Chevrolet Suburban - 2009

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Overview

Models:

Chevrolet Suburban 1500 & 2500 LS, LT and LTZ

Body style / driveline:

4-door sport utility vehicle, front-engine, 2- or 4-wheel drive, half-ton models

Construction:

body on frame

EPA vehicle class:

full-size sport utility vehicle

Manufacturing locations:

Arlington, Texas; Janesville, Wis.; and Silao, Mexico

Key competitors:

Ford Expedition

Engines

 

Vortec 5.3L V-8 (LY5, LMG)

Vortec 5.3L V-8 (LC9)

Vortec 6.0L V-8 (L76)

Vortec 6.0L V-8 (LY6)

Type:

5.3L V-8

5.3L V-8

6.0L V-8

6.0L V-8

Displacement (cu in / cc):

325 / 5328

325 / 5328

364 / 5967

364 / 5967

Bore & stroke (in / mm):

3.78 x 3.62 / 96 x 92

3.78 x 3.62 / 96 x 92

4.00 x 3.62 / 101.6 x 92

4.00 x 3.62 / 101.6 x 92

Block material:

cast iron

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

cast iron

Cylinder head material:

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

overhead valve, 2 valves per cylinder

overhead valve, 2 valves per cylinder

overhead valve, 2 valves per cylinder, variable valve timing

overhead valve, 2 valves per cylinder

Ignition system:

coil-near-plug ignition, iridium electrode tip/ iridium core spark plugs, low resistance spark plug wires

coil-near-plug ignition, iridium electrode tip/ iridium core spark plugs, low resistance spark plug wires

coil-near-plug ignition, iridium electrode tip/ iridium core spark plugs, low resistance spark plug wires

coil-near-plug ignition, iridium electrode tip/ iridium core spark plugs, low resistance spark plug wires

Fuel delivery:

Active Fuel Management; sequential fuel injection

Active Fuel Management; sequential fuel injection

Active Fuel Management; sequential fuel injection

sequential fuel injection

Compression ratio:

9.9:1

9.9:1

9.6:1

9.6:1

Horsepower

(hp/ kW @ rpm):

310 / 231 @ 5200*

310 / 231 @ 5200*

366 / 273 @ 5500*

352 / 262 @ 5400*

Torque

(lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

335 / 454 @ 4200*

335 / 454 @ 4400*

376 / 510 @ 4400*

382 / 518 @ 4300*

Fuel:

regular unleaded,

E85-capable (LMG)

regular unleaded, E85-capable

regular unleaded

regular unleaded

Maximum engine speed (rpm):

6000

6000

6000

6000

Emissions controls:

close-coupled catalytic converter, Quick Sync 58X ignition, returnless fuel rail, fast-response O² sensor

close-coupled catalytic converter, Quick Sync 58X ignition, returnless fuel rail, fast-response O² sensor

close-coupled catalytic converter, Quick Sync 58X ignition, returnless fuel rail, fast-response O² sensor

close-coupled catalytic converter, Quick Sync 58X ignition, returnless fuel rail, fast-response O² sensor

EPA estimated fuel economy (city / hwy):

TBD

TBD

TBD

N/A

Transmissions

 

Hydra-Matic 6L80, 6-speed automatic (1500 Series)

Hydra-Matic 6L90, 6-speed automatic (2500 Series)

Gear ratios (:1):

 

 

First:

4.03

4.03

Second:

2.36

2.36

Third:

1.53

1.53

Fourth:

1.15

1.15

Fifth:

0.85

0.85

Sixth:

0.67

0.67

Reverse:

3.06

3.06

Final drive ratio:

5.3L: 3.08 (std.); 3.42 (opt.)

3.73

Chassis/Suspension

Front:

independent, coil over shock; Autoride real-time damping (opt.)

Rear:

five-link with coil springs (1500); multi-leaf springs (2500)

Traction assist:

all-speed traction control

Steering type:

power-assisted rack-and-pinion

Steering ratio:

17.75:1 (1500); TBD (2500)

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

3 (1500); TBD (2500)

Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft / m):

43.0 / 13.1 (1500); 45.3 / 13.8 (2500)

Brakes

Type:

4-wheel disc, 4-wheel ABS (1500); 4-wheel disc, 4-wheel ABS with hydroboost (2500)

Rotor diameter x thickness (in / mm):

front: 13 x 1.18 / 330.2 x 30

rear: 13.5 x .787 / 345 x 20

Wheels/Tires

Wheel size and type:

16 x 6.5-inch polished forged aluminum, 8-lug (std. 2500)

 

17 x 7.5-inch machined cast aluminum, silver sparkle accent (LS, LT)

 

17 x 7.5-inch cast aluminum (opt. 2500)

 

18 x 8.0-inch polished aluminum (Z71 package)

 

20 x 8.5-inch polished aluminum (opt. LT, std. LTZ)

Tires:

LT245/75R16E all-season, blackwall (2500)

 

LT245/75R16E on-/off-road, blackwall (2500)

 

LT265/70R17 all-season blackwall (2500)

 

P265/70R17 blackwall Bridgestone all-season steel belt radials

 

P265/70R17 white letter Goodyear all-season steel belt radials

 

P265/70R17 blackwall Bridgestone on-/off-road steel belt radials (export only)

 

P265/65R18 blackwall Bridgestone on-/off-road steel belt radials (Z71 package)

 

P265/65R18 blackwall Bridgestone all-season steel belt radials (export only)

 

P275/55R20 blackwall Bridgestone all-season steel belt radials

Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (in / mm):

130 / 3302

Overall length (in / mm):

222.4 / 5648

Overall width (in / mm):

79.1 / 2010.4

Overall height (in / mm):

76.8 / 1950.5

Track (in / mm):

front: 68.2 / 1731.8

rear: 67.0 / 1701.8

Minimum ground clearance (in / mm):

2WD: 8.9 / 227.1 4WD: 9.2 / 234.8

Step-in height (in / mm):

2WD: 21.9 / 555.6 4WD: 22.2 / 562.8

Ground to top of load floor (in / mm):

2WD: 31.8 / 807

4WD: 32.6 / 829.2

Approach angle (deg):

2WD: 16.91 4WD: 16.74

Departure angle (deg):

2WD: 20.45 4WD: 20.93

Curb weight (lb / kg):

1500 2WD: 5687 / 2579 (5.3L) 1500 4WD: 5836 / 2647 (5.3L) 2500 2WD: 6179 / 2803 (6.0L) 2500 4WD: 6447 / 2924 (6.0L)

Weight distribution (% front / rear)

51 / 49

Interior

 

First Row

Second Row

Third Row

Seating capacity (9 total):

2 / 3

2 / 3

2 / 3

Headroom (in / mm):

41.1 / 1043.2

38.5 / 978.4

38.1 / 966.7

Legroom (in / mm):

41.3 / 1048.9

39.5 / 1002.5

34.9 / 887.5

Shoulder room (in / mm):

65.3 / 1657.9

65.2 / 1657.3

64.7 / 1643.6

Hip room (in / mm):

64.4 / 1636.7

61.8 / 1570.1

49.4 / 1254.3

Cargo volume (cu ft / L):

 

 

 

Behind 1 st row, 2 nd row folded no third row

 

137.4 / 3890.8

 

 

Behind 2 nd row no third row

 

 

90 / 2548.5

 

Behind 3 rd row

 

 

45.8 / 1297.5

Note: 3-passenger bench and 2-passenger bucket seats standard or optional depending on the model.

Capacities

EPA interior volume (cu ft / L):

137.4 / 3891.1

GVWR: (lb / kg):

1500 2WD: 7200 / 3265 1500 4WD: 7400 / 3966 2500 2WD: 8600 / 3901 2500 4WD: 8600 / 3901

Payload, base (lb / kg):

1500 2WD: 1514 / 686 (with 3rd seat)

1500 4WD: 1564 / 709 (with 3rd seat)

2500 2WD: 2421 / 1098 (with 3rd seat)

2500 4WD: 2153 / 976 (with 3rd seat)

Trailer towing maximum (lb / kg):

1500 2WD: 8100 / 3674

1500 4WD: 7900 / 3583

2500 2WD: 9600 / 4354

2500 4WD: 9300 / 4218

Fuel tank (gal / L):

31.5 / 119.2 (1500) 39 / 148 (2500)

Engine oil (qt / L):

6 / 5.7

Cooling system (qt / L):

5.3L: 18.3 / 17.2 (w/ rear heat), 16.8 / 15.9 (w/o rear heat); 6.0L 17.8 / 16.9 (w/ rear heat), 16.8 / 15.9 (w/o rear heat)

*SAE certified.

Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

2009 Chevrolet Suburban

2009 Chevrolet Suburban

2009 Chevrolet Suburban

2009 Chevrolet Suburban

2009 Chevrolet Suburban

2009 Chevrolet Suburban

2009 Chevrolet Suburban

2009 Chevrolet Suburban

2009 Chevrolet Suburban

2009 Chevrolet Suburban

2009 Chevrolet Suburban

2009 Chevrolet Suburban

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