2020 Chevrolet Suburban

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Chevrolet Suburban 1500 highlights

Customer rating


  • Tons of space
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Lots of standard features


  • Can be tough to maneuver because of the size
  • Sometimes feels underpowered
  • High cargo hold can make loading difficult

Mileage (EPA estimate)

14 city, 21 highway, 16 combined

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Powerful people and cargo hauler

A potent, spacious, refined, and functional vehicle—the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban is a full-size SUV that comes with lots of room for cargo and passengers, an upscale cabin, high towing capacity, and offers a great deal of versatility and convenience. It's an ideal choice for large families or, generally, everyone who needs to haul lots of people and cargo often, all the while enjoying a pleasant and comfortable ride thanks to the many standard tech features for optimal connectivity and entertainment. Powered by a standard 355-hp 5.3L V8 engine, the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban can seat up to nine people, handles well, and performs well when faced with unfavorable road conditions. The 2020 Chevrolet Suburban is available in three trim configurations, with standard rear-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive. Research more about this great SUV in this 2020 Chevrolet Suburban review.

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What is new for the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban 1500?

  • The Suburban 1500 is available in a new trim called the Base.
  • Suburban 1500 trims have been upgraded with Quad Seats as standard equipment this year.
  • Head Up Display and Vinyl Seats features are now available as options on select trims.

2020 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 trims

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  • Comes standard with power-adjustable front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment, and more.


  •  Adds power-adjustable pedals, heated front seats, heated second-row outboard seats, navigation, blind spot monitoring, and much more.


  • Includes upgrades such as a ten-speaker Bose stereo system, an adaptive suspension system, ventilated front seats, and more.

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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban 1500

1. Powerful engines

2020 Chevrolet Suburban Review: Engine | CarMax

The 2020 Chevrolet Suburban is a powerful and capable vehicle, thanks to the robust engine choices it's offered with. It comes standard with a 5.3L V8 engine that's paired to a six-speed automatic transmission and generates 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. This is already quite potent and perfectly sufficient for moving this large and heavy vehicle with ease, but there is one even more powerful option: a 420-hp, 6.2L V8 combined with a ten-speed automatic.

2. Great towing capacity

2020 Chevrolet Suburban Review: Exterior | CarMax

With such a powerful engine under its hood, the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban is capable of towing heavy loads without a problem. When properly equipped, it can tow up to an estimated 8,300 pounds with the 355-hp 5.3L V8 engine and rear-wheel drive.

 This means you can haul pretty much anything you might want to bring along on your vacations or activity-packed adventures. For context, this is enough capacity to tow a large ski boat or a camper, a full-size travel trailer, a couple of bikes, or kayaks.

3. Plenty of room for cargo

2020 Chevrolet Suburban Review: Trunk | CarMax

On top of being able to tow all your toys, the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban has the capacity to haul a lot of cargo in the trunk itself, and the cabin as well. Behind the third row, it has 39 cu-ft of space, which increases to a maximum cargo volume of 121.7 cu-ft with the third- and second-row seats folded down. There is enough room there to fit a couple of dozen carry-on bags or several large suitcases, as well as a ton of groceries, or all your kids' and their friends' sporting gear.

4. Standard tech features

2020 Chevrolet Suburban Review: Entertainment display | CarMax

When it comes to riding experience and overall quality, the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban doesn't disappoint at all. It's equipped with numerous tech features that come standard, making each ride as pleasant as possible for all passengers. For starters, it comes with an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system that's compatible with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto. To help you stay connected while on the road, it has five 12-volt outlets and five USB ports. Bluetooth® connectivity is also standard, and three-zone automatic climate control is there to increase the comfort of everyone in the cabin, no matter the weather.

5. Spacious interior

2020 Chevrolet Suburban Review: Front seats | CarMax

Another important reason why someone would consider buying the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban is interior space and passenger comfort. Since it's a full-size SUV, there is no shortage of room for passengers in all rows, and the whole cabin is designed in a way that provides maximum comfort. Front headroom measures 42.8 inches, while front legroom is 45.3 inches. Passengers in the second and third rows can count on 39.1 inches of headroom and 39.7 inches of legroom. With these dimensions, comfort for all passengers, even tall adults, is practically guaranteed.

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  • LED headlights

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


RepairPal gave the Chevrolet Suburban 1500 an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks Chevrolet Suburban 1500 12th out of 16 among Fullsize SUVs.

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Chevrolet Suburban 1500 features and specs

Premier 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Third Row Seat
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Head Up Display
  • Leather Seats
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Running Boards
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Torque (ft-lbs)


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Overall length






Leg room

F 45.3"/M 39.7"/R 34.5"

Head room

F 42.8"/M 39.1"/R 38.5"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

630/6300 lbs.



2020 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 FAQ

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Color options

2020 Chevrolet Suburban Review: Color options | CarMax

Exterior colors:

  • Black

  • Black Cherry Metallic

  • Black Velvet Metallic

  • Satin Steel Metallic

  • Shadow Gray Metallic

  • Silver Ice Metallic

  • Siren Red Tintcoat

  • Summit White

  • Wheatland Yellow

  • Woodland Green

Interior colors:

  • Jet Black

  • Jet Black/Mocha

Interior details:

The 2020 Chevrolet Suburban has an attractive interior, with room for up to eight people with the LT and Premier trims, and up to nine for the LS trim. It comes standard with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and premium cloth front bucket seats, in addition to plastic chrome and fake wood accents in various areas. Maximum cargo volume is rated at 121.7 cu-ft.

Child seat details

There are two sets of LATCH connectors in the second row, along with a tether anchor for each of the third-row seats. You can easily install an infant seat and a convertible seat, as well as a booster seat in the second row, as well as a booster seat, and a forward-facing convertible in the third row.


The 2020 Chevrolet Suburban is offered with the standard 355-hp 5.3L V8 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, and an available 420-hp, 6.2L V8 that comes with a 10-speed automatic. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional. When powered by the 6.2L engine, it goes from zero to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds and can reach a maximum speed of 154 mph (when new). For those interested in mileage figures, the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban gets an EPA-estimated 16 mpg combined.

Year comparisons

2015–2020 Chevrolet Suburban (eleventh generation)

The eleventh-generation Chevrolet Suburban was introduced in 2015 and was in production until 2020. It came with a standard 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine that generates 355 hp. It's a little longer than its predecessor, with an overall length of 224.4 inches, compared to the 222.4 inches for the tenth generation. An aluminum hood and liftgate panel was introduced in order to reduce weight, while a fold-flat configuration was added to second- and third-row seats, as some of the most notable design features.

2021–present Chevrolet Suburban (twelfth generation)

Available in three trim configurations, the LS, LT, and Premier, the twelfth-generation Suburban started with the 2021 model year. Newly-added features include LED lights, a standard 10.25-inch touch screen, and an independent rear suspension, while the engine lineup was expanded with an available 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel inline-six engine.

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