The last year’s redesign of the legendary nameplate has brought a lot of big improvements especially in terms of refinement. The overall practicality is better than ever, while there are GM’s proven mechanics on the table as well. All this clearly indicates that the 2023 Chevy Suburban, which will represent the third production year, will hit the market without any important update. We expect to see the same design, with the same specs and features.
The Suburban has so many great things to offer. Of course, one of the first things that come to mind is its huge interior, which accommodates 8 people with ease. The cargo area is probably even more impressive, with class-leading numbers. Furthermore, there is a range of proven and capable engine options, while the interior looks way better compared to the previous generation. While its’ huge size makes it great in terms of practicality, it is also a bit of an issue in terms of maneuverability.
Considering that there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the launch date will be scheduled for the last quarter of the year.
2023 Chevy Suburban Design
The 2023 Chevy Suburban will represent the third model year of the generation. Therefore, we are pretty sure it won’t bring any significant changes. Instead, we count on a familiar design, which is based on the T1 platform. Most of the things are shared with the slightly smaller Tahoe, as well as the Yukon XL, which is pretty much the same in terms of mechanics.
The Suburban comes standard with independent rear suspension, which makes it pretty easy to drive. Moreover, the level of athleticism is surprisingly high, considering the model’s size and weight.
You may even count on pretty good off-road performance, especially the Z71 version. This trim level includes a lot of off-road upgrades, such as standard 4WD, two-speed transfer case, a limited-slip differential, all-terrain tires, a skid plate, and tow hooks.
As we already mentioned, the Suburban’s interior looks better than ever. The materials are fine, while the aesthetics are pretty attractive as well. Still, some rivals look even better from the inside, especially the updated Ford Expedition.
On the other hand, it’s really hard to find a full-size SUV that’s generous with space as the Suburban. The front seats are massive and supportive, while the second row also accommodates taller passengers with ease. Moreover, this is one of the rare models on the market that accommodates adults in the third row with ease as well. As a result, eight adults can comfortably sit inside Suburban.
Believe it or not, things are even more impressive in terms of the cargo area. You may count on about 41.5 cubic feet of space behind the third-row seats, 93.8 cubic feet with these seats folded, and 144.7 of the total cargo volume.
We don’t expect bigger changes in this aspect, though there is always a chance to see a couple of new things. So, the 2023 Suburban should come standard with goodies like tri-zone climate control, keyless entry, push-button start, a 10.2-inch touch screen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, eight USB ports, HD Radio, satellite radio, a six-speaker stereo, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Things like a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, navigation, nine- and 10-speaker stereos, and a rear-seat entertainment system with two 12.6-inch touch screens will be available as options.
When it comes to safety features, all models should come standard with a rearview camera, parking sensors, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, automatic high beams etc. Higher trim levels should bring upgrades like blind-spot monitoring, surround-view camera, head-up display, adaptive cruise control etc.
2023 Chevy Suburban Engines
Three familiar powertrain options are expected to carry on in the 2023 Chevy Suburban. Base versions will continue with a 5.3-liter V8, which puts out around 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. While that’s an adequate amount of power, we strongly recommend the optional 6.2-liter unit, which features a max output of 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
If you worry about the fuel economy, you may consider a diesel version, which comes with a 3.0-liter inline-six that puts out around 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. With this engine, you may count on something like 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, which is really impressive for a vehicle of this size.
All engines come in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
2023 Chevy Suburban Release Date and Price
The 2023 Chevy Suburban should hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 54.000 dollars. Models like Ford Expedition Max, GMC Yukon XL and Toyota Sequoia are the key competitors.