• (4.6) 10 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $13,252–$34,732
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 12-13
  • Engine: 352-hp, 6.0-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 7-9
2012 Chevrolet Suburban

Our Take on the Latest Model 2012 Chevrolet Suburban

What We Don't Like

  • Third row doesn't fold flat
  • Ungainly dimensions
  • Modest acceleration (Suburban 1500)
  • Steering and handling
  • Available front middle seat lacks three-point seat belt

Notable Features

  • Longer version of Chevrolet Tahoe
  • New trailer-swap control
  • Available 4WD
  • Seats up to nine
  • Tows up to 9,600 pounds (2500 version)

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 10 reviews

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by Long time chev;.mr ll from Kansas city ks on December 2, 2017

.. Best design .. Hottest vehicles on the road today .. Thats why they are so sought out from any age ranging from sixteen and up

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2012 Chevrolet Suburban Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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