Key Specs

of the 2017 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
2017 Chevrolet Suburban exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban

  • 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 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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...
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



Latest 2017 Suburban Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

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

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Best car ever

by Almonds from Snohomish, WA on May 10, 2018

Best car ever, little expensive to maintain and purchase but worth every penny. 2nd new burban we have owned and used the last one to death. Read full review

(5.0)

Another fine vehicle from Chevy

by SG from Roscoe on May 4, 2018

Having owned a Tahoe, I know the brand would not let me down. The Suburban drives and rides nice. I look forwars to the next 300k miles from Chevy. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Chevrolet Suburban currently has 0 recalls

NHTSA Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2017 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