2005 Chevrolet Suburban Reviews from North America

2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.7 V8

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 5.7 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance43000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Suburban

Summary:

The Big Family Beast

Faults:

Problem free.

General Comments:

This is our second one. The other one was a 1999 Suburban LT. It had a few problems over the 6 years that we had it. We traded that in for the 2005 model.

Since we had it, it has never, ever let us down. It has 4 wheel drive. Our kids absolutely love it, and so does our dog. It seats 9 easily. Ours is white with grey leather seats. During the winter time, it's great for the snow. For the summer time, it takes the family anywhere.

Our family friends love this "Big White Beast". These are the ultimate family cruisers. Gas mileage is another story. So if you're in the market for a 4 wheel drive Suburban, you gotta check these babies out. You will love it like we love ours.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th May, 2009

2005 Chevrolet Suburban SUBURBAN LT 5.7V8

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 5.7V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance11000 miles
Previous carHummer H2

Summary:

" The ultimate family fun and friendly sport utility that seats up to 9 people!

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

My Hummer H2 wasn't family friendly. I traded it in for a 2005 Suburban with 4 wheel drive, and am delighted to say that it was the best move that I made. Believe me, my wife, the kids, and the dog absolutely adore it! It loves the snow, is extremely roomy, extremely comfortable, and loyal. Trust us, if you are looking for a sport utility with 4 wheel drive that can seat up to 9 people like this one does and can both tow a boat, and carry the family all in one shot, look no further. You'll love it to death!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 2006

15th Aug 2008, 20:45

Uhhhh...the Hummer H2 isn't ANYTHING friendly. Be glad you're rid of it. Newsweek just did an article on how Hummer has become the most hated vehicle on the planet. They rented one as a test, and people gave them obscene gestures and scratched it with keys. They took it to a car dealership to get an idea of trade-in value and they were told "I'll trade with you for $25,000". When they asked the price of the new car WITHOUT trading the Hummer, they were told "$25,000"!!

On the flip side, a survey in USA Today of 3-year-old large SUV's shows the Suburban holding more of its original purchase price than any other large SUV (including the grossly over rated Toyota Sequoia and Nissan Armada). Congrats on the Suburban. They are awesome vehicles. Members of my family have put hundreds of thousands of mile on these things. My only complaint is that they are so big that even with the most powerful V-8 they are still way slower than our 4-cylinder compact.

Average review marks: 9.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews