A New Chevy Suburban for a New Decade

September 11th, 2020 by

A gray 2021 Chevy Suburban Z71, coming soon to a Chevy dealership near you, is shown parked in front of a pond near Corsicana, TX.

Sometimes, you just get it right. Everything you hoped, dreamed, and planned for comes to fruition, and you’ve found success. Good for you. But some people are not content to just say they’ve won and go home. They need to keep pushing the envelope, seeing how you can make a good thing just a little better – and there is no better place to find an example of this attitude than at your nearest Chevy dealership.

This has always been the case with the folks at Chevrolet. Whether designing classic sports cars like the Corvette and Camaro or building great trucks like the Silverado, the folks at Chevy know that times change and people’s needs evolve. They are aware that they can’t just rest on their laurels, and that they have to keep making their exceptional vehicles even better. This is why they are introducing an all-new Chevy Suburban for the 2021 model year.

The Suburban stands as the industry leader for rugged three-row full-size SUVs and is also one of the top sellers in its class. Still, the folks at Chevy knew they had to keep improving the Suburban to give you an even better full-size SUV. So today, we will be comparing the 2021 Chevy Suburban vs. 2020 Chevy Suburban to show you all the revolutionary improvements to this legendary vehicle.

If you are in the market for a 2021 Chevy Suburban, then stop searching the web for a “Chevy dealership near me.” At Frank Kent Country, we will put you first in getting you behind the wheel of your new Chevy Suburban. We have been Fort Worth’s choice for Chevy cars, trucks, and SUVs since 1935. Our dedication to service and customer satisfaction is second to none. Come in today and drive out with a brand new 2021 Chevy Suburban, the best full-size SUV on the road today.

An All-New Diesel Option for a New Decade

The 2020 Chevy Suburban features two engines. The base engine is a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 that produces 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. The other engine option is a more powerful 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 that produces 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Both of these engines will continue to be available on the 2021 Chevy Suburban with the dynamic fuel management system to improve fuel economy.

But the great news is that Chevy has also added a brand-new diesel option for the Suburban. This is a Duramax 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel that produces 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. By getting a Suburban with the Turbo-Diesel, you will have plenty of muscle as well as excellent fuel economy. Once the 2021 Chevy Suburban with the Turbo-Diesel starts rolling out, we will see the total amount of trailer that it can pull and if it can exceed the 8,300-pound rating of the 2020 Suburban and 2021 Suburban with their gas engines.

One of the other major changes with the Suburban’s powertrain involves the transmission. Right now, the 2020 Chevy Suburban comes standard with a standard 6-speed automatic transmission and has a 10-speed automatic transmission available as an option. Chevy has made this 10-speed automatic transmission standard on all trims of the 2021 Suburban, giving you greater control over your full-size SUV. This has also led to improvements in fuel economy.

The 2020 Suburban with a rear-wheel drivetrain and the 5.3-liter V8 can produce 15 mpg in the city. This improves to 16 mpg in city driving with the 2021 model. The same goes for the all-wheel drive Suburban, which produces 14 mpg in the city with the 2020 model, but 15 mpg in city driving with the 2021 Suburban.

New Options for a New Decade

Chevy offers the 2020 Chevy Suburban in three different trims, including the base model LS, the middle of the road LT, and the top-of-the-line Premier. For the 2021 model, Chevy has expanded this to six trims. In addition to the LS, LT, and Premier trims of the previous year, there is also now the sporty RST, the off-road Z71, and a new ultra-luxurious High Country. This gives you far more options to find the best feature set for your needs.

And even within the trims, there have been upgrades. For instance, the 2021 Suburban also has a larger touchscreen than the 2020 model. Where the 2020 model has an 8-inch color touchscreen for the Chevy Infotainment 3 system, the 2021 Suburban expanded this to a standard 10.2-inch touchscreen, providing you with an easier to use display.

But let’s take a look at the new trims for the 2021 Suburban. The new top-of-the-line model is the High Country, sharing a name with the top trim for the Chevy Silverado 1500. This trim includes unique High Country signature grille, sill plates, and interior stitching, as well as 22-inch wheels with all-season tires. If you choose this model, you will definitely be riding the high country.

The other big news is that Chevy is now offering the first dedicated off-road trim for the 2021 Chevy Suburban. The Suburban Z71 doesn’t just look the part of a Trail Boss SUV – it has the parts to make it happen. That starts with a set of 20-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, giving you extra traction off-road. The red tow hooks on the Suburban Z71 are also not just there for show and can help you get your Suburban up and over the toughest obstacle on the trail (or help you rescue drivers in less capable vehicles).

A skid plate helps protect the undercarriage of your Suburban Z71, while black tubular assist steps help you get in and out of your SUV. You can complete the full off-road package by adding Four-Corner Air Ride Adaptive Suspension to give your Suburban Z71 just a little more oomph when you are out off-roading. With a vehicle of this size and power, the 2021 Chevy Suburban Z71 will make you the envy of everyone on the trail.

More Space for a New Decade

You are sure to notice something right away about the 2021 Chevy Suburban: it is bigger than the 2020 Suburban. Chevy has added over four inches to the wheelbase of the Suburban, providing greater space for cargo and a roomier passenger cabin. The cargo space on the current Suburban is 39.3 cubic feet, which expands to 76.7 cubic feet with the third row of seats folded down and 121.7 cubic feet with the second row folded down as well.

The 2021 Chevy Suburban easily surpasses these already impressive figures. The trunk holds up to 41.5 cubic feet of cargo, and if you fold down the third row of seats, this increases to 93.8 cubic feet. But with both the second and third-row folded down, the 2021 Suburban offers an absolutely insane 144.7 cubic feet. With just a few easy adjustments, you can turn your 2021 Suburban from a luxurious three-row SUV to a cargo van. Best of all, it will drive better than any cargo van you’ve ever driven, and it will turn back into your beautiful Suburban at the end of your cargo run.

The Chevy Suburban has always been one of the few SUVs that doesn’t compromise between passenger comfort and cargo space. The 2020 Suburban has plenty of room in the trunk for luggage when traveling with up to nine passengers without cramping their style. The 2020 Suburban provides 42.8 inches of headroom for front-row passengers, 45.3 inches of legroom, 64.8 inches of shoulder room, and 60.8 inches of hip room. Second-row passengers in the 2020 Suburban have 39.1 inches of headroom, 39.7 inches of legroom, 65.1 inches of shoulder room, and 60.3 inches of hip room. Finally, third-row passengers enjoy 38.5 inches of headroom, 34.5 inches of legroom, 62.6 inches of shoulder room, and 49.3 inches of hip room.

While these figures are outstanding, they just can’t compare to those of the 2021 Chevy Suburban, which exceeds them in several important aspects. Front row passengers in the 2021 Suburban will be amazed by 42.3 inches of headroom, 44.5 inches of legroom, 66 inches of shoulder room, and 61.5 inches of hip room. Second-row passengers will appreciate 38.9 inches of headroom, 42 inches of legroom, 64.8 inches of shoulder room, and 61.3 inches of hip room. Third-row passengers won’t feel left behind either with 38.2 inches of headroom, 36.7 inches of legroom, 62.8 inches of shoulder room, and 49.4 inches of hip room.

Chevrolet has truly made a three-row full-size SUV that is built for the new decade. The 2021 Chevy Suburban will be rolling into your local Chevy dealership real soon, and with an affordable base MSRP of $51,700, they are sure to be moving out onto the highway before you know it. So if you need a new full-size SUV, it is time to start thinking about getting out there and giving one a test drive.

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