What kind of mileage can you expect out of a 99 suburban?

Asked by Feb 13, 2009 at 01:19 PM about the 1999 Chevrolet Suburban

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

looking at a used one with 130000k on it already. is it worth it?

7 Answers

45

it all depends on how the vehicle has been looked after i.e regular service and repairs done when needed then yes this vehicle could do a lot more miles. If the owner has just abused it then you could be getting yourself involved in a lot of time and money.

45

My '99 Beast has been a workhorse, move 3 households, pulled trailers all over, sometimes with one or two horses, gets 12-14 mpg, got a 2nd transmission at 181,000 and is currently at 187,500. You can't kill 'em.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
15

I also have a 1999 suburban with the 350 engine. I get between 16.5 and 18.5 MPG. Vehicle currently has 83k miles on it.

145

It sure does depend on the its condition but I wouldn't be concerned if the truck was taken care of the fluids look good. I have had many Suburbans and all of them over the miles you are looking at (including 230k on a 454). They have had some issues but nothing huge and nothing surprising, meaning I knew what was the cause and/or reason. The vortec 350's of those years did have some issues (so I am told) so make sure you keep up with the maintenence including all filters. If it is a k2500 with a 454 I would job all over it, but I am also basis.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
65

i had a '99 half ton 4x4 with the 350. i got as much a 19 mpg and as little as 11; it all depended on how much of a jerk i was while driving. look out for mushy transmissions and bad transfer cases in the 130k mile range. put the truck in 4 hi and cut the wheel left and right. if it stalls, the transfer case is bad.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
5

Had a 99 w/a 5.7 C1500 and got 14 to 17 mpg; keep the OEM spec sized tires on it for best mileage & ride IMO

I have a 97 suburban 1500 with a 350 engine. The motor was changed at 190k but the transmission is original and has 375k on it. Best truck ever made

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Suburban

Looking for a Used Suburban in your area?

CarGurus has 18,944 nationwide Suburban listings starting at $2,295.

ZIP:
Get More Money for Your Car
Be seen by 20 million shoppers. Create Your Free Listing

Search Chevrolet Suburban Questions

Chevrolet Suburban Experts

#1 Andrew Olsen
Andrew Olsen
Reputation 950
#2 Eric Fritz
Eric Fritz
Reputation 860
#3 Neal Turner
Neal Turner
Reputation 830
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Yukon XL
264 Great Deals out of 12,001 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
570 Great Deals out of 27,373 listings starting at $1,500
Used GMC Yukon
364 Great Deals out of 17,155 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Expedition
419 Great Deals out of 25,202 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,735 Great Deals out of 168,424 listings starting at $1,800
Used Cadillac Escalade
242 Great Deals out of 10,981 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford F-150
2,232 Great Deals out of 208,467 listings starting at $1,499
Used Lincoln Navigator
103 Great Deals out of 5,778 listings starting at $1,499
Used GMC Suburban
140 listings starting at $3,500
Used Dodge Durango
254 Great Deals out of 22,948 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Excursion
12 Great Deals out of 744 listings starting at $3,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Suburban For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 7,938 listings starting at $38,501
2016 Chevrolet Suburban For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 2,207 listings starting at $36,900
2015 Chevrolet Suburban For Sale
32 Great Deals out of 1,229 listings starting at $24,995
2014 Chevrolet Suburban For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 553 listings starting at $19,900
2013 Chevrolet Suburban For Sale
30 Great Deals out of 767 listings starting at $10,995