2018 Chevrolet Suburban SUV
- Seating for up to nine passengers
- Cargo capacity is generous
- Strong V8 engine can tow and haul plenty of cargo
- Lazy gas pedal response makes engine feel weaker than rated
- High cargo floor means more effort to load objects
- Maneuvering in tight spaces is challenging
2018 Chevrolet Suburban SUV pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Suburban does Edmunds recommend
Edmunds' Expert Review
overall rating3 / 5
The 2018 Chevrolet Suburban is a vehicle with a very broad set of skills. With three rows of seating and a massive interior, it can fit up to nine passengers or carry more than 120 cubic feet of cargo. Its traditional trucklike construction and beefy V8 engine help it tow as much as 8,300 pounds in the right configuration. It's also a quiet, comfortable and relatively well-equipped vehicle. All of this means that the Suburban is a prime candidate for large families with a taste for adventure.
That utility does come with some drawbacks. The Suburban's XL size means it's a handful in tight parking lots, and its truck-based suspension can't deliver the carlike ride comfort of a crossover. Poor fuel economy means you'll be paying a lot at the pump, too. But if you're looking for a rig that doesn't compromise on size, utility or power, the Suburban is tough to beat.
trim levels & features
The 2018 Chevrolet Suburban is a full-size SUV with seating for up to nine passengers. It is offered in three trim levels: LS, LT and Premier.
Standard feature highlights for the LS include a 5.3-liter V8 engine (355 horsepower, 383 pound-feet of torque), a six-speed automatic transmission, 18-inch alloy wheels, seating for eight passengers (a front-row three-passenger bench seat is optional), automatic wipers, remote start, rear parking sensors, tri-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable front seats, a leather-wrapped tilt-only steering wheel and a household-rated power outlet.
On the technology front, you get Chevy's MyLink infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen interface, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, five USB ports, and a six-speaker audio system with satellite radio. Also included is OnStar communications (with a 4G LTE connection and onboard Wi-Fi) and the teen-driver system (limits certain settings for young drivers).
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package adds forward collision alert with automatic low-speed braking, a vibrating safety-alert driver seat, automatic high beams, lane keeping assist and power-adjustable pedals.
The LT trim includes all of the above, along with a power-operated liftgate, leather upholstery, heated front bucket seats (thereby reducing passenger capacity to eight), a telescoping steering wheel, driver-seat memory functions, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a nine-speaker Bose audio system.
The optional Luxury package adds a power-operated tailgate, power-folding mirrors, auto-dimming driver-side mirror, foglights, front parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, keyless entry and ignition, heated second-row seats, power-folding second- and third-row seats, a heated and power-adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. The Texas Edition package is equipped identically but adds badges, plus crossbars for the roof-mounted cargo rails.
The Premier trim includes the Luxury package and adds 20-inch wheels, xenon headlights, an adaptive Magnetic Ride Control suspension, ventilated front seats, a navigation system, upgraded power-adjustable front seats, a wireless charging pad and a 10-speaker premium Bose surround-sound audio system.
The LT and Premier trims are eligible for second-row bucket seats (thereby reducing seating capacity to seven). You can also get the Sun, Entertainment and Destinations package on these trims. It includes a sunroof, a navigation system (LT trim) and a rear-seat entertainment system. Adaptive cruise control with enhanced automatic emergency braking, power-retractable rocker-sill passenger steps and a head-up display are available only on the Premier trim.
Many of the standard features offered by the top trim levels of the Suburban are available as options for the lower trim levels.
Offered on all trims are 22-inch wheels. The Max Trailering package, available on all trims, includes a special rear-axle ratio, electronic two-speed transfer case (for four-wheel drive models), a trailer brake controller and an auto-leveling suspension for nonmagnetic suspension vehicles. This year's new RST (Rally Sport Truck) package adds some special exterior styling details.
The Z71 Off-Road package is available only on the LT trim, and it includes all-terrain tires, unique cosmetic elements, tubular-type rocker-sill passenger steps, underbody skid plates, an off-road suspension calibration, the electronically operated two-speed transfer case, hill descent control, front parking sensors and rubber floor mats.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT (5.3L V8 | 6-speed automatic | 4WD | Z71 Off-Road Package).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current Chevy Suburban has received some revisions, including the addition of optional safety features such as forward collision warning and a teen-driver system. Overall though, findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Suburban.
noise & vibration5
ease of use4.5
getting in/getting out4.5
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Suburban safety features:
- Provides standard subscription-based safety systems such as roadside assistance, remote door unlocking and automatic crash notification.
- Forward Collision Alert
- Warns the driver of an impending forward collision and will even apply the brakes in low-speed scenarios.
- Lane Departure Warning
- Monitors road markings and alerts the driver when the vehicle is drifting out of the lane without signaling.
2018 Chevrolet Suburban SUV for Sale
Except for an interruption during World War II, Chevrolet has kept the Suburban in constant production since 1935. And for most of its history, the Suburban has been the sort of vehicle that transported railroad crews to far-off worksites or took geology students to the desert in search of abnormal sedimentary rock formations. It is in fact the oldest model name in automotive history.
For 2018 the Suburban gets just one minor update: the new RST Edition package. RST stands for Rally Sport Truck and, for the Suburban, that means the addition of 22-inch wheels, black Chevrolet emblems, a different front grille and some special exterior trim. Unfortunately, the Suburban doesn't get the 6.2-liter V8 and the 10-speed automatic transmission that are available with the RST package on the slightly smaller Chevy Tahoe. We'd definitely recommend that engine if it did.
One thing to keep in mind with the Suburban is that it measures 203.9 inches long overall. That's one-tenth of an inch short of 17 feet and this SUV weighs in at nearly 6,000 pounds. But all that vastness can accommodate up to nine passengers in three rows of seats. Then there's still some room for their toys and luggage. And if that's not enough, well, it can also tow up to 8,300 pounds.
Behind that 355-hp small-block V8 all Suburbans use a six-speed automatic transmission. When fitted with standard rear-wheel drive, the Suburban earns an EPA-estimated 19 mpg combined (16 city/23 highway). When equipped with four-wheel drive, those numbers drop to 18 mpg combined (15 city/22 highway).
If you need maximum passenger, cargo and towing potential in an SUV, you can't go wrong with the Chevrolet Suburban. But it always pays to know exactly what you want before making a purchase. So use the tools here on Edmunds to do your research and get a great deal from a great dealer on a 2018 Chevrolet Suburban.
2018 Chevrolet Suburban SUV Overview
The 2018 Chevrolet Suburban SUV is offered in the following styles: LT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A), Premier 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A), LT 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 6A), LS 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 6A), Premier 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 6A), LS 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A), Fleet 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 6A), and Fleet 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A).
What do people think of the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban SUV?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Suburban SUV 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Suburban SUV.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Suburban SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels including LT, Premier, LS, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.Read our full review of the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban SUV here.
Our Review Process
This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.
What's a good price for a New 2018 Chevrolet Suburban SUV?
2018 Chevrolet Suburban SUV Premier 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
The 2018 Chevrolet Suburban SUV Premier 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $69,275. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chevrolet Suburban SUV Premier 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A) is trending $11,323 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $11,323 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$57,952.
The average savings for the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban SUV Premier 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A) is16.3% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 Chevrolet Suburban SUV LT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
The 2018 Chevrolet Suburban SUV LT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $59,725. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chevrolet Suburban SUV LT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A) is trending $11,807 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $11,807 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$47,918.
The average savings for the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban SUV LT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A) is19.8% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 Chevrolet Suburban SUV LS 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
The 2018 Chevrolet Suburban SUV LS 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $54,595. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chevrolet Suburban SUV LS 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A) is trending $9,514 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $9,514 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$45,081.
The average savings for the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban SUV LS 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A) is17.4% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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