...a tire-pressure monitoring system and newly styled 16- and 17-inch aluminum wheels. Two-wheel-drive models with traction control now feature a locking rear differential, and the trailering package includes a 7-to-4 pin brake wiring adapter. For added safety, there is now a front passenger seatbelt reminder. Lastly, Chevrolet has lowered the output figures for the Vortec 8100 -- the engine is now rated at 320 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque. Pros: Choice of powerful V8 engines, Quadrasteer four-wheel steering system, cavernous cargo space, room for nine. Cons: Massive size can be tough in tight...
...All Suburbans have trizone climate control. Under the Hood The sole engine in the light-duty Suburban 1500 is a 295-horsepower, 5.3-liter V-8. A 325-hp, 6.0-liter V-8 is standard in the 2500 series, and a 320-hp, 8.1-liter V-8 is optional. All engines team with a four-speed-automatic transmission. The Suburban comes with rear-wheel drive or Autotrac four-wheel drive, which engages automatically to maintain traction. Suburbans equipped with the 8.1-liter V-8 engine can tow as much as 12,000 pounds. Safety Dual-stage airbags and a passenger-sensing system are installed. Antilock brakes and...
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Originally earmarked for arrival in 2011, the next-generation of full-size SUVs from General Motors may never arrive at all. Word of their cancellation has emerged, and now... read more October 27, 2008 by Ralph Hanson 3