2012 Chevrolet Suburban

A vehicle for the generations.

For more than 75 years, Suburban has been the authentic American sport utility vehicle. And the world's first SUV continues to cater to active families with its spacious room and the legendary capability they've come to expect. Available in 1/2- and 3/4-ton models, Suburban technology also includes a long list of advanced vehicle safety and comfort features.

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Specifications

MODELS

1/2- and 3/4-Ton LS (2WD and 4WD)
1/2- and 3/4-Ton LT (2WD and 4WD)
1/2-Ton LTZ (2WD and 4WD)

EPA ESTIMATED FUEL ECONOMY IN MPG

  5.3L FLEXFUEL
V8 (GAS)
5.3L FLEXFUEL
V8 (E85)1
6.0L V8 2WD 6.0L V8 4WD
CITY/HIGHWAY 15/21 11/16 10/16 10/15

MAXIMUM CAPACITIES

  1/2-TON 3/4-TON
  2WD 4WD 2WD 4WD
Payload (lbs.)2 1,528 1,576 2,450 2,181
Fuel tank (gal. approx.) 31 31 39 39
Trailer weight rating (lbs.)3 8,100 8,000 9,600 9,400
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (lbs.)4 7,200 7,400 8,600 8,600

EXTERIOR FEATURES

  Suburban LS Suburban LT Suburban LTZ
Daytime Running Lamps with automatic exterior lamp control Standard Standard Standard
Headlamps: dual halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control and flash-to-pass feature Standard Standard Standard
Liftgate: rear door system with rear-window wiper/washer and liftglass Standard Standard Standard
Liftgate: rear power-operated Not Available Optional5 Not Available
Rear Parking Assist Optional6 Standard Standard

ENGINES/CHASSIS FEATURES

  Suburban LS Suburban LT Suburban LTZ
Engine: Vortec 5.3L V8 with Active Fuel Management and E851 FlexFuel capability (1/2-ton models only) Standard Standard Standard
Engine: Vortec 6.0L V8 with Variable Valve Timing (3/4-ton models only) Standard Standard Not Available
Suspension Package, Autoride Not Available Not Available Standard
Suspension Package, Z71 Off-Road: specially tuned springs and monotube shocks, high-capacity air cleaner, Skid Plate Package with aluminum front underbody shield, 18-inch aluminum wheels with on-/off-road blackwall tires, recovery hooks, tubular assist steps, specially designed front fascia with chrome grille inserts, Z71-specific gauge cluster and two-speed transfer case (1/2-ton models only) Not Available Optional Not Available
Transfer case: electronic Autotrac, active, single-speed with rotary controls7 (4WD models only) Standard Standard Not Available
Transfer case: electronic Autotrac, active, two-speed with rotary controls8 (4WD models only) Optional Optional Standard
Transmission: Hydra-Matic six-speed automatic Standard Standard Standard

SAFETY AND SECURITY FEATURES

  Suburban LS Suburban LT Suburban LTZ
Air bags:9 driver and right-front passenger, dual-stage, frontal, with Passenger Sensing System; head-curtain side-impact for all outboard seating positions with rollover sensor; and front seat-mounted for thorax and pelvic protection Standard Standard Standard
Brakes: four-wheel antilock disc, with Dynamic Rear Proportioning Standard Standard Standard
OnStar®:10 with the Directions & Connections® Plan including Turn-by-Turn Navigation (standard for the first six months) Standard Standard Standard
Side Blind Zone Alert Not Available Not Available Standard
StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System with Electronic Trailer Sway Control and Hill Start Assist Standard Standard Standard

INTERIOR FEATURES

  Suburban LS Suburban LT Suburban LTZ
Bluetooth® wireless technology11 for select phones Standard Standard Standard
Convenience Package: power-adjustable pedals, remote vehicle starter system, Rear Parking Assist, rear-vision camera system with display in mirror Optional Not Available Not Available
Heated steering wheel Not Available Not Available Standard
Luxury Package: inside rearview auto-dimming mirror; 10-way power front bucket seats with leather-appointed seating; heated second-row seats with power seat release; outside, heated, power-adjustable, power-folding mirrors; rear power-operated liftgate; and Universal Home Remote Not Available Optional Not Available
Pedals: power-adjustable for accelerator and brake Optional6 Standard Standard

SEATING

  Suburban LS Suburban LT Suburban LTZ
Premium Cloth 40/20/40 split-bench front seat with six-way power driver seat Optional Not Available Not Available
Premium Cloth six-way power-adjustable front bucket seats and floor console Standard Not Available Not Available
Heated front bucket seats with leather-appointed seating, six-way power driver and front passenger seats, adjustable head restraints, driver manual lumbar control, floor console and rear storage pockets Not Available Standard Not Available
Front bucket seats with perforated leather-appointed seating, 12-way power driver and front passenger seats, power lumbar control, heated and cooled front seats, two-position driver memory (including lumbar), adjustable head restraints, storage pockets, and floor console Not Available Not Available Standard

AUDIO SYSTEMS

  Suburban LS Suburban LT Suburban LTZ
AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 player Standard Standard Not Available
Audio system: SiriusXM12 Satellite Radio, CD player, 7-inch-diagonal touch-screen Color Interface Display (CID), 30 GB hard drive with navigation and voice recognition, USB port,13 MP3 playback capability, Radio Data System (RDS),14 speed-compensated volume, and time shift recording capability Not Available Optional Standard
Bose® premium sound system with subwoofer, 9-speaker Not Available Standard Not Available
Bose Centerpoint® Surround Sound system, 10-speaker Not Available Not Available Standard
Entertainment system: rear-seat, includes DVD player with twin-screen independent display capability, third-row DVD player, remote control, overhead display, two sets of two-channel wireless infrared headphones and auxiliary audio/video input jacks Not Available Optional15 Optional16
USB port13 Standard Standard Standard
SiriusXM Satellite Radio:12 with three trial months Standard Standard Standard
NavTraffic17 Not Available Optional18 Standard

WHEELS

  Suburban LS Suburban LT Suburban LTZ
17-inch eight-lug bright machined-aluminum (3/4-ton models only) Standard Standard Not Available
17-inch aluminum with rectangular pockets (1/2-ton models only) Standard Standard Not Available
18-inch aluminum (1/2-ton models only) Not Available Optional19 Not Available
20-inch polished-aluminum (1/2-ton models only) Optional Optional Standard
20-inch chrome-aluminum (1/2-ton models only) Not Available Not Available Optional

AVAILABLE DEALER-INSTALLED CHEVROLET ACCESSORIES20

20-Inch and 22-Inch Chrome Wheels21 Molded splash guards
Door Sill Plates Oval Assist Steps
Head-Restraint DVD Entertainment System Roof-Mounted Hard Cargo Carrier
  • 1 E85 is a combination of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. Go to chevy.com/biofuels to see if there is an E85 fuel station near you.
  • 2 Maximum payload capacity includes weight of driver, passengers, optional equipment and cargo. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
  • 3 Maximum trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming a base vehicle, except for any option(s) necessary to achieve the rating, plus driver. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the maximum trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See your Chevy dealer for additional details.
  • 4 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle, driver, passengers, cargo and optional equipment.
  • 5 Requires Luxury Package.
  • 6 Requires available Convenience Package.
  • 7 Requires available 3.08 rear axle ratio. Not available on 3/4-ton models or with available Heavy-Duty Trailering Package.
  • 8 Included on 3/4-ton models. Requires available Heavy-Duty Trailering Package or Z71 Off-Road Suspension Package on 1/2-ton models.
  • 9 Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.
  • 10 Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions.
  • 11 Go to gm.com/bluetooth to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle.
  • 12 Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after three-month trial. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and Washington, D.C. Visit siriusxm.com for details.
  • 13 Not compatible with all devices.
  • 14 RDS is available only where stations broadcast RDS information.
  • 15 Includes AM/FM stereo with MP3-compatible CD/DVD player or requires available Sun, Entertainment and Destinations Package.
  • 16 Requires available Sun, Entertainment and Destinations Package.
  • 17 Requires available navigation radio. Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM. Available only in select markets. If you decide to continue SiriusXM service at the end of any trial, the chosen plan will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates unless you call 1-800-967-2346 to cancel. Subscriptions governed by SiriusXM Customer Agreement at siriusxmradio.com. For more information, see siriusxmradio.com/navtraffic.
  • 18 Requires available navigation radio.
  • 19 Requires available Z71 Off-Road Suspension Package.
  • 20 Some accessories may not be available on all models. See dealer for details.
  • 21 Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. Unapproved combinations may change the vehicle's performance characteristics. For important tire and wheel information, go to gmaccessorieszone.com or see your dealer for details.

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