Chevy Dealers Prove that Bigger is Better with the 2016 Chevy Suburban

July 27th, 2016 by


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Americans are all about the supersize. Though not always a healthy approach to life, when it comes to Chevys, specifically the 2016 Chevy Suburban, it’s the only way to go. The biggest of the Chevy bunch, the Suburban is perfect for picking up a bunch of friends and planning an adventure. McCluskey Chevy is all about adventure and making the most of every moment. It’s the ideal destination to explore this year’s new Suburban – Chevy’s big bowtie.

We’ll show you what’s in store for you in the new Suburban so you’ll have lots of think about before you even take it for a test drive. There’s more to the Suburban than its size, the details of which we’ll take you through, though it’s the feel behind the wheel that will ultimately make a Suburban lover out of you.


The Chevy Suburban – Bigger is Better


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Really. In this case, and depending on what your daily driving needs are, bigger really is better. The 2016 Chevy Suburban is able to accommodate a total of nine passengers, depending on the available seating configurations. Standard seating allows for eight passengers, but the available 40/20/40 front bench seat, the entry LS trim exclusive, gets you room for that extra friend, while the optional second row captain’s chairs restrict the capacity to seven. Depending on how much company you want, you can choose the configuration that’s right for you.

The three trim levels, base LS, mid-range LT, and high-end LTZ, share the same powertrain – a 5.3-liter V8, which produces 355 horsepower and

383 lb.-ft. of torque, paired to a six-speed automatic transmission with both two-wheel and four-wheel drive options. Generally, consumers choose between the two based on geographic location and climate. For McCluskey’s customers, we’re willing to hazard a guess that four-wheel drive Suburbans will be very much in demand. With Cincinnati’s winters, you’re going to want power positioned between all four wheels.


A Few New Bells and Whistles

Among all the available amenities provided by each of the trim levels, this year’s Suburban boasts a few new bells and whistles, too. Shared by all three trims is the new standard eight-inch touchscreen, featuring Apple CarPlay smartphone accessibility. A safety package called Driver Alert has been improved upon to include automatic headlights with lane departure warning. If you spring for the LTZ, you’ll also get an head-up color display, another safety tweak which helps keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes focused on the road.

Another shared attribute between all three trims is the Suburban’s fuel economy figures, more or less. All Suburbans are estimated at 18 mpg combined, with a specific breakdown defined by the 2WD or 4WD configurations. The 2WD models are rated at 16 city and 23 highway miles per gallon, with the 4WD dropping by one mile per gallon in both regards.


Base? Best? Something in Between? Determining the Trim that’s Right for You…


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Of course, there’s always the middle of the road option, but just for illustrative purposes, here is a quick snapshot of the features you can expect to find from both the base level and the top tier Suburbans for 2016.

Starting with the base LS, you might be surprised to see a list of exterior and interior details like: automatic wipers, Apple CarPlay compatibility, CD player, auxiliary audio jack, five USB ports, six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth functions for phone and audio, cruise control, Chevy’s MyLink 8-inch display, HD and satellite radio, heated power-adjustable manual-folding mirrors, power front seats, leather-wrapped tilting steering wheel, rear camera, rear privacy glass, rear parking sensors, roof rails, remote start, tri-zone automatic climate control, 18-inch alloy wheels, 110-volt outlet, and OnStar automatic emergency services.

That’s right – that’s the base level 2016 Suburban, available to start at the MSRP of $49,700 for the LS ($52,700 for 4WD).

Middle ground proves even more promising with the addition of a power lift gate, nine-speaker Bose sound system, automatic-dimming mirror, heated front seats with memory settings for the driver, 12-volt power outlets, leather interior, and automatic headlights. Standard safety features are enhanced as well by the Driver Alert package, which provides forward collision alert, lane departure warning, a vibrating safety seat, which alerts the drive to trouble, and automatic high beams.

You really can’t go wrong with any of these trim levels, with the mid-level LT priced at $54,730 ($57,730 for 4WD). But, if you really want it all and don’t want to risk sacrificing a single detail with respect to luxury, comfort, convenience, and safety, then it’s the LTZ or bust.

Springing for the LTZ, priced at $64,440 or $67,440 for the 4WD model, provides drivers with everything from the LS and LT, and adds keyless entry and ignition, a hands-free power lift gate, power-folding second and third row seats, blind-spot monitoring with rear traffic alert, power-folding mirrors, heated second-row seats, wireless phone charging capabilities, adaptive magnetic suspension, heated and ventilated front seats with additional lumbar support, ten-speak Bose surround-sound stereo system, leather upholstery, and xenon headlights.

What more could you ask for? Seriously.


Shop Your 2016 Chevy Suburban at McCluskey Chevrolet


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If anything, you could and should ask, if not demand, a new car shopping experience at a dealership that sets itself apart from the rest of the Chevy dealers out there. Without a doubt, that dealership is McCluskey Chevrolet. Between the attentive and no-pressure sales staff, to the service department populated by Chevy-certified mechanics and technicians, the team at McCluskey Chevy has got you covered.

With a new SUV like the 2016 Chevy Suburban, you’ve got the road covered, as well as the wellbeing and safety of your passengers. Naturally, an automaker as innovative as Chevy would ensure that it’s new models are equipped with the best safety tech available on the market. The 2016 Chevy Suburban is no exception and performed well in federal safety tests, earning four out of five stars for overall crash protection, four stars following front impact tests, and a perfect five star rating for side-impact results.

Sold yet? You will be after test driving one of the 2016 Chevy Suburbans with a McCluskey sales associate helping you “Find New Roads.”