[PHOTOS] 6 Big Updates for the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban
With more room for passengers and cargo, a smoother ride, and a striking new look, the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban is poised to advance the nameplate’s 85-year legacy for a new generation. Read on for six of the key new features you’ll find in this redesigned full-size SUV.
New Turbodiesel Engine
For 2021, the Suburban offers a new available 3.0-liter Duramax inline-six turbodiesel that delivers 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. EPA numbers aren’t out yet, but it’s expected to provide the Suburban with competition-beating fuel efficiency. The Suburban is also available with a 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8 or a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8. All engines are mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission equipped with electronic shift control.
Chevrolet’s new Silverado lineup added an array of new towing features, and many of them are now included on the 2021 Suburban as well. These include an in-vehicle trailering app, Hitch Guidance with Hitch View, trailer-specific Side Blind Zone Alert, and up to nine camera angles for easier towing.
Advanced Suspension Options
Expect a seriously smooth ride from the 2021 Suburban’s new independent multilink rear suspension, which allows each rear wheel to respond individually to the road. There’s also an available Air Ride Adaptive Suspension to raise and lower the vehicle as necessary, and available Magnetic Ride Control for superior shock absorption.
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The 2021 Suburban’s infotainment system includes a new standard 10-inch touch screen, along with key functions like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and built-in Wi-Fi. Rear passengers can enjoy available dual 12.6-inch entertainment screens. The Suburban also boasts a long list of standard safety-enhancing technologies, including Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Rear Park Assist, and IntelliBeam automatic headlamp control. Advanced features like the Rear Camera Mirror, HD Surround Vision, a 15-inch head-up display, and Rear Pedestrian Detection are available as well.
The 2021 Suburban is only about 4 inches longer than the outgoing generation, but it offers significantly expanded space for passengers and cargo. The second and third row both get more than 2 inches of extra legroom. The 41.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row is a 1.8-inch improvement, and the 144.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo space bests the 2020 model by a whopping 23 cubic feet.
A complete redesign has given the 2021 Suburban a more powerfully proportioned stance. Six trim levels (LS, LT, RST, Z71, Premier, and High Country) offer a wider range of looks. The Suburban also gets three new paint colors: Cherry Bomb Tintcoat, Empire Beige Metallic, and Darkmoon Blue Metallic. Standard LED lighting and a choice of 18-inch, 20-inch, or 22-inch wheels round out the Suburban’s top exterior changes.
The 2021 Chevrolet Suburban should start rolling into dealerships at some point in mid-2020.
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