When I think Chevy Suburban, I think safe.
That’s because I was once in an accident that had me doing a full 360 degrees on an interstate in the middle of a rainstorm at night, ultimately slamming against a concrete wall, facing oncoming traffic.
I believe I should have died that night. I probably would have if I’d been in almost any other vehicle. But the Suburban is a bit like a tank, and even though the entire vehicle was totaled, my husband and I walked away from the crash with nothing more than a few bruises and cuts.
The impact shattered the windows all down my side of the SUV, along with the back.
We couldn’t open the doors, so we crawled out the back, through shards of glass, to wait for help.
The police who came to the scene first made sure we knew just how lucky we were, as if we needed to be told. The accident was our fault—we hydroplaned in the rain on tires that we didn’t realize needed to be replaced (I’ll post another article on that later). But the Suburban still did its job of protecting us.
That accident sold me on the safety of a Suburban.
Now, the 2015 model brings many more safety features that will only improve its reputation.
You can hear all about that here, along with other new features in the 2015 version that I was able to take for a drive while on a recent trip to Walt Disney World as part of the TravelingMom.com conference.
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