2022 Chevrolet Suburban diesel SUV

MSRP $72,300

Ranked #4 in Fullsize Suv

7.6

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2022 Chevrolet Suburban diesel SUV Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 18, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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When the Chevrolet Suburban arrived in 1935, it was the first vehicle of its kind. Today, it still is. It's one of the longest-running nameplates in automotive history. The full-size SUV segment has seen significant growth in recent years, but there are fewer SUVs that are capable of seating up to nine passengers. The 2022 Chevy Suburban Diesel will fill that void with a spacious and luxurious interior and Chevrolet Performance 3.0L turbocharged 6-cylinder engine capable of more than 400 lb.-ft of torque.

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Pros

Potent diesel engine

Loads of cargo and seating space

Appealing ride quality

Plenty of standard features

Cons

Difficult to maneuver in busy streets and lanes

What's New?

Chevrolet Suburban Diesel SUV in 2022 is expected to remain the same


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$72300

bodystyle

dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$72,300 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Chevrolet Suburban diesel SUV in Absolute Black color
Absolute Black

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

8.0

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

6.0

Competition

6.0

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.6

Overall Rating


The next generation of the Chevy Suburban is sure to be one of the most anticipated vehicles of 2022. It's not often that a new large SUV comes around, and when it does, expect high praise from media outlets, owners, and industry people alike. The Suburban Diesel gives you plenty of room for passengers, gear, towing your toys, running your errands, or just oversize comfort for the family. It's not only the largest pickup but also has one of the most luxurious interiors. It competes against other big guys like the Cadillac Escalade ESV Diesel, GMC Yukon Diesel, and Land Rover Range Rover Diesel. 


9.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety

6.0/10
Competition


2022 Chevrolet Suburban diesel SUV Features

With the new 2022 Chevrolet Suburban Diesel SUV, you will have access to all the latest modern amenities in a stylish package. Whether you're going on a road trip or heading for the mountains, the Chevy Suburban Diesel SUV has what you need. Suburban offers all that potential at an affordable price when compared with other full-size SUVs. While we don't have any information on pricing for 2022 MY, we anticipate a $200-per-unit increase in the MSRP. 

As with its predecessor, Chevy will also offer five trim levels for the 2022 Suburban Diesel SUV: LS, LT, RST, Premier, and High Country. All of these trims come equipped with plenty of standard features like keyless entry, remote start, tri-zone automatic climate control, a hands-free power liftgate, cloth/leather upholstery, heated front seats, power-folding second-row seats, driver's seat memory settings, 8 USB ports, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, limited-slip rear differential, rear parking sensors, LED headlights and a household-style power outlet. The list does not stop here, as there are a lot of other features up the trim ladder. 

Trims

LS 

LT

RST

Premier

High Country

MSRP (2WD)

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

MSRP (4WD)

NA

NA 

NA 

NA

NA

Features

10.2-inch touchscreen

Adds/upgrades to the features of LS Trim

Adds/upgrades to the features of LT Trim

Adds/upgrades to the features of RST Trim

Adds/upgrades to the features of Premier Trim

 

18-inch wheels

Wireless charging

22-inch wheels

10-speaker Bose audio system

Head-up display

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Hands-free liftgate

Special RST seats 

Second-row bucket seats

Surround-view camera system

 

LED Headlights

Nine-speaker Bose audio system

The unique front fascia and black exterior trim

Heated and ventilated front seats

Special grille with bronze accents

 

Bluetooth

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

 

Blind-spot monitoring

Rear pedestrian alert

 

8 USB ports

Heated front seats

 

Lane keep assist

 
 

HD radio

Leather upholstery

     
 

Satellite radio

       
 

Six-speaker sound system

       
 

Keyless entry/remote start

       
 

Tri-zone automatic climate control

       
 

Cloth upholstery

       

We recommend 

Diesel power is the same across all five trims, unlike its gasoline counterparts. Furthermore, Chevy has done a commendable job of equipping every Suburban with all the essential features as standard equipment. We recommend you opt for the Premier trim through which you will be able to run your day-to-day errands with plenty of convenience and safety features, such as adaptive cruise control and a rearview mirror.

2022 Chevrolet Suburban Diesel SUV Release date

Although Chevy hasn't announced an exact release date for its 2022 Suburban Diesel SUV yet, we anticipate that it will be available by the end of 2021.

2022 Chevrolet Suburban diesel SUV Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The Chevrolet Suburban, a popular SUV, is large enough to accommodate the entire family and offers a diesel engine that's more efficient than gasoline. GM is expected to offer the outgoing model's engine in the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban Diesel. It is powered by a 3.0-liter Duramax DOHC turbocharged six-cylinder engine that churns out 277 horsepower and 460 pounds of torque. The 10-speed automatic transmission can direct power to the rear wheels or all four wheels depending on your preference. 

There are no striking figures on the performance chart since this giant machine is not used for thrill-seeking. The vehicle is instead used as a convenient mode of transportation for your family. Chevrolet Suburban Diesel SUV will go from 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds. It's definitely not a fast SUV, but it's still decent. Duramax engines provide high performance, while the transmission always transfers power smoothly without lag. Chevrolet Suburban Diesel SUVs can tow between 7,400 and 8,200 pounds, which is a considerable amount. Considering the size of this SUV, the Chevy Suburban offers excellent driving dynamics. In general, customers find the Suburban comfortable on most road surfaces, especially when equipped with the car's air suspension system and Magnetic Ride Control, two features that instantly tighten or soften the Absorber dampers. 

Models

2022 Chevrolet Suburban Diesel

2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV Diesel

2021 GMC Yukon XL Diesel

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Diesel

MSRP

$57,795

$82,900*

$56,695

$91,700

Engine

3.0 liter Duramax DOHC turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine

3.0 liter Duramax DOHC turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine

3.0 liter Duramax DOHC turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine

3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine

Drivetrain

2WD/AWD

2WD/AWD

2WD/AWD

2WD/AWD

Transmission

8 speed shiftable automatic

10-speed automatic transmission

8-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) automatic

8 speed Tiptronic automatic

Power [hp @ RPM]

277 hp @ 3750 rpm

277 hp @ 3750 rpm

277 hp @ 3750 rpm

254 hp @ 3750 rpm

Torque [lb-ft @ RPM]

460 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm

460 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm

460 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm

443 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm

0-60 mph (sec)

6.9 secs

7.0 secs

6.8 secs

7.2 secs

Quarter Mile (sec)

15.5 secs

N/A

15.7 secs

15.3 secs

Top Speed (mph)

108 mph

N/A

108 mph

130 mph

In addition to the Chevrolet Suburban, the GMC Yukon XL of 2021 also produced similar numbers because they share the same 3.0 liter Duramax diesel engine. While only the 2021 Land Rover Range Rover receives a V6 engine, its 254 horsepower power output makes it a high-performing vehicle. Despite the fact that all three of the large SUVs have the same engine, only the Yukon can cover the 0-60 mph sprint in fewer than seven seconds. 

2022 Chevrolet Suburban diesel SUV Fuel Economy

8.0/10

Even though this 2022 Chevrolet Suburban Diesel is powered by a particularly powerful engine, it offers greater efficiency than many of its competitors and that is its USP. Chevy introduced the Duramax Diesel engine into its Suburban lineup for the 2021MY, but it has not been given an official EPA rating. Despite that, we still have some real-time data on fuel ratings. It delivers 14 mpg in the city, 20 on the highway, and 16 on the combined highway/city cycle. A 28-gallon fuel tank on Chevrolet's 2022 Suburban Diesel SUV would allow the SUV to travel more than 400 miles.

Models

Chevrolet Suburban Diesel

Cadillac Escalade ESV Diesel

GMC Yukon XL Diesel

Land Rover Range Rover Diesel

MPG (City)

NA

15

14

22

MPG (Highway)

NA

20

21

28

MPG (Combined)

NA

17

16

24

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

28 gallons

28.3 gallons

31.0 gallons

22.7 gallons

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

NA

424/566/481 miles

434/651/496 miles

399/ 523/488miles

It is true that the Chevrolet Suburban Diesel and GMC Yukon XL both use the same engine, but their fuel efficiency varies. Because of their weight and dimensions, there is a significant correlation between the two. In terms of fuel efficiency, the Cadillac is one step ahead of the Chevy and GMC. Thanks to its massive 31-gallon fuel tank, the GMC Yukon has the longest range at 496 miles.

2022 Chevrolet Suburban diesel SUV Interior

9.0/10

The 2022 Chevrolet Suburban Diesel SUV is the perfect way to get some friends over to watch the game or go on a long road trip with some room for everything you need. It has a generous amount of interior space and comfort. Suburban Diesel SUV continues with the same formula of luxury and functionality for 2022. Aside from the ample amount of room, this vehicle is also very quiet. Its interior features a modern, streamlined design that is enhanced by its hi-res touchscreen infotainment system and metal accents as well as soft-touch plastics and other soft-touch materials. Material quality is generally good, but cabin materials do not feel luxurious.

Chevrolet Suburban Diesel SUV for 2022 will have eight standard seats across three rows. You can choose from two different configurations. The second-row bench seat is swapped out for two comfortable captain's chairs in a seven-seat layout. There is one extra seat in a nine-seat layout, but there is virtually no legroom in the front row. Although tall occupants have plenty of legroom and headroom, the front seats are comfortable. Additionally, the second row can be moved forward or backward to accommodate passengers with longer legs. Adults can sit comfortably in the third row, if only for shorter excursions, although the cushions are not as soft as those in the front. Similar cargo space will be available on the new Suburban as it is on its predecessor. In addition to the 41.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third-row seats, there are 93.8 cubic feet of space with the third-row seats folded and 144.7 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded. With the exception of the GMC Yukon XL, this is the most cargo space any SUV offers.

Models

2022 Chevrolet Suburban Diesel

2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV Diesel

2021 GMC Yukon XL Diesel

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Diesel

Seating Capacity

9

7

8

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

42.8/64.8/45.3

42.8/ 64.9/ 45.3

42.8/64.8/45.3

39.5/60.9/39.4

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.1/65.1/39.7

38.7/ 64.4/ 39.0

39.1/65.1/39.7

39.4 /59.0 /39.3

Third Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

38.5/62.6/34.5

38.2/ 62.7/ 34.9

38.5/62.6/34.5

N/A

Cargo Volume (cubic feet)

41.5 cu ft

42.9 cu ft

39.3 cu ft

34.5 cu ft

The Escalade ESV comes equipped with a 7-passenger interior for optimum luxury and comfort. In contrast to the Range Rover, which seats just 5, its siblings both have a maximum capacity of 8 or 9 passengers. As you can see, the Cadillac is built for space and luxury. It would have been detrimental to both the Escalade's space and luxury had it been an 8 or 9 seater. Some of the noteworthy interior features of the 2022 Cadillac Escalade ESV Diesel include:

  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • Ambient lighting
  • Heated front seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Power folding third row
  • Rearview mirror
  • Keyless entry and push-button start
  • Leather-wrapped power steering wheel

How intuitive is the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban Diesel SUV’s Infotainment System?

The Chevy Suburban's infotainment system is less advanced than its corporate cousins such as Cadillac, which provides a more contemporary look. As with the outgoing model, the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban Diesel is equipped with the same system. It comes with an infotainment system equipped with a 10-inch color touchscreen that has the latest features. 

Also included in the package will be a 4.2-inch gauge cluster display that may go up to 8 inches in higher trim levels. This large SUV has many features, including a Wi-Fi hotspot, USB ports, charging ports, climate control, a 6-speaker audio system, and many others.Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are available in the vehicle. The higher trims will offer a 12.0-inch infotainment screen, while the rear seats will see a 15-inch screen. The 2022 Chevrolet Suburban Diesel’s infotainment includes the following features:

  • 12.6-inch infotainment screen
  • Rear-seat entertainment system
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Wireless device charging
  • Bluetooth
  • 8 USB ports
  • Navigation
  • Wi-Fi hotspot

2022 Chevrolet Suburban diesel SUV Exterior

7.0/10

It is well known that the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban is redesigned on the exterior. In other words, we don't anticipate any major structural changes for the 2022 MY. Similar to the side intakes on the Tahoe, its front fascia features a similar design. A boxy shape and an uninspiring side profile define the look of this vehicle. Despite its sporty appearance, the car's grille is loaded with chrome and an imposing golden Chevrolet logo is prominently displayed. The headlamps and front fender both have secondary lights, giving the car an edgier appearance.  

Depending on which trim is chosen, the exterior will vary. Standard on the RST and higher trims are 22-inch wheels and all-season tires, while 20-inch wheels and dark accents are found on the base trims. The wheels, panoramic power sunroof, trailering packages, and many others are available for customization. The exterior of this vehicle features a large grille and 18-inch wheels, active aero shutters, assist steps in black, side rails mounted to the roof, heated power outside mirrors, LED headlights and taillamps, and solar-absorbing glass.

Models

2022 Chevrolet Suburban Diesel

2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV Diesel

2021 GMC Yukon XL Diesel

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Diesel

Curb Weight (lbs)

5808 lbs

5785 lbs

5633 lbs

4940 lbs

Length (inches)

224.4 in

227 in

225.2 in

196.9 in

Width (inches)

80.5 in

81.1 in

80.5 in

78.1 in

Height (inches)

74.4 in

76.4 in

76.5 in

73.6 in

Ground Clearance (inches)

7.9 in

8.0 in

8.0 in

8.7 in

Wheelbase (inches)

130.0 in

134.1 in

134.1 in

115.0 in

Its external proportions, along with the impressive amount of power, easily humiliate its rivals such as the GMC Yukon XL. The Cadillac has an advantage over all of its rivals on this front. Sure, they all look massive and luxurious when they are viewed separately. Nevertheless, they can't compete with the elegance and presence of the Escalade. It's no wonder that the Cadillac Escalade appears so imposing and very premium when on the streets. Some of the notable exterior features include:

  • 20-inch wheels
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Rear parking sensors
  • LED headlights and taillights
  • Power and heated side mirrors

2022 Chevrolet Suburban diesel SUV Safety

6.0/10

Since the 2022 model has not yet been released, we will discuss its safety in the context of the outgoing model. Although the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban Diesel SUV has not been crash tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Considering the 2020 Suburban's safety ratings, it performed very well, so we expect the new 2022 MY to excel further. 

In comparison to the competition, Chevrolet is known for its safety system. Similarly, Chevrolet's 2022 Suburban SUV diesel won't be any different. Some of the optional features are only available on some trims. All trims even come with automatic emergency braking. There are also some stand-alone features such as lane-keeping assistance and lane departure alert, blind-spot monitoring, and surround camera system, which make driving in the car a much safer experience. Some of the notable features include:

  • Rearview camera with hitch guidance
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Forward collision warning with pedestrian detection
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Teen Driver 
  • Rear-seat alert 
  • Passenger sensing system
  • Automatic high-beams
  • Head-up display
  • Surround-view parking system
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Rearview mirror camera
  • Adaptive cruise control

2022 Chevrolet Suburban diesel SUV Competition

6.0/10

2022 Chevrolet Suburban Diesel SUV vs 2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV Diesel SUV

There are many similarities between these two SUVs, both mechanically and engine-wise. Chevy Suburban's interior space is on par with the Cadillac Escalade ESV, a testament to how spacious the vehicle is. Cadillac Escalade is a luxury SUV that is unquestionably the most comfortable vehicle on the market. Consequently, the Escalade is extremely expensive in comparison to its very similar sister model, the Suburban. Thus, if you favor an affordable 9-seater, choose the Suburban; however, if you desire a more secure and luxurious vehicle, take the Escalade.

2022 Chevrolet Suburban Diesel SUV vs the 2021 GMC Yukon XL Diesel

Despite its very similarity to the Chevrolet Suburban, the GMC Yukon XL 2021 offers similar features. They both have Duramax engines and mechanicals, yet the Suburban is somewhat more expensive and comes standard with more features than the Yukon. With the Denali trim level, the GMC has an interior with more metal accents and a distinctive dashboard design. Although the Yukon is a better vehicle than the Suburban, it is not as well-suited and practical as the Suburban. 

2022 Chevrolet Suburban Diesel SUV vs the 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Diesel

In terms of comfort and luxury, the Land Rover Range Rover SUV offers an unsurpassed level of performance. Land Rover reaches a broader audience than other luxury SUVs through its diverse line-up of models and engines. With respect to the Chevy Suburban, Range Rovers are the ultimate in luxury SUVs. Although it has a few limitations, the Chevrolet Suburban in the United States offers a superior service network and reliability.

2022 Chevrolet Suburban diesel SUV Final Verdict

The new Chevrolet Suburban Diesel SUV is a heavy-duty full-size SUV that is big, tough, and versatile. It has great off-road capabilities thanks to the new off-road mode switch on the dashboard, it has lots of room inside the cabin, it has lots of space in the trunk for mounting your extra things and it comes with an awesome turbocharged diesel engine, which is 30% more efficient than the standard gasoline engines. The 2022 Chevrolet Suburban Diesel SUV is one of the best SUVs out there for yourself or as a perfect gift to someone you love.