2023 Grand Wagoneer Vs. Chevy Suburban: Performance, Interior Specs, & More

grand wagoneer vs chevrolet suburban

If you have a big family, you need a vehicle that can take everything life throws at you, so our Grand Wagoneer vs. Suburban comparison is here to help you choose between these two leading full-size SUVs. From camping trips to weekly soccer games, your crew deserves to travel in comfort and safety. Let’s explore how these two premium three-row SUVs stack up against each other.

Afterward, visit our dealership in San Antonio, TX, to meet the Grand Wagoneer in person. Our team of experts can help you get a hands-on look at premium options like a 14-way power driver’s seat, massaging lumbar support for the driver, and heated second-row seating.


2023 Grand Wagoneer

2023 Grand Wagoneer 4WD

Engine: 3.0L I-6
6.4L V8 
Horsepower: Up to 510
Torque: Up to 500 lb-ft
Est. EPA MPG (city/hwy): 14/201
Length: 214.7 in.
Width: 83.6 in.
Maximum Cargo Volume: 94.2 cu.ft
Seating Capacity: Up to 7
Towing Capacity: up to 9,850 lbs3


2023 Chevy Suburban

2023 Chevy Suburban 4WD

Engine: 5.3L EcoTec V8
6.2L EcoTec V8
3.0L Duramax® Turbo Diesel
Horsepower: Up to 420
Torque: Up to 460 lb-ft
Est. EPA MPG (city/hwy): 15/192
Length: 225.7 in
Width: 81.1 in
Maximum Cargo Volume: 144.7 cu-ft
Seating Capacity: Up to 8
Towing Capacity: Up to 8,300 lbs4

Engine & Performance Specs

A surprising feature of the 2023 Grand Wagoneer for sale is the impressive standard engine. The base model Grand Wagoneer has a 6.4-liter V-8 engine with 471 horsepower. The other four trims opt for a 3.0-liter I-6 engine with 510 horsepower.

The 2023 Chevy Suburban offers three engine types: a 5.3-liter V-8, 6.2-liter V-8, and 3.0-liter Duramax® turbo diesel engine. The 5.3-liter V-8 engine is standard on all trims except the High Country, which opts for the 6.2-liter V-8 engine. The 3.0-liter Duramax engine is available for an additional cost. You can expect 355 horsepower from the standard engine, 420 horsepower from the 6.2-liter engine, and 277 horsepower from the available Duramax engine.

When comparing the Grand Wagoneer vs. Chevy Suburban specifications, we see the Grand Wagoneer coming out on top regarding horsepower, torque, and most power metrics.

Available Trim Levels

The Grand Wagoneer comes in five available trim levels:

  • Grand Wagoneer
  • Series II
  • Obsidian
  • Series III
  • Series III Obsidian

The 2023 Chevy Suburban offers six trims with various options:

  • LS
  • LT
  • RST
  • Z71
  • Premier
  • High Country

Both automakers offer various conveniences on these trims. You can expect cloth seating on the base Suburban trim, while the Grand Wagoneer offers standard leather seating for a luxurious feel.

Seating, Cargo, & Passenger Volume

The Grand Wagoneer can fit seven passengers with ample space for each to rest comfortably in bucket seats. The Chevy Suburban can seat eight passengers with rear board seating, which you might find less comfortable, thanks to less cushion and molding for the body.

The Chevy Suburban forgoes more comfortable seating and leather upholstery to offer more cargo room and passenger volume. The Chevy Suburban offers 144.7 cubic feet of maximum interior cargo volume, compared to the 94.2 cubic feet in the Grand Wagoneer trims. Although comparing the Grand Wagoneer vs. Suburban size shows a distinct difference in cargo space, the Grand Wagoneer is a much more comfortable ride.

Seating Comfort & Sound

Hop into the Grand Wagoneer Series III Obsidian trim for a 14-way power adjustable driver’s seat, something the Chevy Suburban doesn’t offer on even the highest trim. Instead, the High Country Chevy Suburban will offer either 10- or 12-way adjustable seating for the driver’s seat.

The audio setup difference is stark, too. The Grand Wagoneer offers a 19-speaker sound system on the base trim with up to 23 speakers available. Comparatively, the Chevy Suburban offers a six-, nine-, or 10-speaker surround-sound audio system.

Exterior Options & Customization

In the final round of our Grand Wagoneer vs. Suburban comparison, you’ll notice that each Grand Wagoneer has several choices for exterior colors with either two tones or monotone styles. You also have your selection of 22-inch wheels with a polished or machined look to craft a sophisticated presence on the road.

The Chevy Suburban only offers seven monotone colors and forgoes eye-catching two-tone styles. You also won’t have the option for polished or machined wheels like the Grand Wagoneer offers.

Shop the All-new Grand Wagoneer Today

The Grand Wagoneer is a clear winner for those who want a blend of comfort and utility unmatched by competitors. Although the Chevy Suburban is comparable in performance and dimensions, the Grand Wagoneer offers slightly better fuel efficiency and better standard horsepower. In the 2023 Grand Wagoneer vs. Chevy Suburban, our Grand Wagoneer is a clear winner for standard performance and utility.

If a slightly smaller and simpler SUV would suit your family better, compare the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer to see which you prefer. Visit our lot to get a hands-on look at both of these SUVs.

Schedule a test drive and tour the Grand Wagoneer on our lot at San Antonio Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM. Apply for financing with our team of experts who can help make sure you get the best deal possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the 2023 Grand Wagoneer bigger than a Suburban?

The 2023 Chevy Suburban is longer than the Grand Wagoneer by 11 inches, making the vehicles comparable. The Grand Wagoneer is wider at 83.6 inches from side to side, while the Suburban is only 81.1 inches wide. Additionally, the two vehicles have a near-identical height, with the Grand Wagoneer standing just 0.1 inches taller than the Chevy Suburban.

How many passengers can the Grand Wagoneer seat?

The 2023 Grand Wagoneer can seat up to seven passengers with ample cargo room for your gear and belongings. This seating capacity remains the same among each of the five trims available. The Grand Wagoneer offers 179 cubic feet of passenger volume and a maximum interior cargo volume of 94.2 cubic feet, meaning all your passengers will enjoy a comfortable ride.

Can the Grand Wagoneer tow more than the Chevy Suburban?

The base trim for the Grand Wagoneer can tow up to 8,260 pounds when properly equipped. The Chevrolet Suburban has a comparable towing capacity of 8,300 pounds when using the standard 5.3-liter V-8 engine in tandem with the Max Trailering package, which comes with an additional cost. Higher Grand Wagoneer trims can tow up to 9,850 pounds.


1EPA estimated 14 city, 20 hwy mpg with 3.0L I-6 and 8-speed automatic. Actual mileage may vary.

2EPA-estimated 15 city/19 hwy 5.3L EcoTec V8.

3When properly equipped. See dealer for details.

4Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

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