The 2015 model of the Chevy Suburban marks 80 years of continuous production. The new Suburban holds to its original body-on-frame architecture but gets many modern features.
Read CNET's full review of the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban.
June 23, 2014 11:00 AM PDT
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The Suburban measures 18.7 feet long, and is available in rear-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive configurations. Unlike most modern vehicles, even SUVs, the Suburban still uses a solid rear axle.
Helping to enhance ride quality in this LTZ-trim Suburban is GM's Magnetic Ride Control technology.
Chevy fits the Suburban with its Safety Alert Seat, a driver's seat that buzzes the thigh areas to warn of traffic in blind spots or lane departure.
The middle-row seats fold forward to allow access to the third row.
With all the seats down, the Suburban offers ample cargo space.
The Chevy MyLink 8-inch touchscreen hosts screens for navigation, stereo, and the hands-free phone system.
Chevy fits a profusion of gauges onto the instrument cluster.
Switching four-wheel-drive modes is as easy as turning a dial.
The MyLink head unit uses a smart, icon-based approach for its various functions.
Maps for the navigation system show 3D-rendered buildings in perspective view.
Weather comes to the head unit courtesy of satellite radio. Chevy should consider using the OnStar 4G data connection for weather and other services.
The MyLink interface shows music library screens for drives and iOS devices plugged into the car's USB ports.
The rearview camera is a necessity for the Suburban.
The touchscreen motors up, revealing a hidden compartment behind, which also hosts a USB port.
This remote comes with the rear-seat entertainment system, making it easy to pick sources and control video.
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