2017 Chevrolet Suburban

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2017 Chevrolet Suburban
2017 Chevrolet Suburban

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

Rear-wheel drive



The good:

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

The bad:

  • Ungainly dimensions
  • Modest acceleration
  • Some dashboard buttons could be larger

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Low-speed automatic emergency braking now available
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity standard
  • OnStar 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hot spot standard
  • Teen Driver safety monitor standard
  • Seats up to nine
  • Tows up to 8,600 pounds (2WD)

2017 Chevrolet Suburban review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Suburban full-size SUV is a longer version of the Chevrolet Tahoe, and it can seat up to nine people in three rows. Its GM siblings are the more upscale GMC Yukon XL and even ritzier Cadillac Escalade ESV. Rear- and four-wheel-drive versions are available, and all are powered by a 5.3-liter V-8 engine. The Suburban competes with other full-size SUVs such as the Ford Expedition EL and Toyota Sequoia.

New for 2017
GM’s Teen Driver monitoring system, which allows parents to view vehicle stats such as the maximum speed achieved, distance driven and the number of times active safety features were triggered, is standard. The Premier trim level replaces the LTZ model and includes heated and ventilated front seats finished in perforated leather.

Low-speed forward automatic braking is a new option and the available rear-seat entertainment system adds HDMI and USB ports and supports device projection. The MyLink multimedia system adds the Rear Seat Reminder feature while new active grille shutters improve highway aerodynamics.

Significant Standard Features

  • 355-horsepower, 5.3-liter V-8 engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • 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 touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Five USB ports
  • OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required)
  • Teen Driver safety monitor
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Four-wheel drive
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Power-retractable and illuminated side steps
  • Power sunroof
  • Power liftgate
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Push-button start
  • Navigation system
  • Rear-seat Blu-ray/DVD entertainment system
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Forward collision alert with low-speed automatic emergency braking
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Lane departure prevention
  • Safety alert driver’s seat

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value 4.0
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.3

Most recent consumer reviews


Don’t buy one!

I have been a Chevy and GM guy my whole life, probably originating with the 66 Nova my parent owned. I have owned 4 Silverados, and a 1991 Saturn SC. This 2017 Suburban is the last GM product I will ever own. I didn’t worry too much when the coolant lines began to leak and it took 3 trips to the dealer to repair under warranty. This was when the car had less than 24,000 miles. I thought it was a good car at that time. The AC condenser went bad at 83,000 miles, and it was so common that GM extended the warranty on cars, but mine was past the extension. The last straw is the transmission, which recently overheated because a plastic part on the thermostat failed, causing the temps to rise to 280 degrees. I had the part replaced, but have been told that the temperature may have ruined the torque converter. In researching the transmission issue I discovered that these problems are so common the there are YouTube videos going over the fixes. Like the countless others before me, I will be switching to Toyota the next time I Buy a truck or SUV.


Horrible for your money

Trouble with dashboard, tire censor low pressure from chrome rims, hood paint faded, and a/c is broken...has a leak!! 63,000 miles on 2017 premiere Chevy Suburban... I will never purchase an 80,000 + Vehicle.... I thought the Chevy trucks could go at least 100,000 miles...but nope!!


Huge Disappointment

We are a Chevrolet family, however have been let down with the 2017 Suburban. A/C went out, transmission went out, radio/nav system went out.....what is next. When I take it to the dealership to be fixed, all I get is these are known issues with the 2017 Suburban. If that is the case, Chevrolet needs to recall on all of those issues! Will not eve own another Chevrolet.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
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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