LS
$10,166 - $13,103
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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LS Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,166 - $13,103
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
12-14 City / 17-20 HWY
Horsepower
310-352
Seats
8-9

Mechanical Features

  • Engine, Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI with Active Fuel Management (320 hp [238.6 kW] @ 5200 rpm, 340 lb-ft of torque [459.0 N-m] @ 4200 rpm), iron block (Requires 2WD 1/2 ton models.)
  • Engine, Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI FlexFuel with Active Fuel Management capable of running on unleaded or up to 85% ethanol (310 hp [231.1 kW] @ 5200 rpm, 335 lb-ft of torque [452.3 N-m] @ 4400 rpm), aluminum block (Requires 4x4 1/2 ton models.)
  • Engine, Vortec 6.0L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI (352 hp [262.5 kW] @ 5400 rpm, 383 lb-ft of torque [517.1 N-m] @ 4300 rpm) (Requires 3/4 ton models.)
  • Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive and tow/haul mode (Requires 1/2 ton models.)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, heavy-duty, electronically controlled with overdrive and tow/haul mode (Requires 3/4 ton models.)
  • Rear axle, 3.73 ratio
  • Alternator, 160 amps (Standard on 1/2 ton models. Included and only available with (VYU) Snow Plow Prep Package on 4x4 3/4 ton models. Not available on 2WD 3/4 ton models.)
  • Recovery hooks, front, frame-mounted (Not available on 2WD 1/2 ton models.)
  • Cooling, auxiliary transmission oil cooler, heavy-duty air-to-oil (Requires (GT5) 4.10 rear axle ratio on 1/2 ton models. Standard on 3/4 ton models.)
  • Transfer case, electronic Autotrac with rotary controls (Not available on 2WD models.)
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 4-wheel drive
  • Battery, heavy-duty 600 cold-cranking amps, maintenance-free with rundown protection and retained accessory power
  • Alternator, 145 amps (Not available on 1/2 ton models.)
  • Trailering equipment, heavy-duty, includes trailering hitch platform, 7-wire harness with independent fused trailering circuits mated to a 7-way sealed connector and (VR4) 2" trailering receiver
  • GVWR, 7200 lbs. (3266 kg) (Requires 2WD 1/2 ton models.)
  • GVWR, 7400 lbs. (3357 kg) (Requires 4x4 1/2 ton models.)
  • GVWR, 8600 lbs. (3901 kg) (Requires 3/4 ton models.)
  • Suspension, front coil-over-shock with stabilizer bar (1/2 ton models only.)
  • Suspension, front independent with torsion bar (3/4 ton models only.)
  • Suspension, rear multi-link with coil springs (1/2 ton models only.)
  • Suspension, rear multi-stage leaf springs (3/4 ton models only)
  • Steering, power

Exterior Features

  • Wheels, 4 - 16" x 6.5" (40.6 cm x 16.5 cm) 8-lug polished forged aluminum includes chrome center caps and steel spare (3/4 ton models only.)
  • Wheels, 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) aluminum, 5-spoke with radial grooves (1/2 ton models only.)
  • Tires, P265/70R17 all-season, blackwall (Requires 1/2 ton models.)
  • Tires, LT245/75R16E all-season, blackwall (Standard on 2WD 3/4 ton models. Available on 4WD 3/4 ton models.)
  • Tires, LT245/75R16E on-/off-road, blackwall (Standard on 4WD 3/4 ton models. Available on 2WD 3/4 ton models.)
  • Tire, spare P265/70R17 (1/2 ton models only. Upgradeable to SEO (4JP) P265/70R17 on-/off road, blackwall spare tire.)
  • Tire, spare LT245/75R16 all-season, blackwall (3/4 ton models only. Upgradeable to (4GK) LT245/75R16E on-/off-road, blackwall spare tire.)
  • Wheel, 17" (43.2 cm) full-size, steel spare (1/2 ton models only.)
  • Wheel, 16" (40.6 cm) full-size spare (3/4 ton models only.)
  • Tire carrier, lockable outside spare, winch-type mounted under frame at rear
  • Luggage rack side rails, roof-mounted, Black
  • Fascia, front color-keyed
  • Fascia, rear color-keyed
  • Moldings, color-keyed bodyside
  • Assist steps, Black
  • Headlamps, dual halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control and flash-to-pass feature
  • Daytime Running Lamps, with automatic exterior lamp control
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, manual-folding (Mirror caps are Black.)
  • Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted (all windows except light-tinted glass on windshield and driver- and front passenger-side glass)
  • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
  • Door handles, Black
  • Body, liftgate with liftglass, rear door system with rear-window wiper/washer

Entertainment Features

  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible CD player seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume, TheftLock and auxiliary audio input jack.
  • Audio system feature, 8-speaker system
  • XM Satellite Radio, With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you - coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. 3 trial months - no obligation (Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit gm.xmradio.com.)

Interior Features

  • Seats, front 40/20/40 split-bench with Custom Cloth, 3-passenger, includes (AG1) 6-way power driver seat adjuster, (AM1) driver manual lumbar control, driver and front passenger manual reclining, center fold-down armrest with storage, lockable storage compartments in seat cushion (includes auxiliary power outlet), adjustable outboard head restraints and storage pockets
  • Seats, third row 50/50 split-bench 2-passenger, removable, all-belts-to-seat includes 2 cup holders and storage bin
  • Floor covering, color-keyed carpeting
  • Floor mats, color-keyed carpeted first and second row, removable
  • Seats, second row 60/40 split-folding bench, 3-passenger with center armrest
  • Steering column, Tilt-Wheel, adjustable with brake/transmission shift interlock
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and cruise controls
  • Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, odometer with trip odometer, fuel level, voltmeter, engine temperature, oil pressure and tachometer
  • Warning tones, headlamp on, key-in-ignition, driver and right-front passenger safety belt unfasten and turn signal on
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (does not apply to spare tire)
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Down and lockout features
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
  • Remote vehicle starter prep package, includes Remote Keyless Entry (Remote vehicle starter fob available through GM Accessories.)
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III
  • Heater, rear auxiliary with rear passenger heating ducts
  • Air conditioning, dual-zone manual climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger
  • Air conditioning, rear auxiliary
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Power outlets, 3 auxiliary, 12-volt, includes 2 on the instrument panel and 1 in the cargo area
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with 8-point compass and outside temperature display
  • Headliner, cloth
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, padded with cloth trim, extends on rod
  • Assist handles, front passenger and second row outboard
  • Lighting, interior with dome light, driver- and passenger-side door switch with delayed entry feature, cargo lights, door handle or Remote Keyless Entry-activated illuminated entry and map lights in front and second seat positions

Safety Features

  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with Proactive Roll Avoidance
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, VAC power (1/2 ton models only.)
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc with hydroboost (3/4 ton models only.)
  • OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. Includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling, AccidentAssist and Remote Horn & Lights (Not available with order type FDR. OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details.)
  • Air bags, dual-stage frontal, driver and right-front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (right-front passenger air bag status on overhead console) (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Air bags, head curtain side-impact, first and second row outboard seating positions with rollover sensor, includes third row seating positions with (AS3) 3-passenger third row 50/50 split-bench seat or (AW2) 2-passenger third row 50/50 split-bench seat (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats

2008 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Reviews

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Chevy Suburban, the ultimate family luxury vehicle

2008 Chevrolet Suburban LS

My suburban, in my opinion, is the ultimate family vehicle. It can seat up 7 passengers comfortably. My kids and their friends enjoy the two DVD screens in the back while taking long trips. When the vehicle is in park, the front screen also shows the movie. We enjoy the power windows and locks, the four heated seats, the sunroof. The back hatch is easily opened from the front seat with the push of a button. This has been a very reliable vehicle that has never left my family stranded. Very easy to drive. I thought when I bought it that it would be hard to park it because of the size but I got used to it really quick and it hasn't been a problem.

- Savannah H

Our Chevy Suburban is an economical and roomy vehicle for a large family!!

2008 Chevrolet Suburban LS

My Suburban is one of the best purchases that we have made. We have a family of six, and we can sit all people comfortably. We also like to take family vacations, and we drive the Suburban. It gets good gas mileage for a Large SUV. We love that it has rear air. It also has a large back seat that holds plenty of luggage for a trip. We have taken it to the mountains, where it road like an all terrain vehicle. Our kids love that it has a plug to charge phones in the back seat. It is a very comfortable vehicle for a family. It is free from road noise and has cruise control that helps on long trips.

- Amie M

Family vehicle but in need of maintenance.

2008 Chevrolet Suburban LS

It is a very solid, durable vehicle with a ton of room for storage and a family of five. Unfortunately, there is always something going on to have to keep getting repairs made. Small parts are regularly wearing out and on a suburban there is no inexpensive repair or replacement. Overall, if you are willing to pay extra for maintenance and repairs, it is a great vehicle for a large family that travels a lot.

- Jordan H

Comfort and durability that last.

2008 Chevrolet Suburban LS

This vehicle has kept up very well with only regular services. No big repairs have needed to be done. We love the car and so do our kids. It is very comfortable and has enough room for sports equipment as well as room for long road trips. The performance is great and has plenty of power to tow. The freeway gas mileage is also amazing for a big vehicle.

- Sabrina T

Nice vehicle with teens in the family.

2008 Chevrolet Suburban LS

Very comfortable and easy to drive. Love this vehicle. Would recommend for families. Especially for teens. Smooth ride with not alot of noise. I previously had a van but this gives us more room especially in the cargo area. Love my suburban. I would buy it again in a heartbeat

- Barbara W

A really spacious and comfortable SUV.

2008 Chevrolet Suburban LS

What I love about my vehicle is all the space we have, is big enough for 7 people plus a lot of space on the back, so comfortable to long trips. The only inconvenience is how much I spend in gas, with today cost is so expensive to used just for normal trips.

- Melania L

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