...Safety: Four-wheel antilock disc brakes are standard on all Suburbans, as are stability control and GM's OnStar emergency communications system. Turn-by-turn navigation has been added to OnStar on LT and LTZ models. A three-row side curtain airbag system with a rollover sensor is standard on all Suburbans. In government crash tests, the 2008 Chevy Suburban was awarded a top five-star rating for protecting the driver and passenger in a frontal collision. Interior Design and Special Features: Like the rest of GM's full-size SUVs and trucks, the Suburban's interior is a marked improvement over...
...and wider front and rear tracks have made the 2008 Suburban feel more solid behind the wheel, with better road grip and tighter handling.The cargo area starts at 45 cubic feet, but expands to 137 with the third row removed and the second row pushed forward. The third row does not fold flat, unfortunately, and though it can fit adults, it is difficult to access. A new design for the split-folding second row now includes a storage compartment in the center section. Other new additions in 2008 include wood accents and 17-inch wheels for the 2500 models. Though not as luxurious as some high-end...
...and it's something that gets lost in long lists of performance specs. Cargo & Towing Speaking of performance specs, when properly equipped the two-wheel-drive Suburban with the 5.3-liter V-8 and 4.10 axle ratio can tow up to 8,100 pounds. That's a lot of weight, but the two-wheel-drive Ford Expedition EL tows 9,000. Make sure you know what you're towing before buying a large SUV; some large boats are too heavy for any SUV — you'll need the added towing capacity of a heavy-duty pickup truck. Cargo volume is where the Suburban really excels. Behind the third row is 45.8 cubic feet of...
...Second-row seats fold forward manually, and a power-operated folding mechanism is available on higher trims. With the second row stowed and the third row removed, cargo volume expands to its maximum 137.4 cubic feet. Other options include a navigation system, a rear-seat entertainment system, dual-zone automatic climate control and first- and second-row heated seats. Under the Hood The Suburban's drivetrain differs depending on whether a regular-duty 1500 or heavy-duty 2500 series is selected. An iron-block 5.3-liter V-8 making 320 horsepower powers rear-wheel-drive 1500 models, while an...
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