Chevrolet Suburban vs. Toyota Highlander

2016 Chevrolet Suburban 4WD LTZ

2016 Chevrolet Suburban

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2016 Toyota Highlander

If you’re searching for a hardworking SUV with a spacious cabin and gratuitous power under the hood, you’ve probably considered the 2016 Chevy Suburban, available now at Cox Chevy. To help our Bradenton and Palmetto neighbors who may still be on the fence, we’ve stacked it up against one of its segment rivals, the 2016 Toyota Highlander. Check out our comparison to see why we think the 2016 Suburban comes out on top.


Chevrolet’s engineers have gone all out to ensure that anybody who steps inside the 2016 Chevy Suburban does so with peace of mind. Thanks to its abundant safety features, it readily outperforms the competition:

  • 2016 Chevy Suburban: In addition to a rearview camera, traction and stability control systems, and rear parking sensors, each 2016 Suburban is outfitted with Chevy’s signature OnStar alert system, which offers features like automatic crash notification and on-demand roadside assistance that contacts emergency services in the event of an accident, even if you are incapable of doing so yourself.
  • 2016 Toyota Highlander: Unlike the Suburban, the 2016 Highlander only offers Toyota’s Safety Connect telematics feature on upper-level trims, which means that all trims below the Limited level lack the ability to contact emergency services for you, leaving you at risk in the event of an accident.


When it comes to potent powertrains, the 2016 Highlander simply can’t hold a candle to the impressive power of the 2016 Chevy Suburban:

  • 2016 Chevy Suburban: The standard powertrain for all 2016 Chevy Suburbans is a 5.3L V8 engine capable of 355 hp and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. Properly equipped, the Suburban earns an EPA-estimated 16 mpg/city and 23 mpg/highway, and can tow a maximum capacity of 6,300 pounds.
  • 2016 Toyota Highlander: The most powerful engine available on the 2016 Highlander is a 3.5L V6 which can only produce 270 hp and 248 lb.-ft. of torque. While the Highlander offers a slightly better 18 mpg/city and 24 mpg/highway, it sacrifices a tremendous amount of power which is made obvious in its maximum towing capacity of only 5,000 pounds.


The 2016 Chevy Suburban offers drivers an abundant amount of interior and cargo space, as well as the premium features to match:

  • 2016 Chevy Suburban: The Suburban’s third row of seating can be folded down to offer a maximum cargo capacity of 121.1 cubic feet. It also offers a standard 8-inch touchscreen that puts Chevy’s MyLink interface at your fingertips.
  • 2016 Toyota Highlander: The 2016 Highlander only allows drivers 83.7 cubic feet of cargo space, even with the rear seats folded down to maximize space. Its standard touchscreen size is a meager 6.1 inches, and drivers will have to pay extra if they want to upgrade it to 8 inches.

Test Drive the 2016 Chevy Suburban Near Bradenton and Palmetto at Cox Chevy

When it comes to safety features, under-the-hood performance, and interior amenities, it’s clear that the 2016 Chevy Suburban is the top choice for Bradenton and Palmetto drivers. Contact us online or by phone at (941) 749-2690 for more information, or stop by our dealership at 2900 CORTEZ ROAD WEST in Bradenton, FL to get behind the wheel today.