A decision was made to focus on one area in particular for the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban: performance. Wait, what? The giant three-row SUV for those who need to tow or are too embarrassed to drive a minivan? Yup, you read that correctly. Chevrolet finally added the 6.2-liter V-8 available in various other GM vehicles to the Suburban. According to Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley, it's a qualified success.
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"The high-output drivetrain adds another $5,425 to the price of a Suburban Premier — that's $2,720 for the RST 6.2L Performance Edition package and $2,705 for the RST Edition, which are bundled together — but it's well worth the extra money because it transforms the Suburban from a modestly powered SUV into a rip-roaring truck that accelerates strongly and has passing power to spare," Hanley notes in his review, one of this week's most popular.
Unfortunately, that focus on performance — either the tuning of the Suburban's Magnetic Ride Control suspension or maybe the monster 22-inch wheels and low-profile tires — contributed to poor ride quality that isn't befitting of a behemoth family hauler.
Read the rest of Hanley's review in the link below to find out if he feels the Suburban is worth consideration.
For the week's top videos, it's mostly about trucks, with our results of the 2018 Best Half-Ton Truck Challenge in the top five, along with an examination of the beds of the competitors in that Challenge, and a look at all the wild Ford trucks at the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show. Our time in the Tesla Model X and a review of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 round out the list.
Check out the top five reviews and videos of the week below.
Top 5 Reviews
1. 2019 Acura RDX Review: Major Multimedia Misfire
2. 2019 Subaru Forester Review: New and Better, But Not Shouting It
3. 2019 Jeep Cherokee Review: The Edge of Greatness
4. 2019 Mazda CX-3 Review: Good Things, But in a Small Package
5. 2019 Chevrolet Suburban Review: More Power Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Top 5 Videos
1. 2018 Half-Ton Truck Challenge: Who Does the Bed Best?
2. Custom Ford Trucks at SEMA 2018
3. 2019 Mazda CX-3: Review
4. Our Week In The Tesla Model X
5. What's The Best Half-Ton Truck For 2018?
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