The base price for our test unit was $27,313. The option list was long: tinted windows, power mirrors, tilt steering wheel, cruise control, power locks, power mirrors, power seat, keyless entry, 16-inch aluminum wheels, 3.73 axle ratio, trailer towing package, running boards, locking rear differential and electronic shifting transfer case. The sticker price was $38,563. Warranty
The basic warranty is for three years or 36,000 miles. Point:The Suburban is right at home cruising the highways. With a 630-mile range and seating for nine it has an immense following among big families and outdoor types. Counterpoint: This is a thirsty beast. I averaged 14.4 mpg with only two people aboard. It is pricey, too, but then so are most other full-size SUVs. SPECIFICATIONS ENGINE: 5.7-liter, V8 TRANSMISSION: automatic WHEELBASE: 131.5 inches CURB WEIGHT: 5,235 lbs. BASE PRICE: $27,313 PRICE AS DRIVEN: $38,563 MPG RATING: 12 city, 16 hwy.