The 2021 Chevy Suburban is brand-new and redesigned, beginning in its 12th generation. As Chevy’s big family hauler, the Suburban is known for its spaciousness and amenities. But experts found that a lot more is impressive about the 2021 Chevy Suburban and its available options may just be the most impressive part of all.
Why variety is one of the 2021 Chevy Suburban’s best qualities
Experts knew a few things would remain true about the newest Suburban: it would be large and full of passenger space. According to Kelley Blue Book, the 2021 Chevy Suburban’s seating for up to nine and class-leading cargo space make it an obvious choice for hauling family and cargo.
But KBB also loved the redesigned Suburban’s standard, powerful eight-cylinder engine, as well as its optional diesel engine. What KBB and other experts found to be most exciting of all, however, is the 2021 Suburban’s array of trim options available.
As a vehicle designed for and marketed at families, its six available trim levels make the newest Suburban a personalized and unique SUV to suit any family.
The trim levels you can expect with the 2021 Chevy Suburban
The newly redesigned 2021 Chevy Suburban is available in six different trims, all offering different features and personality. According to CarBuzz, all new Suburbans come with expanded legroom and cargo space, as well as a redesigned dashboard. Starting at the base level, the Suburban can be purchased in the following trims:
LS: This is the lowest and most basic trim available for the newest Chevy Suburban. Standard features in the LS include automatic climate control, push-button start, power seats, a 10-inch infotainment touchscreen, and safety features like automatic emergency braking and forward-collision warning. All trim levels come standard with OnStar services, as well as in-vehicle Wi-Fi.
LT: The LT trim is the next step up and includes more creature comforts and standard features, such as a memory driver’s seat, wireless phone charging, hands-free power liftgate, leather interior, and heated seats.
RST: Owners get larger, 22-inch wheels with darker styling options with the RST trim. This includes contrast-color stitching on the interior, black chrome trim on the exterior, and blacked-out aesthetics all around.
Z71: This trim is Chevy’s “off-road” Suburban variant, offering standard four-wheel-drive (optional on all other trims), as well as all-terrain tires, a front skidplate, and hill-descent control. The Z71 variant also comes with a turbodiesel engine.
Premier: The Premier trim includes 12-way power seats (with heat and ventilation), an upgraded audio system, an 8-inch instrument cluster, a 15.2-inch head-up display, navigation, and magnetic ride control. Starting at this trim, buyers also receive standard blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, and rear parking sensors.
High Country: According to Motor 1, the highest trim available, the Suburban High Country, comes with an upgraded 6.2-liter eight-cylinder engine that makes 420 hp instead of the standard 355 hp. It also comes with a surround-view camera and rear pedestrian alert.
Is the Suburban still king of the large SUV segment?
As it has been in past years, the 2021 Chevy Suburban is a massive presence on the road. But one of its most redeeming qualities which make it an attractive choice may also be one of its biggest downfalls. The large Suburban can be an adjustment for new owners, as its large size can make it a handful on the road and when parking.
Its large size, as well as its variety of trim levels and standard features, also mean the 2021 Chevy Suburban isn’t the choice for economy pricing. According to Car and Driver, 2021 Suburban base prices start at more than $50,000, while the highest trim (High Country) will cost owners more than $70,000.