The 2013 Chevrolet Suburban is a huge vehicle. If you have to haul many people and plenty of cargo, this may be the car for you. YNN’s Car Coach Lauren Fix takes a closer look.

Model — 2013 Chevrolet Suburban MPG — 15 City / 21 Hwy
Engine — 5.3L V8 flex-fuel engine
Price — Starts at $43,295

The 2013 Chevrolet Suburban seats up to nine people, has class-leading cargo capacity, offers lots of standard and optional features, plus the V8 engine provides a comfortable ride.

Our test vehicle had the standard 5.3L engine but there is also an optional 6.0L but that will bring your fuel economy down by 5 mpg.

We found the third-row seating offered plenty of adult leg and headroom, however the seats don’t fold into the floor, which can limit the cargo space. If, however, you need to move your kid to or from college, this truck holds it all. It’s not the most convenient daily driver, as the Suburban’s size makes it hard to find a parking spot. However, if you have a large family or use the Suburban for work or recreation, it would be a good fit.

If you are towing your boat or trailer, the Suburban 3/4 ton comes with a standard 6.0L V8 engine that produces 352 horsepower and a pavement-grabbing 382 pounds of torque. This impressive power gives the Suburban a towing capability of up to 9,600 pounds, making this full-size SUV a true utility vehicle.

The inside offered plenty of cup holders, multiple power outlets, storage space and plenty of comfort for everyone. The Suburban’s standard equipment includes a six-speaker stereo, USB port, satellite radio, tri-zone manual climate control and Bluetooth. Optional features offered in higher trims include an upgraded Bose sound system, 7-inch touch-screen infotainment center, navigation, a rear-seat entertainment system, a backup camera and blind zone alert.

Competes with:
•Ford Expedition
•Dodge Durango
•GMC Yukon

The 2013 Chevrolet Suburban is a full-size SUV that is attractive and straightforward in design, purpose, and performance.

Courtesy of YNN/Time Warner Cable
Aired: 7/18/2013

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