is even a Facebook page for Chevrolet Boken Dashes! Don't think because you pay a great deal of money for a SUV its going to be better than the cheaper one, or the company will treat you better. My family has always owned chevys, now because of their indifference to customers and REAL problems with their vehicles, my future cars will be imports! Don't buy ANY Chevrolet without checking online about defects they refuse to fix or even recognize. This is a problem with many models over many years! Sad when a company puts money over safety!
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Features & Specs

MPG
15 city / 21 hwy
Seats 8
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
320 hp @ 5400 rpm
MPG
15 city / 21 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
320 hp @ 5400 rpm
MPG
15 city / 21 hwy
Seats 8
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
320 hp @ 5400 rpm
MPG
15 city / 21 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
320 hp @ 5400 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover23.7%

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Used 2012 Chevrolet Suburban Overview

The Used 2012 Chevrolet Suburban is offered in the following submodels: Suburban SUV. Available styles include LT 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A), LTZ 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A), LT 1500 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 6A), LTZ 1500 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 6A), LS 1500 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 6A), LS 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A), LT 2500 4dr SUV 4WD (6.0L 8cyl 6A), LS 2500 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 6A), LT 2500 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 6A), and LS 2500 4dr SUV 4WD (6.0L 8cyl 6A).

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Save up to $300 on one of 8 Used 2012 Chevrolet Suburban for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $13,995 as of10/21/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from3.9 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Chevrolet Suburban trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Suburban LT 1500 is priced between $13,995 and$20,788 with odometer readings between 111472 and162031 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Suburban LS 1500 is priced between $16,000 and$16,000 with odometer readings between 112012 and112012 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 1500 is priced between $31,888 and$31,888 with odometer readings between 58988 and58988 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2012 Chevrolet Suburban?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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