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What you must know before buying the Chevrolet Suburban

John Diether
Automotive Editor - November 9, 2020
  • 2021 Suburban all-new and arriving; 2020s gone
  • Too new for factory rebates
  • Lease from $599 for 39 months
  • See dealers for financing options

New Suburban flowing in:

The 2021 Suburban continues arriving at dealers nationwide, featuring a clean-sheet redesign with more cargo capacity and passenger room. The latest Suburban is available with an adaptive suspension system and a 3.0-liter Duramax diesel engine for improved efficiency. Surprisingly, the base MSRP is the same as last year.

The 2020 Suburban has sold out.

Most available examples are outfitted in LS or LT trim. The top-of-the-line Premier can be found, of course, but dealer selection is sometimes very limited.

Unless otherwise noted, factory offers are available nationally and will expire November 30, 2020. Chevy often enhances incentives ahead of Black Friday weekend.

Where's the cash?

The 2021 Suburban is still too new and in-demand for cash incentives. We expect to see a modest rebate by early next year.

Solid lease value:

Current lessees of any brand can now lease a 2021 Suburban LT 4WD from $599 for 39 months (10,000 miles a year) with $7,499 due at signing.

The effective monthly cost works out to $791, a good value for this price class in our analysis.

Your total cost may be higher if you're not currently in a lease. See your dealer for an exact quote.

Waiting on APR offers:

There are no financing specials yet on the 2021 Suburban. Chevy will probably start offering discounted rates early next year. For now, you'll likely find favorable rates at the dealer level.

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LT 4WD (GM/Non-GM Lessees)
$599Monthly Payment
Term Length (months): 39
Due at signing: $7,499
Mileage: 10k
MSRP: $65,980
Deal Valid in: All Regions
Expiration: 11/30/20

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2021 Chevrolet Suburban Overview

Anthony Sophinos
Automotive Editor

What's New

Chevrolet's biggest bruiser, the Suburban, is a staple of the brand's lineup. The nameplate has been around in one form or another since the 1930s; in that time, it has slowly morphed from a basic workhorse to a highly capable and highly luxurious hauler of people and goods. Today, the Suburban typically retails for as much as a well-equipped Chevy Corvette yet remains hugely popular among a small, loyal following.

That might sound like easy money for Chevy, but it puts engineers at a crossroads come time for a redesign. How do you update a product already so beloved and so dominant in its class?

With the all-new 2021 Chevy Suburban, the brand shows that the answer is to balance and refine rather than go for a clean-sheet redesign. The styling has evolved and the interior has been classed up, yet it still looks and feels very much like a Suburban.

Most significantly, the rear suspension trades off its old-school solid axle for an independent design. The move increases cargo space, improves ride comfort, and makes for a much roomier third row.

Choosing Your Chevrolet Suburban

Buyers can have their Suburban in six trims: LS, LT, RST, Z71, Premier, and High Country. Pricing starts at $52,995 including destination for a base LS, though consumers will likely start their shopping with the $57,795 LT. The priciest model, the High Country, begins at $73,595.

Engine Choices

Most Suburbans will end up with the base 5.3-liter V8. This engine has been powering the Suburban for years. The only thing new for 2021 is its expanded fuel management system, which now has up to 12 modes of cylinder deactivation, each automatically determined based on driving conditions.

A 6.2-liter V8 comes standard on the High Country, the only trim to offer this engine. It also gets the fancy fuel management system. New for 2021 is a 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel inline-six, optional on all trims but the Z71. The engine is all new and has been specifically developed for full-size trucks and SUVs.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueMax TowingFuel Economy (Combined)
5.3L V8355 hp383 lb-ft8,300 pounds18 mpg
6.2L V8420 hp460 lb-ft8,200 pounds17 mpg
3.0L 6-Cylinder Turbodiesel277 hp460 lb-ftNot Yet RatedNot Yet Rated

All three engines are paired with a new 10-speed automatic transmission. Five of the trims come standard with rear-wheel drive, but four-wheel drive is available for $3,000. The Z71 comes standard with 4WD.

Though towing and EPA stats haven't been announced yet, keep an eye on the turbodiesel. With its widespread availability and its promise of segment-best EPA figures, it could make Suburban ownership a bit more economical – but only if its claims of substantially better fuel efficiency play out.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Suburban is the only vehicle outside commercial-grade vans that can haul nine passengers. However, doing so requires purchasing a base LS trim or the fleet-only FL model. Nearly all Suburbans will therefore be eight-passenger models, but second row captain's chairs are also available for a seven-passenger layout.

With its new rear suspension, passenger room is greatly expanded for the third row, which now has almost 37 inches of leg room, 2 inches more than last year. Second-row leg room is also up 3 inches over the outgoing model, for a total of 42 inches.

Cargo room also benefits. There's now 41.5 cubic feet of cargo room behind the third row, 93.8 behind the second, and a full 144.7 cubic feet with both back rows folded. That's more cargo room than any SUV on the market.

Safety Features

Standard safety equipment on the Suburban includes automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic high-beams, and rear park assist.

The Premier and High Country get front parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, and lane change assist. These are available on lower trims through the Driver Alert Package.

The High Country alone gets a surround-view camera system.


A 10.2-inch touchscreen has been made standard on the redesigned Suburban. It comes with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wi-fi hot spot capability, satellite radio, HD radio, and Bluetooth. Eight USB ports (four up front, two in each of the back rows), a six-speaker audio system, and a 4.2-inch driver information display are also standard.

The LT gets standard wireless charging an a nine-speaker Bose audio system, while the Premier and High Country add a 10-speaker Bose audio system and navigation. The High Country also gets a head-up display.

The digital platform that underlies all these technologies is also new. It has five times more processing power than the outgoing model, which translates to fast, intuitive, and seamless digital performance. It also has extra bandwidth for future features that could be purchased and downloaded via over-the-air updates.

Dual 12.6-inch LCD screens are also offered through the rear-seat entertainment package. These can be bundled with the navigation system on lower trims.

LS - From $52,995

The most basic of Suburbans is still a long way from spartan. Besides the aforementioned safety and tech features, it comes with standard features like 18-inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, a 10-way power driver seat, an eight-way power passenger seat, keyless start, cloth upholstery, tri-zone climate control, and remote start.

The LS is the only trim that can be ordered with the front bench seat.

LT - From $57,795

Most shoppers will want to start with the LT. The upcharge over the LS brings about a hands-free power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, wireless phone charging, heated front seats, front leather seats, and a 10-way power passenger seat.

RST - From $61,095

Shell out another $3,500 or so and Chevy will outfit your LT with the full gamut of sporty-chic tinsel with the RST. There's big 22-inch black wheels, blacked-out trim, exclusive badging, perforated leather seating, and other aesthetic touches.

Z71 - From $63,195

As the RST is to the street, the Z71 is to the trail. It gets numerous exclusive features that make it well matched for off-road adventures, such as the all-terrain tires, standard four-wheel drive, hill-hold assist, a two-speed transfer case, skid plates, and hill descent control.

Premier - From $66,595

Luxury is the name of the Premier's game. It gets magnetic ride control, 12-way power front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, heated second-row outboard seats, a power third row, and an 8-inch driver information center. This is also the trim where the fuller roster of active safety features becomes standard.

High Country - From $73,595

The priciest Suburban is the High Country. It is the only trim to get the 6.2-liter V8, and along with the Z71 one of two trims to offer an optional air suspension. This suspension offers load-leveling, up to 4 inches of automatic height adjustment, and the ability to raise the body an additional 1 or 2 inches when the transfer case is set to 4WD HI or 4WD LO, respectively.

The High Country comes standard with a surround-view camera, a head-up display, a rear camera mirror, and 22-inch wheels.

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CarsDirect Tip

The most rational way to go with the 2021 Chevy Suburban is the LT, but there's something to be said about the RST model. Its extra style gives it some serious curb appeal for not much more money. It quite literally looks like a winner in our book.

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