COMING SOON – All New 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe – What’s new?
Yesterday, Chevrolet unveiled the brand new 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe in Detroit, Michigan. Both SUV’s borrowed some design notes from the 2019 Silverado 1500 and 2500 and feature a completely redesigned front end. With a brand new independent rear suspension, the cargo space and leg room in the second and third rows made some serious gains!
The RST trim level also returns and joins the Premier, Z71 and High Country trim levels, giving drivers a great selection of options to choose from.
Taking a look at the exterior, it is evident that some serious upgrades have been made.
The front end took some style notes straight from its sibling, the Chevrolet Silverado. Headlights integrated into the grille and the redesigned front bumper provide the SUV with a more modern look.
Sizing up the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and Chevrolet Tahoe reveals that the overall size difference has come down by about 5 inches in length between the two. However, the wheelbase increased by 4.9 inches for the Tahoe and 4.1 inches for the suburban. The increases continue into the interior with an increase in legroom and cargo space in both models.
The interior changed the most in the reveal, with a complete redesign of the dashboard and console on both models.
Chevrolet removed the mass of buttons in the center of the dashboard between the two air vents. They have been replaced by a floating 10-inch screen and a sleeker HVAC control panel located below. The arrangement of the air vents and HVAC controls are unique to the SUVs and not shared with their pickup siblings.
Start-stop button is located just below the instrument panel which is similar to other Chevrolet models. An all-digital instrument cluster, large head-up display and 12.6-inch LCD displays for rear-seat passengers are available to add. Something that may take getting used to is the new button style shifter. The knob has been replaced with P, R, N, D buttons (think GMC Terrain) and they are located just left of the infotainment screen.
A brand new addition to the engine line up available for both models is the Duramax 3.0L Turbo Diesel! The same engine can be found in the Silverado, but it offers 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque to the SUVs.
The base engine, a 5.3-liter V-8, produces the same 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque as before. Also revealed is a more sophisticated cylinder-deactivation system and an engine stop/start feature. 6.2-liter V-8, gets the same upgraded cylinder-deactivation system and start/stop and makes the same 420 hp and 460 lb-ft as before.
10-speed automatic transmission is standard across the board for all trim levels on both models. Rear-wheel drive is standard as well with the option for all-wheel drive available.
2021 models will now be available in 6 different trim levels, each offering a variety of options and customizations.
6 trim levels include:
- RST (NEW)
- Z71 (NEW)
- High Country (NEW)
High Country now replaces the premier as the top trim level available. RST, which was previously a special edition, is converted to a trim level on its own. The Z71 which was previously available as a package has also become its own trim level now available on the 2021 models.
The RST brings a street-inspired look to the SUVs with a unique front fascia, 22-inch wheels, a black grille, black chrome trim and seats with coloured stitching.
With a rugged front fascia, The Z71 allows for better off-road capability. It’s a 4WD truck, which includes Hill Descent Control, a front skid plate, red tow hooks and 20-inch wheels with all-terrain tires. The off-road style continues with accents done in black and black-chrome.
This luxurious SUV trim level has a unique grille with bronze accents and expanded interior color choices. The High Country also comes with the 6.2-liter V8, Magnetic Ride Control and 22-inch wheels. Inside you can find a head-up display, a surround-view camera and a Rear Camera Mirror.
Keep an eye out for these brand new full size SUVs to be released mid 2020. With limited information available on pricing and towing capabilities at this time, stay tuned for updates to this article!
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