2021 Chevrolet Suburban Debut
2021 Chevrolet Suburban Debut The evolution of the Chevrolet Suburban and the slightly shorter Tahoe have generally followed suit with the automaker’s full-size pickup line. We have a new Silverado for the 2019 model year, and now it’s time for Chevy’s big SUVs to evolve. Say hello to the new Suburban 2021 and Tahoe.
The obvious update comes with the new SUV suit, which draws heavily on the Silverado’s controversial style. LED lights are standard front and rear, along with 18-inch wheels (20 inches are optional). Both SUVs will offer nine exterior shades at launch, and if they look a little bigger, it’s because they are. The suburban pitch is 4.1 inches long and is 1.3 inches longer overall. The Tahoe expands even further: its pitch now extends over an extra 4.9 inches and the distance from bumper to bumper grows by 6.7 inches.
As such, the Bow Tie twins don’t ride on a carry-on basis. In fact, both SUVs are all new below and there is a major upgrade in the form of a multi-link, independent rear suspension. That’s right, the solid axis is gone and that should result in a smoother ride for all seven passengers inside. The company’s Magnetic Ride Control and Air Ride Adaptive Suspension are available options to further improve your ride, and the new bases also give Tahoe and Suburban a lower floor height for the easier load. It is not known whether or not this affects the sun’s maximum towing score, although a clear lack of towing statistics by Chevy suggests it could be worse.
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The new suspension and elongated step also translate into more space inside. For the shorter Tahoe, the load space behind the third row increases by a full 66 percent. There are 122.9 cubic feet of total storage, and while space in suburban has never really been an issue, it gains 19 percent in the back for a total load capacity of 144.7 cubic feet. As for passengers, third-row riders in the Tahoe get 10 inches more legroom, while suburban passengers get about two inches more in the second and third rows to unwind. Both models now have sliding seats in the second row for easier access to the rear as well.
Passengers also get more technology in the new Bow Tie SUVs. Up to five displays are available, including a standard 10-inch emission infotainment screen that 2021 Chevrolet Suburban Debut says is the largest in the segment. Among them is an optional digital instrument panel, along with a large head-up display and two 12.6-inch LCD displays for back-seat passengers.
For safety and convenience, Chevrolet is eager to wax poetic about 30 various features, but included in that high number are basic decades like airbags and seat belts. There is some modern technology, however, including standard automatic emergency braking for all Tahoe/Suburban trim levels. A bevy of cameras, collision warnings, front and rear pedestrian alerts, and other updates are also available.
The other big news is under the hood. The familiar 5.3-liter V8 has an impact on the standard engine, still with 355 horsepower (265 kilowatts). The 6.2-liter, 420bhp (313 kW) V8 is also transported as an up-spec engine. However, the new 3.0-liter Duramax turbo-diesel inline-six joins the list of options, offering an estimate of 277 hp (207 kW) and 460 pound-feet (623 Newton-meters) of torque. Regardless of the engine, everything is now connected to a standard 10-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy data is not yet available for any of the engine options, including diesel.
Prices are not yet available, but we can tell you that a new level of High Country model joins the ranks as the gamma-topping set-up beyond the Premier edition. Currently, the Suburban Premier model starts at 69,795 dollars, so it’s safe to say that the new High Country will probably exceed 70,000 dollars. Suburban and Tahoe in 2021 will hit dealerships in mid-2020.
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