2014 Chevrolet Suburban | new car review

Posted on Jan 30, 2014 by
2014 Chevrolet Suburban
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  • Rated 3 stars
  • Good
AEDAED 175,000 - 224,000
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 70%
  • Interior
    Editor: 75%
  • Quality
    Editor: 75%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 70%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 65%

Review Summary:

The Suburban is a that has been around since 1933 and is currently in its 11th generation. Facing competition from the Toyota Sequioa, the Suburban has something not many other cars offer; the capacity to seat up to 9 individuals!

Pros

Seating capacity

Cons

Price tag

Looks

Sharing majority of its components with its dwarfed brother, the Tahoe, the 2014 Chevrolet Suburban wears the same squarish headlamps, rectangular mesh grille and aggressively sculpted bumper up front. Measuring in at 5,649mm in length, the Suburban is 518 mm longer than the Tahoe and does look a little out of proportion, to say the least.

2014 Chevrolet Suburban side

Feels

For a car that is able to seat up to 9 individuals, calling it spacious would probably be an understatement. With a total of three multimedia screens; captain seats in the second row; wood trim along the dashboard, door panels, centre console and arm rest; accompanied by generous amounts of leather, the Suburban is a comfortable car for all, the driver and passengers alike.

2014 Chevrolet Suburban interior

Engineering

The Active Fuel Management system fitted in the 2014 Chevrolet Suburban makes use of a powerful 32-bit engine control computer that deactivates four of the eight cylinders when extra power is not needed, such as cruising down the highway or on level roads. With four of the eight cylinders deactivated, the Suburban delivers an extremely impressive 100 km of highway driving with just 11.2 litres of fuel in exchange.

What’s on offer?

The Suburban is powered by a 5.3 litre V8 that churns out 320 horsepower and 452 Nm of torque. Mated to a 6 speed transmission, top speed is rated at 193 km/h. The basic Suburban retails for AED 175,000, however, if you’re looking for all the bells and whistles, you’ll have to shell out significantly more for the LTZ model that costs AED 224,000.

2014 Chevrolet Suburban rear

Summing it…

In all its essence, the 2014 Chevrolet Suburban is just an extended Tahoe. With an exterior that is identical, an interior that cannot be told apart and the same engine powering both, I don’t understand why Chevrolet sells them as two separate models. More importantly, the Suburban is still AED 22,000 more than its Japanese rival, the Toyota Sequioa.

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