Anything minivans can do the Suburban can do better! 

The Chevrolet Suburban is one of the longest-running names in Chevrolet history, dating all the way back to 1935. To this day, it is the SUV of choice for large families everywhere. 

A Condensed History of the Chevrolet Suburban

Chevrolet began production on the Suburban back in 1935. The Suburban name was made to indicate a station wagon type body that was windowed and used a commercial frame.

Premium Technology of the Chevrolet Suburban

The 2019 Chevrolet Suburban gives drivers a choice between two different engines, including a 5.3L V-8 with 355 horsepower or a 6.2L V-6 with 420 horsepower. It can tow up to 8,300 pounds when properly equipped. 

The SUV is equipped with an 8.0” touchscreen and a 4G LTE mobile hotspot, with some upgradable features that include a Bose system, entertainment systems for the rear seats, and wireless charging.

A Timeline of the Chevrolet Suburban

  • First Generation Chevrolet Suburban (1935-1940)

The first-generation Suburban was built on a station wagon body with a ½ ton truck frame. It was built for the National Guard and Civilian Conservation Corps.

  • Second Generation Chevrolet Suburban (1941-1946)

The second-generation Suburban was a military transport vehicle with seating for eight passengers. It used a 216-cubic-inch six-cylinder engine.

  • Third Generation Chevrolet Suburban (1947-1954)

The third-generation Suburban used four-speed automatic transmission and had a split front bench seat.

  • Fourth Generation Chevrolet Suburban (1955-1959)

The fourth-generation Suburban had a flatter hood, flush front genders, and a trapezoid grille. Inline-six and small-block V-8 engines were the two options.

  • Fifth Generation Chevrolet Suburban (1960-1966)

The fifth-generation Suburban used a more conservative hood styling that eliminated the large ports. It was equipped with four-wheel-drive for the first time. 

  • Sixth Generation Chevrolet Suburban (1967-1972)

The sixth-generation was available in both two and four-wheel-drive, and small block and big block V-8 engines were offered. It was available in both five-door SUV and three-door station wagon iterations.

  • Seventh Generation Chevrolet Suburban (1973-1991)

The seventh-generation Suburban became a true four-door vehicle. It is distinguished with a rounded-line 1970s body. 

  • Eighth Generation Chevrolet Suburban (1992-1999)

The eighth-generation Suburbans were built on a newer platform that included independent front suspension. Annual changes were made every year until the ninth-generation.

  • Ninth Generation Chevrolet Suburban (2000-2006)

The ninth-generation Suburban included new puddle lamps, a new instrument panel, front-wheel disc brakes, and an array of digital components. 

  • Tenth Generation Chevrolet Suburban (2007-2014)

The tenth-generation was a bit less boxy with a redesigned interior and improved seating. Bluetooth became available in 2010, as well as GPS navigation.

  • Eleventh Generation Chevrolet Suburban (2015-Present)

The eleventh-generation features an updated front fascia and a more efficient EcoTec V-8 powertrain.

The Chevrolet Suburban In the News

In recent Chevrolet news, the Chevrolet Suburban has been named the top driven car in North America.

Celebrity Endorsements of the Chevrolet Suburban

We love it when celebrities make humble and practical choices when it comes to their vehicles. One of those celebrities is Chris Daughtry, who rides around in a 2016 Chevrolet Suburban.

Best Chevrolet Suburban Groups

If you’re looking to talk to other Chevrolet Suburban owners and enthusiasts from around the world, make sure to check out the Chevrolet Forum.

The Chevrolet Suburban – Beating the Test of Time

For many generations, the Chevrolet Suburban has been one of the most popular vehicles in North America. It’s an excellent medium between minivans and pickups, and will likely be around for many years to come.