Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,846 - $46,670
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
320-352
Seats
7-9
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,846 - $46,670
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
320-352
Seats
7-9

Chevrolet Suburban Models & Trims

2012 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Reviews

4.62

61 Reviews

70% 23% 5% 2% 1 star 0%

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Family vacation all-star. Multi-charging ports and screens for watching DVDs.

With 4 active kids and always being on the road for events, the built in DVD player with 3 screens is something we love. For a vehicle this big, it gets great fuel mileage. My kids really appreciate the heated rear seats when it is cold. I wish that I could use the navigation when riding as a passenger when my husbands cell phone does not get service for use of GPS, but you must pull off the road and put in park to use. I like the backup camera and screen, especially in tight parking lots. I really like the buttons for electric rear seats to fold up for passengers exiting vehicle, especially when I have ridden in back and can have an easy exit. Even though it is a big vehicle, it drives like a small vehicle and has a smooth ride. Visibility is good. Cruise control on hills is jerky and could be better. This years model is very nice looking. I like the multi-drink holders throughout the car. We can be at maximum passenger capacity of 8, but still carry quite a bit of cargo. On long trips we utilize the roof rack and take an additional cargo carrier. This vehicle has plenty of power for passing and pulling (we pulled an aluminum trailer on a 3600 mile round trip 2 summers ago with cargo) and got good gas mileage. This has been our second suburban (still have the first one for hauling college stuff for our 2 oldest) and they are very roomy and dependable vehicles. My husband and dad usually do all maintenance on our vehicles and the suburban are easy to work on.

- Julie R

2012 Chevrolet suburban review, a modern moms go to guide.

I really like everything about my 2012 Chevrolet suburban. The third row of seats which allows you to have a max capacity of 8 persons along with a movie screen for each row is a blessing with children. The amount of space in the rear or luggage area is great but take out the 3rd row of seats which by the way is super easy to do and you can heal almost anything. The vehicle is roomy all over but not to large to make parking difficult. The only thing I would change is the amount of power when accelerating or passing. It could use just a little more get up and go. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one.

- Mindy B

Old Reliable has Stood the Test of Time and Miles

We have really put our 2012 Chevy Suburban to the test. It has stood up under multiple 2000-mile cross-country trips. While there is wear and tear, overall, the vehicle is in good running condition and we have rarely had occasion to have it in to the mechanic. There are problems with the rear window wiper and the back hatch has developed a love-hate relationship with a plastic tab that keeps getting caught on the frame. But like I said, overall, we are very pleased with the choice we made.

- Mindy O

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

MSRP

MSRP
$42,220 - $46,670
$17,106 - $20,595

Horsepower

Horsepower
320 - 352 hp
320 - 352 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI FlexFuel
Vortec 6.0L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI (352 hp [262.5 kW] @ 5400 rpm 382 lb
VORTEC 6.0L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING V8 SFI
Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI FlexFuel
Vortec 6.0L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI (352 hp [262.5 kW] @ 5400 rpm 382 lb
VORTEC 6.0L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING V8 SFI
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.1 in.
41.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.5 in.
39.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.5 in.
38.5 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
8 - 9
8 - 9

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
130 in.
130 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
43 - 45.3 ft.
43 - 45.3 ft.

Width

Width
79.1 in.
79.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
320 - 352 hp
320 - 352 hp

Torque

Torque
335 - 382 ft. lbs.
335 - 382 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
500 .lbs
500 .lbs

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
31 - 39 gal.
31 - 39 gal.

Combined

Combined
5 - 16 mpg
5 - 16 mpg

City

City
10 mpg
10 mpg

Highway

Highway
15 - 16 mpg
15 - 16 mpg

Transmission

Overdrive

Overdrive
Optional
Optional
Safety Features

Features

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

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