Live Thread: One week with a 2023 Chevrolet Suburban High Country

J.G.
By J.G. Pasterjak
Jan 26, 2024 | Chevrolet, chevy, New Car Review, suburban, Live Thread

Photography by J.G. Pasterjak

Chevy just dropped off their ultimate swanky Suburban, a four-wheel-drive High Country model, for a week for us to sample–so we immediately hooked a trailer to it.

The Suburban pulls a moderate load like it isn’t even back there, but despite this being GM’s largest SUV equipped with a 3.0-liter Powerstroke diesel engine, it’s only rated for 7300 pounds of tow capacity.

Unladen, this $90,000 (yes, really) monster-size Suburban was showing nearly 25 mpg from its drive up from South Florida by the press car fleet service.

We’ll be driving this suburban all week and pulling a few loads around town, so if you have any questions, this is the place to ask.

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Comments
Rons
Rons GRM+ Memberand Dork
1/25/24 5:39 p.m.

Do we get a review of the excavator?

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
1/25/24 6:01 p.m.
Rons said:

Do we get a review of the excavator?

It's barely off the trailer, but I'll be adding my contributions to this thread as things progress.

eastpark
eastpark HalfDork
1/25/24 6:05 p.m.

In reply to JG Pasterjak :

JG, Powerstroke should read Duramax. 

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
1/25/24 7:24 p.m.
eastpark said:

In reply to JG Pasterjak :

JG, Powerstroke should read Duramax. 

This is what I get for writing copy as soon as I go home instead of going to the bathroom like I needed to. 

We fix. Thanks.

A 401 CJ
A 401 CJ GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
1/25/24 7:47 p.m.

Let's just start calling all diesels 'cummins'.  People will get the point.  Like drinking a "coke" when you really drank a Dr. Pepper.

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
1/25/24 8:23 p.m.

this is my dream family hauling/road trip/ camper hauling/ bike hauling rig..

 

just so many "steves"

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/25/24 8:57 p.m.

How long do you have the little tractor thing? Do we have time to build some sweet jumps? 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/25/24 9:01 p.m.

Never mind, I see we”ll have lots of time to build some jumps. Seriously, drive it over here. It’ll be so agricultural. 

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
1/25/24 9:16 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

 Seriously, drive it over here. It’ll be so agricultural. 

Yeah if I left now I wouldn't make it before spring. It's a lot of things but none of them are fast.

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
1/25/24 9:19 p.m.
Fueled by Caffeine said:

this is my dream family hauling/road trip/ camper hauling/ bike hauling rig..

 

just so many "steves"

It drives pretty brilliantly for such a large vehicle. I could definitely see doing 500 miles in one and not being worn out.

I'm gonna go on record as not liking camera mirrors, though. I love the idea but every execution I've ever experienced—including this one—is awful. So maybe it's just not such a great idea? The field of view is weird, the focal distance for your eyes is weird, everything is just weird.

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