Picture the scene. 6 moms. Zero kids. The open road, and a Chevy Suburban.
This was our reality a couple of weeks ago when we were given a Chevy Suburban for a weekend conference in Colorado Springs, aka a momcation. Don’t tell my Ford Explorer, but I finally found a car I love more than him. Did you know that Suburban is the original SUV? First introduced in 1935, it is the longest running nameplate in the industry. Pretty cool hey?
The Chevy Suburban is every mum’s dream. It’s almost like Chevy thought of everything a family might need and then squeezed it into one giant hunk of perfection. Let’s talk a little about some of the features we loved so much.
The Chevy Suburban Trunk
What you see in the photo is FIVE FULL SIZED CASES. The Chevy Suburban has ample trunk space. I’ve seen friends throw in cases, strollers, scooters, and bikes and still have space for their groceries. There really is so much space in this beauty. The third row of seats also folds down to allow for even more space when required – anyone got a canoe they need to transport? The Suburban’s got you covered!
The main Chevy Suburban cabin
The Suburban we were given comfortably seated 6 adults. The seats are comfortable and there is ample legroom for even the tallest of traveler. We particularly enjoyed the heated seats (Cali girls in snow, we were COLD!)
The Suburban has an awesome navigation system with a huge display, which is important when 6 women who haven’t seen each other in a year all get into a car at once (in a place they’ve never been to before!) The navigation system easily got us the 85 mile trip from Denver airport to our hotel in Colorado Springs. 6 business moms also meant 6 phones needed charging. The Suburban had that covered with multiple charging ports in the front and back of the vehicle.
Hidden inside the ginormous center console were 4 pairs of wireless digital headphones because the Suburban has not one but TWO screens in the rear. I fully expect my next car to be a Suburban just for this amazing feature, but the Suburban also has wireless capabilities so if someone doesn’t fancy the movie that is on, they can hop on wifi to watch something else on their device!
The Beauty of the Chevy Suburban
This car looks mean in the very best way. Our model was all black but the Suburban comes in a range of colours to suit everyone’s tastes. I’m a sucker for an all black car, but I also love the Suburban in white. So classic!
Chevy Suburban Safety
When looking for a family car, safety is the most important thing for many of us. The Chevy Suburban has so many safety features.
- reversing camera
- rear parking assist sensors
- rear cross traffic alert
- blind spot alert in wing mirrors
- low speed (below 50mph) automatic breaking
- forward collision alert (alerts you when the vehicle in front slows down)
- safety alert seats (vibrates the seat in place of audio safety alerts)
- optional teen driving setting (which is amazing and will give you peace of mind when your teen is driving)
Here’s What Chevy say about the Suburban
It’s no surprise that Suburban is part of America’s best-selling family of full-size SUVs. It offers truck utility, SUV versatility and the kind of refinements you’d expect in a luxury car. But what might surprise you is that even with all its cargo and family room, this large SUV has impressive efficiency — with V8 fuel economy of 22 MPG highway (With 5.3L EcoTec 3 engine. EPA-estimated 22 MPG highway (2WD), 21 MPG highway (4WD). Suburban is ready for just about anything.
Here’s What We Say about the Suburban
When I first saw the Chevy Suburban I was intimidated by its size but was delighted to discover that although I am only 5’2″, the car was super easy to drive. I was very comfortable and able to see in all directions with ease.
Wanna see us loving this car? Check out the video made by our amazing sisters at San Fransisco and Mid Peninsula Moms Blog.