What We Drove
An American icon dating to 1936, few vehicles combine 8-passenger capacity, four-wheel-drive capability, a 2,561-lb. payload rating, and a 9,700-lb. towing ability in one do-it-all vehicle quite like the Chevrolet Suburban. Redesigned for 2007, the Suburban is available in 1500- or heavier-duty 2500-series specification, with two or four driven wheels, in LS, LT, or LTZ trim. We spent a week driving the Suburban 1500 4WD LT equipped with the LT3 option package, navigation, a rear seat entertainment system, and other goodies for a sticker price of $49,045 including the $875 destination charge.