Is it too much to ask to have a vehicle that can do almost anything you need in Woodbridge, Vaughan, Brampton, Kleinburg, Mississauga, or anywhere in the Greater Toronto Area? Not if you need to carry up to nine people in considerable comfort with plenty of room left for cargo, and you also want to tow up to 3,765 kg (8,300 lb), it isn’t. The vehicle that can do all that and plenty more is the 2023 Chevrolet Suburban, which is bigger, better, and more capable than this legendary vehicle has ever been before.
It is challenging to design a vehicle that can comfortably seat up to nine people or offers 4,098 litres of available cargo volume and make it look stylish. But that’s what Chevy has managed with the sensational 2023 Chevrolet Suburban. It may not have the honour of being classed as a genuine luxury model, but what it might lack in kudos, it more than makes up for with available space, comfort, versatility, and capability.
Despite its impressive proportions, the new Suburban boasts a sleek, squared-off body style that stays true to the legendary nameplate’s heritage while looking entirely contemporary. Super in size and with immense possibilities, the 2023 Suburban is the perfect vehicle for transporting a soccer team, going on date night, or for a wilderness weekend at the lake with a boat in tow.
The 2023 Chevrolet Suburban might offer fewer configuration options than the trucks that share the same platform. Still, the six available trim levels cover a wide spectrum of specifications and appeal to a broad selection of budgets. The entry-level model is the Suburban LS, but most retail shoppers will likely skip this one and leave it for the fleet buyers. The LS and LT trim levels are standard rear-wheel drive models with four-wheel drive available, but the higher trim levels all get four-wheel drive as part of their standard specification.
The LT is where the fun really starts, as it builds on the LS specification with a larger 10.2-inch touchscreen for the infotainment, a 12.0-inch diagonal colour Driver Information Centre, a nine-speaker Bose sound system, and more. If you’d like something even better equipped than the impressive LT, the rest of the lineup consists of the RST, Z71, Premier, and High Country trim levels.
With a full complement of passengers and cargo onboard the 2023 Chevrolet Suburban, it will require a suitably substantial engine to deliver the performance you’d expect from a vehicle of this stature. In fact, the 2023 Suburban is available with three different powerplant options, and all three deserve serious consideration. The standard powerplant for all trim levels other than the High Country is a tried-and-tested 5.3-litre V-8 that develops 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque that most potential owners will be more than satisfied with.
But if you are going to regularly push your Suburban to the limits of its capability, one of the two other engines might be a better choice. A great option for towing, available for all trim levels other than the Z71, is a 3.0-litre inline-six turbodiesel that brings 277 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque to the table. The final engine option is a 6.2-litre V-8 with 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque, which is available from the RST upwards and is standard with the High Country. In all cases, the power gets sent to the rear or all four wheels through a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The 2023 Chevrolet Suburban is a legendary nameplate you might think you know all about already. However, the latest model is the epitome of SUV capability and deserves careful consideration if that level of people and cargo capacity is what you need. Discover the Suburban’s immense potential with a test drive from Roy Foss Chevrolet Buick GMC Woodbridge at 2 Auto Park Circle, Woodbridge, ON, or call us at (905) 850-1000 for more details, and we can schedule an appointment for a time that suits you.