2011 Chevrolet Suburban

The Chevrolet Suburban is one of the longest running car names in the industry. This is probably the reason why the 2011 version of Chevrolet Suburban easily got to the top of the list of most of the car reviewers. Usually, this Chevrolet model gains the number 2 spot on inexpensive SUV’s reviews around the internet. This means that the 2011 Chevrolet Suburban is certified and recommended type of vehicle for multi-purpose use.

Performance

The 2011 Suburban can be lined up with the best performer SUV cars that are available on the market. It can either have 5.3 litres V8 engine which powers-up up to 320 hp strength and 335 lb per ft of torque, or have 6.0 litres V8 which powers-up up to 352 hp strength and 382 lb/ft of torque. Each of the engines has unique fuel management system which improves its fuel economy ability. This system impressively cuts the fuel consumption of the car to up to only 1 gallon of fuel per 15 miles of road on cities and 1 gallon of fuel per 21 miles on highways.

Moreover, the control and braking capability of Suburban was also impressive. According to people that have used the car, twisting, turning, and breaking Chevy’s Suburban on the road is much easier than other car models that they have used. This maybe was the result of the great control features that are added on this vehicles machine. In addition to that, Suburban also has a great towing ability.

Exterior & Interior

In terms of overall design, the 2011 Chevrolet Suburban is on top of SUVs. On the outside, the most distinctive thing about this car is its large size. Added to that, Suburban takes an angular shape which gives it an adventurous type of look. The size of the car was also the most noticeable thing on the car’s interior. Because of large space, people can seat comfortably with its cotton or leather seats. Some of the other things that enhanced the inside looks of the car are OnStar controls, navigation system, power rear hatch, high-end LTZ, and seat trim style.

Safety

The only hole on Chevrolet Suburban’s purchase is that the car is not crash tested by trusted boards. This means that people cannot be assured that they will be safe on the car. The good thing is that its company is really doing their best to improve the protective ability of the car. Some of the safety features that they installed on the car to protect the lives of its passengers are automatic brake system, airbags from different sides, and fog light.

The Competition

Compared to other cars alike, the Ford Expedition EL surpassed it pretty well on its every specification. On the contrary, SUV cars like the Buick Enclave (MSRP $36,600; 17 city / 24 hwy), Chevy Traverse (MSRP $29,430; 17 city / 24 hwy), and GMC Acadia (MSRP $32,605; 17 city / 24 hwy) is no match with Suburban in terms of car’s capacity and performance. This only shows that this model of car is not really a bad choice.

Pros

  • Strong performance with either 5.3 litres or 6.0 litres engine
  • Is a great handling, breaking, and towing performer
  • Great fuel saving ability through its fuel management system
  • Good looks on the inside and outside of the car

Cons

  • Not fully crash checked by trusted safety boards
  • Have a large extra space
  • Not a good choice for people who doesn’t need a lot of towing

The 2011 Chevrolet Suburban is best suited for people who do a lot towing and haul all types of cargo. It has a large interior with pulling strength which will surely help in accomplishing those tasks.

Overall Rating
76 out of 100

What others say:

“Overall, Suburban gets a larger third-row seat and more cargo space with the third row up—plus larger rear doors that allow easier access to the third row.”Car Connection

“Suburban reacts alertly to steering inputs, but some testers say the steering is too sensitive at highway speeds, especially with the available 20-inch tires”Consumer Guide

“There is room for up to nine people, but typical versions seat seven. The third-row seat sits too low and is uncomfortable.”MSN Auto-ConsumerReports

“The 2011 Chevrolet Suburban is a compelling choice for those who need a traditional full-size SUV with massive passenger, cargo and towing capacities. We just wonder how many people really do.”Edmunds

“It takes a lot of fuel to haul this much mass up and down the road. With prices at the pump continuing to trend upward, buyers should ask themselves if they need the Suburban's space and utility enough to justify the expense.”KBB

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: SUV Base Price: $41,730.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 31.5 gallons (119 liters) MPG: 15 city / 21 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 222.4 in. (564.8 cm) Width: 79.1 in. (200.9 cm)
Height: 76.8 in. (195 cm) Wheel Base: 130 in. (330 cm)
Curb Weight: 5751 lbs (2608 kg) Ground Clearance: 10.5 in. (26.6 cm)front
Luggage Capacity: 45.8 cu ft Maximum Seating: 8 people
Performance
Engine: 5.3L 16-valve OHV V8 Displacement: 323 cu in
Horsepower: 320 HP Max RPM: 5400 RPM
Torque: 335 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic OD
0-60 mph: NA Max Towing Capacity: 8100 lbs (3674 kgs)
Available Trims & Engine
Option:Suburban LS 2500 MSRP: $42,945; MPG: 15 city / 21 hwy
Option:Suburban LT 1500 MSRP: $44,845; MPG: 15 city / 21 hwy
Option:Suburban LT 2500 MSRP: $46,435; MPG: 10 city / 16 hwy
Option:Suburban LTZ 1500 MSRP: $53,580; MPG: 15 city / 21 hwy