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.
Why We Drove It
Fun to Drive
2nd Opinion – Liz Kim
Labor Day. Bored family. Flawless weather. Only one possibility; stuff 7 people in the ‘Burban and go to the beach. It isn’t a bad place to while away the hours. With our LT’s fully kitted interior, the restless youth were enchanted by the amusement onscreen, ignoring the gorgeous coastline unfurling right outside the window. Driving back, the Suburban was able to unwind its legs, effortlessly accelerating away from the fading sun. Though I never got over its immensity – this is a BIG truck that never lets you forget it – I can understand why people buy Suburbans, even if they never tow anything heavier than wet bathing suits.
Photos courtesy of General Motors