Used 2013 Chevrolet Suburban Half-Ton SUV Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons of the 2013 Chevrolet Suburban Half-Ton SUV

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 Pros Phenomenal towing capacity at 8,100 pounds.

 Pros Potential for nine-passenger seating with a bench in the front.

 Pros Amazing amount of cargo space with and without seats in place.

 Pros Strong acceleration from its V8 engine.

 Pros Available rear seat entertainment system.

 Pros Smooth and quiet ride.

 Pros Off-road suspension is available.

 Pros OnStar included for first six months.

 Pros Solid reputation as a reliable vehicle for nearly eight decades.

 Pros Steel safety cage surrounds the cabin.

 Pros Airbags in all three rows.

 Pros Powertrain grade braking allows the engine torque to be used to help slow the vehicle down on descents, thereby reducing brake wear.

 Cons Poor fuel-economy at 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.

 Cons Third row seat is not practical for adult passengers.

 Cons To make use of full cargo capacity, the heavy and awkward seats need to be removed.

 Cons Steering is not at all nimble.

 Cons The length and weight of the vehicle as well as the large turning circle makes it a challenge to park and maneuver in tight spaces.

 Cons Expected to have a long braking distance like the 2012 model.

 Cons Exterior styling is boring.

 Cons 17-inch wheels are hardly attractive on such a large vehicle but larger wheels are costly.

 Cons Backup camera, blind-spot monitoring and parking sensors are optional, but should be standard on a vehicle of this size.