2011 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Overview
Whatever your hauling and utility needs are, the super-sized 2011 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 full-size SUV is more than capable of handling whatever you throw at it.
It takes a ton of output to power this nine-passenger behemoth, which is why it has been fitted with a 320-horsepower, 5.3-liter flex-fuel V-8, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with auto-manual mode. The 2011 Suburban generates 335 pounds-feet of torque and bumps the output to 326 horsepower and 348 pounds-feet of torque when using E85 (ethanol). This engine also features active fuel management, which automatically shuts down additional cylinders when they are not needed to preserve fuel economy. EPA estimated fuel economy ratings are 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway, impressive numbers considering the Suburban’s size.
With truck-like capability, maximum towing capacity is close to 8,100 pounds. An optional towing package includes an integrated trailer brake controller, which assists with stopping the Suburban while it tows cargo. Competing with the Ford Expedition EL, Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia in the full-size SUV segment, the 2011 Chevrolet Suburban is available either in rear- or four-wheel-drive configurations and three trim levels: base LS, LT and luxurious LTZ.
One of the largest SUVs on the market, the 2011 Chevrolet Suburban sits on standard 17-inch wheels or optional 18- and 20-inch wheels. A plethora of exterior options include an outside mirror turn signal display, power liftgate, power running boards, fog lamps and a luggage rack. In addition, a custom grille, recovery hooks, door handles, mirror caps and fuel-filler doors can all be had in chrome.
Inside, the 2011 Suburban offers three rows of seats and plenty of convenience and luxury options, including a navigation system, rear-seat entertainment system, dual-zone automatic climate control, first- and second-row heated seats, Bluetooth connectivity, steering-wheel mounted controls, and remote vehicle start.
A host of standard and available safety technologies include antilock brakes, traction control, an electronic stability system, and side curtain airbags for all rows. A backup camera with rearview mirror display, blind spot warning system and rear parking sensors help you maneuver the Suburban into tight spaces.
Maybe it was named the “Suburban” because it’s as big as an entire neighborhood. At any rate, the 2011 Chevrolet Suburban has the room and power to fit your neighborhood and your toys, and leave suburbia behind.