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How Heavy Is An Armored Suburban

August 23, 2022 2 Min read

Chevrolet Suburban has a great reputation as one of the best heavy SUVs available today. But with a starting price of $59,500 that goes all the way to $80,000, it doesn’t come cheap. This variation in pricing is because of the wide variety of features and the many choices for engine capacity, engine type, etc.

You will be surprised that the first Chevy suburban was launched in 1935; its legacy has been carried for more than 85 years. Suburban can be considered dependable with a reliability score of 70 out of 100.  

What are Some of the Heaviest SUVs?

SUVs are one of the heaviest vehicles civilians can use for their daily commute and long travel. Many reputable brands like Toyota, Chevrolet, Ford, and Cadillac have heavy-duty SUVs designed for ruggedness with heavy exterior frames for durability and off-road drives. 

Our top choices for the heaviest SUVs are:

Chevrolet Tahoe 

The Chevrolet Tahoe is a 5,661 lbs beast with a towing capacity of 8,200 lbs. The SUV has a starting price of $52,000 with a Gas V8 engine which comes in 5.3L and 6.2L. Tahoe also has a reasonable MPG of 14 in the city and 23 on the highway. The SUV can carry up to 9 people. 

Toyota Land Cruiser

Toyota Land Cruiser has a gross weight of 3350kg or 7385 lbs. It is well known for its durability, heavyweight, and price tag of $85,000. But people pay that willingly because they get a 5.7l V8 engine with a maximum towing capacity of 8,100 lbs. 

Ford Expedition

Ford Expedition weights around 5,368lbs and can tow up to 9,300lbs. The XLT Max version has a 3.5L EcoBoost engine that delivers an impressive 17 MPG in the city and 23 on the highway. 

Cadillac Escalade ESV 

The Cadillac Escalade ESV is a classy affair, weighing in at 6182lbs, making it a heavy-class SUV. It can tow up to 8,300lbs with the v8 engine that delivers 14 MPD in the city and 19 on the highway.

Is The Chevy Suburban a Great Bulletproof Vehicle?

Chevrolet Suburban is a reliable vehicle known for its durability and toughness. It is an all-weather SUV that can easily conquer rugged terrains and smooth roads alike. Due to this reason, Suburban is often made bulletproof and used for VVIP security and safety. 

Armormax offers professional services for converting regular SUVs into bulletproofs. Once we are through with your vehicle, it can stop rounds from handguns and even high-power rifles. It also enhances the armored Suburban weight.

Armored SUVs

Frequently Asked Questions

The Chevrolet Suburban has a towing capacity of 8,200 pounds, making it a reliable SUV for towing heavy weights. It is because of Suburban's powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine.

With a full tank, Chevy Suburban can go up to 465 miles as the SUV has an average MPG of 17 with a tank size of 28 gallons.

Chevrolet Suburban heavy duty (HD) is discontinued for the public. However, the regular version of Suburban (LS, LT, High Country, Premier, RST, and Z71) is available for the public. It does have a contract with Unites State Government to build Suburban HD in a $30+ million deal.

The Chevy Suburban's durability and heavyweight come from its chassis, while its body is attached to a separate frame with truck suspensions. The armored Suburban weight is increased for bulletproofing, allowing this vehicle to ride on rough and rugged terrains.

Suburban is widely popular because of its interior space, use of sophisticated technology, and ability to drive on every type of terrain. It is a demanding vehicle for governments, organizations, and regular people. Another reason for its popularity is the price; it has a starting price of around $80,000, while other SUVs like Land Cruiser and Lexus LS have a starting price of $80,000.