The 2021 Chevy Suburban and the 2021 GMC Yukon go head to head
There’s nothing like some brotherly competition. And when both competitors are at the top of their game, that can breed some exceptional results.
That’s precisely the case with the 2021 GMC Yukon Vs the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban matchup. Two great SUVs under the GM umbrella that were completely redesigned for the 2021 model year much to the benefit of future owners.
With a lot of attention on the SUV and crossover car classes, all manufacturers are racing to build better, more attractive models so they can win over as much of the market as possible. For the 2021 model year, both the Yukon and the Suburban get a complete makeover inside and out. With new looks, new tech, new engines, and new dimensions, the two are better and bolder than ever.
For the most part, the 2021 Yukon resembles the 2021 Suburban, but as you’ll see in a bit, they also have very distinct features, especially when it comes to aesthetics.
How does the 2021 Yukon resemble the 2021 Suburban?
The two SUVs are very closely related and that’s nowhere more evident than when it comes to engine choices as both come with the same suite of three powertrains, one for every need and preference.
- Default on either model is the tried-and-true 5.3-liter V-8 that will deliver 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque.
- There is a gas upgrade available in the form of a powerful 6.2-liter V-8 that can churn out 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
- Last but not least is the brand-new Duramax 3.0-liter inline-six turbodiesel that will belt out 277 horsepower and a whopping 460 pound-feet of torque - the definite choice if you’re in the market for plenty of towing power.
Another resemblance between the two is their love of tech with both models being equipped with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, a 10-inch color touch, and loads of charging ports as standard. Middle and upper trims also come with perks such as a Bose premium sound system, wireless smartphone charging, and a strove of active safety tech.
Also, a common point is the SUVs added dimension with both the 2021 Suburban and the 2021 Yukon gaining not losing mass. That makes for a more comfortable ride and added cubic feet of storage space, definitely a winning strategy for any full-size SUV.
Finally, the two share an inclination to spoil their passengers with nothing but soft-touch and premium-grade materials all-round the cabin.
How are they different?
First of all, the 2021 Suburban is the largest model in Chevrolet’s SUV and crossover lineup, towering above the more compact Trax, Equinox, Blazer, Trailblazer, Traverse, and even the Tahoe. The 2021 GMC Yukon, however, is second-biggest as the Yukon XL comes with an added 15 inches of car from bumper to bumper, making for an even roomier interior.
The most noticeable difference, though, is in terms of exterior aesthetics with the Yukon going for a roughed, assertive, and very imposing look that seems to celebrate and highlight the car’s huge dimensions. The Suburban is quite the opposite as it tries to make light of its enormous size by use of visual cues such as a front grille that’s cut in two by the adjacent C-shaped LED lights.
All in all the 2021 Yukon and the 2021 Suburban are two very similar full-size SUVs that offer comfort, tons of tech features, and a great variety of engine options. It's a matter of personal taste to pick the one that better suits you, and here at O'Neill's Chevrolet Buick in Avon, Connecticut, you can see plus test drive the brand-new Chevrolet Suburban in all their trim levels.
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