Chevy totally reinvents its oldest nameplate with the new 2021 Chevrolet Suburban, and it’s bigger and better than ever. He shares a lot with the redesigned Chevy Tahoe; however, its extra length and newly adopted independent rear suspension add more cargo and space in the third row. Those traits make the ‘Burban the largest SUV to wear a bow tie, and a serious competitor to huge alternatives like the Ford Expedition Max. In addition to its familiar V-8 engines, the Chevy now includes a torque-loaded diesel option. Of course, it also offers a host of required equipment, such as contemporary driver assists and countless infotainment features. The 2021 Chevrolet Suburban is set to go on sale in mid-2020.
The 2021 Chevrolet Suburban introduces a new generation that features significant improvements. The most notable update is the SUV’s first independent rear suspension. This allows for much better interior packaging that frees up space in the cargo area and third row. The Suburban is also longer than before and is equipped with more technology than ever. This includes first-time equipment such as an air suspension and a small Duramax diesel engine.
> LS: $ 52,995
> LT: $ 57,795
> RST: $ 61,095
> Z71: $ 63,195
> Premier: $ 66,595
> High Country: $ 73,595
Interior, Comfort and Cargo
Compared to its predecessor, Suburban 2021’s new cargo and passenger space is noticeably larger. Its second and third rows have a couple more inches of legroom, and the second-row seats add adjustments so they can now slide back and forth. The Suburban’s cargo area also expands by 23 cubic feet (145 total); the cargo floor is flatter and lower, courtesy of the Suburban’s new design and independent rear suspension. Most of its popular options like cordless phone charging as well as heated and ventilated seats were previously available, but its front display and digital dashboard display are larger than before.
Infotainment and connectivity
Transporting modern families also requires entertaining them, and the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban has no shortage of infotainment and connectivity features. Along with an optional rear-seat entertainment system that includes two 12.6-inch displays mounted behind the front seats, each model has abundant charging ports throughout the cabin and a Wi-Fi access point. Similarly, a standard 10-inch touchscreen is installed in the center stack and supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities.
Engine, Transmission and Performance
A pair of V-8s and a six-cylinder diesel complete the Suburban’s engine lineup. They all connect to a 10-speed automatic transmission and rear or four-wheel drive. A 355-hp 5.3-liter V-8 is the default engine in all high-country models except the top-tier. You get a standard 420-hp 6.2-liter V-8, but you can also equip it with the optional 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel engine. While the latter only pumps 277 horsepower, its 460 pound-feet of torsion tether than the larger V-8. The 2021 Chevrolet Suburban can also be equipped with adaptive dampers and an adjustable air suspension. The latter allows the Suburban’s ride height to be lowered or raised automatically and manually. This allows for improved passenger accessibility, aerodynamics, and ground clearance. Those looking for a sporty look, like the darkened exterior finish and 22-inch wheels, should see the RST model. The toughest Z71 trim level has 20-inch wheels wrapped with off-road tires, underbody skid plates, and a two-speed transfer case that provides traditional four-wheel drive.
Fuel economy and real-world MPG
We know which engines will power the 2021 Chevrolet suburban, but we don’t know what fuel economy estimates the government will give them. The optional diesel engine will probably be the most thrifty, and the largest V-8 should be the least efficient. Both gas-only powertrains employ fuel-saving technology that includes automatic stop / start and cylinder deactivation. Once we can test the new Suburban models on our 200-mile highway route, we can evaluate their real-world mpg.
Driver Assistance and Safety Features
The 2021 Chevrolet Suburban has not been tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Still, it features a host of contemporary driver assistance technologies as well as innovative towing assists. Key safety features include: standard frontal collision warning and automated emergency braking. Available Rear Cross Trafffic Alert and Blind Spot Monitoring. Lane Departure Warning Available and Lane Keeping Assistance.
Warranty and maintenance coverage
Chevy offers a competitive powertrain and limited warranty, as well as more free maintenance than all of its rivals except Toyota. The limited warranty covers 3 years or 36,000 miles. The powertrain warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles. Free maintenance is covered for the first visit.