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2002 Chevrolet Suburban

2002 Chevrolet Suburban
Can't beat the 'burb.

By Mitch McCullough, Editor-in-Chief

Review Pages
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1. Overview
2. Walkaround and Interior
3. Driving Impressions
4. Summary, Prices, Specs

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Overview

This is the best vehicle to buy for anyone who needs to haul six or more people and cargo at the same time. You just can't beat the Chevrolet Suburban for its cavernous interior, strong torque for towing, off-road capability, and stable, comfortable ride for long-distance travel. Six or more people can travel in comfort, even in the third-row seat. And there's still room for stuff in back. Fold the seats down and this thing will move a mountain of cargo. It's a great companion for long trips, even when towing a hefty trailer.

The least-expensive base model is gone, but the Chevrolet Suburban continues to provide excellent value in a jumbo package. The Suburban was totally redesigned and re-engineered for 2000 and arrived with more powerful engines, a more rigid frame, re-engineered suspension that provided excellent handling, improved brakes and an upgraded interior.

The vehicle was vastly improved, and the improvements continued last year with even more horsepower for the 2500 model's standard 6.0-liter V8 engine and with a new 8.1-liter V8 available. Now, for 2002, the Vortec 5300 V8 can run on regular or ethanol-content fuel, electronic climate control is available if you order your Suburban with a sunroof, there's a new and special color scheme and the LS trim level gets more standard equipment.

Model Lineup 2002 Chevrolet Suburban

Suburban comes with a choice of two or four-wheel drive and is available in two load ranges, 1500 and 2500. Two trim levels are available: LS and LT. Suburban 1500s come equipped with a 5.3-liter V8. The 2500s are available with a choice of 6.0-liter or 8.1-liter V8s.

In two-wheel drive, the LS starts at $35,443 and the LT at $38,209. In four-wheel drive, the prices are $37,056 and $39,906 respectively.

New standard equipment on the LS includes heated outside mirrors, with a self-dimming mirror on the driver's side, six-way power front seats, side-step assist steps, a rear window defogger, fog lights and a HomeLink Universal transmitter.

Available on 2002 models is a special Redfire Metallic exterior color with body-colored components, including the front bumper, bodyside moldings and wheel flares.

On LT models, electronic climate controls are available with a sunroof.


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