2007 Chevrolet Suburban Consumer Reviews

2007 Chevrolet Suburban
4.5
Average based on 36 reviews
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Not in it for the long haul

by from Greenville, WI on April 23, 2012

I purchased my 2007 Suburban used in 2009. It is the perfect vehicle for a large family that likes to camp, fish, hunt, etc. We can fit the whole family in, all of our gear, and still pull a boat or c...
I purchased my 2007 Suburban used in 2009. It is the perfect vehicle for a large family that likes to camp, fish, hunt, etc. We can fit the whole family in, all of our gear, and still pull a boat or camper. The seats are very comfortable, overall a great design! Love the way it handles. I feel it is a very maneuverable large vehicle, never had an issue parking. We truly thought we had found the most versatile & functional vehicle ever! Well, until we started with excessive oil consumption around 65,000 miles. Here we are 3 years later and no one has been able to give us any insight as to what the problem is. After doing some online research, we have found that there is a huge problem with this excessive oil consumption among 07-08 Suburbans and it seems to be caused by the active fuel management feature, which shuts down 4 cylinders when the power is not needed to save on fuel. Great idea, poor design. In short, the rings, pistons, lifters, and valves are shot. Many owners have replaced these items or had it done under warranty, only to have the problem reoccur shortly thereafter. Here we sit with a truck that still has a balance on the loan and will be needing a very expensive engine, and soon. I strongly recommend thoroughly researching oil consumption of these SUV's prior to purchasing!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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Great functional design comes with serious defects

by from Hartland, WI on December 30, 2010

I just unloaded our LTZ after a 4 year lease. It was our 7th Chev Truck (Tahoes / Suburbans) and we took really good care of it to buy off lease and found ourselves stuck with too many issues too purc...
I just unloaded our LTZ after a 4 year lease. It was our 7th Chev Truck (Tahoes / Suburbans) and we took really good care of it to buy off lease and found ourselves stuck with too many issues too purchase. The final straw is the 07 5.3L engine oil issue which started at about 80Kmi. We had the new fix done on it and it reduced the problem to from 1 to 2 qrts / 2k mi to 0.5. The 4/8 cylinder active fuel management design does nothing to save MPG but is causing this issue. We used durablend oil and changed every 3K. The other issues included: u-joint, intermittent A/C issues - never resolved, emission stuff, chevy mudflaps removing paint from car, interior door handles (replaced twice!), rear spoiler and plastic window trim falling off, front bumper broke driving home though drifts in a snow storm (+$1000!), electric folding seats work about 25% of the time, heated washer system removed to fire risk!. We bought a used 07 Denali XL to have the 6.0L engine with 57K mi. This engine has no serious oil buring issue and you don't loose much on MPG but get AWD and more power. We saw NO oil consumption on our first 3K mi. So we are no in love with a GM suv again. I would not recommend an 07 suburban to anyone!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

Does not recommend this car

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problem solving

by from peoria, az. on July 8, 2012

you should replace the pcv to solve the excessive oil use problem.i had the same issue with a 2003 suburban,my local service mgr. and chevy engineers said that it was normal to burn a quart of oil eve...
you should replace the pcv to solve the excessive oil use problem.i had the same issue with a 2003 suburban,my local service mgr. and chevy engineers said that it was normal to burn a quart of oil every 400 miles.a service mgr. in lincoln nebraska told me about the pollution control.i had it replaced and never had another problem with oil.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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There is nothing comparable

by from Rochester, New York on January 18, 2013

Se have owned a Suburban for the last 7 years, and just bought a 2007 Suburban with 43,000 miles. My wife and daughter ride horses, and we travel to Vermont all winter. With a family of 5 and two dogs...
Se have owned a Suburban for the last 7 years, and just bought a 2007 Suburban with 43,000 miles. My wife and daughter ride horses, and we travel to Vermont all winter. With a family of 5 and two dogs, I can't find a better vehicle with the size and reliability of a Suburban.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Most comfortable truck I have ever owned

by from Michigan on November 20, 2010

Nice comfortable ride. The GM Certified car program is excellant. 1 year warranty and the truck was delivered in like new condition. The LTZ is the most comfortable truck by far. Decent gas milage 15 ...
Nice comfortable ride. The GM Certified car program is excellant. 1 year warranty and the truck was delivered in like new condition. The LTZ is the most comfortable truck by far. Decent gas milage 15 to 16 MPG city and 18 to 19 highway. That is great for a 5800 pound vehicle plus occupants. We purchased this after a Chrysler town and country. We had that vehicle in for service more times that we care to count. Glad it was a lease. GM is better build quality than Chrysler. Plus our used truck has much less issues than the newer mini van. Highly recommend a Suburban LTZ
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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the best car ever!

by from Temecula on December 20, 2010

I bought my third minivan when I was 24,and with three kids in carseats, it was great. But now, at 31,and with my kids being almost 12,almost 9 and 6 and a half, my husband and I were done with the mi...
I bought my third minivan when I was 24,and with three kids in carseats, it was great. But now, at 31,and with my kids being almost 12,almost 9 and 6 and a half, my husband and I were done with the minivan and wanted a car that was stylish, reliable, and could still fit our kids and their friends. And all of the sports stuff! We bought a 2007 Z71 Suburban. This car is the perfect fit, we absolutely love it. And my husband is no longer embarrassed to drive the family car!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Great comfortable truck

by from NJ on October 14, 2010

you wont go wrong with this truck. I like the way it drives. very cofortable .engin is great I only think seating may need more adjustment to get better use of the huge space this truck has
you wont go wrong with this truck. I like the way it drives. very cofortable .engin is great I only think seating may need more adjustment to get better use of the huge space this truck has
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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2007 Chevy Suburban LS

by from Argyle, NY on March 6, 2012

I love this vehicle ! I've always had pick up trucks and switchig to this vehicle is the best of both worlds. There's plenty of room inside and plenty of power to haul my 16" enclosed trailor with wha...
I love this vehicle ! I've always had pick up trucks and switchig to this vehicle is the best of both worlds. There's plenty of room inside and plenty of power to haul my 16" enclosed trailor with what ever load I need to haul and it rides and handles like a car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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True meaning to SUV

by from Kentucky on January 2, 2011

The tow power, the comfort, the overall feeling of upscale ..You can not go wrong! Luxury and style with the strength of a sexy farmer.
The tow power, the comfort, the overall feeling of upscale ..You can not go wrong! Luxury and style with the strength of a sexy farmer.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Towing

Does recommend this car

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Great SUV overhere in SWITZERLAND and ITALY

by from Massagno, Switzerland on January 29, 2009

Big family, dog, granma, luggage: theferoe, we needed a big car. In the US we found the "Burb", which fits us perfectly. Great show overhere (although some environmentalists won't settle for the fact ...
Big family, dog, granma, luggage: theferoe, we needed a big car. In the US we found the "Burb", which fits us perfectly. Great show overhere (although some environmentalists won't settle for the fact that it's a FlexFuel engine and hence greener than most european cars.) The one thing we cannot understand is why GM gives absolutely no support to customers outside the US. Would be very nice if we could get codes in order to make NAV-system work in Europe! If somebody knows the guy to be convinved with GM, please, let me know!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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