2016 Chevrolet Suburban

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Chevrolet Suburban base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Relative gas mileage
  • Seating capacity
  • Cargo room
  • Roomy second row

The Bad

  • Ungainly dimensions
  • Modest acceleration
  • Some dashboard buttons could be larger
2016 Chevrolet Suburban exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2016 Chevrolet Suburban

  • MyLink multimedia system with Apple CarPlay standard
  • OnStar 4G LTE connectivity and Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Longer version of Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Seats up to nine
  • 4WD available
  • Tows up to 8,300 pounds

2016 Chevrolet Suburban Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Chevrolet Suburban full-size SUV is a longer version of the Chevrolet Tahoe, and it can seat up to nine people. Its GM siblings are the more upscale GMC Yukon XL and even ritzier Cadillac Escalade ESV. The Suburban competes with other full-size SUVs like the Ford Expedition EL, Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia.
New for 2016
An 8-inch dashboard touch-screen is standard, and the MyLink multimedia system adds Apple CarPlay for mirroring of select smartphone apps on the screen. It works with the iPhone 5 and later models. A head-up display and a reconfigurable instrument panel with an 8-inch screen are available for LTZ models.
Significant Standard Features

  • Remote start system
  • Tri-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Fold-flat second- and third-row seats
  • Side-impact airbag between front seats 
  • MyLink multimedia system with 8-inch touch-screen and Apple CarPlay integration
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Five USB ports
  • OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required)
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Power-retractable and illuminated side steps
  • Power sunroof
  • Power liftgate
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Push-button start
  • Navigation system
  • Rear-seat Blu-ray/DVD entertainment system
  • Forward collision alert
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Lane departure prevention
  • Safety alert seat
Vehicle Overview

The Chevrolet Suburban full-size SUV is a longer version of the Chevrolet Tahoe, and it can seat up to nine people. Its GM siblings are the more upscale GMC Yukon XL and even ritzier Cadillac Escalade ESV. The Suburban competes with other full-size SUVs like the Ford Expedition EL, Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia.
New for 2016
An 8-inch dashboard touch-screen is standard, and the MyLink multimedia system adds Apple CarPlay for mirroring of select smartphone apps on the screen. It works with the iPhone 5 and later models. A head-up display and a reconfigurable instrument panel with an 8-inch screen are available for LTZ models.
Significant Standard Features

  • Remote start system
  • Tri-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Fold-flat second- and third-row seats
  • Side-impact airbag between front seats 
  • MyLink multimedia system with 8-inch touch-screen and Apple CarPlay integration
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Five USB ports
  • OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required)
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Power-retractable and illuminated side steps
  • Power sunroof
  • Power liftgate
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Push-button start
  • Navigation system
  • Rear-seat Blu-ray/DVD entertainment system
  • Forward collision alert
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Lane departure prevention
  • Safety alert seat

Latest 2016 Suburban Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(4.2)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Best car I've ever owned

by myscreenname from Nashville TN on April 22, 2018

Meets all my needs. Lots of room for longer trips. I can tow up to 8300 lbs. Very comfortable ride. I love driving this car. Read full review

(5.0)

Very nice

by Jtplumber from Chattanooga tn on April 11, 2018

Very smooth and comfortable , lots of room for my large family. Surprised about all of the complements this car gets. Looking forwad to go on a long drive. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Chevrolet Suburban currently has 0 recalls

NHTSA Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 Chevrolet Suburban LS

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Overall
4 Star
Overall Front
4 Star
Overall Side
5 Star
Overall Rollover Rating
3 Star
Driver's
4 Star
Passenger's
4 Star
Side Barrier
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Driver
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
5 Star
Side Pole
4 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
5 Star
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Chevrolet

Program Benefits

Two Factory-Backed Warranties, CPO Scheduled Maintenance Program, Vehicle Inspection & Reconditioning, 3-Day/150-Mile Vehicle Exchange Program, 24/7 Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation, OnStar & SiriusXM Satellite Radio Trial Offers, and a Carfax Vehicle History Report

  • Limited Warranty

    Two Factory-Backed Warranties

    6-Year/100,000-Mile, Powertrain Limited Warranty and a 12- Month/12,000-Miles, Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty, both with $0 deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172-Point Inspection & Reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Suburban received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker