Chevy Suburban - Everything You Need to Know | Up to Speed

  • Published on Feb 21, 2019
  • The Chevy Suburban is America’s longest running automotive nameplates, serving families, businesses and the military since the mid-1930s. Join James as he explores the rich history of the Suburban, and why America has kept it around for so long!
    Hosted by James Pumphrey
    Edited by Colby Mann
    Animation by Raghav Arumugam
    Written by Bart Bidlingmeyer
    Directed by Jesse Wood
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  • Donut Media
    Donut Media  25 days ago +618

    What's up Car Nerds?? We finally did the Suburban! Can you find the Suburban at 4:52? If you stare at the screen and unfocus your eyes it will pop out in 3D!

  • Mitch Anthony
    Mitch Anthony 12 hours ago

    Failed to mention the 2500 HD edition. The gold standard for government SUVs.

  • Lewy Buitton
    Lewy Buitton Day ago

    Still no AMC Eagle or Ford Probe? Wtf atleast do the AMC Eagle

  • Jacob Reavis
    Jacob Reavis Day ago +1

    My grandpa has a 2001 burban with a v10 swap

  • Cherrypopper
    Cherrypopper Day ago

    holden australia

  • Jp Revillo
    Jp Revillo 2 days ago

    I literally closed my eyes and realized that the midnight edition was darker. Yeah my bad.

  • Roblox Labs
    Roblox Labs 3 days ago

    7:30 It's 2015.

  • alex De La Torre
    alex De La Torre 3 days ago

    Suburbans and Yukon drivers piss me off

  • Ian Russo
    Ian Russo 3 days ago

    Do a video on Lancia and other car brands that were never brought to America.

  • S S
    S S 3 days ago

    Great job as always!!
    Monte Carlo and/or the super sport branding would be a good one.

  • The Cooniverse
    The Cooniverse 3 days ago


  • Guizar503
    Guizar503 3 days ago

    Donut media can you guys make a up to speed on the Honda Crv 1st gen.. Best economical suv ever I take it anywhere. You guys can use footage from my videos everywhere I've taken it and I know there is a big group that like them.

  • Nicholas Sahala
    Nicholas Sahala 3 days ago

    Tough like a truck, smooth like a wagon.

  • leonthepromoreno
    leonthepromoreno 4 days ago

    You woke up this morning
    Got yourself a gun,
    Mama always said you'd be
    The Chosen One.

  • Raekwon Fletcher
    Raekwon Fletcher 4 days ago +1

    Ford Expedition Ford Expedition Ford Expedition Ford Expedition Ford Expedition Ford Expedition Ford Expedition Ford Expedition

  • Redneck Prepared
    Redneck Prepared 4 days ago

    Do do Dakota!!! With all the the different packages like the shelby dakota, convertible dakota, Stampede dakota (Canadian option), RT dakota!!!

  • IEJ7to1 *IEJ7654321*

    Up to speed: Minivan edition

  • Coryluvsrice
    Coryluvsrice 5 days ago

    Do the Silverado

  • CaptainBearPants
    CaptainBearPants 5 days ago +1

    Tillamook ice cream!!!!!!!!!!!! The best ever! I’ve been to the factory, I’m in Portland Oregon obviously lol

  • anthony tenorio
    anthony tenorio 5 days ago

    "The greatest looking car of all time." 😂😂😂

  • Daniel Murdy
    Daniel Murdy 5 days ago

    1) Thank you so much for making an up to speed of my favorite vehicle of all time. I grew up in Janesville, WI. My dad’s friends put together the suburban I grew up in and drove through high school. We’ve owned three and now I get to drive UNLs fleet burbs.
    2) the Tahoe and Suburban were released at the same time in 2008- perhaps you meant the Tahoe/suburban took cues from the Silverado?
    3) the latest gen suburban was out for the 2015 model year- check out 2014 suburbans on the used market

  • Trevor Jahnke
    Trevor Jahnke 6 days ago

    I would say that the Chevy HHR is one of the ugliest cars of all time! In my opinion, the PT Cruiser look 100 times better than the HHR. I have rode in an HHR and the are so uncomfortable and the interior space is so cramped and closterphobic.

  • Jacqueline Jimenez
    Jacqueline Jimenez 6 days ago

    You should do you one on ford excursion

  • green man 0864332
    green man 0864332 6 days ago

    Almost every time I think a new suburban is cop car

  • M N
    M N 7 days ago +6

    Haha, California people can’t have a 1000 hp Suburban.

    **cries softly**

  • Jake Croft
    Jake Croft 7 days ago

    almost thumbs downed because of no I love you at the end.

  • Lazerio Thompson
    Lazerio Thompson 7 days ago

    Chevy Silverado please

  • Cool Beans
    Cool Beans 7 days ago

    7:50 what's a "Texas Endintion" lol #buffhorses

  • 406outdoorsman
    406outdoorsman 8 days ago

    Please do the Silverado!

  • PR0J3CT V0RT3X
    PR0J3CT V0RT3X 8 days ago +1

    7:30 that was the 12th gen suburban

  • MrPsychoAJK
    MrPsychoAJK 9 days ago

    Would love to see you cover the Ford LTD next!

  • GGSP
    GGSP 9 days ago

    Our fam has 3 lol

  • ghost runner
    ghost runner 10 days ago

    you guys should do one on the Prius on April fool's or something, just for the lols

  • Bob Johnson
    Bob Johnson 10 days ago

    how do u go from 420 buff horses to 1000 buff horses with just a tuning program

  • Trinidad Cardona
    Trinidad Cardona 10 days ago

    “Moms” lmao

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  • Michael Reale
    Michael Reale 11 days ago


  • R Tiller
    R Tiller 11 days ago

    Too bad most of them are a pain in the ass to fill up at the gas station. They click off so dang easy you have to babysit them the whole time while filling the tank. lol

  • Chase Hammarstrom
    Chase Hammarstrom 12 days ago

    wait there was a suburban there?

  • caiovarela
    caiovarela 12 days ago

    I like the Suburban and the Escalade, but they're not officially imported in my country (the only "american" GM they import is the Camaro SS) and, because of that, a Suburban LTZ independently imported would be more expensive than a Range Rover.

  • bruhitsale
    bruhitsale 12 days ago +1

    Do Land Rover discovery

  • Jhonn G
    Jhonn G 12 days ago +1

    So when are you going to do the Dodge Charger ? RT !!!

  • Twin Born165
    Twin Born165 12 days ago

    GMC Sierra please loool

  • CA motocross Connor
    CA motocross Connor 12 days ago

    Why do you always skip the 90s !

  • Auderitepenguin
    Auderitepenguin 12 days ago

    suburbans are great... you get rear ended rip who ever rear ended you maybe a scratch on your suburban. you rear end somone rip them maybe a ding or dent but your good to go

  • emjay bañez
    emjay bañez 13 days ago

    proud to a driver of our 2nd hand model 2004 Chevy Suburban LT 1500😁😁. i am enjoy the smoothness of its ride in long drive. The only problem is its fuel economy. but we have it 40thousand plus mileage and running smooth engine.

  • The00Snake001986
    The00Snake001986 13 days ago

    Liked just because you said "smash that like button" and you meant it.

  • Kevin Hodgson
    Kevin Hodgson 13 days ago

    For The Love Of God Man. Square! Body! Chevy! Trucks. Everything we need to know cmon!

  • Delusive Shotz
    Delusive Shotz 14 days ago

    My Suburban is clean, it's kinda lifted. Got mudding tires and nice rims. (Yes im in Texas)

  • Xmdxd Midtech
    Xmdxd Midtech 14 days ago +1

    Honda Fit please😍

  • Daud Khan
    Daud Khan 14 days ago

    Can you please do the GMC Yukon XL Denali??

  • Steven Jackman
    Steven Jackman 14 days ago

    Regency sport truck get it right bro

  • Mark Grecko
    Mark Grecko 14 days ago

    I couldn't find the suburban.

  • pontiacGXPfan
    pontiacGXPfan 14 days ago

    Chevrolet will NEVER stop building Suburbans, especially since everybody can get them in black

  • Cody M Jack Design
    Cody M Jack Design 14 days ago +1

    Is that Grandpa Pumphrey I see at 4:48??

  • maphinx
    maphinx 14 days ago

    Chevy Caprice? 🙏🏿

    DECiDENCE 14 days ago

    What about the Escalade?

  • Crazy Awesomeness
    Crazy Awesomeness 14 days ago +11

    Nowadays the Tahoe and suburban are basically the same thing

  • Reed Pederson
    Reed Pederson 15 days ago

    Do an up to speed RAM trucks

  • SRT92
    SRT92 15 days ago

    The music in the background is so soothing

  • jblackrevo9
    jblackrevo9 15 days ago

    Do ford excursion

  • angadveer panesar
    angadveer panesar 15 days ago

    do a silverado

  • Zach Campbell
    Zach Campbell 15 days ago

    I miss the 2500 suburban.

  • Xplictjesus X
    Xplictjesus X 15 days ago

    Do the Tahoe next

  • Dashcam Drivers Orange County

    its 12 gen. in 2015 last one of 11 gen. this video... I have the 11gen 2007 and love it!

  • biodot88
    biodot88 16 days ago

    Is that the stock 5.3L whipping those donuts?

  • Pranav M Pradeep
    Pranav M Pradeep 16 days ago

    But they left India 😂

  • Keemer Becks
    Keemer Becks 16 days ago

    Thanks for reminding, I ALMOST forgot to hit the like button

  • jacob lambert
    jacob lambert 16 days ago

    I couldn't see the bourbon 😂😂

  • Marc Broderick
    Marc Broderick 16 days ago

    Ford Lincoln

  • Nathan Allen Pinard
    Nathan Allen Pinard 16 days ago

    Distort much?

  • Denver F.
    Denver F. 16 days ago

    I thought GM made Chevy

  • Broseph The Conqueror
    Broseph The Conqueror 16 days ago

    The 59 caddy is the most exciting looking vehicle ever made....... JAMES

  • Gamergt King
    Gamergt King 16 days ago

    Yukon xl , suburban, tahoe, and the escalade the most recent ones like 2014+ are the best looking cars for me as family cars they make you look like someone important even tho your just another guys living a regular life lol 😂

  • Sam Harmon
    Sam Harmon 16 days ago

    I think we need a g wagon episode

  • Amador Ramirez
    Amador Ramirez 17 days ago

    People just move out of the way when they see a black suburban in their rearview mirror coming fast AF

  • Russell Murrel
    Russell Murrel 17 days ago

    Do an excursion next

  • twinscoupe
    twinscoupe 17 days ago

    Stop yelling at me

  • Shawn Kreuzer
    Shawn Kreuzer 17 days ago

    Love the episode, but I'll probably never want one of these.

  • Michael Smith
    Michael Smith 17 days ago

    Finally. Love the suburban. Yes

  • Tom Davis
    Tom Davis 17 days ago

    While nothing wrong with it, it's grossly overpriced. Save some money and get a better and not that much smaller vehicle with a 4Runner

  • Matt Wiser
    Matt Wiser 17 days ago

    you guys should do an up to speed about the Toyota Altezza/Lexus IS300

  • Evan Feiring
    Evan Feiring 17 days ago

    I've rode in a rst and it will put you in the seat

  • Vermillion
    Vermillion 17 days ago

    "They're EVERYWHERE" literally never seen one anywhere in europe lol
    They're pretty damn common in the usa though.

  • Cole Freeman
    Cole Freeman 17 days ago +1

    The fact that they made this before silverados..............

  • InfamousDopeTv
    InfamousDopeTv 18 days ago

    Up to speed RSX😞

  • Sb Photos & more
    Sb Photos & more 18 days ago

    Video starts at 0:00 not need to thank

  • Ronin Williams
    Ronin Williams 18 days ago

    We've got an 07LTZ..super nice

  • Khanin the Uhnahkian
    Khanin the Uhnahkian 18 days ago

    Dude I want this damn SUV but the Tahoe.

  • Hingle McCringleberry
    Hingle McCringleberry 18 days ago

    The entire reason I watched this was to find out what years they made the 2500 and what years you could get a diesel. I’m trying to find one and they didn’t even cover it! Wtf. How can you not go over 2500 versions?!?

  • my moms breadstick
    my moms breadstick 18 days ago +1

    The Suburban yelled as he rammed into the fence aggressively

    SIPS' MOM 18 days ago

    Do nissan patrol or toyota landcruiser. Very popular choice in the middle east

  • Jeff Shaw
    Jeff Shaw 18 days ago

    This guy kinda an idiot. Makes this unwatchable.

  • Coen van Camp
    Coen van Camp 18 days ago

    So if it's so safe to be in a Chevy while getting shot at, how did Biggie die?

  • Nick F
    Nick F 18 days ago

    I would rather have a Tahoe. Suburban are so ridiculously big.

  • Berko_ZTC
    Berko_ZTC 18 days ago


  • r
    r 18 days ago

    Could you please make a video about GMC VANDURA RALLY STX?
    thank you.

  • Mr. Pink
    Mr. Pink 18 days ago

    When I hear the word SUV, the Chevrolet Suburban first comes to my mind. But I don't picture it as some typical soccer mom moblie like most crossovers and minivans. I picture it as an aesthetically pleasing family vehicle that's interesting and unique to look at, its comfortable, reliable and has a great historical image and capability without compromise. The Suburban is fine example of American ingenuity, and arguably Chevrolet's most important product. With the all-new 13th generation 2020 Suburban right around the corner, my expectations for the new Burb are as follows..
    1. Great marketing. Chevrolet has starting cleaning up their act with their marketing campaign like the 2019 Silverado commercials "Little bit country and little bit rock and roll." I would love to see Chevrolet make commercials reflecting the Suburban's history from 1935-2020 showing what it is still designed to do; Carry people and their cargo and tow big trailers.
    2. Celebrate the new 2020 Suburban's launch by hooking a 2020 Suburban in either LT Trailboss (5.3 V8), Premier, or a possible High Country trim with either of the 2 V8s (5.3 or 6.2 V8) or a possible 3.0 liter Duramax diesel V6 up to a 6000-7000 plus pound flatbed, Air-Stream, or horse trailer with one of its mechanically simliar siblings, like the 2020 GMC Yukon XL in Denali trim for example, each pulling one of the trailers that I mentioned earlier, then have both of them put through their paces as both SUVs tow the 6000-7000 plus pound trailers on the Texas Motor Speedway at 70-80 mph for hours at a time. Then continue pulling those trailers on a cross-country trip to where ever they can go. That would be a awesome sight to see if GM decides to do so.
    God... that's a lot to spit it. Also, love the video, dude! I thought it was bursting with charm and humor and was enjoyable to watch. Fyi, the current generation Suburban is the 12th generation.

  • Lorenzo Marquez
    Lorenzo Marquez 18 days ago

    He didn’t mention the 6.2 diesel engine 😔. I have an 84 GMC suburban Sierra classic

  • Glen Melancon
    Glen Melancon 18 days ago

    Forgot about the 8.1 liter engine that came in the late 90's early 2000's surburbans.