When it comes to family vehicles with style and size, look no further than the 2021 Chevy Suburban. This hardy, high-performance and ultra-roomy SUV does it all, and at a price that’s highly competitive, too. Best of all, it’s not just for families. Chevy has retooled the Suburban throughout the years to be smarter and more fun to drive, with all the sporty and agile features that you’d only expect from a much smaller vehicle.
Yet, this spacious SUV has the same classic features Americans have loved, “building on a tradition” - as Chevy says themselves - to improve the Suburban without making it unrecognizable to the American market that made this vehicle so popular for so many years. In fact, the same features like cargo volume and stable, safe handling that consumers have come to expect are better than ever, just with some extra features added that make this SUV an all-around star.
While the 2021 Suburban has been designed for mass appeal - now more than ever - it’s still important to get to know a vehicle inside and out before you consider taking one home. Newton Chevrolet Buick GMC is stocked with new Suburbans for you to test drive and even customize to suit your exact lifestyle (and budget), but here are all the facts that will make you a smart shopper. Take a close look at some of the 2021 Chevy Suburban’s most important, exciting, and talked-about features first.
The 2021 Suburban has three amazing engines to choose from, including two V8 engines. While some competing SUVs can be outfitted with as little as a four-cylinder gas engine, the powerful V8 in the Suburban’s base model is a beast to contend with. It provides up to 355 horsepower and is linked to a smooth, 10-speed automatic transmission system. Upgrade your V8 to the 6.2-liter, 420-horsepower engine for acceleration and top speeds that can keep up with much smaller sedans. Dynamic Fuel Management technology interacts with your powertrain to help you balance efficiency with driving capability so you can save fuel and, of course, save money.
For better towing, fuel economy, and durability, choose the diesel engine, a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder turbodiesel machine that provides an excellent 460 lb-ft of torque. It’s a surprisingly quiet and refined diesel engine, and accelerating with this powertrain feels extremely responsive. Every version feels aerodynamic, quick, and, thanks to excellent steering, agile despite its bigger-than-ever volume. So whether you want to test its limits or just commute the family around town, the new Suburban is sure to offer an enjoyable drive.
Maybe you want to take your family on a one-of-a-kind adventure? The Z71 Off-Road package is back and more sturdily engineered than before, so you can outfit your 2021 Suburban to rule the off-road, too. Larger, 20-inch wheels with hardy, all-terrain tires can handle the rocky and pitfall-laden pathways of Mother Nature, while a two-speed transfer case provides four-wheel drive for extra traction and control in rigorous conditions. Available improved suspension with Air Ride technology can adjust to uneven terrain to smooth out your ride and protect the vehicle’s body. You even get an extra lift on your Suburban and adjustable heights that vary based on the surface beneath you.
Tow hooks are a great addition with the Z71 package, so you can haul a camper, trailer, ATV, or other sports equipment to the wild destination of your choosing. You also get to take advantage of the Suburban’s highly respectable tow rating of up to 8,200 pounds. Equip a Suburban with the Max Trailering package, and your Suburban can easily get some serious work done, even by some commercial towing standards.
The Suburban’s interior is what makes it a family favorite. This year, it’s even more spacious and comfortable. In fact, the new Suburban provides the best-in-class second-row legroom, so your youngsters won’t outgrow their seats as they age. The Suburban’s cabin is comfortable enough for 8 adults, too. Adjustable second-row seats help everyone stay comfortable during long rides while also enabling them to make room for huge cargo loads.
The whopping 144.7 cubic feet maximum cargo space in the 2021 Suburban is more than enough for the average family road trip and can even fit other belongings like furniture and storage. Forget delivery fees; you can fit a big-screen TV and other big purchases right in the back of your Suburban thanks to its low, flat load floor and independent rear suspension design, which optimize interior space. The power sliding center console offers plenty more space for smartphones, tablets, documents, and other compact valuables in a safely concealed drawer. The newly expanded third row, meanwhile, offers superior comfort and the flexibility to adjust and flatten the row to optimize storage. It’s this level of convenience that keeps American drivers coming back to the Suburban each year.
Interior tech is also sure to impress, including wireless charging pads, a Wi-Fi hotspot, heated and ventilated seats that are comfortable in all seasons, as well as a smart infotainment device mounted on the center console. The 10.2-inch screen offers smartphone compatibility and a host of other smart features like available real-time navigation. Meanwhile, 12.6-inch flatscreens are mounted behind the two front seats and are wide enough to keep the entire passenger bay entertained on long drives.
An available Head-Up display streams real-time vehicle data onto the lower portion of the front windshield so you can monitor your speeds, rpm, and other stats without having to take your eyes off the road ahead of you. However, every edition of the Suburban offers an enlarged, detailed gauge cluster that tells you what you need to know about your current driving status in a stylish display. If you want to take your Suburban to the next level of luxury and personal style, upgrade to the RST or High Country editions, each of which have not only a specially designed exterior but a refined cabin that’s sure to impress. Special stitching, access to more in-cabin technology, upgraded interior materials like genuine leather, and other luxurious details make the High Country Suburban the most luxurious family vehicle on the road.
Safety matters, especially when it comes to family vehicles. While this may not be the most fun aspect of a vehicle, safety technology like the features built into the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban are for every driver, even the young adventurer who intends to pack up their Suburban with sports equipment and take to the open road. In fact, some of the safety features in Chevy’s safety package make your drive easier and more relaxing.
Standard features include Automatic Emergency Braking, which responds to obstacles and brakes instantly, cutting down on human reaction times and reducing your risk of an accident and/or injury. Forward Collision Alert senses vehicles ahead of you and alerts you of a potential oncoming accident, braking automatically. It can even notify you if you’re following a vehicle too closely. In addition, Front Pedestrian Braking responds to pedestrians and enables hard braking to reduce a collision.
Upgrade to a host of available features like Adaptive Cruise Control which takes care of the gas and brake pedals for you on long drives. Unlike older cruise control features, this smarter, refined version adjusts to traffic and road conditions to keep you safe and comfortable. Lane Keep Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, meanwhile, also work to help prevent collisions in a variety of situations.
You can outfit your 2021 Chevy Suburban with up to 9 camera views thanks to Chevy’s HD Surround Vision technology. Amazing views like a bird’s eye perspective of your vehicle, rear views, side views, and other perspectives help you keep tabs on your surroundings while you drive. This is a huge boon for parking, exiting a driveway, and other situations that require you to scope your surroundings. Rather than craning your neck and taking a chance on blind spots, just scroll through your touchscreen infotainment device, which displays camera views with crisp, detailed images. Ultimately, this new and improved Suburban is equipped to keep you and your family secure, no matter how far away your destination may be.