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Both the Range Rover and Suburban have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The Range Rover has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The Suburban’s child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can’t know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.
To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the Range Rover. But it costs extra on the Suburban.
The Range Rover’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Suburban doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.
For better protection of the passenger compartment, the Range Rover uses safety cell construction with a three-dimensional high-strength frame that surrounds the passenger compartment. It provides extra impact protection and a sturdy mounting location for door hardware and side impact beams. The Suburban uses a body-on-frame design, which has no frame members above the floor of the vehicle.
Both the Range Rover and the Suburban have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.
The Range Rover comes with a full 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Suburban’s 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 14,000 miles sooner.
The Range Rover’s 6 year corrosion warranty has no mileage limitations, but the corrosion warranty on the Suburban runs out after 100,000 miles.
For smoother operation, better efficiency and fewer moving parts, the engines in the Range Rover have an overhead cam design, rather than the old pushrod design of some of the engines in the Suburban.
To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the Range Rover has a standard 1600-amp battery. The Suburban’s standard 800-amp battery and largest (Diesel) 900 amp battery aren’t as powerful.
The Range Rover has more powerful engines than the Suburban:
Range Rover P400 3.0 turbo/supercharged 6-cylinder hybrid
Range Rover P400e 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder hybrid
Range Rover P525 5.0 supercharged V8
Range Rover SVAutobiography 5.0 supercharged V8
Suburban 5.3 V8
Suburban High Country 6.2 V8
The Range Rover P400e can drive on battery power alone for up to 19 miles. The Suburban must run its internal combustion engine to move.
Regenerative brakes improve the Range Rover’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Suburban doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.
The Range Rover’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Suburban’s optional 50 series tires.
For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Range Rover has standard 19-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the Suburban.
The Range Rover V8 has active sway bars, which help keep it flat and controlled during cornering, but disconnect at lower speeds to smooth the ride and offer greater off-road suspension articulation. This helps keep the tires glued to the road on-road and off. The Suburban doesn’t offer an active sway bar system.
The front and rear suspension of the Range Rover uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the Suburban, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.
The Range Rover’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The Suburban doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.
The Range Rover is 2 feet, 4.8 inches shorter than the Suburban, making the Range Rover easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.
Unibody construction lowers the Range Rover’s center of gravity significantly without reducing ground clearance. This contributes to better on the road handling and better off-road performance and stability. In addition, unibody construction makes the chassis stiffer, improving handling and reducing squeaks and rattles. The Suburban uses body-on-frame design instead.
Flexibility is maximized at the game, campground or a drive-in theatre in the Range Rover SVAutobiography Long Wheelbase when its optional tailgating rear seats are deployed, allowing people to sit facing out of the tailgate. (Do not use while vehicle is in motion.) The Suburban doesn’t offer tailgating seats.
The Range Rover SVAutobiography’s optional sliding cargo floor makes loading and unloading cargo easier and safer. The Suburban doesn’t offer a sliding load floor.
Unlike the driver-only memory system in the Suburban LT/RST/Z71/Premier/High Country, the Range Rover offers an optional passenger memory, so that when drivers switch, the memory setting adjusts the driver’s seat, steering wheel position and outside mirror angle and the front passenger seat also adjusts to the new passenger’s preset preferences.
The Range Rover’s front and rear power windows all open or close with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside of the car. The Suburban’s rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to close them fully.
On a hot day the Range Rover’s driver can lower all the windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the Suburban can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.
In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The Range Rover has standard headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The Suburban doesn’t offer headlight washers.
Manual rear side window sunshades are available in the Range Rover to help block heat and glare for the rear passengers. The Suburban doesn’t offer rear side window sunshades.
Optional air conditioned front and rear seats keep the Range Rover’s passengers comfortable and take the sting out of hot leather in summer. The Suburban doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats for the second row.
The Range Rover offers optional massaging front and second row seats (second row massaging seats on Autobiography). Massaging seats aren’t available in the Suburban.
The Range Rover’s optional Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Suburban doesn’t offer an automated parking system.
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