Chevrolet Suburban, the oldest vehicle nameplate in the
industry, adds conveniences to its popular LS trim, makes
its standard 5.3-liter V8 engine ethanol-compliant and offers
other refinements in 2002.
New for 2002
Suburbans standard LS trim now includes
heated, outside rearview mirrors with self-dimming driver-side;
comfortable six-way power driver and passenger seats; side-step
assist steps; electric rear-window defogger; fog lamps;
and HomeLink Universal transmitter. (HomeLink enables programming
of three separate electronic home functions, such as garage
doors, gates and exterior house lights.)
"Suburban continues to be Americas premiere
full-size SUV, and the top customer choice among vehicles
of its size," said brand manager Steve Ramsey. "We
continue to refine it to maintain a customer loyalty rate
that has exceeded 50 percent."
Other model year changes include the availability of the
Redfire Metallic exterior color with body-color components,
including the front bumper, bodyside moldings and wheel
flares. Electronic climate control with a sunroof is also
available on LT models in 2002. Suburban 2WD and 4WD, half-ton
and three-quarter-ton models come in two trim levels for
2002: LS and LT. The base trim has been discontinued.
Suburbans impressive powertrain lineup
continues with the Vortec 5300 V8 as the standard engine
on half-ton models. Ninety percent of Suburbans sold are
1500 series (half-ton models). The Vortec 6000 V8, however,
is standard on the Suburban 2500 series (three-quarter-ton
models), and the Vortec 8100 V8 is Optional.
Workhorse with smooth ride
Suburbans legendary workhorse reputation
continues with enough space to fit a 4 x 8-foot sheet of
plywood on the load floor with the doors closed (and rear
seats removed). Pulling power can be as much as 12,000 pounds
when Suburban is properly equipped. Yet Suburban maintains
a smooth ride with the independent front torsion bar suspension
that is more commonly found on high-end sport sedans.
Suburban also offers its Autoride system, which
automatically controls shock damping on a continuous, real-time
basis to smooth bumps in the road. The Autotrac four-wheel-drive
system offers four drive modes plus neutral to suit nearly
any driving conditions. Suburbans Electronic Traction
Assist system for two-wheel-drive models delivers more controlled
acceleration and stability over most slippery surfaces.
Z71 Off-Road Package
Suburban off-roaders have another choice: the
Z71 model. Its specially tuned off-road suspension uses
specific shock absorbers and jounce jumpers with standard
stabilizer bars. A locking rear differential, four-wheel
drive and P265/70R-17 all-terrain tires increase traction.
Skid plates protect vital underbody components, and OnStar
provides added security. Completing the package are Z71
badging, a rocker treatment, a roof rack, specific wheels,
fog lamps, body-color grille and bumpers and tubular assist
With those impressive choices plus refinements for 2002,
the Suburban legend continues and grows.
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