The IIHS has not had the opportunity to provide a thorough review of the Chevy Suburban. Thankfully, the NHTSA has tested the all-new Suburban, but it's not great news. These days we expect a brand-new car to get a full five-star review, yet the Suburban only managed to get a four-star rating. The NHTSA gave it five out of five in the side crash, but four stars in the front impact and just three in the rollover segment. This rating is not due to the additional weight, as the Tahoe received the same results.
When you opt for the front bench seat in your Suburban, the airbag count is six. In every other configuration and trim, the Suburban comes standard with seven airbags. Other traditional items include tire-pressure monitoring, traction and stability control, ABS, a teen-driver feature, and a rearview camera.
Chevrolet includes more driver-assistance features as standard across the range. The list consists of a following-distance indicator, forward-collision warning, front pedestrian detection, and, from this year, standard front and rear parking sensors, lane-keep assist, and lane-departure warning on all trims. Premier models also add blind-spot alert and lane-change alert. Lower trims can option on additional driver aids as part of the available packages. The two top trims can also be ordered with more enhanced driver-assistance systems at additional cost, including adaptive cruise control and enhanced automatic emergency braking.
|Chevrolet Suburban Trims||Commercial||LS||LT||RST||Z71||Premier||High Country|
|Rear Parking Aid||S||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Blind Spot Monitor||N/A||O||O||O||O||S||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||S||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Lane Keeping Assist||S||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||O||O||O||O||O|
The new Chevrolet Suburban SUV was off to a rocky start last year. The 2021 model was recalled a total of seven times during its first year on sale. Reasons included incorrectly installed bolts for the front seats and incorrect bolts used, a front center seat belt that may not be secured, incorrectly routed third-row seat belts that could become damaged, an airbag warning light that may not indicate a malfunction, a loss of power steering assist, and failure of the power control module for the fuel pump. At the time of writing, the 2022 model was still recall-free.
The recalls reflect in the Suburban's J.D. Power Ownership Survey results. It scored over eighty in every category but quality and reliability, which scored only 70, dragging the overall score down to 78 out of 100. Still, it isn't an awful score and places it third in the segment behind the Chevrolet Tahoe (83) and GMC Yukon (81).