New EcoTec3 V-8, along with chassis refinements, result in a stronger, more powerful and more efficient Suburban.
Red Wing, MN – For almost eight decades, the Chevrolet Suburban has been known for its stout performance, but the new 2015 Suburban, now available at Red Wing Chevrolet, offers even more power and capability.
“The Suburban is synonymous with great power and towing capacity,” said Brad Banitt of Red Wing Chevrolet. “But with the new EcoTec3 V-8 and a number of chassis refinements, the 2015 Suburban is stronger, more powerful, and more efficient than ever before.”
All 2015 Suburban’s are powered by a new EcoTec3 5.3L V-8. The all-aluminum engine incorporates a number of state-of-the-art technologies, including direct injection, cylinder deactivation, and continuously variable valve timing. As a result, this new 5.3-liter engine produces 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, nearly 35 hp and 20 lb-ft more than the previous generation 5.3L V-8.
Better yet, those increases in power are paired with increases in fuel economy. 2WD 2015 Suburban’s are EPA-rated at 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. That amounts to roughly a 10-percent increase in highway mileage over the previous Suburban, and 7-percent greater city mileage.
Customers looking to put that power to work, especially when towing, will appreciate a number of other revisions made to the 2015 Suburban. All models receive a stronger fully-boxed perimeter frame, along with aluminum front suspension control arms that are 10-percent stiffer than comparable steel items. A wider rear track results in a more planted stance, while standard 18-inch wheels are a half-inch wider, delivering improved cornering performance.
2WD 2015 Suburban’s are capable of towing a stout 8300 pounds, 5 percent more than the previous model. While all Suburban’s are equipped with a standard 2-inch receiver hitch as standard equipment, an available Max Trailering Package adds an air-leveling rear suspension, a 3.41:1 rear axle ratio, and an integrated trailer brake controller.
The 2015 Chevrolet Suburban is built in Arlington, Texas, and is now available at Red Wing Chevrolet.
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