2004 Chevrolet Suburban Reviews

2004 Chevrolet Suburban Z71 4x4 5.3V8 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 5.3V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance49000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Suburban

Summary:

Very reliable, and great for nice sized families

Faults:

So far, had to only replace the battery.

General Comments:

We have had this vehicle since brand new, and it as been extremely reliable. We also own a 2008 Toyota Sienna XLE that we use for taking our kids to school.

As far as the Suburban is concerned, it is absolutely tremendous!! It never, ever lets us down, especially during the winter time. When had the 3 blizzards here in Philadelphia Pennsylvania earlier this year, the Suburban was our hero. It took us through all 3 of the blizzards with no trouble at all!! And it did it in true safety and comfort.

It rides beautifully, handles the same way, and is very, very roomy. Plenty of room for a nice size family.

We absolutely love this vehicle!! We have no plans at all of getting rid of it anytime soon. We call it our family friend of vehicles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th September, 2010

2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 4x4 5.3 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 5.3 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance141000 kilometres
Previous carBuick Rendezvous

Summary:

Dream come true!

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

GM does get it right sometimes, and when they do, it's a pleasure!

Big, bulky and comfortable. Feel very safe when driving around with the family while still carrying lots of gear.

I don't have anything negative to say. I was concerned about fuel economy when I first purchased, however if driven responsibly it is very efficient for what it is. I know people with Pathfinders and other smaller SUV's that get no better mileage, and can't carry half the stuff I can.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th January, 2009

2004 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.3 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 5.3 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 acquired27 miles
Most recent distance12027 miles
Previous carToyota Tundra

Summary:

Does what it is supposed to do

Faults:

Nothing... it all works.

General Comments:

This is the "hauler"...if this is what you need, this is the way to go...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th October, 2006

2004 Chevrolet Suburban LS1 standard engine from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission standard engine Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Previous carChevrolet Suburban

Summary:

Great all-around truck

Faults:

Tire pressure monitor system behaves strangely in cold weather. I realize the air contracts and so the system thinks it has low pressure. Not really a problem, but thought I would mention it for those who have seen the same thing.

General Comments:

To start I am not big on American cars, but I have a family of 9 and so I need something to haul people. No Japanese or German truck was going to cut it. I have owned a previous 97 suburban and had little problems (ex. door handle broke and water pump needed replacement).

I am going to give a very honest opinion of this truck. I will start with the exterior. For one it's a little bland and has few details. I like how the truck looks small on the outside (meanwhile its huge on the inside) compared to Ford trucks (Ford trucks are tall, bulky and too wide). I am extremely disappointed to find that this truck has no rear or front sensors (meanwhile a small BMW 3 series has it as an option). As well, I would have loved a power trunk. Other than that the exterior is okay. Nothing to gawk at.

As for the interior... its not too bad. The leather quality is good considering this is an American truck and I must admit the seats are incredibly comfortable. Every single person who has driven with me has made a great comment about the seats. You almost want to sleep in them. The dash is a little too boring for me, but extremely functional. There is plenty of leg space even in the back bench. The Bose sound system is fantastic producing crisp sound. The DVD player is great (a must have for long trips). The interior is overall good and I can't complain too much about it.

Now for performance. For a truck, this thing has great handling. Of course there is body roll, but it isn't bad considering its 6000 pounds. The ride quality is incredibly smooth and can handle any bumps the road can throw. Under heavy acceleration, the engine roars and the truck can pull off a half decent 0-60 time (for a truck of course). The engine is very smooth most of the time. In bad conditions... I wouldn't want to be driving anything else. I live in Canada and our winters can be brutal. I strongly recommend the optional Stabilitrak. It really keeps the car going straight and where you want it to. In snow, the truck stays on its course and doesn't want to slip (which is good). I feel very safe driving this thing (maybe too safe).

I realize this truck doesn't appeal to everyone. It has a very small market. But if you are looking for something of this size and caliber than you can't go wrong. Hope this helps.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th March, 2005

2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.3 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired17 miles
Most recent distance500 miles
Previous carToyota Tundra

Summary:

If this is what you need, here's where to get it

Faults:

Nothing wrong, everything works right...

General Comments:

Consummate "people-hauler"!!!

Discounts make it affordable, especially at year end sales time.

"National car of Texas".

Seriously utilitarian SUV, hauls boat, people and junk all at the same time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th December, 2004

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 5 reviews