Chevrolet Suburban - 2013

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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 and three-quarter-ton models

Construction:

body on frame

EPA vehicle class:

full-size sport utility vehicle

Manufacturing location:

Arlington, Texas

Key competitors:

Ford Expedition

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Engine

 

Vortec 5.3L V-8 FlexFuel (LMG)

Vortec 5.3L V-8 FlexFuel (LC9)

Vortec 6.0L V-8 FlexFuel (L96)

Type:

5.3L V-8

5.3L V-8

6.0L V-8

Displacement (cu in / cc):

325 / 5328

325 / 5328

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

Block material:

cast iron

cast aluminum

cast iron

Cylinder head material:

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing; Active Fuel Management

overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing; Active Fuel Management

overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing; Active Fuel Management

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

Fuel delivery:

sequential fuel injection

sequential fuel injection

sequential fuel injection

Compression ratio:

9.9:1

9.9:1

9.6:1

Horsepower
(hp/ kW @ rpm):

320 / 239 @ 5200* (gas)

326 / 243 @ 5300* (E85)

320 / 239 @ 5200* (gas)

326 / 243 @ 5300* (E85)

352 / 262 @ 5400*

Torque
(lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

335 / 454 @ 4000* (gas)

348 / 472 @ 4400* (E85)

335 / 454 @ 4000* (gas)

348 / 472 @ 4400* (E85)

382 / 518 @ 4200*

Fuel:

regular unleaded or E85

regular unleaded or E85

regular unleaded or E85

Maximum engine speed (rpm):

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

EPA-estimated fuel economy (city / hwy):

15 / 21 (2WD) – gas

15 / 21 (4WD) – gas

12 / 16 (2WD) – gas
12 / 15 (4WD) – gas

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Transmissions

 

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

Hydra-Matic 6L90, six-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:

3.08 (std.); 3.42 (opt.)

3.73

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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)

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Brakes

Type:

1500: four-wheel disc, four-wheel ABS; 2500: four-wheel disc, four-wheel ABS with hydroboost

Rotor diameter x thickness
(in / mm):

front: 13 x 1.18 / 330.2 x 30
rear: 13.5 x .787 / 345 x 20

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Wheels/Tires

Wheels:

17 x 7.5-inch cast aluminum (1500 LS, LT)
17 x 7.5-inch bright machined aluminum (2500)
18 x 8.0-inch polished aluminum (Z71)
20 x 8.5-inch polished aluminum (opt. LS, LT; std. LTZ)
20 x 8.5-inch chrome aluminum (opt. LTZ)

Tires:

LT265/70R17E all-season (2500)
P265/70R17 all-season (1500)
P265/65R18 all-terrain (Z71)
P275/55R20 all-season (1500)

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Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (in / mm):

130 / 3302

Overall length (in / mm):

222.4 / 5648

Overall width (in / mm):

79.1 / 2009

Overall height (in / mm):

76.8 / 1950.5

Track (in / mm):

front: 68.2 / 1732
rear: 67.0 / 1702

Minimum ground clearance (in / mm):

2WD: 8.9 / 227 4WD: 9.2 / 232

Step-in height (in / mm):

2WD: 21.9 / 555 4WD: 22.2 / 563

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

2WD: 31.8 / 807
4WD: 32.6 / 829

Approach angle (deg):

2WD: 16.91 4WD: 16.74

Departure angle (deg):

2WD: 20.45 4WD: 20.93

Curb weight (lb / kg):

1500 2WD: 5672 / 2573 (5.3L) 1500 4WD: 5824 / 2642 (5.3L) 2500 2WD: 6150 / 2790 (6.0L) 2500 4WD: 6419 / 2912 (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.

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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: 1528 / 693 (with 3rd seat)
1500 4WD: 1576 / 715 (with 3rd seat)
2500 2WD: 2450 / 1111 (with 3rd seat)
2500 4WD: 2181 / 989 (with 3rd seat)

Trailer towing maximum (lb / kg):

1500 2WD: 8100 / 3674
1500 4WD: 8000 / 3626
2500 2WD: 9600 / 4354
2500 4WD: 9400 / 4263

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.

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