Used 2013 Chevrolet Suburban Consumer Reviews

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Why drive a small SUV? The Burb gets very good mpg

Carnut, 10/05/2015
LTZ 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
8 of 8 people found this review helpful

My second Suburban, the first being a 2005. This one is a great vehicle especially in the Northeast US Winters. Extremely confidence inspiring in inclement weather. Also the crash test ratings are top of the list. I tow a 7500 lb boat, 20' enclosed car hauler, Snowmobile trailers and more with the truck with ease and comfort. When I am not towing I average 17 mpg in winter and 18 in summer. The 3.3 ltr V8 with 320 hp is fuel efficient and can pull when needed. When I am towing my enclosed car trailer with a car inside I can select tow haul mode and set my cruise control for 60 or 65 and unless I am in very steep mountainous conditions I am good to go. If hills are steep I may choose to select Manual transmission override and downshift to control hill descents but only rarely. Like most of my GM vehicles the reliability is above average and maintenance cost super low. At 30k miles I went to the dealer and asked them to go through the vehicle and do whatever is needed cost no object and they refused to do more than change the oil as nothing is required, this is typical. I have had to replace brakes and do oil changes, still no tires required. My biggest complaint is flipping up and down the rear seats, its a pain. Also ride comfort with the big 20" chrome wheels is slightly harsh. Technology is a year or two behind. Overall a great vehicle. Why drive some puny down sized SUV that gets a whopping 18 or 20 mpg, when you can have it all?

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2013 Suburban LTZ

dbart2013, 05/08/2013
LTZ 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
13 of 14 people found this review helpful

Overall a beautiful truck with better than expected fuel consumption. It has an Artistic interior with every comfort, except in cabin air filter.

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Smooth luxury tank

Second suburban Mom, 01/30/2018
LS 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
5 of 5 people found this review helpful

I love my suburban. It’s a great secure feeling to be in a strong, durable, reliable vehicle. My two kids learned to drive in this car and allbe it’s massive size the convenient adjustable gas pedal and seat allows even the shortest of people to get in and raise the seat high enough to see over the hood. The only issue I have is that it doesn’t have as much clearance under the vehicle as the older models use to built into the standard vehicle....and I refuse to pay to get a lift kit. Additionally I wish the NAV console was located slightly higher for ease of seeing while driving.

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The car luddites built

zorro_oscuro, 01/29/2014
LT 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
12 of 17 people found this review helpful

I'd had a Chevy Tahoe that I basically drove into the ground after 16 years and almost 200k miles, it was time to let it go. I liked the car so decided to go with a Suburban because of the extra room. Biggest financial blunder of my adult life. I've only had the car about 9 months, so I can't really comment on the bones. I was shocked that so much of the body is now cheap plastic. As far as technology goes, I'm surprised it even has a radio. It's so far behind the times that it's an embarrassment to drive in Silicon Valley. I kid you not, my motorcycle helmet has a better designed "infotainment" system.

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Love my Land Yacht

John D., 01/19/2021
LTZ 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

I am pushing 60 years old and am in construction. I have bad knees and refused to buy a pickup truck and climb in and out of the back . I had a 2001 Suburban and it was one of my favorite all time work vehicles. It had 218,000 miles on it and ran like new .Decided to buy something newer so I bought a 2013 Suburban LTZ with 117k on It 5.3 motor. It is a little bit expensive and too nice to probably work out of but they are hard to find without a ton of miles on them . From what I see the people that have them keep them till they are well used . They are a little more money then a quad cab truck but your tools stay dry and safe. With my bad knees I can usually reach my stuff from either the back or sides without having to climb in on my knees. I don’t think I would ever buy a new one as the price is as much as a house . Anyone spending that kinda money on a car is going to take good care of it . Knowing that a used one is going to be better than a pickup truck that has been abused. I’ve had a 2007 Ford Expedition EL and a Ford Excursion V10 . I will stick with My Suburban for the nice ride and gas mileage. I did put a Active Fuel Management Disabler on it because I didn’t like it kicking from 4 to 8 cylinders all the time . Huge difference. Very nice ride and good power Love my land yacht .

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