Review - 2021 Chevrolet Suburban in Maquoketa IA

Vehicle Overview

The 2021 Chevrolet Suburban marks the introduction of the next generation. The Suburban has been completely redesigned, and everything about the nameplate is now bigger and better. The wheelbase is bigger. The length from bumper to bumper is longer. The passenger volume and cargo space has been increased significantly. The engine lineup has been revised and refined, and the Suburban now has an independent rear suspension for the first time in its history. This fundamental change has allowed for the updates mentioned above as well as a smoother ride and more precise handling. The all-new Suburban will be available at your local Chevrolet dealership in Maquoketa in mid-2020, and in the meantime, let us have a look at this total makeover in greater detail.

Maquoketa IA - 2021 Chevrolet Suburban Overview

Exterior - 2021 Chevrolet Suburban

The Suburban is based on the Silverado, so it gets many of the upgrades that exterior got last year, such as the redesigned grille, headlamps, bumpers and taillamps. The wheelbase has been extended from 130 to 134 inches. From bumper the bumper, the increase is only about an inch, so the engineers have put that extra space to good use. There are a number of appearance packages available as well as some trims that change the look quite a bit. The Z71, for instance, is off-road oriented and so includes skid plates and the like. The RST, on the other hand, is street-oriented and has visual cues to match.

Maquoketa IA - 2021 Chevrolet Suburban Exterior

Interior - 2021 Chevrolet Suburban in Maquoketa

The changes have added 2 inches of legroom in both the second and third row, and this makes a significant difference when large adults are sitting in these rows. The passenger volume is now 179.7 cubic feet, which is bigger by 18.2 cubic feet. The core cargo compartment now measures 41.1 cubic feet, which is 1.8 cubic feet bigger, and the cargo area with both rows out of the way is 144.7 cubic feet, which is an impressive 23 cubic feet bigger. Chevrolet has also completely revamped the infotainment system. It is bigger, landscape-oriented and raised above the dash so that you can look at both it and the road at the same time.

Maquoketa IA - 2021 Chevrolet Suburban Interior
Mechanical - Chevrolet Suburban specs in Maquoketa

The 2021 Chevrolet Suburban will be available in rear- and all-wheel drive across the lineup. The independent rear suspension allows for better handling, a more comfortable ride and more passenger and cargo volume. You can also opt to have your Suburban fitted with an adjustable air suspension as well as adaptive dampers. With the dampers, you can manually raise or lower your ride height, and this system can also be activated automatically as needed. A heavy-duty trailer towing package will be available across the lineup and included standard in some cases. The final towing ratings have not been released as of this writing, but we do know that the max capacity should be greater than 9,000 pounds.

Maquoketa IA - 2021 Chevrolet Suburban Mechanical
Powertrain - Chevrolet Suburban specs in Maquoketa IA

Chevrolet offers three engines for the Suburban in Maquoketa: a standard 5.3L V8, an optional 6.2L V8 and an optional 3.0L turbo-diesel inline-six engine. You may notice that the 5.3L and 6.2L are carried over from the last Suburban generation, but both powerplants have undergone serious refinement, including the addition of dynamic fuel management systems that improve fuel performance in all driving scenarios. The 5.3L is now rated for 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, and the 6.2L, which will be available with all trim levels, is now rated for 420 hp and 460 lb.-ft. The turbo-diesel, which is available with all trims with the exception of the Z71, is rated for 277 hp and 460 lb.-ft. No matter which engine you choose, it will be paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Safety - 2021 Chevrolet Suburban dealer

As Chevrolet has been doing across its lineup, it is expanding the standard driver assistance package for the Suburban as well as making the optional features more accessible. Greater accessibility means available on the base trim and available individually as well as in various cost-saving groups. The base equipment includes the Chevrolet infotainment system 3 with a 10-inch HD color touchscreen and an HD Rear Vision camera system. The driver assistance technologies include a blind-spot monitoring system, following distance indicator, forward collision detection, pedestrian detection and collision avoidance via automatic emergency braking. The options include an HD Surround View camera that provides multiple views around the vehicle, and trailer if applicable, including a birds-eye view.

*This content is intended for informational purposes only. Contact the dealership for the latest details.

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