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2012 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Price, Photos, Reviews & Features

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2012 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Overview

If you need a vehicle that can haul the soccer team, take the entire neighborhood to school, or accommodate your family and cargo, the cavernous 2012 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 is for you.

Available in three trims: LS, LT and LTZ, the Chevy Suburban 1500 receives several updates in the 2012 model year. The LT trim now has heated seats, while the LTZ boasts a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel and blind spot warning system. A 30 GB hard drive, navigation system, seven-inch touch-screen and USB port is available. Those who tow campers and other big items will like that electronic trailer-sway control and hill start assist are part of the standard electronic stability control system. The Suburban is related to the GMC Yukon XL and competes with other full-size SUVS like the Ford Expedition EL, Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia. The Suburban 2500 is available for those who need more towing capability.

Powering the 2012 Chevy Suburban 1500 is a 320-horsepower, 5.3-liter V-8 that generates 335 pounds-feet of torque. An E85 version produces 326 horsepower and 348 pounds-feet of torque. EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings are decent at 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and the Suburban can tow up to 8,100 pounds when properly equipped.

When it comes to interior space, the 2012 Suburban is usually the first vehicle to come to mind. That’s because you can seat up to nine occupants in three rows of seats. Unfortunately, the second row doesn’t fold flat, but the Suburban is still able to provide a best-in-class 137 cubic-feet of cargo space. A navigation system, rear-seat entertainment system, first- and second-row heated seats, leather seating, remote start, a Bose stereo, automatic climate control and a backup camera are all optional.

On the outside, the Suburban comes with standard 17-inch wheels and optional equipment that includes a power liftgate, power running boards, 18- or 20-inch wheels, turn-signal display side mirrors, a chrome grille, recovery hooks and door handles.

The 2012 Chevy Suburban 1500 is plenty-safe for you and your family because of a suite of standard airbags (that cover all three rows), traction control, antilock brakes and rear parking sensors. OnStar’s Automatic Crash Response includes built-in sensors that automatically alert OnStar in the event of an emergency and is free for the first six months.

Get the room you need in the capable 2012 Chevrolet Suburban 1500.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 15 MPG
  • Highway: 21 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: ****
  • Frontal Crash: *****
  • Side Crash: *****