2008 Chevrolet Suburban Overview


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LS 1500
Avg. Price: $17,886
LS 1500 4WD
Avg. Price: $19,482
LS 2500
LS 2500 4WD
Avg. Price: $21,404
LT1 1500
Avg. Price: $17,217
LT1 1500 4WD
Avg. Price: $18,772
LT1 2500
LT1 2500 4WD
2 national listings
Avg. Price: $23,499
LT2 1500
3 national listings
Avg. Price: $20,462
LT2 1500 4WD
LT2 2500
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4.65 stars

Based on 15 reviews

'08 Suburban by Jesse
 — The big thing about this truck is that it's a major gas hog. I've had to drive a few of them, and costs almost 125 bucks just to fill it up ( at 3.95 a gallon ). The other big thing is it's price tag.... Read More
This Is A Chevrolet Suburban And A Great Family Vehicle by Twill16127
 — I love Chevrolet Suburbans and I think it is the best family vehicle made. We travel in it and enjoyed every minute of it. The leather seats are very comfortable and the DVD has 2 working headphones... Read More
Great Vehicle by USAF87Daniel
 — The vehicle has been a great purchase. The SUV is a little big, but handles like a much smaller car. The wife loves it and the kids can't get enough of the space and additional features. The gas milea... Read More

2008 Chevrolet Suburban Overview

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2008 Chevrolet Suburban

Last year's redesign to the largest SUV on the market improved handling, safety, and interior comfort.  The 2008 Chevrolet Suburban adds a few more tweaks to boost the durability, performance, and overall feeling of security, whether you're carrying children or cargo.  The 2008 Suburban is available in three trims (base LS, LT, and performance-oriented LTZ) and two load ratings -- the 1500 half-ton or 2500 three-quarter ton.  All offer either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive and seat up to nine in three rows.  ABS brakes, traction and stability control, rollover protection, and dual front airbags are all standard.  New for 2008, all trims get side head curtain airbags for all three rows, and StabiliTrak is now standard on both light and heavy-duty models.

Two V8 engine choices are available.  The 1500 SUVs feature a 5.3-liter, 320-hp V8 with cylinder deactivation to improve fuel economy.  This is paired with a 4-speed automatic.  2500 SUVs get a 6.0-liter V8 that delivers 352 or 366-hp, depending on whether its an iron or aluminum block engine.  This engine gets a new 6-speed auto tran for 2008.  Tow ratings reach nearly 10,000 pounds, and despite the heavy weight of this full-sized SUV, it can apparently hit 0-60 in under nine seconds.  Enhancements to the suspension, a lower ride height, and wider front and rear tracks have made the 2008 Suburban feel more solid behind the wheel, with better road grip and tighter handling.

The cargo area starts at 45 cubic feet, but expands to 137 with the third row removed and the second row pushed forward.  The third row does not fold flat, unfortunately, and though it can fit adults, it is difficult to access.  A new design for the split-folding second row now includes a storage compartment in the center section.  Other new additions in 2008 include wood accents and 17-inch wheels for the 2500 models.  Though not as luxurious as some high-end SUVs on the market, the Suburban does feature plenty of creature comforts, such as OnStar, a CD player, and power front seats, and options add expected features such as a DVD player, power running boards, a sunroof, and rearview camera.  And off-road package features stronger shocks, larger off-road tires, skid plates, and a more aggressive front end.  The 2008 Suburban rates high for durability, safety, and a quiet ride, but the lack of flat-folding seats seems like a large oversight in this day and age.


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Which Suburban Models Have Air Bags

Does this model have air bags?

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Flap Hanging Down Under Truck

Help, there is some kind of flap that has come off and my husband can't figure how it attaches. It is about at the driver seat under the car. Have a attached picture.

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Replaced Oil Pressure Sensor . Still Getting Same Code P0521.... What Shoul...

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I Have 2nd Row Captain Seats To Trade 2008 Suburban

I have 2 black leather captain seats reclining / heating from my 2008 suburban LTZ Looking to trade for a bench seat black leather I'm in NY. Anyone interested Email me tomytomy16@gmail.com thanks

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