$42,220 - $46,670
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®
$42,220 - $46,670
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
10-15 City / 15-21 HWY
Horsepower
320-352
Seats
8-9

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Mechanical Features

  • Engine, Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI FlexFuel with Active Fuel Management, capable of running on unleaded or up to 85% ethanol (with gas - 320 hp [239 kW] @ 5400 rpm, 335 lb-ft of torque [454 N-m] @ 4000 rpm, with E85 ethanol - 326 hp [243 kW] @ 5300 rpm, 348 lb-ft of torque [472 N-m] @ 4400 rpm), aluminum block (Requires 4WD 1/2 ton models.)
  • Engine, Vortec 6.0L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI (352 hp [262.5 kW] @ 5400 rpm, 382 lb-ft of torque [515.7 N-m] @ 4200 rpm) (Requires 3/4 ton models.)
  • Engine, Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI FlexFuel with Active Fuel Management, capable of running on unleaded or up to 85% ethanol (with gas - 320 hp [238.6 kW] @ 5400 rpm, 335 lb-ft of torque [452.2 N-m] @ 4000 rpm, with E85 ethanol - 326 hp [243.1 kW] @ 5300 rpm, 348 lb-ft of torque [469.8 N-m] @ 4400 rpm), iron block (Requires 2WD 1/2 ton models.)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, heavy-duty, 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 (Requires 3/4 ton models.)
  • Rear axle, 3.08 ratio (Requires 1/2 ton models. Not available with (K5L) Heavy-Duty Trailering Package.)
  • Suspension Package, Premium Smooth Ride (1/2 ton models only.)
  • Suspension Package, Handling/Trailering, heavy-duty (3/4 ton models only.)
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 4-wheel drive
  • Transfer case, active, 2-speed electronic Autotrac with rotary controls, includes neutral position for dinghy towing. (Requires 4WD models. Included and only available with (K5L) heavy-duty trailering package and standard on 3/4 ton models.) (Requires 4WD models. Included and only available with (K5L) heavy-duty trailering package or (Z71) Off-Road Suspension Package and standard on 3/4 ton models.)
  • Transfer case, active, single-speed, electronic Autotrac with rotary controls, does not include neutral. Cannot be dinghy towed. (Requires (GU4) 3.08 rear axle ratio. Not available on 2WD models, 3/4 ton models or with (K5L) heavy-duty trailering package.)
  • 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.)
  • Alternator, 160 amps (Standard on 1/2 ton models. Included and only available with (VYU) Snow Plow Prep Package on 4WD 3/4 ton models. Not available on 2WD 3/4 ton models.)
  • Trailering equipment includes trailering hitch platform, 7-wire harness with independent fused trailering circuits mated to a 7-way sealed connector and (VR4) 2" trailering receiver
  • Cooling, external engine oil cooler, heavy-duty air-to-oil integral to driver side of radiator (Included and only available with (K5L) Heavy-Duty Trailering Package on 1/2 ton models. Included on all 3/4 ton models.)
  • Cooling, auxiliary transmission oil cooler, heavy-duty air-to-oil (Included and only available with (K5L) Heavy-Duty Trailering Package on 1/2 ton models. Included on all 3/4 ton models.)
  • Trailer brake controller, integrated (Available on ½ ton models, standard on ¾ ton models. Requires (K5L) Heavy-Duty Trailering Package.)
  • Recovery hooks, front, frame-mounted (Not available on 2WD 1/2 ton models.)
  • Recovery hooks, front, frame-mounted
  • GVWR, 7200 lbs. (3266 kg) (Requires 2WD 1/2 ton models.)
  • GVWR, 7400 lbs. (3357 kg) (Requires 4WD 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
  • 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.)

Exterior Features

  • Wheels, 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) aluminum, 5-spoke, with smooth surface and rectangular pockets (1/2 ton models only.)
  • Wheels, 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) 8-lug bright machined aluminum (3/4 ton models only.)
  • Tires, P265/70R17 all-season, blackwall (Requires 1/2 ton models.)
  • Tires, LT265/70R17E all-terrain, blackwall (Requires 3/4 ton models. Included and only available with (P25) 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) 8-lug bright machined aluminum wheels.)
  • 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, spare P265/70R17 all-season, blackwall (1/2 ton models only. Upgradeable to SEO (4JP) P265/70R17 on-/off-road, blackwall spare tire.)
  • Tire, spare LT265/75R16E on-/off-road, blackwall (Requires 3/4 ton models.)
  • Tire carrier, lockable outside spare, winch-type mounted under frame at rear
  • Luggage rack side rails, roof-mounted, Black
  • Luggage rack center rails, roof-mounted, Black
  • Fascia, front color-keyed
  • Fascia, rear color-keyed
  • Assist steps, Black
  • Moldings, color-keyed bodyside
  • Headlamps, dual halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control and flash-to-pass feature
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, manual-folding (Mirror caps are color-keyed.)
  • 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, color-keyed
  • Liftgate with liftglass, rear door system with rear-window wiper/washer

Entertainment Features

  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), speed compensated volume, TheftLock, auxiliary input jack, and USB port (Not available with (PCJ) Sun, Entertainment and Destinations Package.)
  • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
  • Audio system feature, USB port
  • Audio system controls, rear with 2 headphone jacks (headphones not included), power outlet and controls for volume, station selection and media) (Not available with (AZ3) 40/20/40 split-bench front seat.)
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2012 GM models. Enjoy a 3- month trial to the 'XM Select' package, with over 170 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no-cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio. (Not available with (UYS) audio system with navigation. Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after the trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your subscription, service will automatically renew and bill, at the rates in effect at the time of renewal, until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Available only to those at least 18 and older in the 48 contiguous USA and D.C.)
  • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface), with specific steering wheel controls (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar, delete is ordered.)

Interior Features

  • Seats, front bucket with Premium Cloth (AG1) 6-way power driver and (AG2) front passenger seat adjusters, adjustable head restraints, (AM1) driver manual lumbar control, floor console and rear storage pockets
  • Seats, second row 60/40 split-folding bench, 3-passenger with center armrest with 2 cup holders
  • Seat trim, cloth
  • Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power
  • Seat adjuster, front passenger 6-way power (Standard with (A95) front bucket seats only. Not available with (AZ3) 40/20/40 split-bench front seat.)
  • Seats, third row 50/50 split-bench, 3-passenger, removable, all-belts-to-seat
  • Console, floor with storage area, cup holders and integrated second row audio controls (Not available with (AZ3) 40/20/40 split-bench front seat.)
  • Floor mats, color-keyed carpeted first and second row, removable
  • Floor covering, color-keyed carpeting
  • 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 air pressure sensors in each tire with pressure display in Driver Information Center (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 as a Chevy Accessory.)
  • 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, tri-zone manual HVAC controls with individual climate settings for driver, right-front passenger and rear seat with rear controls located in floor console with front bucket seats and in the roof console with front bench seat
  • Air conditioning, rear auxiliary
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Power outlets, 5 auxiliary, 12-volt includes 2 on the instrument panel, 1 in the cargo area, 1 inside the center console and 1 at the back of the console
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • 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 traction control, includes electronic trailer sway control and hill start assist
  • Daytime Running Lamps with automatic exterior lamp control
  • 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 child's 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 in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the Owner's 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 bench seat (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat outboard occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. See the Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Air bags, seat-mounted side-impact, driver and right-front passenger for thorax and pelvic protection (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. See the Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance including Stolen Vehicle Slowdown and Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Turn-by- Turn Navigation with Destination Download (requires navigation radio) and OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
  • Automatic Crash Response (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats

Options & Packages

Additional Equipment

Texas edition ($3,255)

  • Includes (DD8) inside rearview auto-dimming mirror
  • (DL3) outside heated power-adjustable
  • Power-folding and driver-side auto-dimming mirrors
  • Additional 9 months of SiriusXM Radio service
  • (RCS) 4 - 20" x 8.5" (50.8 cm x 21.6 cm) polished aluminum wheels
  • (K5L) Heavy-Duty Trailering Package
  • Chrome door handles
  • (V22) bright chrome grille insert
  • Texas Edition badge and (VLQ) chrome recovery hooks

All-star edition ($3,255)

  • Includes (DD8) inside rearview auto-dimming mirror
  • (DL3) outside heated power-adjustable
  • Power-folding and driver-side auto-dimming mirrors
  • Additional 9 months of SiriusXM Radio service
  • (RCS) 4 - 20" x 8.5" (50.8 cm x 21.6 cm) polished aluminum wheels
  • (K5L) Heavy-Duty Trailering Package
  • Chrome door handles
  • (V22) bright chrome grille insert and (VLQ) chrome recovery hooks

Snow plow prep package ($255)

  • Includes instrument panel switch
  • Roof beacon wiring
  • Forward lamp wiring and torsion bar

Convenience package 1 ($1,060)

  • Includes (JF4) power-adjustable pedals
  • (AP3) remote vehicle starter system
  • (UD7) Rear Parking Assist
  • (UVC) rearview camera system and (DRC) inside rearview mirror with rear camera display

Trailering package, heavy-duty ($330)

  • Includes (KNP) auxiliary external transmission oil cooler and (KC4) engine oil cooler
  • Provides increased trailering capabilities.

Skid plate package ($150)

  • Includes front underbody shield starting behind front bumper and running to first cross-member
  • Protecting front underbody
  • Oil pan
  • Differential case and transfer case
  • Frame-mounted shields

2012 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Reviews

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73 Reviews
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It is like a tank so I am very safe around people who are not best drivers.

2012 Chevrolet Suburban LS

It is too big for what I need. I am on a college campus and always parking in parking garages and tight spaces. There is also a lot of empty space in it that just fills up with clutter. The sound system is nice and I do enjoy hands free but I wish there were backup cameras.

- Bridget G

The perfect family car. The red dragon.

2012 Chevrolet Suburban LS

I've had this car for seven years and I am really happy with the decision on getting it. In the past seven years I have not had many problems with it. This is our to go car for my family and does really good on long trips. I would recommend this brand of car to anyone.

- Sandy A

Spacious, reliable, safe, family vehicle.

2012 Chevrolet Suburban LS

My vehicle is pretty spacious; car seats fit well which provides room for car seats. I love the stability of it on the road and it's not too bad on gas. The engine is very reliable. As long as you conduct an oil change when it's due, it will run pretty much as new.

- Elizabeth Y

Suburban has a sunroof and TV.

2012 Chevrolet Suburban LS

Seats 8 very comfortably, vehicle has very high mileage and only thing besides maintenance done was a transmission. Gas mileage is roughly 19/gal. It is very easy to work on and it's parts are pretty inexpensive. It also has a sunroof still functions great.

- Dana R

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