The Chevrolet Suburban is the longest running model in history, having been in continuous production since 1935. It is Chevy’s largest sport utility vehicle and is comparable to the Cadillac Escalade in its size, though the 1/2-ton is built more for towing and hauling than luxury, offering a more powerful drivetrain than the Escalade and, indeed, most other vehicles in its class. The 1/2-ton Suburban comes in two different models, the LS and the LT, and each also features either a two-wheel drive or a four-wheel drive option.
The LS features eight-passenger seating with available nine-passenger seating, a Vortec 6.0L V8 engine with variable valve timing (this engine is also present on the LT), an integrated trailer brake controller, StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control system with added traction control, 137.4 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, Sirius XM satellite radio free for three months, Bluetooth compatibility for select phones and OnStar navigational support for six months free. The LT also features eight-passenger seating, with no option for a ninth, but it does have leather-appointed first and second row seats, heated front seats, Bluetooth compatibility for select phones, tri-zone automatic climate control, a Bose-powered nine-speaker sound system, including a subwoofer in the center console, a remote start system, automatic-locking rear differential, fog lamps, rear parking assist, OnStar free for six months and – to top it all off – power-adjustable pedals.
Unlike smaller SUV’s, the Suburban 1/2-ton weighs exactly that – over 1,000 pounds. This adds a lot of additional weight to an auto transport truck, which means that it’s going to cost more in fuel for the transporter to actually haul it. This, in turn, translates into overweight or oversize vehicle shipping fees, which are standard when shipping large vehicles such as the 1/2-ton. While not as big as its 3/4-ton counterpart, it is large enough for auto shippers to make it cost more. It will be more difficult for your shipper to find a carrier as well, especially if you’ve had your 1/2-ton altered or lifted – this will also raise the price, so be sure to take those pricing factors into consideration when selecting a shipping company.
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