The suburbs get a really bad rap. All those perfectly manicured lawns, the homogeneity of the houses, the lack of culture as compared to the nearby bustling cities. However, the one thing that the suburbs can always offer that most cities can’t? Ample parking. Why should you care about parking? Because once you set your sights on the 2018 Chevy Suburban, you’re going to be aching for a spot to park the big, beautiful beast. Don’t believe it? Tempt yourself with a quick tour through Chevy’s iconic ride and see why soon you’ll want to be rocking the suburbs in your brand new Suburban.
Room for the Whole Crew
Okay, so maybe you moved out to the suburbs because living in a fifth-floor walk-up with a kid, a dog and stroller makes for a simply terrible commute every time you want to leave your home. Or maybe there are no kids in the picture, but the idea of throwing a football around while crushing a few brews with your buddies in your backyard is making you think living in a concrete jungle is not all it’s cracked up to be. Whatever your reason, you can rest easy knowing that no matter who is going to be hanging out at your house, there will be plenty of room for your whole crew in your ride – thanks to the fact that the 2018 Chevy Suburban maxes out with a nine-passenger seating capacity. So basically, feel free to load up your (or your kids) entire softball team. After all, there is room for everybody!
The Base Model LS Is Where It’s At
Of course, there is a caveat to that cavernous seating and that is that it is only available on the base model LS – the LT and the Premier trim both max out at seven passengers. However, you don’t need to worry that opting for the base model will leave you feeling, well, basic. In fact, the LS is so well-equipped and impressive, it’s hard to imagine many people will even realize they aren’t cruising in the top-of-the-line trim.
The base-model LS comes standard with luxuries like a remote start engine, power-adjustable front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, five USB ports, a rearview camera and rear parking sensors – and trust us, you’re going to need those suckers driving this behemoth. There’s also a power outlet and tri-zone automatic climate control, which your backseat passengers will thank you for.
Sounds pretty great, right? Well, we haven’t even touched on the base model’s technology features, of which there are many. For starters, the 2018 Chevy Suburban LS comes equipped with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth capability, Onstar, WiFi with a 4G LTE connection, and satellite radio. All of this is easily controlled from an 8-inch touchscreen display, which also gives you access to Chevy’s two cool proprietary systems: MyLink and Teen Driver Technology, which allows parents to set controls and limits for their newly-licensed children.
Still feel like the 2018 Chevy Suburban is missing a little something? Feel free to add in the Enhanced Driver Alert system, which turns your SUV into a Super-Safe-SUV thanks to its automatic high beams, lane-keep assist, automatic low-speed braking, automatic emergency braking and forward collision alert technologies. Feeling like you need a little more on the entertainment front? For just under $2,000, you can add a Blu-Ray entertainment system into the SUV – which will be worth every penny spent when you’re carting eight boisterous children around. Plus, you’re already going to be shelling out at least $50,150 (starting MSRP) for the 2018 Chevy Suburban… what’s a few extra bones for some peace and quiet?
Want to Make Your New Neighbors Jealous? Go Premier
Of course, with that logic, you might want to explore the higher trim levels, because again, what’s a few extra grand (okay, about $15,000) to go all in on the top-of-the-line Premier trim? Sure, the mid-range LT will only set you back about $55,000 as opposed to the starting price of the Premier’s $64,830 price tag, but the standard features on the LT aren’t that impressive. Sure, you’ll get all of the features from the LS including the Enhanced Driver Alert package, but aside from that, the SUV comes with leather upholstery, heated bucket seats, and a Bose audio system. To get any really cool features on the LT – like front parking sensors, a power liftgate, heated second-row seats, a sunroof, navigation and power-folding rear seats, you’d need to shell out for the almost $3,000 Luxury package and the $3,480 Sun, Entertainment, and Destinations package upgrades anyways. You may as well start shopping for the Premier trim and really ride in ultimate style.
What makes the Premier trim so awesome? Well, there’s a 10-speaker Bose audio system, wireless charging ability, an upgraded MyLink infotainment system, Magnetic Ride Control suspension, a navigation system, xenon headlights and power-adjustable and ventilated front seats – all riding on 20-inch wheels. You can always create the ultimate 2018 Chevrolet Suburban by adding packages onto the Premier such as the Max Trailering Package or the Sun, Entertainment, and Destination package – so really, the sky (and your wallet) is the limit when it comes to customizing your Chevy Suburban to fit your suburban lifestyle. After all, how much fun will be it to sit back and watch your neighbors try to keep up with the Joneses (that would be you and your new 2018 Chevy Suburban, in case you were wondering)?
The 2018 Chevy Suburban – Not for the City Slickers
Finally, don’t let people tell you that heading to the suburbs means you simply can’t handle the city and its fast-pace. After all, if that were so, would you really be speeding through life in a Suburban that is powered by a V8 engine that gets up to 355 horsepower? Or one that can tow up to 8,300 pounds? We didn’t think so.
So, what are you waiting for? Go out there and take the suburbs by storm in your new 2018 Chevy Suburban!