2015 Chevrolet Suburban

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Vehicle Overview

The newly redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck is in dealerships, which means that GM can now turn its attention to introducing the related full-size sport-utility vehicles that are based on that truck, the new 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban.

The last major refresh for the trucks occurred in 2007. This is now the 12th generation for the Suburban (fifth for the Tahoe), making the Suburban the longest-running nameplate in the auto industry at nearly 80 continuous years.

For 2015, both the Tahoe and Suburban get a thorough reworking inside and out. What applies to one also generally applies to the other — the only big difference between the two models is length, with the longer Suburban featuring more interior passenger and cargo space.

Outside, styling updates are subtle but significant. The headlights and front ends are obviously different, but most interestingly they are altered from the Silverado as well; no longer do the full-size SUVs and full-size pickups share sheet metal.

Doors and side glass are redesigned to fit into the bodyside instead of wrapping up into the roof. The glass is smoother overall down the sides than before, culminating in a more squared-off look for the rear that also improves interior space.

Power comes from GM’s revised Ecotec3 5.3-liter V-8 engine, which makes 355 horsepower and 383 pounds-feet of torque. The engine features cylinder deactivation for improved fuel economy. In terms of towing capacity, two-wheel-drive Tahoes are rated at 8,500 pounds and four-wheel-drive models at 8,300 pounds. Two-wheel-drive Suburbans are rated at 8,300 pounds and four-wheel-drive versions at 8,000 pounds.

New on the inside is a completely revised console that is more carlike and made from significantly higher-quality materials. Like the exterior sheet metal, the dashboard is not shared with the pickups. A choice of multimedia systems is available, including an 8-inch touch-screen featuring Chevrolet’s MyLink system that slides up to reveal a storage cubby behind the screen.

Interior passenger room is improved, with 2 inches more legroom for the second-row passengers and a new power fold-flat seat for the third row. No longer is the third row removable — like the Ford Expedition, it folds down into the floor at the touch of a switch in the cargo area. Another switch also drops the second row, so you can create a relatively flat load floor even when standing at the rear hatch. The downside is that a false floor now adorns that cargo area, resulting in a higher lift-over height and the loss of several inches of cargo height. That false floor is covered and made into storage however.

The Tahoe/Suburban can be had with some new high-tech equipment for 2015 as well, including forward collision alert, blind spot detection, lane departure warning, a safety alert seat, front and rear park assist, center side airbags for the front seats and even a Blu-ray player for the rear seat with a 9-inch screen. The SUVs can be optioned to have five auxiliary power sockets, a 110-volt power outlet and six USB slots for personal electronics. GM is also offering the latest version of its Magnetic Ride Control adjustable suspension as well.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.2
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews


Avoid Chevrolet

5 star reviews are a scam. They have not YET (your time is coming) experienced what these suvs are notorious for. Transmission failures. Total engine failures. These cars, certain years, are very well known for the 2 above uber expensive repairs. Chevrolet should be ashamed putting this crap on the road AND not recalling. I would LOVE to sue Chevrolet. They 100% know of these problems. New tranny will not be less than $5k. Mine was $6700. Regardless where you take it. I hate this car. Buyers remorse big time. I'll never buy another Chevy. And BTW, this is my work vehicle, I baby the engine and tranny because I know they suck and this B still left me stranded in the middle of the country with a sudden transmission failure, during a long road trip! P on Chevy, indeed.


Problem not fixable

This car have an issue of P2135 code where I spend more then $2000 with dealer repair but not fixed I have no more money to spend and problem is still there I got stuck with car have no value with this issue my money on car and repair goes $0


Room for everything - comfort - reliability

Purchased this used from a dealer - one previous owner. Vehicle was well kept, has proven to be reliable with surprisingly good highway mileage. The entertainment package silences children more effectively than a nun's shhh in church. There is ample space for people and/or cargo. The tow capacity will come in handy next.

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Based on the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
24 months/24,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/100,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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