Fun Facts You Should Know About the Chevrolet Suburban 1500
- The Chevrolet Suburban 1500 is one of the longest-running vehicle models in the US, having first launched in 1936. Once sold as a truck primarily meant for commercial or rural use, the extra-large SUV started becoming the go-to vehicle for families. The Suburban is also high in demand for those who want a class-leading passenger vehicle with a huge cargo capacity. With third-row seating available plus its truck-based towing capability, the car's lasting popularity is not a surprise.
- The Chevrolet Suburban 1500 parts, particularly its rims, have some interesting trivia of their own. An example of this is that the rims are not one-size-fits-all for the Suburban. Each set has a different bolt pattern, and its offsets can be confusing for a first-time owner. When it comes to the pattern, the chrome rims are the most popular that owners choose. As for their size, 17-inch rims are the most sought after.
- At the top of its class, the 2012 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 ranked first in US News' affordable large SUVs' category. Given that the vehicle offers a smooth, comfortable ride, it's no wonder why even many budget-conscious families would choose this car. Add to that the Suburban's combined fuel economy of 17 mpg, which is relatively good compared to others in its class. Additionally, it bagged US News' most affordable large SUV award.
- Aside from being one of the most affordable SUVs, the Chevrolet Suburban 1500 also had the highest resale value in its class--up to 75% of its original price. The car's value depends on how old the model is. When it comes to buying new Suburbans, though, one can buy it for about $1,500 below the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP). A new Suburban 1500 costs between $40,000 to $60,000 depending on its trim.
- When compared against other tow rigs class, the Chevrolet Suburban 1500 is also on top. Despite being a well-known family car, Suburban owners trust their SUV to tow their trailers, boats, and other heavy cargo without any problems. Additionally, thanks to advances in technology, new Suburbans even with their small engines still have the same towing capability as the older models.