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Critics' Rating: 8.9
Performance: 8.0
Interior: 8.4
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.0
Safety: 7.9
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2015 Chevrolet Suburban Review

The 2015 Chevrolet Suburban has a robust V8 engine, ample cargo space, a high-class interior, and seating for up to nine. However, its rivals have higher predicted reliability ratings, making them more appealing as used vehicles.

Pros & Cons

  • Luxurious, roomy cabin
  • Strong engine
  • Below-average predicted reliability
  • Unsettled ride with available adaptive suspension

2015 Chevrolet Suburban Overview

Is the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban a Good Used SUV?

With such a large cabin and cargo hold, the Suburban is an appealing choice for large families, but it’s not without its flaws. Its predicted reliability rating is below average, it can’t tow as much as other large SUVs, and the available Magnetic Ride Control suspension worsens ride quality.

Used 2015 Chevrolet Suburban Performance and Interior

There’s no shortage of power from the Suburban’s V8 engine. It has quick throttle responses, thanks in part to a responsive six-speed automatic transmission. The Suburban can tow up to 8,300 pounds, which is less than many of its classmates. Ride quality is good with the standard setup, but the available Magnetic Ride Control suspension stiffens the Suburban’s ride. The Suburban has responsive steering and strong brakes, and it comes with either rear- or four-wheel drive. Fuel economy is average for the class, at 15-16 mpg in the city and 22-23 mpg on the highway.

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The Suburban has a quiet, luxury-grade cabin with standard seating for eight. A front-row bench seat that increases seating to nine is available in the base LS trim. The upper trims offer second-row captain’s chairs instead, which reduce seating to seven. Regardless of the configuration, the Suburban provides supportive, roomy seating, with third-row legroom that’s fine for short trips or short people. There are two complete sets of LATCH car-seat connectors in the second-row passenger and middle seats and a tether-only connection in the second-row driver’s side seat and the third-row middle seat.

Cloth upholstery and power-adjustable front seats are standard. Leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, and heated rear seats are available. The Suburban has about 121 cubic feet of cargo space, which is excellent for the class. All models have fold-flat second- and third-row seats. A power-folding third row and a power liftgate are available.

Standard equipment includes tri-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry with remote start, and a six-speaker audio system with Bluetooth, satellite radio, HD Radio, and two USB ports. A Wi-Fi hot spot became standard late in the model year. The available MyLink Infotainment system employs an easy-to-use 8-inch touch screen. All but the base trim are available with a navigation system, which has an intuitive voice recognition system. Other notable upgrades include two different Bose audio systems, push-button start, power-adjustable pedals, and a rear-seat entertainment system.

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Used 2015 Chevrolet Suburban Prices

Prices on used 2015 Suburbans fluctuate with supply and demand and vary based on the condition, mileage, and location of the vehicle. The base model LS has an average price of about $35,600. On the other end of the spectrum, the Chevrolet Suburban LTZ with four-wheel drive costs around $49,900.

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Instead of basing our reviews on our personal opinions, we analyze the findings of the automotive press alongside data like reliability ratings and safety scores.

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How Reliable Is the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban?

The 2015 Chevrolet Suburban has a predicted reliability rating of 2.5 out of five, which is below the class average.

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How Safe Is the Suburban?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2015 Suburban an overall rating of four out of five stars, a typical rating for the class. A rearview camera with rear parking sensors and the OnStar emergency notification system come standard. Available driver assistance features include forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, front parking sensors, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and a driver’s seat that vibrates to notify you of safety alerts.

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Should I Consider Another Used Suburban?

The 2015 Suburban marks the beginning of the SUV’s 11th generation, which includes the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban. For 2016, Apple CarPlay joined the standard features list, and a head-up display and lane keep assist became available. Unless these features are important to you, you should save your money and go with a 2015 model.

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Which Used Chevrolet Suburban Is Right for Me?

Among the 2015 Suburban’s three trim levels – LS, LT, and LTZ – the Chevrolet Suburban LT offers the best blend of features and value. It comes with a nine-speaker Bose audio system, a Wi-Fi hot spot, leather seats, and heated, power-adjustable front seats.

Considering the Suburban’s below-average predicted reliability rating, you ought to consider a certified pre-owned model. For all of its CPO vehicles, Chevy extends the original new-car powertrain warranty to six years or 100,000 miles and provides a one-year/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty. Chevrolet CPO vehicles must pass a 172-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read Chevy’s warranty page carefully.

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2015 Chevrolet Suburban and Other SUVs to Consider

Which Is Better: 2015 Chevrolet Suburban or 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe?

The Chevy Tahoe is basically a shorter Suburban with less cargo and third-row passenger space. If you don’t often carry more than five passengers, opt for the Tahoe. It has better safety and predicted reliability scores, a higher max towing capacity, and a lower cost. If you need the extra room, go for the Suburban.

Which Is Better: 2015 Chevrolet Suburban or 2015 GMC Yukon?

There are more similarities than differences between the Suburban and the GMC Yukon XL, another extended-wheelbase large SUV. Deciding between the two comes down to model availability and your personal preference. Although both SUVs offer the same base V8 engine, the Yukon’s Denali trim has a larger V8 that makes an additional 65 horsepower. Unlike the Suburban, the Yukon XL comes standard with an 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, and front parking sensors.

Which Is Better: 2015 Chevrolet Suburban or 2015 Ford Expedition?

The Ford Expedition EL trim is another extended-wheelbase large SUV that competes with the Suburban. If interior quality and fuel economy are priorities, the Suburban is a better choice. However, if you want more cargo space and a higher maximum towing capacity of 9,200 pounds, go for the Expedition.

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