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Everything you want to know about the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe

The Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban have gotten a makeover for the 2021 model year.

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When the Chevrolet Silverado was redesigned for its current generation, there was little doubt that a redesign of the Tahoe and Suburban weren't far behind. Now it is certain. The 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe have debuted in Detroit sporting engineering, body, and tech enhancements from its tires to its top.

These are the major takeaways from the debut.

The redesign gives the Suburban and Tahoe class-leading interior space.

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The Tahoe got 66 percent more cargo room behind its third row and the Suburban got 19 percent more maximum cargo space behind its first row. The 2021 Tahoe has 25 percent more cargo room behind its third-row seat than the 2020 Ford Expedition does. The 2021 Suburban (shown above) has the most passenger and cargo space of any SUV.

Chevrolet says that the SUVs' driving dynamics are greatly enhanced in this new generation.

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 body outdoors rugged

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It isn't hard to believe given the ride and handling improvements from one generation to the next in the Silverado. All three vehicles share a platform. Chevrolet will offer the vehicles with Magnetic Ride Control and an Air Ride Adaptive Suspension. The new air suspension allows automatic leveling on all four corners of the vehicle and can adjust a vehicle's ride height by up to four inches. Above, the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 hits the open trail.

‚ÄčThe models are filled with modern technology.

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Up to five screens and nine cameras are available in the vehicles. The list of screens includes: a standard 10-inch central touchscreen (largest in its segment), available 8-inch instrument cluster, available 15-inch head-up display (no competitor offers this), available dual 12.6-inchl rear-seat LCD displays.

The models come with a Wi-Fit hot spot, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, multiple USB charging ports, and wireless charging with charger cooling (not available in the LS grade).

Above, the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban is shown with premium infotainment options.

Chevrolet has engineered the Suburban and Tahoe's engines to be powerful and efficient.

Chevrolet Duramax Diesel engine

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The automaker has updated its engine lineup to align with the Silverado's in this new generation. A 3.0-liter Duramax turbo-diesel and refined V8s are part of the menu. The engines are all paired with a standard 10-speed automatic transmission and push-button electronic shift.

A 5.3-liter V8 rated at 355 horsepower is standard on LS, LT, Z71, RST and Premier models; and a 6.2-liter V8 rated at 420 horsepower is standard on High Country models. The Duramax diesel power plant shown above is available on all models except Z71.

The SUVs are meant for towing.

2021 Chevrolet Suburban parked outside

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Chevrolet has given the new Tahoe and Suburban (shown above) trailering technology that first appeared in the new Silverado. A Max Trailering package is available and includes a high-capacity radiator and cooling fan, an integrated trailer brake controller, a Hitch Guidance with Hitch View feature, and the Chevrolet trailering app.

The Suburban and Tahoe will be offered in six trim levels.

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This is the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe RST.

The Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe (show above in the RST variant) will have the LS trim as their base model. Next up is the LT grade. Additional trim levels include:

  • RST - The front fascia includes a black ice finish on the grille, while the interior includes RST-specific seats with stitching in a contrasting color. RST models include all LT content, plus black and black-chrome exterior trim, 22-inch wheels and more.
  • Z71 - The Z71 front fascia has a higher approach angle to aid off-road capability. Four-wheel drive is standard and includes a two-speed transfer case and hill descent control, along with 20-inch wheels, all-terrain tires, front skid plate and red tow hooks. Z71 features black and black-chrome exterior accents.
  • Premier - This trim level adds features such as Magnetic Ride Control, navigation, an 8-inch-diagonal reconfigurable instrument cluster, premium Bose 10-speaker audio system, 12-way power vented and perforated front bucket seats, power releases for both rows of rear seats, heated steering wheel, Safety Alert Seat, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Front and Rear Park Assist, and 20-inch wheels.
  • High Country - The design is highlighted by a unique grille with bronze accents and High Country badging. The interior includes High Country sill plates, seat embroidery, and expanded color and trim choices. High Country features the 6.2L V-8 engine with Magnetic Ride Control, 22-inch wheels with chrome inserts, and adds Rear Pedestrian Alert, a head-up display, HD Surround Vision, and the rear camera mirror. Air Ride Adaptive Suspension and adaptive cruise control.

The 2021 Suburban and Tahoe will be manufactured in Arlington, Texas and go on sale in mid-2020.

2021 Chevrolet Suburban Arlington Assembly

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Pricing for the 2021 models is expected to rise a bit from the 2020 model year, as is common with a redesign. The 2020 Chevrolet Suburban starts at $50,800 and tops out over $20,000 more than that. Chevrolet has priced the 2020 Tahoe to start at $47,900 and with options its price tag can rise to near $74,000.

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The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder arrives on dealer lots this summer.

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The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder doesn't have to be capable of rock crawling or deep water fording. What it has to do is service the needs of families in their daily life and give them the opportunity to competently go off-roading on rocky trails should they desire. The new, fifth-generation models does just that and adds in enough nifty features to make it among the most compelling choices for three-row SUV buyers.

The 2022 Pathfinder is thoroughly modern though not the boxy off-roader it once was. The SUV's styling harkens back to that time with a tilted, darkened C-pillar and a return to a more muscular body style. That styling makes straightforward visibility good but for shorter drivers seeing what is immediately in front of the grille is a challenge that necessitates using surround view camera technology (available only in upper trim levels) when navigating challenging terrain.

2022 Nissan Pathfinder The Pathfinder can easily handle the roads less traveled.Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

Under the hood is a 3.5-liter V6 that offers up 291 horsepower and torque - plenty to do the job without complaint. The SUV's nine-speed automatic transmission replaces the continuously variable transmission (CVT) from the previous generation and delivers smooth shifts. Though low-end torque isn't as robust as I like it to be, once up over 35 mph, the Pathfinder's powertrain delivers smooth, powerful sailing.

The redesigned architecture and components underpinning the Pathfinder make it stable on the road and don't allow it to wallow on winding roads. Even off-road, the suspension provides the right blend of stability while the drive dynamics allowing the driver to feel engaged with their surroundings whether on freshly paved roads, city streets, or muddy trails.

Nissan has given the Pathfinder a 6,000-pound towing capacity and even when maxed out the engine's functionality is strong as ever. The transmission can get held up in a gear mid-range when performing this function, however, with 5,000-6,000 rpms registering on the tachometer but a quick release of the gas pedal recalibrates the offering bringing it down to a more traditional 2,000 rpm range.

The eight-seater Pathfinder clearly has the Toyota Highlander in its sights, with good reason. It's the top-selling three-row SUV in the country. Nissan boasts that three adults can fit across the rear bench seat of the Pathfinder and, as long as they're average size or smaller, the marketing talking point holds up. There is gobs more room back there than there is in the Highlander.

2022 Nissan Pathfinder Nissan has given the Pathfinder ample cargo space.Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

Getting in and out of the third row is easy thanks to one-touch buttons on the outboard side of the second-row chairs that move the SUV's captain's seats forward creating enough room to get through to the back. Smartly, Nissan's engineers have put duplicates of these buttons on the back side of the same seats allowing third-row passengers to simply press the button to move the seat up.

The third row can also be accessed via a split between the captain's chairs as well, a space traditionally occupied by a center stowage bin/cup holders/arm rest. Owners can quickly remove the center console by opening a panel on the front and pulling the release mechanism. The one-handed operation takes seconds and the console can be easily stored in the under-floor trunk space behind the third row seat for ease.

Speaking of cargo space... The Pathfinder is one of the most spacious midsize SUVs on the market today for both passengers and cargo. There is a substantial amount of room behind the third-row seat and the under-floor storage area is nearly twice the size of the one in the Highlander. Plus, it has a feature that allows the area cover to be automatically propped up when pushed up by a user. This is especially help when carrying groceries or plants home and keeps them from being crushed.

The first- and second-row seats are suitably comfortable, even for extended periods of time and standard trig-zone climate control makes finding the right in-cabin mix easy. Bottle holders in the pockets of the front doors are exceptionally large, fitting even bulky water bottles.

2022 Nissan Pathfinder The Pathfinder's front row seats are comfortable.Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

In front of the driver is a standard tachometer, speedometer, and 7.0-inch driver information display. Buyers can upgrade to a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster and head-up display but they're not reason enough to upgrade to the top-tier Pathfinder Platinum on their own.

Nissan packs the new Pathfinder with a host of desirable features that make living with the Pathfinder easier including one-touch auto up/down windows, a wireless phone charger, grocery hooks in the rear cargo area, USB ports in all three rows, second-row sunshades, rear door keyless entry, wireless Apple CarPlay, and a motion-activated lift gate.

The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is priced to start at $33,410 for the two-wheel drive S base model and $35,310 for the four-wheel drive S base model. The model tops out around $50,000 with destination and delivery included, which seems fair when comparing the Pathfinder to other vehicles in the market.

2022 Nissan Pathfinder The Pathfinder can tow up to 6,000 pounds.Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

If you're thinking of purchasing a Ford Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Hyundai Palisade, Kia Telluride, Honda Pilot, or Highlander, do yourself a favor and schedule a test drive of the new Pathfinder when it arrives at a dealer lot near you. You may just be surprised how seamlessly it fits into your daily life compared to the competition.

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The F-Type P450 cars replace the P300 and P380 as part of the Jaguar lineup.

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Two new versions of the Jaguar F-Type are on the horizon. New versions of the model have been created to further the car's luxury proposition and both are powered by a roaring V8 engine. The new P450 variants replace the P300 and P380 models currently in the lineup. Jaguar is keeping the F-Type R around.

2022 Jaguar F-Type P450

The 2022 Jaguar F-Type P450 will be available as a coupe or convertible in P450 RWD or P450 R-DYNAMIC AWD grades. All varieties come with a 444-horsepower supercharged V8 under the hood that achieves 428 pound-feet of torque. An electronic active differential is standard. In all configurations, the car gets from zero to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 177 mph.

2022 Jaguar F-Type P450 The car has received minor exterior updates from the 2021 model.Photo courtesy of Jaguar

In a nod to its suburban buyers, the F-Type has a Quiet Star mode that allows a more subtle roar out the back side of the car upon startup. Drivers who don't care about keeping quiet can switch the car in to Dynamic mode and let the rumble out.

Each F-Type P450 rides on 20-inch wheels, has larger brakes than traditional F-Type models, and has the switchable exhaust. Double J-Blade daytime running lights feature up front while new slender rear lights allow the body of the car to speak for itself.

Buyers who get the F-Type P450 R-Dynamic AWD get bespoke badging; a gloss black front splitter, side sills, valance, and venturi; auto-dimming, power- folding, heated door mirrors with memory; and 20-inch Style 6003, split-spoke, gloss Dark Grey with Contrast Diamond Turned Finish Wheels.

2022 Jaguar F-Type P450 The interior sports a refined appearance.Photo courtesy of Jaguar

Monogram stitch patterns on the car's seats and interior accents in Windsor Leather and satin-finish Noble Chrome enhance the interior. Additionally, there are "Jaguar Est.1935" markings on the center console finisher, glovebox release button surround, and seatbelt guides. Six-way electric power seats are standard on F-Type P450 RWD, while F-Type P450 R-Dynamic AWD adds 12-way electric memory front seats, electrically adjustable steering column with memory, Delta Aluminum Center Console, and R-Dynamic branded metal treadplates as standard equipment.

A 12.3-inch driver information display is standard.

F-Type P450 is available in 11 standard exterior colors, and can be ordered in over a dozen custom SVO paint finishes. It starts at $69,900 for the P450 RWD Coupe and $79,900 for the R450 R-Dynamic AWD Coupe.

2022 Jaguar F-Type R

The F-Type R is the pinnacle of the Jaguar lineup with torque on-demand all-wheel drive, Jaguar Intelligent Driveline Dynamics control technology, a double wishbone front and rear suspension, and electric power-assisted steering.

It can get from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph thanks to its 575-horsepower supercharged V8 engine. All-wheel drive is standard.

This model starts at $103,200.

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