2008 Chevrolet Suburban Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$38,085-$43,260
$34,848-$39,583
9 /CITY / 13 /HWY
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Available Trims for the 2008 Chevrolet Suburban
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name LS (2WD 4dr 1500) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 38085.00 Engine 6.0L/366 City/Hwy MPG 12/17
Name LT w/1LT (2WD 4dr 1500) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 39025.00 Engine 6.0L/366 City/Hwy MPG 12/17
Name LT w/2LT (2WD 4dr 1500) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 39025.00 Engine 6.0L/366 City/Hwy MPG 12/17
Name LT w/3LT (2WD 4dr 1500) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 39025.00 Engine 6.0L/366 City/Hwy MPG 12/17
Name LTZ (2WD 4dr 1500) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 39025.00 Engine 6.0L/366 City/Hwy MPG 12/17
Name LS (4WD 4dr 1500) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 40930.00 Engine 6.0L/366 City/Hwy MPG 12/17
Name LT w/1LT (4WD 4dr 1500) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 41870.00 Engine 6.0L/366 City/Hwy MPG 12/17
Name LT w/2LT (4WD 4dr 1500) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 41870.00 Engine 6.0L/366 City/Hwy MPG 12/17
Name LT w/3LT (4WD 4dr 1500) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 41870.00 Engine 6.0L/366 City/Hwy MPG 12/17
Name LTZ (4WD 4dr 1500) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 41870.00 Engine 6.0L/366 City/Hwy MPG 12/17
Name LS (2WD 4dr 2500) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 39495.00 Engine 6.0L/366 City/Hwy MPG 0/0
Name LT w/1LT (2WD 4dr 2500) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 40415.00 Engine 6.0L/366 City/Hwy MPG 0/0
Name LT w/2LT (2WD 4dr 2500) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 40415.00 Engine 6.0L/366 City/Hwy MPG 0/0
Name LT w/3LT (2WD 4dr 2500) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 40415.00 Engine 6.0L/366 City/Hwy MPG 0/0
Name LS (4WD 4dr 2500) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 42335.00 Engine 6.0L/366 City/Hwy MPG 0/0
Name LT w/1LT (4WD 4dr 2500) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 43260.00 Engine 6.0L/366 City/Hwy MPG 0/0
Name LT w/2LT (4WD 4dr 2500) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 43260.00 Engine 6.0L/366 City/Hwy MPG 0/0
Name LT w/3LT (4WD 4dr 2500) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 43260.00 Engine 6.0L/366 City/Hwy MPG 0/0
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INTERIOR
  • Seats, front 40/20/40 split-bench with Custom Cloth, 3-passenger, includes (AG1) 6-way power driver seat adjuster, (AM1) driver manual lumbar control, driver and front passenger manual reclining, center fold-down armrest with storage, lockable storage compartments in seat cushion (includes auxiliary power outlet), adjustable outboard head restraints and storage pockets
  • Seats, third row 50/50 split-bench 2-passenger, removable, all-belts-to-seat includes 2 cup holders and storage bin
  • Floor covering, color-keyed carpeting
  • Floor mats, color-keyed carpeted first and second row, removable
  • Seats, second row 60/40 split-folding bench, 3-passenger with center armrest
  • Steering column, Tilt-Wheel, adjustable with brake/transmission shift interlock
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and cruise controls
  • Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, odometer with trip odometer, fuel level, voltmeter, engine temperature, oil pressure and tachometer
  • Warning tones, headlamp on, key-in-ignition, driver and right-front passenger safety belt unfasten and turn signal on
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (does not apply to spare tire)
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Down and lockout features
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
  • Remote vehicle starter prep package, includes Remote Keyless Entry (Remote vehicle starter fob available through GM Accessories.)
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III
  • Heater, rear auxiliary with rear passenger heating ducts
  • Air conditioning, dual-zone manual climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger
  • Air conditioning, rear auxiliary
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Power outlets, 3 auxiliary, 12-volt, includes 2 on the instrument panel and 1 in the cargo area
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with 8-point compass and outside temperature display
  • Headliner, cloth
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, padded with cloth trim, extends on rod
  • Assist handles, front passenger and second row outboard
  • Lighting, interior with dome light, driver- and passenger-side door switch with delayed entry feature, cargo lights, door handle or Remote Keyless Entry-activated illuminated entry and map lights in front and second seat positions
  • Seats, front bucket with (AG1) 6-way power driver and (AG2) front passenger seat adjusters, adjustable head restraints, (AM1) driver manual lumbar control, floor console and rear storage pockets
  • Console, floor with storage area, cup holders and integrated second row audio controls
  • Power outlets, 5 auxiliary, 12-volt, includes 2 on the instrument panel, 1 in the cargo area, 1 inside the center console and 1 at the back of the console.)
  • Pedals, power-adjustable for accelerator and brake
  • Rear Parking Assist, Ultrasonic with rearview LED display and audible warning
  • Remote vehicle starter system includes Remote Keyless Entry
  • Air conditioning, tri-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger
  • Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, programmable (Deleted when (VYU) Snow Plow Prep Package is ordered.)
  • Seats, second row 60/40 split-folding bench 3-passenger with center armrest
  • Seats, front bucket with leather-appointed seating, 10-way power driver and front passenger seat adjusters, including power lumbar control, heated seat cushion and seatbacks, 2-position driver memory, adjustable head restraints, storage pockets and floor console
  • Seats, third row 50/50 split-bench 3-passenger, removable, all-belts-to-seat
  • Console, floor with storage area, cup holders and integrated second row audio controls (Includes woodgrain covered forward storage.)
  • Seats, heated second row
  • Seat release, second row, power release only
  • Seats, second row bucket with leather-appointed seating, reclining (Requires (AS3) 3-passenger, third row 50/50 split-bench seat with vinyl or (AW2) 2-passenger, third row 50/50 split-bench seat with vinyl.)
  • Cargo mat
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) aluminum, 5-spoke with radial grooves (1/2 ton models only.)
  • Tires, P265/70R17 all-season, blackwall (Requires 1/2 ton models.)
  • Tire, spare P265/70R17 (1/2 ton models only. Upgradeable to SEO (4JP) P265/70R17 on-/off road, blackwall spare tire.)
  • Wheel, 17" (43.2 cm) full-size, steel spare (1/2 ton models only.)
  • Tire carrier, lockable outside spare, winch-type mounted under frame at rear
  • Luggage rack side rails, roof-mounted, Black
  • Fascia, front color-keyed
  • Fascia, rear color-keyed
  • Moldings, color-keyed bodyside
  • Assist steps, Black
  • Headlamps, dual halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control and flash-to-pass feature
  • Daytime Running Lamps, with automatic exterior lamp control
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, manual-folding (Mirror caps are Black.)
  • Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted (all windows except light-tinted glass on windshield and driver- and front passenger-side glass)
  • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
  • Door handles, Black
  • Body, liftgate with liftglass, rear door system with rear-window wiper/washer
  • Wheels, 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) aluminum, 5-spoke with smooth surface and rectangular pockets (1/2 ton models only.)
  • Fog lamps, front, halogen
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, manual-folding (Mirror caps are color-keyed.)
  • Door handles, color-keyed
  • Wheels, 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) aluminum, 5-spoke with smooth surface and rectangular pockets (1/2 ton models only. Not available with (Z71) Off-Road Suspension Package.)
  • Tires, P265/70R17 all-season, blackwall (Requires 1/2 ton models. Not available with (Z71) Off-Road Suspension Package.)
  • Assist steps, Black (Not available with (Z71) Off-Road Suspension Package.)
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, manual-folding (Mirror caps are color-keyed. Mirror caps are satin chrome with (Z71) Off-Road Suspension Package.)
  • Door handles, color-keyed (Included and only available with (Z71) Off-Road Suspension Package.)
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, power-folding and driver-side auto-dimming, with integrated turn signal indicators, ground illumination and curb-tilt (Mirror caps are color-keyed. Mirror caps are satin chrome with (Z71) Off-Road Suspension Package.)
  • Wheels, 4 - 20" x 8.5" (50.8 cm x 21.6 cm) polished aluminum
  • Tires, P275/55R20 all-season, blackwall
  • Tire, spare P265/70R17 (1/2 ton models only.)
  • Grille insert, bright chrome
  • Moldings, color-keyed bodyside ((B85) color-keyed bodyside moldings will be chrome-accented when (STX) White Diamond Edition is ordered.)
  • Assist steps, Black (Upgradeable to (BRS) power-retractable assist steps. Not available with (STX) White Diamond Edition.)
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, power-folding and driver-side auto-dimming, with integrated turn signal indicators, ground illumination and curb-tilt (Mirror caps are bright chrome.)
  • Wipers, front intermittent, RainSense
  • Windshield washer fluid system, heated
  • Door handles, chrome
  • Body, liftgate with liftglass, power rear door system with rear-window wiper/washer
  • Wheels, 4 - 16" x 6.5" (40.6 cm x 16.5 cm) 8-lug polished forged aluminum includes chrome center caps and steel spare (3/4 ton models only.)
  • Tires, LT245/75R16E all-season, blackwall (Standard on 2WD 3/4 ton models. Available on 4WD 3/4 ton models.)
  • Tire, spare LT245/75R16 all-season, blackwall (3/4 ton models only. Upgradeable to (4GK) LT245/75R16E on-/off-road, blackwall spare tire.)
  • Wheel, 16" (40.6 cm) full-size spare (3/4 ton models only.)
  • Tires, LT245/75R16E on-/off-road, blackwall (Standard on 4WD 3/4 ton models. Available on 2WD 3/4 ton models.)
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI with Active Fuel Management (320 hp [238.6 kW] @ 5200 rpm, 340 lb-ft of torque [459.0 N-m] @ 4200 rpm), iron block (Requires 2WD 1/2 ton models.)
  • Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive and tow/haul mode (Requires 1/2 ton models.)
  • Rear axle, 3.73 ratio
  • Alternator, 160 amps (Standard on 1/2 ton models. Included and only available with (VYU) Snow Plow Prep Package on 4x4 3/4 ton models. Not available on 2WD 3/4 ton models.)
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Battery, heavy-duty 600 cold-cranking amps, maintenance-free with rundown protection and retained accessory power
  • Trailering equipment, heavy-duty, includes trailering hitch platform, 7-wire harness with independent fused trailering circuits mated to a 7-way sealed connector and (VR4) 2" trailering receiver
  • GVWR, 7200 lbs. (3266 kg) (Requires 2WD 1/2 ton models.)
  • Suspension, front coil-over-shock with stabilizer bar (1/2 ton models only.)
  • Suspension, rear multi-link with coil springs (1/2 ton models only.)
  • Steering, power
  • Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive and tow/haul mode
  • Differential, heavy-duty locking rear
  • Alternator, 160 amps
  • Cooling, auxiliary transmission oil cooler, heavy-duty air-to-oil
  • Engine, Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI FlexFuel with Active Fuel Management capable of running on unleaded or up to 85% ethanol (310 hp [231.1 kW] @ 5200 rpm, 335 lb-ft of torque [452.3 N-m] @ 4400 rpm), aluminum block (Requires 4x4 1/2 ton models.)
  • Recovery hooks, front, frame-mounted (Not available on 2WD 1/2 ton models.)
  • Transfer case, electronic Autotrac with rotary controls (Not available on 2WD models.)
  • 4-wheel drive
  • GVWR, 7400 lbs. (3357 kg) (Requires 4x4 1/2 ton models.)
  • Recovery hooks, front, frame-mounted (Not available on 2WD 1/2 ton models, except when (Z71) Off-Road Suspension Package is ordered. Included and only available with (Z71) Off-Road Suspension Package.)
  • Engine, Vortec 6.0L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI (352 hp [262.5 kW] @ 5400 rpm, 383 lb-ft of torque [517.1 N-m] @ 4300 rpm) (Requires 3/4 ton models.)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, heavy-duty, electronically controlled with overdrive and tow/haul mode (Requires 3/4 ton models.)
  • Cooling, auxiliary transmission oil cooler, heavy-duty air-to-oil (Requires (GT5) 4.10 rear axle ratio on 1/2 ton models. Standard on 3/4 ton models.)
  • Alternator, 145 amps (Not available on 1/2 ton models.)
  • GVWR, 8600 lbs. (3901 kg) (Requires 3/4 ton models.)
  • Suspension, front independent with torsion bar (3/4 ton models only.)
  • Suspension, rear multi-stage leaf springs (3/4 ton models only)
PACKAGE
  • Suspension Package, Premium Smooth Ride (1/2 ton models only.)
  • Suspension Package, Premium Smooth Ride (1/2 ton models only. Not available with (Z71) Off-Road Suspension Package.)
  • Suspension Package, Autoride, bi-state variable shock dampening and rear air-assisted load-leveling includes (G69) automatic air level control
  • Suspension Package, Handling/Trailering, heavy-duty (3/4 ton models only.)
SAFETY
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with Proactive Roll Avoidance
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, VAC power (1/2 ton models only.)
  • OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. Includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling, AccidentAssist and Remote Horn & Lights (Not available with order type FDR. OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit
  • Air bags, dual-stage frontal, driver and right-front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (right-front passenger air bag status on overhead console) (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Air bags, head curtain side-impact, first and second row outboard seating positions with rollover sensor, includes third row seating positions with (AS3) 3-passenger third row 50/50 split-bench seat or (AW2) 2-passenger third row 50/50 split-bench seat (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • OnStar, 1-year of Directions and Connections plan. Includes the innovative easy to use Turn-by-Turn Navigation services which provide voice-guided directions (where available). Also includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling, AccidentAssist, Remote Horn and Lights, Information and Convenience Services, and Driving Directions (Not available with order type FDR. OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger in all seating positions
  • OnStar, 1-year of Directions and Connections plan. Includes the innovative easy to use Turn-by-Turn Navigation services which provide voice-guided directions (where available). Also includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling, AccidentAssist, Remote Horn and Lights, Information and Convenience Services, and Driving Directions (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Rem
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, VAC power
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc with hydroboost (3/4 ton models only.)
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible CD player seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume, TheftLock and auxiliary audio input jack.
  • Audio system feature, 8-speaker system
  • XM Satellite Radio, With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you - coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. 3 trial months - no obligation (Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit gm.xmradio.com.)
  • Audio system controls, rear with 2 headphone jacks (headphones not included), power outlet and controls for volume, station selection and media
  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible 6-disc in-dash CD changer seek-and-scan, digital clock and auto-tone control and auxiliary audio input jack (Not available with (PCJ) Sun, Entertainment and Destinations Package.)
  • Audio system feature, Bose premium 9-speaker system with subwoofer in center console
  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible 6-disc in-dash CD changer seek-and-scan, digital clock and auto-tone control and auxiliary audio input jack (Not available with (PCJ) Sun, Entertainment and Destinations Package or (STX) White Diamond Edition.)

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