The Vortec 7400 L29 big block V8 engine uses sophisticated technology to provide impressive horsepower and torque output, and long intervals between recommended service. Our test vehicle had standard color matched fender flares the optional tailgate with lift glass. The lights on the dash go off at times and then pop back on after a while. I did a 300 mile trip with myself, my dog, 2 dirtbikes, ramp, stands, tools, all in all about 1000lbs pAyload in my 14 1500 6. My 2012 gets better than your but its not a great difference.
I can always get better mileage from a truck than anyone else so it is not my driving habits. It has more interior space than some cargo planes I have seen, and it is heaven on the highway. If you care for the well-being of your bladder and vertebrae, make sure you get the Z85 suspension with 18-inch wheels. While light-duty pickups such as the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Ford F-150, and Ram 1500 dominate sales year after year, contractors and serious trailer-towers often rely on more robust rigs, so hundreds of thousands of heavy-duty trucks are sold each year. Parking this long truck is a struggle, requiring a lot of back-and-forth maneuvering. Our tests were conducted without a load or trailer, so consider these best-case scenarios.
The second time back the service manager sat in the parking lot and put a years worth of wear on the starter by starting, killing, starting, killing the engine several hundred times, with no incident of failure. Buy it for getting the job done. Around town and short trips 30 miles or less it gets around 16 - 17mpg's. Hi folks, Been poking around the internet trying to find out how abysmal the fuel economy would be in an extended one ton cargo van with the 6. I have the 4:10 rear sucks for economy and use my tach on the highway.
Even though the Environmental Protection Agency collects data from automakers on heavy-duty pickup truck emissions and fuel economy, it has never mandated that the results be made available to the public, largely for budgetary reasons. I am 58 years old and have owned more than 25 chevy trucks, happy with them all, but this one has been a problem. For a guy like me who only drives it 10-15k miles per year it's not all that significant. The V6 was a dog, not suitable for highways above 55 mph or hills of any kind. I have got a best of 13.
If you have never driven a Suburban it can be quite a shock. With an overall length of over 18 feet, it can be rather intimidating in a small parking lot. I don't have time or money to make repeated trips to the dealer. I haven't yet reprogrammed the computer for the taller tires. Every new passenger car and light-duty truck sold in the U. I don't want to get run over! Most trims come with extensive standard towing equipment, including a hitch, built-in brake controller, and huge towing mirrors.
My automotive journalism career started when I was hired by David E. I've had my '11 2500 with the 6. Went from Rochester to Buffalo, 55-62mph most of the way didn't take thruway netted about 14. While going in a straight line is one thing, piloting this behemoth in corners is another matter. Anything more than that and it drops to 13. Minor cosmetic changes have improved the grille area, but the classic look still survives. Making a U-turn in the Suburban takes up most of a city block.
Find a diesel van that was not used by a business of any sorts, especially construction- mileage on those might be low, but the engines have high hours. While city driving can be nerve racking, the highway is where the 1999 Suburban really shines. The van won't get any better. We make it easy to buy the right product from a variety of retailers. There are a wide variety of colors available for the 1999 model year and our test vehicle arrived in an understated metallic Grey. I was getting 9-10 mpg before running empty.
Overall Driving Impressions While the 1999 Suburban is the ultimate utility vehicle it falls a little short on the sport side. Exterior The exterior of the Suburban remains mostly unchanged for 1999. To say this Suburban was plush would be an understatement. As with other heavy-duty trucks, handling is not agile, but the truck ultimately remains secure. The turn by turn directions got us terribly lost when we tried it out on our first trip. The big block mill puts out some 290 horses at 4000 rpms and an impressive 410 lb.
On the return trip I had a decent load driving about the same speed and it dropped to about 13. I had a 1995 1 ton with a 4. Standard illuminated entry feature keeps the dome light on for 20 seconds 40 seconds for vehicles equipped with Remote Keyless Entry system and turns on when the vehicle is unlocked with the remote keyless entry system. I joined Consumer Reports in 1993 and started working at our test track full time in 2001. Same trip probably would have only gotten 1mpg better empty with just me and the dog. The cabin is relatively quiet except for some diesel clatter. Combination of around town and highway usually give me 13-13.