The All New Redesigned 2021 Chevrolet Suburban
If there’s a word to describe the newest rendition of Chevrolet’s oldest nameplate, that word is “plenty”. A close second, to complete it, would be “modern”.
Let’s see why.
One of the biggest full-sized SUVs on the market, became even bigger as it added another 23 cubic feet of total cargo space to reach a whopping 145. The second and third-row passengers benefit from most of the added interior space as the front row was already prodigal with legroom. Adults can sit comfortably anywhere inside the car, there'll be no complaining about too tight of a squeeze. Considering the SUV can sit up to 9 people, that's quite the achievement.
So, interior cargo space? Legroom on all three rows?
Let’s go further and see what’s under the hood. A vehicle this big surely needs a powerful engine to propel it. Although there is no shortage of power from Suburban’s engines, the vehicle’s brand-new frame made out of high-strength steel, significantly lowers overall weight while increasing frame rigidity. It means that it will take fewer horsepower than you’d expect to make the Suburban feel nimble and agile on the road.
Even so, Chevrolet decided to go with a V-8 as their default powertrain. The 5.3-liter engine comes standard with all trim levels except for the High Country and it churns out an impressive 355 horsepower. There are two available upgrades, one in the form of a 6.2-liter V-8 that will belt out a whopping 420 horsepower, and the other a Duramax I-6 turbodiesel that produces 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
This makes the Chevrolet Suburban the only full-size SUV to offer a diesel engine on the entire US market. A feature that will no doubt appeal to fuel- and environmentally-conscious buyers still in need of a full-sized SUV.
Horsepower? Engine options to choose from? Plenty, and plenty again.
Modern shoppers have modern expectations, at the top of which is entertainment. Let’s see how the 2021 Suburban faces up to this challenge.
Chevrolet made sure the Suburban is highly customizable by offering 6 trims, each with a particular character. Their adopted strategy ensures that every prospective buyer can find a perfect match, from the price-conscious to the luxury seekers.
With that in mind, even the basic Suburban models come with tons of entertainment-oriented perks like the 10.0-inch standard color touchscreen as part of the car’s infotainment system, the 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, or the multitude of USB charging ports fitted throughout the cabin.
On higher trims, future owners will get luxuries like the rear-seat entertainment system made up of two 12.6-inch screens that can stream independently from a mobile device. Or the 8.0-inch instrument cluster, the 4.2-inch driver information center, and the segment-first 15.0-inch head-up display.
These are just a peek into what the 2021 Suburban has to offer. Leather-wrapped steering wheels, ventilated and heated seats, plus many other optional perks can turn the full-size SUV into a luxury vehicle, so as far as features go, the conclusion is obvious. Plenty.
Last but not least is safety. With Forward Collision Alert and Automated Emergency Braking both standard features, plus the option of also fitting Blind-Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, future owners have plenty active safety features at their disposal. Here’s that word again, plenty.
Here at O'Neill's Chevrolet Buick, we've been selling Chevrolet SUVs for decades now. The 2021 Suburban is so far the best one we've seen, a well-rounded full-sized SUV that over-delivers every chance it gets.
Visit us to see why we rate the Suburban as the best full-size SUV on the market.