Alas, the much-anticipated mid-cycle refresh of the current Chevy Suburban did not take place for the 2024 model year, as was originally expected. Instead, the 2024 Chevy Suburban receives only one minor change (see 2024 Chevy Suburban changes), and we now expect the Bow Tie brand to refresh its full-size SUV for the 2025 model year.
Naturally, the refresh will include a variety of important updates and changes, many of which GM Authority has already uncovered, so we’re putting it all together to tell you everything we know and expect from the refreshed 2025 Chevy Suburban.
Before we go any further, we’d like to define some terms. The 2025 Suburban will represent a refresh, otherwise known as a Mid-Cycle Enhancement (MCE) or update. In other words, it won’t be an all-new vehicle, but rather an update to the current, 12th-generation model – as the name implies – in the middle of its life.
That means that the 2025 Chevy Suburban will remain a full-size SUV and a good chunk of the vehicle will carry over from the current generation model. What will change are the front and rear fascias, along with new wheel sizes and designs, and an updated interior, particularly the cockpit. A new turbo-diesel engine is also expected.
The exterior design will be reworked with a new front fascia treatment that will include a new two-tiered headlight setup. This configuration, which started out with the 2019 Chevy Blazer, has now made its way to all of Chevy’s utility vehicles with the exception of the Suburban and its shorter brother, the Tahoe.
Further updates may be applied to the rear fascia, including new taillights. Up top, expect a new roof-mounted antenna fin, while in the corners, look for several new wheel options, including new 24-inch wheels.
The 2025 Chevy Suburban will usher in an overhauled cockpit, headlined by a new, larger infotainment screen. As a result, the center stack will also feature various revisions.
As indicated by the spy shots seen above, the new screen setup will likely be similar to that of the Blazer EV, which features two displays. The first is an expansive, 17.7-inch-diagonal color touchscreen in the center stack to command the vehicle’s infotainment system. The Blazer EV also has a second screen in the form of the 11-inch-diagonal color Driver Information Center (DIC) housed in the instrument cluster. Essentially a digital gauge cluster on steroids, this units complements the central touchscreen.
Accompanying the changes to the dash and screen will be a revamped shifter mechanism, switching from the push-pull style setup on the center stack seen in current models to a lever on the right side of the steering column. This fully-digital setup has appeared on such models as the aforementioned Blazer EV as well as the Cadillac Lyriq.
We expect the 2025 Chevy Suburban to continue offering three engine options, starting with the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine and the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine. Both of these have been offered since the 2021 model year. Notably, the refreshed 2025 Chevy Suburban is expected to introduce the 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine to the lineup to replace the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel baby Duramax. This second-generation straight-six turbo-diesel may even be offerred on the Suburban Z71 as an option. For the 2021, 2022 and 2023 model years, the Z71 did not offer the LM2 diesel due to the packaging constraints of the off-roader’s unique high-cut fascia.
All three engines will once again connect to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission, with both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive on offer to put the power to the ground.
Don’t hold your breath for a go-fast Suburban SS, though we must admit that it would be simply fantastic to see the supercharged LT4 V8 engine in the ‘Burban, as it does wonders for the Escalade-V and in the Escalade-V ESV – the Suburban’s platform mate from a size standpoint – in the performance department.
Under the body, the 2025 Chevy Suburban will continue to ride on the SUV-specific, long wheelbase version of the GM T1 platform, which has been the case since the launch of the current generation model for the 2021 model year.
Availability & Production
The refreshed 2025 Chevy Suburban will be sold in North America, the Middle East, and select export markets. We expect a debut before the end of 2023.
Production will likely begin toward the end of the 2024 calendar year at the GM Arlington plant in Texas.
Our spies have spotted the refreshed 2025 Chevy Suburban in prototype form several times, including:
- April 2022: refreshed 2022 Tahoe to feature new roof fin antenna
- May 2023: refreshed 2024 Chevy Suburban get two-tiered lighting setup
We’ll keep this article updated as we learn more about the 2025 Chevy Suburban, so be sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevy Suburban news, Chevy news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.