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What engines are available for the Chevy Suburban?

By Product Expert | Posted in Chevy Suburban, Chevy Tahoe on Monday, February 25th, 2019 at 8:00 am
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2019 Chevy Suburban engine options

When you need a large body-on-frame SUV, then you need to consider the Suburban. It’s the largest SUV in the Chevy lineup, and it delivers impressive performance numbers. See what we mean as we walk you through all the 2019 Chevy Suburban engine options. We’ll take a look at power, efficiency, and more.

2019 Chevy Suburban black with chrome grille closeupWhat is the standard engine on the 2019 Suburban?

The Suburban has three trim levels for 2019, and the lineup starts with the LS and goes up from there with the LT and the top Premier trim. All three trims come with the same great engine standard. It’s a 5.3-liter V8 powerplant.

The power output of this engine is impressive too. It leverages active fuel management, direct injection, variable valve timing, and an aluminum block to provide 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. That’s ample power for most drivers.

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2019 Chevy Suburban towing a trailer black side viewIs there an optional engine for the Suburban?

For more power, there is an optional engine that you can take advantage of. It’s a 6.2-liter V8 engine and it’s only available on the top Premier trim as an option. To get this optional engine you have to at least opt for the RST 6.2L Performance Edition Package. This package also includes a 10-speed automatic transmission, a 170-amp alternator, a 3.23 axle ratio, and more.

This 6.2-liter V8 engine offers impressive performance. By utilizing all the same technology as the 5.3-liter engine but with larger displacement cylinders, this beefier V8 can pump out 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.

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How efficient are the 2019 Suburban engines?

If you want your huge SUV with efficiency, then you are in luck. The engine options of the Suburban are actually surprisingly efficient. With two engine options and RWD and AWD drivetrain options for both, there are four sets of efficiency numbers to consider and we’ve outlined them all below. Surprisingly, under some circumstances, the 6.2-liter V8 can actually provide greater efficiency than the 5.3-liter V8 engine.

5.3-Liter Engine

2WD Efficiency (MPG)
15-City/22-Highway/18-Combined
4WD Efficiency (MPG)
14-City/21-Highway/16-Combined

6.2-Liter Engine

2WD Efficiency (MPG)
14-City/23-Highway/17-Combined
4WD Efficiency (MPG)
14-City/20-Highway/16-Combined

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