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2008 CHEVY SUBURBAN
After a complete redesign in 2007, the changes to the 2008 Suburbans are understandably moderate, but noteworthy nonetheless. For 2008, all models receive standard head-curtain side impact airbags (they were previously optional on some models). The Suburban 2500 gets a fuel-saving six-speed automatic transmission, standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control system and available 17-inch aluminum wheels.
Additional changes for 2008 include a switch to a 40/20/40-split bench seat in LS models that provides convenient storage space in the center section; woodgrain trim added to the forward center console, and brighter instrument pointers in the gauge cluster. There are also two new exterior colors: Blue Granite Metallic and Deep Ruby Metallic.
The Chevy Suburban is offered in LS, LT and LTZ models, with 2WD and 4WD, as well as 1500 and heavy-duty 2500 series. Suburban 1500 models come standard with an efficient 5.3-liter V-8 with Active Fuel Management fuel-saving technology. Also available is an all-aluminum 6.0-liter V-8 with Active Fuel Management and variable valve timing (VVT). A 6.0-liter engine with an iron cylinder block is offered on 2500 models. Several available engines run on E85, a renewable fuel made of 85 percent ethyl alcohol (ethanol) and 15 percent gasoline.