2012 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 Overview
Unsurpassed interior room and big-time towing capacity properly summarize why you want a three-quarter-ton 2012 Chevrolet Suburban 2500.
Like its half-ton little brother, the Suburban 2500 is available in three trims (LS, LT and LTZ), and receives the same additions for 2012. 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. If you don’t need the insane towing capacities and more-powerful engine, then you can opt for the Suburban 1500.
Powering the 2012 Chevy Suburban 2500 is a 352-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-8 that generates 382 pounds-feet of torque. EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings are poor at 10 mpg in the city and 15/16 mpg on the highway. The V-8 is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and the Suburban can tow up to 9,600 pounds when properly equipped. If you plan on doing a lot of towing, a heavy-duty trailering package with a 3.42 axle ratio and integrated brake controller for electric trailer-brake systems are optional. A Z71 off-road package is available and features gas-charged monotube shocks, and automatic-locking rear differential and a high-capacity air cleaner.
Suburbans are synonymous with spaciousness, 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.
The exterior of the 2012 Suburban 2500 features standard 17-inch wheels and an optional 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 2500 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.
With enhanced towing capacity for your boat, trailer and other toys, the spacious and capable 2012 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 is the obvious choice.