The SUV Challenge: 2015 Chevy Suburban vs. 2015 Toyota Land Cruiser
The 2015 Chevy Suburban and 2015 Toyota Land Cruiser are two top-notch choices in the large SUV market. Both feature plush cabins with plentiful space, but which one is the best choice for your money? We compared the two SUVs in a number of categories to determine an overall winner. For a detailed analysis of the 2015 Land Cruiser 4WD and the 2015 Chevy Suburban 4WD LS, read on!
Both the Chevy Suburban and Toyota Land Cruiser include standard V8 engines for powerful performance. However the Suburban’s 5.3L Ecotec3 V8 is more efficient than the 5.7L V8 from Toyota. The Suburban delivers 22 mpg on the highway, while the Land Cruiser only brings 18 mpg. The Suburban’s superior efficiency is partially due to its innovative engine control system, which rests unneeded engine cylinders to save energy. The Land Cruiser does not have this feature.
But don’t be fooled by its eco-friendly mechanics, the Suburban also delivers enough power to tow 8,300 pounds. That’s 100 pounds more than the Land Cruiser. The Suburban also has a higher standard payload capacity of 1796 pounds, compared to the Land Cruiser’s 1295 pounds.
While both SUVs are spacious, the Chevy Suburban has the clear size advantage. The Suburban can fit up to nine passengers with optional configurations, while the Land Cruiser can only seat eight. Passengers can enjoy 4.5 inches of additional headroom with 6.2 inches of extra third row legroom in the Suburban. Not only does the Chevy Suburban have more passenger room, but more cargo space as well. The Suburban contains up to 121.1 cubic feet of cargo volume, while the Land Cruiser only has 81.7 cubic feet at a maximum. In nearly every measure, the 2015 Chevy Suburban simply offers a roomier ride.
The Suburban is more stable due to its 17.8 inch longer wheelbase and 4.1 inch wider track. Chevy also offers available features to tailor your Suburban to your exact preferences. The optional driver-adjustable suspension system allows drivers to choose between a sports setting and extra-supple ride mode. Meanwhile, the Land Cruiser suspension has no adjustable shock absorbers.
Chevrolet is well known for an exceptional warranty policy, so it’s no surprise that the Suburban wins this category. Chevy offers a powertrain warranty that is 40,000 miles longer than Toyota’s with an additional year under corrosion warranty. Further, Chevy dealerships are nearly four times as numerous as Toyota dealerships. Not only are you well covered with Chevrolet, but finding service is much easier.
The Suburban offers a number of impressive features that the Land Cruiser lacks, like:
- Standard remote vehicle starting system
- Remote climate control system
- Armrest mounted power mirror controls
Enjoy the ultimate in comfort and convience when you choose the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban.
Visit Biggers Chevy Today
After crunching the numbers, it is clear that the 2015 Chevy Suburban wins over the 2015 Toyota Land Cruiser. To experience this great SUV in person, please drop by Biggers Chevy at 1385 E. Chicago Street in Elgin. We offer a number of powerful and stylish models, so go online and preview our Suburban inventory today!