Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,318 - $42,745
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14 City / 18 HWY
Horsepower
295-335
Seats
5-9
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,318 - $42,745
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14 City / 18 HWY
Horsepower
295-335
Seats
5-9

Chevrolet Suburban Models & Trims

2005 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Reviews

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2005 Chevy Suburban: A Lot of Bang for your Buck

My 2005 Chevy Suburban is one of my favorite vehicles I've ever owned, and I've owned a bunch. I purchased it primarily to take the dogs to the groomer and the kids and their friends on road trips. As a �people mover� it is unparalleled. It potentially seats eight, but for longer trips with bigger people you'll probably want to keep it to six. That being said, there are a number of possible seating configurations. The middle bench seat is split and folds into the floor. The back bench seat is removable. The cargo space in the vehicle is spacious, even when you have six passengers and a long trip. Entertainment system is good, and multiple climate zones let almost everybody be the temperature they want. The front seating is very spacious and comfortable, and the dash and instrument panel is attractive and convenient. As in any vehicle this age there are a number of little �glitches.� The instrument cluster on this vehicles is prone to shorts, so I use a dash mounted speedometer app on my phone. One of the electric windows has come off track and needs to be repaired, and the heater is on the fritz at the moment. But it�s a 15 year old vehicle. It was a fantastic deal, and it drives like brand new. You would think a vehicle of this size would feel cumbersome, but it is surprisingly nimble and handles like a much smaller vehicle.

- Stan B

Passengers? Cargo? No problem

The 2005 Chevy Suburban is the best vehicle I've ever owned. It can fit a full 4x8 sheet of plywood when the third row is removed, has plenty of cargo space, the 5.3 engine is very capable. It tows nicely, has great reliability, is very comfortable. The cabin temperature regulator is the only problem I've had, it will occasionally default to full hot. Turning the climate control off and on again is the fix until faulty components can be replaced. Parking is a challenge naturally but the vehicle will still fit within the height requirements for almost any city Parking garage. I tow a small cargo trailer with ease. The brakes are adequate but not impressive. You need to leave extra room when towing. The gas mileage is poor of course, but the versatility to carry 8 people and all their bags, or remove the 3rd row, fold down the second row and use it like a cargo van is just fantastic. I have never needed to rent a pickup truck yet for any home improvement project or purchase. The car runs smoothly, does not overheat, is very nice on long trips, sits high enough for good forward vision, It does benefit from an aftermarket rear view camera due to its size. I love this vehicle.

- Ken P

Great, truck, space to take the whole family, dog, gear for sports and hobbies.

Amazing family truck. There is room for 8, plus everyone's gear and hobby stuff. I wish it did not have carpet, with kids, mountains, lakes, beach's, it is hard to clean. Feel safe, controls and handles nicely. I wish it had more hidden compartments like the new van, maybe a cooler or just storage. It is a amazing truck and I brag about the space all the time. We are running at 293, 000 miles and still going strong. Some electronics are starting to fail. I will be buying another sub in the future. It has been comfortable and reliable since we purchased it in 2007 with 200 miles, I would purchase it again. Feel safe on highway no matter the weather it gets me where I want to go. Sunshine rain, ice, snow. I did not like the first set of tires it came with they planed in the rain and even with the 4 x4 it still was slick I would not like these tire again. With the tires I have purchased over the years, better quality, and traction. Thank you Chev for getting my family where it needs to go. I can not ride in a low to the ground car, I feel very unsafe.

- Michele F

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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,318 - $8,529
$6,412 - $8,719

Horsepower

Horsepower
295 - 335 hp
295 - 335 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
Vortec 5300 V8 SFI Flex
Vortec 6000 V8 SFI (335 HP [249.8 kW] @ 5200 rpm 375 lb.
VORTEC 6000 V8 SFI
VORTEC 8100 V8 SFI
Vortec 5300 V8 SFI Flex
Vortec 6000 V8 SFI (335 HP [249.8 kW] @ 5200 rpm 375 lb.
VORTEC 6000 V8 SFI
VORTEC 8100 V8 SFI
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.7 in.
40.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.1 in.
39.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39 in.
39 in.

Category Name: Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Optional

AC

AC
Optional
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
8 - 9
7 - 8

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Running Boards

Running Boards

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
130 in.
130 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.5 - 44.5 ft.
36.5 - 44.5 ft.

Width

Width
78.9 - 79.8 in.
78.9 - 79.8 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
295 - 335 hp
295 - 335 hp

Torque

Torque
335 - 440 ft. lbs.
335 - 440 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
600 .lbs
600 .lbs

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
31 - 37 gal.
31 - 37 gal.

Combined

Combined
15 - 19 mpg
15 - 19 mpg

City

City
14 - 15 mpg
14 - 15 mpg

Highway

Highway
18 - 19 mpg
18 - 19 mpg

Category Name: Suspension

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Transmission

Overdrive

Overdrive
Optional
Optional
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
Not Tested

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety