The Suburban, a 4-door SUV, was sold under two divisions of General Motors LLC -- Chevrolet and GMC. Positioned at the high end of the full-size sport/utility market, the Chevy Suburban appealed to buyers who required a vehicle capable of carrying as many as nine people or hauling enormous quantities of gear. It also remained popular with outdoor enthusiasts who needed to tow boats and trailers weighing up to 5 tons.
The Suburban was America's largest SUV ever made during the 1990s, as it still is today.
Until after 1991, the Suburban was sold as an R1500 or R2500. Chevrolet's legendary Suburban remained in a class by itself.
The Suburban was available in 2-wheel and 4-wheel-drive models, in 1/2-ton (C/K 1500) and 3/4-ton (C/K 2500) series. Two trim levels were available: the standard Cheyenne and the top-of-the-line Silverado. The base engine was a 5.7-liter 190-horsepower ohv V8, mated to a 4-speed automatic.
Optional engines were a 7.4-liter 230-horsepower ohv V8, and a 6.5-liter 190-horsepower ohv heavy-duty V8 diesel. Both the diesel and the 7.4-liter V8 developed 385 ft.-lb. of torque. Four-wheel-drive models were equipped with a 2-speed transfer case with a floor-mounted shift lever for shift-on-the-fly 4wd operation.
The 1992 Suburban was unveiled at the 1992 North American International Auto Show on January 9, 1992.
For 1993, the base engine got 20 more horsepower for a total of 210 hp.
An optional turbocharged diesel was added for the C/K 2500 models.
The outsized "carryall" Suburban a number of improvements for 1995, including a driver's-side airbag, standard 4-wheel antilock brakes, a new instrument panel, contoured seats and a brake-transmission shift interlock, a passenger-car safety feature that prevents shifting out of Park unless the brake pedal is depressed. Also new on models with optional bucket seats was a console that converts to a mobile workstation, complete with a pivoting writing surface, map pocket, latched rear storage drawer and other amenities.
The base engine was downgraded to 200 horsepower. Four-wheel-drive models were equipped with a 2-speed transfer case with a floor-mounted shift lever for shift-on-the-fly 4wd operation.
All Suburbans were now upgraded to 250 hp and contained more torque. Daytime running lights were also added.
Dual airbags and a cargo area power lock switch were new for 1997.
|Model year||Drive||Trim level||List price||Destination charge||Effective date|
|1994||4x2||1500||$20,706||$640||December 17, 1993|
|1994||4x2||2500||$21,938||$640||December 17, 1993|
|1994||4x4||1500||$22,957||$640||December 17, 1993|
|1994||4x4||2500||$24,157||$640||December 17, 1993|
|1995||4x2||1500||$21,587||$650||October 1, 1994|
|1995||4x2||2500||$22,820||$650||October 1, 1994|
|1995||4x4||1500||$23,897||$650||October 1, 1994|
|1995||4x4||2500||$25,039||$650||October 1, 1994|
|1995||4x2||1500||$21,887||$650||January 1, 1995|
|1995||4x2||2500||$23,120||$650||January 1, 1995|
|1995||4x4||1500||$24,197||$650||January 1, 1995|
|1995||4x4||2500||$25,339||$650||January 1, 1995|
|1996||4x2||1500||$24,027||$655||September 4, 1995|
|1996||4x2||2500||$25,259||$655||September 4, 1995|
|1996||4x4||1500||$26,337||$655||September 4, 1995|
|1996||4x4||2500||$27,478||$655||September 4, 1995|
|1997||4x2||1500||$24,648||$675||July 27, 1997|
|1997||4x2||2500||$25,881||$675||July 27, 1997|
|1997||4x4||1500||$27,249||$675||July 27, 1997|
|1997||4x4||2500||$28,500||$675||July 27, 1997|