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2011 Chevrolet Suburban Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2011 Chevrolet Suburban was new.


Interior: 8.2

With adult-sized seating in the front two rows and comfort all around, the Chevrolet Suburban has an interior that makes it easy to haul a group in comfort and even a little bit of style.

  • "High marks for Suburban's upscale, contemporary cabin ambiance. Assembly quality of models tested shows strong attention to detail. Most interior materials feel high-grade, though soft-touch surfaces are scarce." -- Consumer Guide


The Chevrolet Suburban offers standard seven, eight or nine-passenger seating, depending on the model chosen. Most reviewers are impressed with the Suburban's leg room, especially for those in the front of the car.

  • "Front passengers will enjoy comfortable, wide seats and a straightforward instrument panel. The second row is a 60/40-split bench, and the third row can be designed to hold two or three passengers. If you routinely shuttle a soccer team, it allows for seven passengers plus the driver, instead of many other SUVs' six-plus-one setup. A front bench seat is also available, bumping total seating capacity to nine." -- Cars.com
  • "Seats are supportive. Generous headroom and legroom, though the bench seat's cramped center position should be reserved for emergency situations only." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The third row seat is not comfortable for adults, about on par with a typical minivan" -- Autobytel

Interior Features

The Chevrolet Suburban comes with a wide variety of standard features depending on which model and trim style you choose. The most basic trim style, LS, comes with OnStar and cruise control. To get true luxury features, such as the power rear hatch and a navigation system, buyers need to go the high-end LTZ. Reviewers say the Suburban interior's layout and materials are very good.  

  • "Overall, the materials throughout the cabin are all high-quality, and the new look it got in GM's impressive 2007 redesign still holds up, despite competition from the likes of the Ford Expedition EL." -- Cars.com
  • "The gauges are large, but some testers find their markings too indistinct for best legibility. Most controls are logically placed and operate with precision. The navigation system has a large, easy-read touch screen. It absorbs audio functions but doesn't complicate them." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Like other cars in GM's portfolio, the Suburban's interior has greatly improved over the years. Materials quality is good and controls are logically laid out." -- Edmunds


Reviewers all agree that cargo space is plentiful in the Chevrolet Suburban. When the third row seats are removed and second row folded down, the Suburban has 137.4 cubic feet of carrying space, which is a lot for the class. However, to get that much space you have to remove the third-row seats, and reviewers say those seats are awkward and heavy. When the third-row seats are in place, there is 45.8 cubic feet of cargo space.

  • "Based on our experience, those dense [third row] seats feel like they're constructed of depleted uranium and removing them requires not only a strong back but the ability to wrestle them out from deep inside the interior." -- Edmunds
  • "With a vehicle as spacious as the Chevrolet Suburban in the fleet, we've moved more stuff in the first three months of its tenure than we had the previous year. Dorm rooms full of stuff. Weeklong camping trips worth of stuff. Even enough to outfit a family for an entire summer." -- AutoWeek
  • "Cargo volume measures 45.8 cubic feet behind the third row. With the second row stowed and the third row removed, cargo volume expands to its maximum 137.4 cubic feet. " -- Cars.com

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