2009 Chevrolet Suburban
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Once upon a Suburban...

by from Paradise Valley, AZ on February 19, 2009

Back in 1997, I leased my first Suburban. Since then, I have leased 5 Suburbans, 97,00,03,06,and 09. All were great cars, but the 09 is honestly the best kind they have made. The improvements for the ...
Back in 1997, I leased my first Suburban. Since then, I have leased 5 Suburbans, 97,00,03,06,and 09. All were great cars, but the 09 is honestly the best kind they have made. The improvements for the 09 year are very effective, including the new 6speed transmission that helps boost mileage. I average 16.5mpg, mixed. This is the best so far out of all the Suburbans I've driven. The 06 I just returned was flawless, until I got this one. This one is a lot more modern, comfort-wise and feature-wise. I really enjoy hearing clients complimenting on the smooth and comfortable ride. The car is also very powerful(duh, its a Suburban!), yet efficient. I opted for the 5.3, and don't worry, you don't miss much from the 6.0 at all. The active fuel management system is awesome. It is always at work. The new navigation is a definite improvement over the 06 model. The leather seats are much improved as well. The black on black color combo looks great too. Guys, if you want a great SUV, buy a Suburban. Great deals are lining up and you won't ever turn back, like I did. 12 perfect years of Suburbans, still counting...
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My overall, best car i've ever owned

by from on February 16, 2009

I have had a 1996 Suburban 2500 for 12 years, so i thought it needed a break in the garage for awhile. Im never getting rid of it. My wife has a 2005 Yukon XL denali, and she loves it to so i wanted t...
I have had a 1996 Suburban 2500 for 12 years, so i thought it needed a break in the garage for awhile. Im never getting rid of it. My wife has a 2005 Yukon XL denali, and she loves it to so i wanted to try another brand new suburban. I got a white lt2, and its the nicest, smoothest ride! The car is never off, I take it everywhere. I strongly suggest this amazing car. Give the american cars the chance they diserve. They have compleetly improved quality wize. The car feels like it can take on a tank! And it really takes the beating we give it! Same goes with the 2007 and 2008.
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Suburban LTZ

by from Virginia on August 26, 2010

Just drove 830 miles (ME to VA). Chevy has done an excellent job. Even with the LTZ, not as car-like around town as my 2001 Yukon XL Denali, but definitely superior on the highway. Have the 6.0l. Fuel...
Just drove 830 miles (ME to VA). Chevy has done an excellent job. Even with the LTZ, not as car-like around town as my 2001 Yukon XL Denali, but definitely superior on the highway. Have the 6.0l. Fuel economy is a necessary concession for comfort, appearance, and performance. Unless you drive only on flat land or downhill, you'll have a hard time getting beyond 17 mpg on the highway. About 12 mpg around town. A great way to go.
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Would do over

by from Shreveport, LA on September 2, 2012

I initially looked at the Tahoes until came across an offer I could not refuse with the suburban. We travel all the time and by far, this car is the most comfortable by far of any other cars I have ow...
I initially looked at the Tahoes until came across an offer I could not refuse with the suburban. We travel all the time and by far, this car is the most comfortable by far of any other cars I have owned. My girls, 13 and 14, and husband (6'4") also agree. The room in the vehicle allows for all of our luggage without co Comprimising any people room. The leather seats do not scorch you when you get in the car--this is big because I live in the south where our days easily surpass 100 degrees. Gas could be better in town but knew what I was getting into. Highway miles are good and appreciate the car's ability to save gas with it's V4 capabilities. Overall I am very happy with the car. If you are not good with big cars, be careful with the suburban because it does have a swing when it turns.
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Nicest riding car next to a cadillac

by from Miamisburg,Ohio on June 15, 2010

I searched for 5 months for the Suburban that I purchased. I knew what I wanted but finding the "right" car was sometimes frustrating due to costs and location.. I looked at Ford Expeditions but that ...
I searched for 5 months for the Suburban that I purchased. I knew what I wanted but finding the "right" car was sometimes frustrating due to costs and location.. I looked at Ford Expeditions but that just did not ride and drive as nice as the Chevy Suburban. Its a nice heavy suv that I feel very safe in an truly enjoy driving. It was worth the wait. I would highly recommend this vehicle if you do not mind getting 18-20 MPG. Its worth to me.
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Best family vehicle on the road!

by from Orlando, FL on July 13, 2010

We bought our 2009 Suburban in February 2010 off the Cars.com website. Shopping for the trim level and color we wanted was easy and we were automatically in our price range from the initial search. Th...
We bought our 2009 Suburban in February 2010 off the Cars.com website. Shopping for the trim level and color we wanted was easy and we were automatically in our price range from the initial search. This truck is the best investment I have ever made in a vehicle given our three girls and all the luggage we take when on a trip. It also doubles as a business vehicle and gives us plenty of room for anything or anyone we may need to carry with us.
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Cool

by from Mi on May 27, 2013

Very nice ride with lots of room, for kids and luggage. And gets better gas mileage then I though it would about 20 miles per gal highway.
Very nice ride with lots of room, for kids and luggage. And gets better gas mileage then I though it would about 20 miles per gal highway.
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Total value in a large SUV

by from Boulder, CO on November 20, 2012

This is my 4th Suburban and I love the value for the space, luxury and reliability. You can spend twice as much on other SUV and get maybe a couple more miles to the gallon, so for me the Suburban's v...
This is my 4th Suburban and I love the value for the space, luxury and reliability. You can spend twice as much on other SUV and get maybe a couple more miles to the gallon, so for me the Suburban's value cant be beat. The only issue with this Suburban year are the interior rattles. The interior just doesn't seem as tight as my earlier models, but minor all in all. The 350 cu in. engine has great horsepower over previous year models. An old Texas rancher once told me, while driving around his 3,000 acre ranch that the Suburban was the best all around ranch vehicle on and off road he ever owned and he had 4 of them in the driveway.
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A GOOD RIDE WITH STYLE AND ROOM TO TRAVEL

by from ORLANDO FL METRO on August 30, 2010

IT ALL STARTED WHEN WE GOT THIS BEAUTIFUL RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK 2-YR OLD AND 80+ POUNDS THAT CONSUMED THE WHOLE BACK SEAT OF OUR CREW CAB. WE TEST DROVE EVERY FULL-SIZE TO LARGE SUVS AVAILABLE IN FLORID...
IT ALL STARTED WHEN WE GOT THIS BEAUTIFUL RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK 2-YR OLD AND 80+ POUNDS THAT CONSUMED THE WHOLE BACK SEAT OF OUR CREW CAB. WE TEST DROVE EVERY FULL-SIZE TO LARGE SUVS AVAILABLE IN FLORIDA. HIS CRATE HAS TO BE A CERTAIN SIZE AND IT ONLY FIT INTO A NISSAN ARMADA (BARELY), EXPEDITION EL AND THE SUBURBAN. NO WAY ON TOYOTA EVEN SEQUOIA, WHICH WAS A SURPRISE. THE EXPEDITION EL HAD BETTER ACCELERATION, BUT THE SUBURBAN HAS A LOWER TURNING RADIUS, GREATER VISIBILITY IN BACKING, STEERING MORE COMFORTABLE, BIGGER STORAGE BIN BETWEEN FRONT SEATS (A MAJOR PLUS), MORE AND BETTER 12V ACCESS, PLUS IS HOT WITH ENGINE OFF ANOTHER MAJOR FACTOR IN CHARGING IPAD, HANDS FREE, ITOUCH,ETC THAT ALL FIT IN THE ARMREST STORAGE WITH THE BUILT IN HOT-WIRED 12V. SUBURBAN HAS A FOLD DOWN REAR SEAT ARMREST WITH CUP HOLDERS THAT IS SORELY LACKING IN THE EXPEDITION EL. SUBURBAN GETS BETTER GAS MILEAGE THAN THE EL, BUT ONLY A COUPLE OF GALLONS MORE OVERALL. QUALITY, FIT, FINISH, CONVENIENCE OF CONTROLS, NICE THINGS LIKE A SWITCH TO TURN OFF THE DOME LIGHTS, AND UNBELIEVEABLE LEG ROOM WITH THE DRIVERS SEAT ALL THE WAY BACK. A KEEPER FOR SURE.
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Big is beautiful!

by from Colorado Springs, CO on October 24, 2011

For the longest time I stuck to "city" cars...but than as a family man I knew I needed room for everybody and the dog and the cat. I love the outodoors and the road...being retired from the army this...
For the longest time I stuck to "city" cars...but than as a family man I knew I needed room for everybody and the dog and the cat. I love the outodoors and the road...being retired from the army this gives me the oportunity to do these things...and more (l fy really large RC planes!) My smaller "suv" wasn;t up to the challenge of having two teenagers...so heeere wee ggo aggain; and there it was; the Chevrolet Suburban, 2009 "LT". If tyhe -L- is for luxury they got it right! If tjhe -T- is for truck, transport, taxy, or totally-cool I am Ok with that! This SUV does it all, it is even more fuel efficient than my compact (American brand) SUV..it gets up to 31 MPG, and that is even better than my super efficient iconic sport car (another American brand). Elbow room? You got it!...Leg room? You got it! spare room for the dog...you got it !! (After all whose dog is not part of the family?) The 2009 Chevrolet Suburban got the looks, and with little changes from model year to year it is a lasting impression. Tall for the smaller kids but good for off roading, it is as smooth on as is off-roading... Are you one fo those a little-nervous dirver? This vehicle is a rolling china cabinet! With it large windows and windshield you can get a nice 360 panorama..I even got installed a sun/moon roof...the sky's the limit. Price wise I think it is worthed, price to maitain? It doesn't break that easy..but license plates and fueling can get pricey though...but family safety is a must for any responsinble parent. I am happy with it and I must admit I used to despise large vehicles..mostly when only the driver goes in it..but hey; most ot the times this is the size one needs!
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