“Drive in Five” is a snapshot review of the latest cars on the market in five points or less. I’m not a car expert, but a southern woman giving her unbiased opinion on the latest rides rolling off car lots.
With the help of my car loving boyfriend Mike, The Gentleman Racer), we spent the weekend cruising around the Brazos Valley in the new 2019 Chevrolet Suburban 4WD 1/2 Ton Premier.
Below I’ve outlined my overall review of the Chevrolet Suburban Premier in five points. I cover the features I loved about the vehicle, my take on the comfort level, how it drives, the overall aesthetics and finally the cost.
1. Favorite Features
The features I liked the most would probably most appeal to a family. The kids would be well taken care of in the back seat with their own individual head phones and drop down monitors for watching their favorite shows. Your phone syncs up to the main screen so you can monitor what they are watching.
Power Fold Flat Seats and a Power Handsfree Liftgate are feature upgrades I am looking for in a vehicle. I am a petite woman and let’s face it I’m getting a little too old to jump up in the back of SUVs to lay down seats or to jump up in the air to put the liftgate down. The Chevrolet Suburban takes care of this for me by having a button to push to fold down the backseats with ease.
Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning are features that are becoming more standard in vehicles, but I do like having the reminder and a little help keeping it between the lines.
2. Comfort Level
The bucket seats provided a excellent comfort level that would be good on long drives or a road trip. In Texas we are always looking for both heated and cooled seats… because we’re Texans. This suburban was equipped with not only heated and cooled seats, but a heated steering wheel. And don’t worry, your passengers will also stay warm, because the second row of seats have heated seats too! You could easily seat six or more adults comfortably, including their luggage.
3. How does it drive?
If I had a ranch or lake house I feel like this would be the perfect vehicle or possibly to take on a road trip because it’s so comfortable. The vehicle handles well and it’s easy to drive, but y’all it’s big and it really depends on your expectations. If you’re looking for a car that you can whip in and out of parking spots or drive in downtown, this probably isn’t the vehicle for you.
4. Overall Looks
I really loved the over all colors on the exterior and interior. The Suburban was a beautiful “Blue Velvet Metallic” with jet black and mahogany brown interior. The color combo gave it a very high end and luxurious feel.
I had a little sticker shock on this vehicle. Although it comes with every feature imaginable and the interior and exterior were pure luxury, I had a hard time moving past the MSRP of $80,870. This is way over budget for me, but I might consider it if I had a second income and a family or if I won the lotto.
Check back soon for my next review of the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer.
See you on the road! Jennifer