Few full-size sport utility vehicles are as rugged as the
Chevy Suburban. It has been around a while; the makers at
Chevy hope that it stays around for quite a bit longer.
Then again, so too do most of its owners.
The ½-ton 2004 Chevy Suburban 1500 is cousin to
GMC's Yukon XL. They share many of the same components,
but the Suburban is still its own vehicle. It has new standard
equipment that addresses both style and safety, including
a right front passenger seat belt reminder.
The 2004 Chevy Suburban 1500 comes in two trim levels: LS
and LT. Larger Suburban 2500 models are covered in a separate
The four-door 2004 Chevy Suburban has a standard third-row
bench seat, resulting in a maximum occupancy of nine passengers.
For goods, the 2004 Suburban 1500 has 131.6 cubic feet of
An available tri-zone automatic HVAC system can replace
the standard manual system. Customers can also opt for a
sunroof and rear entertainment system with rear electronic
climate control. This system automatically controls air
delivery, fan speed, temperature and recirculating/outside
air to provide faster warm-ups and cool-downs.
The LT model is truly an upscale vehicle. It has such standard
features as the OnStar system, a Bose AM/FM radio with in-dash
6-disc CD changer, leather upholstery, heated front seats,
power-adjustable pedals, steering wheel radio controls and
a driver information center.
A whole new set of tires are available for 2004. 16-inch
cast aluminum wheels are offered; 17-inch five-spoke aluminum
wheels with a 16-inch steel blackwall spare are available
on LT models. New tire selections include 17-inch all-season
P265/70R17 blackwall tires and 17-inch all-season, P265/70R17white
Two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations are
both available. The engine under the hood is a 5.3-liter
Vortec V8 with 295 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 330 lb-ft
of torque at 4000 rpm. It is mated to a 4-speed electronic
StabiliTrak is offered with 2004 Chevy Suburban ½-ton
models. If the system determines that the vehicle is not
responding appropriately to the driver's steering, StabiliTrak
precisely reduces engine torque and applies precise amounts
of pressure to the individual front brakes to slow the vehicle
and help bring it back to its intended path.
Safety and Security
The 2004 Chevy Suburban 1500 has a host of new safety features,
including Hydroboost brakes and a tire-pressure monitor.
Advanced dual-stage airbags, the LATCH child seat system
and daytime running lights are also standard.