Everything We Know About the Upcoming 2021 Chevy Suburban
If you have been wanting to upgrade your family-friendly Chevy SUV, then we’ve got some good news for you! The upcoming 2021 Chevy Suburban is about to make some serious waves in the auto industry. Offering an even more open cabin design with a best-in-class maximum cargo area, this eight-passenger SUV is better than ever before. Our experts here at Frank Kent Chevrolet are always the first to know all the juicy details of new releases. So, be sure to keep up-to-date with us as new information unfolds!
More Space to Do What You Love
With the announcement of the upcoming 2021 Chevy Suburban, the designers and engineers are pleased to present a much roomier cabin than before. As a best-selling full-size SUV, it’s important to have enough space for families, friends, and everything that comes with them. That’s why the newest Suburban model will have 19% more cargo room behind the third row of seating than previous models. That makes this a best-in-class model for cargo room.
This is noteworthy for large families who lead active lifestyles. If you have five kids who all need equipment and gear for different extracurricular activities, then you definitely need plenty of room. Stash their backpacks, sports gear, and musical instruments in the back without having to compromise on legroom for your growing young ones.
Stretching the length of the wheelbase by 4.1-inches, the 2021 Suburban is 15-inches longer than its cousin – the Chevy Tahoe. Because of this significant lengthening, the suspension also had to be revised for better handling, which we will cover shortly. The cargo area behind the third row of seating has grown from 39.3 cubic feet to 41.3 cubic feet. Also, the legroom for third-row passengers has been increased by 2.2-inches. The maximum cargo area can be expanded to 144.7 cubic feet by folding the second and third rows flat.
Improved Handling for a Smoother Ride
This isn’t a bus, and it shouldn’t feel like one either. Just because a vehicle is big, that doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on comfort. The 2021 Chevy Suburban Z71 and High Country trim levels both come with Air Ride Adaptive Suspension and Magnetic Ride Control. These two features make the experience inside the cabin a pleasant one.
As the most advanced suspension in the class, this one provides 4-inches of ride-height adjustment and offers load leveling at all four corners. As for the Magnetic Ride Control, this dampening system reduces body roll, bouncing, and vibrations for the smoothest ride. This is great for people who suffer from motion sickness.
Power and Performance
Here’s something even more exciting. You get to choose which engine you want. That’s a rare thing from such a larger vehicle since they typically only come with one standard powertrain system. On the 2021 Suburban, you can decide for yourself which one is best for your family’s needs.
First, there is the 5.3L V-8 engine that produces 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. The newest addition to the pertain lineup is the turbo-diesel 3.0L that generates 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. An important thing to note on this version is that it gets 30 mpg on the highway, which is almost unheard of for a full-size SUV. Finally, if you need more power, you can opt for the robust 6.2 V-8 engine that makes an impressive 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. All of these powertrains come standard with a 10-speed automatic transmission and RWD, but AWD is optional. One of the stats to watch for coming up is the towing capacity. Chevrolet has not yet released the official numbers.
Interior Tech Upgrades
We are currently in the Digital Age, and we are constantly surrounded by screens and mobile devices. So, it only makes sense to accommodate for that in your daily driver. Next year’s Suburban model will feature up to 5 screen displays throughout the cabin. If you think that’s excessive, let’s take a look at where they are and why you want them.
First is the 10-inch full-color touchscreen that displays the Chevrolet infotainment interface. This is a very important screen because it shows you everything regarding entertainment. It also displays the video feed from the rearview camera. So, you want it to be large. No one wants to squint at a monitor while backing out of a tight space. Chevy engineers have made it easy to clearly manage your entertainment options and see what’s behind your vehicle while going in reverse. This is standard across all six available trim levels and includes Bluetooth, compatibility with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, a 4G LTE Wifi hotspot, and multiple USB ports. A wireless charging pad is also included on every trim except the LS.
Next is the optional 8-inch instrument cluster. Don’t misinterpret this to mean that some Suburbans don’t have instrument clusters. They all have this, but the larger 8-inch style is optional. There is also the 15-inch Head-Up Display that puts important vehicle information on your windshield. This allows you to keep your eyes on the road instead of looking around for certain details. It functions as a tech and safety feature. Finally, the last screen is technically two. These are the optional LCD monitors for the rear-seat media system. Measuring at 12.6-inches each, they come with the most advanced entertainment system for back-seat passengers. Perfect to keep the kids busy during long road trips, and it’s a great system to have on-hand.
The Most Advanced Safety Systems
Keeping your family safe is your top priority, and Chevy engineers have worked hard to incorporate the most advanced safety systems into the upcoming Suburban for that very reason.
Automatic emergency braking comes standard and will bring the vehicle to a halt if no action is taken to avoid an impending collision. The best-in-class HD Surround Vision provides you with nine camera angles all around the vehicle. You can see what’s happening outside and avoid any scrapes, scuffs, or fender benders. This operation also works with a rear pedestrian alert system that will notify you if a person passes behind the vehicle.
If you enjoy taking a boat or a trailer full of recreational toys out on weekend getaways, you’ll love the trailer safety systems that have been put in place as well. Trailer profiling, Side Blind Zone Alert, and tire pressure/temperature monitoring help you drive safely with a trailer in-tow.
Find Your Perfect Chevy SUV
If you are looking for a new Chevy SUV right now, we’ve got plenty of 2020 Suburban models in stock here at Frank Kent Chevrolet in Ennis, TX. If you’d rather wait for the upcoming 2021 version, then you can stay up-to-date with the latest facts by asking our knowledgeable team of auto experts. We are here to answer all of your burning questions and to help you find the perfect set of wheels for your family. Call us or stop by our dealership for a test drive today!