2024 Chevy Suburban: New Chevrolet Suburban Full-Size SUV Review

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2024 Chevy Suburban: Chevrolet hasn’t rested on its laurels in the 2020s. It follows the mid-engine Corvette with the Z06 in no time, and last week announced a slew of new models, hybrid and not, plus future EV variants. It’s a similar story to Bowtie’s full-size family hauler, as this camouflaged Suburban prototype proves.

When we saw this mule lurking, three possibilities came to mind. We’ll cover them, from least to most likely.

Our basis for this new trim level theory: Interior shots taken of this prototype, which shows a new steering wheel and a larger display with the hood lowered above the instrument panel.

The Suburban is conspicuously absent from the 2022 model year vehicle list that offers Super Cruise, GM’s hands-free driver assistance system. (The addition of the Super Cruise is a hallmark of the newly announced Yukon Denali Ultimate.)

The lack of an instrument cluster bump also suggests that the Suburban is taking widescreen pages from the Escalade. Possibly this new top-range trim? We’ll go with the media.

The third and most likely explanation for the new wheels and bigger screen is that Chevy left the High Country as, ah, the ultimate high-altitude trim and just gave the 2024 Suburban a few luxury updates.

2024 Chevy Suburban Reviews

The 2024 Chevrolet Suburban represents the fourth model year of the twelfth-generation full-size SUV, all new for 2021. As such, the Suburban is expected to undergo a mid-cycle refresh for the 2024 model year.

2024 Chevy Suburban

Notably, there is a possibility that a new high-performance variant may hit the market for the 2023 model year, and will sport a supercharged 6.2L LT4 V8 engine.

  • Full-Size SUV Body Style
  • Front Engine Layout, Longitudinal
  • Engine 3.0L LM2 I6 Duramax (Diesel), 5.3L L84 V8 (Gas), 6.2L L87 V8 (Gas)
  • 10 Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Rear Wheel Drive Drive Wheel, Four Wheel Drive
  • Availability US, Canada, Mexico
  • The precursor to the 2023 Chevrolet Suburban
  • The 2025 Suburban Chevrolet Successor

Expected Changes, Updates, and New Features

  • New front and rear fascia
  • Interior Upgraded
  • New roof-mounted communication antenna fin

2024 Chevy Suburban Refresh

Currently, in its twelfth generation, the Chevy Suburban is one of the longest-lasting nameplates in the United States. Following the mid-cycle refresh reveal, GM Authorities have now learned when production of the updated 2024 Chevy Suburban will begin.

GM Authority is exclusively aware that the commencement of regular production (SORP) of the currently updated 2024 Chevy Suburban is scheduled for November 2023.

For those who may not be aware, the 2024 Suburban’s mid-cycle refresh is expected to bring a number of updates to the full-size SUV. Starting on the outside, GM Authority’s eagle-eyed photographer has captured images hinting at a new two-level lighting setup for the front end.

This style incorporates a set of driving/turn signal lamps which are mounted high on the fascia, while the main headlights are mounted lower on the fascia.

As for the rear of the vehicle, camouflage makes it difficult to distinguish many details. However, it looks like the exhaust is tucked under the bumper, while the rear reflector strip is now positioned lower on the bumper and pushed more to the side.

  • Assembly Location Arlington, Texas, USA
  • Full-Size SUV Body Style
  • Front Engine Layout, Longitudinal
  • Engine 3.0L LM2 I6 Duramax (Diesel), 5.3L L84 V8 (Gas), 6.2L L87 V8 (Gas)
  • 10 Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Rear Wheel Drive, Four Wheel Drive
  • Availability United States, Canada, Mexico
  • The predecessor of the 2023 Chevrolet Suburban
  • The successor to the 2025 Chevrolet Suburban

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All-New Chevy Suburban Expected Changes, Updates, New Features

  • New front and rear fascia
  • Interior Improvement
  • New roof-mounted communication antenna fin

Chevy Suburban Rumors

Possibility One and the least likely: Chevrolet is bringing back the Suburban HD. GM’s VP of global product programs, Tim Herrick, has hinted that ‘Such an upgraded Burb is being considered. In October 2020, he suggested that the existing X-gen architecture could easily accommodate a crane-focused, heavy-duty variant.

He stops short to confirm that such a product was actually on Chevrolet’s development schedule, and the only supporting evidence in this spy shot is the argument from absence: Those glamorous High Country wheels can hide the eight-lug hubs that typically feature Chevy’s most powerful haulers.

Using an existing set of wheels that could hide such a change, instead of resurfacing new wheels, which would draw our attention to the hubs, would indeed be a sneaky move from Chevy. indictment? We hoped but didn’t expect it to be an HD model.

Possibility Number Two, a little more likely: It’s a new trim level that will sit above the High Country. Just two days ago, GM announced a Denali Ultimate trim for the Yukon to complement the Denali model, traditionally the most luxurious spec in any GMC product.

This Ultimate Denali Yukon follows Sierra’s lead in courting deep-pocketed customers who like their big, American luxury, served up a ladder frame with lavish relief. The potential gains from the higher-end Suburban can’t be lost on the Chevrolet, whose ‘highest-spec Burb violates the Yukon price territory.

Why not just hand over the $70K price bracket to GMC? The suburbs appealed to the wealthy, those who preferred Bowtie’s blue-collar associations to GMC’s luxury-focused moniker.

2024 Chevy Suburban Interior

Moving on to the inside, more GM Authority spy shots show us a revamped center-stack infotainment screen, which features larger overall dimensions, but retains the floating display.

Additionally, the instrument cluster received a revision, with a thinner, tucked-away appearance reminiscent of the fifth-generation Cadillac Escalade, giving the instrument panel a more modern appearance.

2024 Chevy Suburban Exterior

While the two-level headlights on the camouflaged front look a lot like the Silverado HD, the resemblance is likely purely aesthetic. The light touch update (instead of the re-introduction of the HD ‘Burb) would be entirely appropriate for the 2024 Suburban given the significant mechanical changes Chevrolet has made for the thirteenth generation, which debuted just three years ago.

The 2021 model not only sports a 4.1-inch longer wheelbase than its predecessor, but ditches the solid rear axle for a multi-link independent setup. Both changes greatly increase cabin space, and the latter also enhances the ride — especially when paired with the optional air suspension.

There aren’t many issues to fix in the 13th-gen Suburban, and it hasn’t shown its age yet.

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2024 Chevy Suburban EV

The great American automakers are dead-set to be part of the electric revolution. And while most of the comments we’ve read criticized the 2024 Silverado EV, we think it’s a bigger deal than the Ford F-150.

After all, isn’t Cybertruck’s sales success due to its different appearance?

After all, it was only natural for Ford and Chevy to start their (real) EV revolution with trucks. They are the most popular vehicles in America and make huge profits. And OH BOY will they profit from the $105,000 EV Silverado?

That’s clearly just the beginning. General Motors is all about using the platform over and over again. With the regular fuel-powered Silverado, they used it in a number of other vehicles, all made at the same factory.

This includes GMC trucks and a large number of SUVs. Cadillac is already in EV action; so does the brand-new Hummer.

So it’s only a matter of months before the Chevy Suburban EV is shown. Using the same system as the Silverado trucks will allow them to reduce costs and offer a competitive product. We wouldn’t be surprised if it looked similar too.

A preview of all that goodness is this series of colorful renderings by Middle East Instagram page c_zr1. They specialized in GM goodness and found a way to match the body of the Silverado EV pickup with the look of the SUV.

Conceptually, the rendering is very simple. But clean execution makes the 2024 Suburban EV look like a real vehicle, even if it’s not. Since this is a family SUV and not one of the best-selling and longest-running pickups, it would have been better received.

There is a clear difference, yes. The shape of the hood is not like a regular SUV, and the narrow headlights make this model futuristic. Don’t forget that the Suburban can technically be called the first SUV. We’re talking about a lineage dating back to 1935 though that’s more of a chariot for the rough roads.

However, the rest of the rendering is boxy and conventional but wrapped in sharp-looking design details. This stands in stark contrast to the Tesla Model X and its unconventional and sometimes finicky “eagle door.”

2024 Chevy Suburban RST

Due to its proposed price and capabilities, some might argue that Chevy’s 2024 Silverado EV just marks the end of GM’s incredible internal combustion engine pickup truck. But what about SUVs?

2024 Chevy Suburban

Capable of towing up to 10,000 pounds (4,536 kg) or driving up to 400 miles (644 km) on a single charge. Also, it’s cheaper than the entry price point of the Ford F-150 Lightning. That’s the GM 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV in a nutshell.

So, do we really need to wonder why automotive virtual artists around the world have set the crosshairs? Let’s see what the CGI experts behind kdesigning and c_zr1 have to offer. In full size, RST SUV, twist.

They both knew the Silverado EV was going to be a hot commodity, as even the $107k RST First Edition special trim sold out in just 12 minutes after the order book opened. And they may want to support both of its new design cues, as well as the obvious hype surrounding it.

So, they came up with the cool decision to try and imagine the possible new look of Chevrolet’s Suburban, while Kleber Silva (kdesignag Brasil) also decided to pay a visit to the Tahoe company. There is one thing that is interesting.

Pixel Master did not specify whether its imaginary Tahoe/Suburban RST version that uses Silverado EV styling cues for future refreshes will remain ICE or also turn into a zero-emissions model.

Meanwhile, the CGI expert tucked away behind the Arabic-language c_zr1 account is more ferocious, leaning toward a fully electric Chevy Suburban E transformation.

Frankly, if GM decided to make its Tahoe and Suburban SUVs look a little more like the 2024 Silverado EV, also turning them into sustainable models would only make sense. Even in terms of design.

Unfortunately, beauty is always in the eye of the beholder. So, how do you feel about the possibility of the Silverado, Tahoe, and Suburban family using similar styling cues, though not necessarily the Ultium powertrain?

Powertrain

In terms of powerplant options, the 2023 Chevy Suburban is currently available with three different engine options, including a 5.3L V8 L84 naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 6.2L V8 L87 naturally aspirated petrol engine, and a 3.0L Duramax turbodiesel I6 LM2.

As for structure, the 2023 Suburban uses the GM T1 platform, while production takes place at GM’s Arlington plant in Texas.

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New Chevy Suburban Engine 2024

The Chevy Suburban 2023 offers three engine options: a 5.3-liter V-8, a 6.2-liter V-8, and a 3.0-liter I-6 Turbo-Diesel. Here are the horsepower and torque specifications for each engine:

  • 5.3-liter V-8: 355 hp/383 lb-ft . of torque
  • 6.2 liter V-8: 420 hp/460 lb-ft . of torque
  • 3.0-liter I-6 Turbo-Diesel: 277 hp/460 lb-ft. of torque

All engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. In addition, Chevrolet Suburban buyers have the choice of a rear-wheel drive system or a four-wheel drive system that enhances traction.

If properly equipped, the Suburban can tow up to 8,300 pounds. Also, it has a best-in-class maximum cargo capacity of 144.7 cu-ft.

Here are the estimated Suburban fuel savings for each engine:

  • 5.3-liter V-8: Up to 15 mpg city highway/20
  • 6.2-liter V-8: Up to 14 city/20 highway mpg
  • 3.0-liter I-6 Turbo-Diesel: Up to 21 city/27 highway mpg

2024 Chevy Suburban Price

The base LS trim of the Suburban 2024 full-size SUV will have a manufacturer-recommended retail price of $55,700, plus destination costs.

Set aside $3,000 for a 4-wheel drive. On the less budget-conscious end is the High Country version, priced at $76,300 before options.

The only real competition is the Ford Expedition Max from around $60K and the stablemate GMC Yukon XL Suburban at $57,700.

2024 Chevy Suburban Release Date

We expect the 2024 Chevy Suburban to be available in late Summer/early Fall. It will likely be available for purchase at Chevrolet dealerships across the United States, as well as in select international markets.

The Suburban was built at GM’s factory in Arlington, Texas, next to the Chevy Tahoe.

People also ask Chevy Suburban 2024

Q: Is the Suburban being discontinued?
A: The Chevrolet Suburban HD is no longer available, but you don’t have to without the power and capability at your disposal. We have many workhorse vehicles, including Suburbans and other large SUVs, for you to choose from.

Q: What year will Suburban change body style?
A: The Chevrolet Suburban 2023 represents the third model year of the twelfth-generation full-size SUV, all new for 2021.

Q: Is GM going to make an electric Suburban?
A: The First Silverado EV Electric Truck | Suburban Chevrolet.

Q: Why does the FBI use Chevy Suburbans?
A: They are roomy, with room for burly soldiers carrying body armor, rifles, ammunition, and other gear. These vehicles are also reliable and easy to work with, thanks in large part to GM’s worldwide network of parts suppliers.