NEW FOR 2014:

– LS receives standard power adjustable pedals, remote starter, rear park assist, and rear-view mirror with reverse camera display
– New colour: Concord Metallic

Frequently seen towing horse trailers, in rental vehicle fleets, and on the silver screen as a part of a presidential motorcade, the Chevrolet Suburban is an American icon. This venerable full-size sport utility vehicle offers space for up to nine, and acres of luggage.

This year marks the final year of production for the current generation, and, as you might expect there aren’t many changes in store. Equipment levels have, however, been boosted for the base LS model, which now convenience items like power adjustable pedals, remote starter, and perhaps most importantly, a reverse camera as standard equipment.

The hard-working Suburban is offered in three trims: LS, LT, and LTZ. The LS and LT can be had with rear or four-wheel drive, while the LTZ is offered exclusively with four-wheel drive. All come powered by a 5.3-litre overhead valve V8 with cylinder deactivation. A six-speed automatic with a tow/haul mode is standard.

Features on the LS include 17-inch alloy wheels, tri-zone manual air conditioning, rear auxiliary heater, automatic rear locking differential, OnStar, weight-distributing trailer hitch platform with 7-pin connector, remote starter, privacy glass, chrome grille surround with dark mesh insert, automatic headlamps, heated power mirrors, black roof side rails, variable intermittent wipers, rear washer/wiper, cruise control, floor mats, trip computer, keyless entry, alarm, tilt leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, brushed metal interior accents, driver’s auto-down window, 40/20/40 cloth front bench seat with six-way power driver’s seat, second-row 60/40 split-folding bench seat, 50/50 split-folding removable third row seat, auto-dimming rear-view mirror with integrated reverse camera display, rear parking sensors, power pedals, AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input and USB port, satellite radio and Bluetooth.

The LT adds tri-zone automatic climate control, fog lights, roof rack crossbars, centre console, simulated woodgrain interior accents, garage door opener, power front bucket seats, heated seats, leather upholstery, Bose premium nine-speaker audio system, rear-seat audio controls, heated steering wheel, power release fold and tumble 2nd row seats, heated rear seats, driver’s side memory, heated power folding mirrors with integrated turn signal and driver’s side auto-dimming.

The LTZ adds 20-inch alloy wheels, AutoRide electronically-controlled shock absorbers with air-assist rear leveling control, chrome door handles, chrome grille surround with chrome mesh insert, side assist steps with chrome accent, side blind zone alert, power tailgate, power sunroof, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated steering wheel, ventilated and heated front seats, perforated leather upholstery, 7.0-inch display audio system with 80 GB hard drive, navigation, reverse camera display, and Bose premium ten-speaker audio system.

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