• (4.7) 38 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $33,216–$54,400
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 18
  • Engine: 355-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 7-9
2015 Chevrolet Suburban

2015 Chevrolet Suburban Reviews

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.

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GM Surbabans still have quality issues 2015 Model

by MikeyH from Lake Charles, LA on November 28, 2017

LTZ package with Magnetic Ride Suspension rides rough. Interior same as always if you owned previous GM vehicles. Cracked dashes, creeking noise, cab noise, drivetrain shudder. It does have alot of ... Read Full Review

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NHTSA Ratings

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Recalls

There are currently 11 recalls for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

Free Scheduled Maintenance

24mo/24,000mi

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

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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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