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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 Jeep Wrangler Dual-Door Group offers factory-backed half-door comfort, style, and safety.
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Jeep Wrangler owners who want an open-air experience but don't want the complete doors-off look have a new from-the-factory option. Jeep Performance Parts and Mopar have worked together to create new half-doors for the iconic SUV.

The new Jeep Wrangler Dual-Door Group features two factory engineered, tested, and backed half-door options that offer owners the option to have production-level styling, security, and occupancy protection in addition to improved visibility.

Available for both two- and four-door Jeep Wrangler models through the Mopar Custom Shop, as part of an original new-vehicle purchase in the U.S. and Canada, the new Jeep Wrangler Dual-Door Group includes both full and half doors. Full-steel production doors are installed on the vehicle while matching body-color half doors are packaged within the vehicle.

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    With production-level materials and build quality, new half doors are designed to work when equipped with any of the following features: power mirrors, blind-spot detection, passive and non-passive entry handles, and power locks. A quick and easy swap from full doors to half doors can be accomplished within minutes using the existing hinge locations and the exact same wiring connections.

    The newly developed upper-window assemblies are designed to have a weather-tight sealant feature zippered plastic windows. Two materials are offered for the assemblies: base-model vinyl that matches the production soft-top roof or premium acrylic that matches the premium soft-top roof.

    Each upper-door frame section uses an easy, tool-free, dual-guide post feature for easy installation and removal.

    The Dual-Door Group is now available on two- and four-door Jeep Wrangler Sport, Rubicon; Sahara, Rubicon 392, and 4xe models. Factory-option pricing for the U.S.s tarts at $2,350 for the two-door's Dual-Door Group with base-model upper-window assembles while the four-door costs $3,995. Checking the box for the more premium version of the upper-window assemblies moves the price tag up to $2,550 for the two-door and $4,395 for the four-door.

    Warranty coverage for each Dual-Door Group option is included as part of the new-vehicle warranty of three years/36,000 miles.

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    The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 comes to a dealership near you later this quarter.

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    The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 is the V8-powered Wrangler y'all have been asking for. Now we know how much 470 horsepower under the hood will cost you - $73,500 - and that's before taxes, fees, and any dealership markup.

    With typical Wrangler Rubicon looks on the outside, the Rubicon 392's big selling point is its engine. The 6.4-liter V8 can get from zero to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds and is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

    Jeep is equipping the Rubicon 392 with a 21.5-gallon fuel tank to help with the thirsty engine's range. To save on fuel, the Rubicon 392 uses cylinder deactivation to switch into four-cylinder mode when the V8 isn't needed.

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    The noise out back is courtesy of a two-mode performance exhaust. A functional air scoop feeds the engine and keeps it cool.

    All that power requires a stronger frame than the typical Wrangler has. It gets upgraded frame rails, improved cast-iron steering knuckles, and beefier front upper control arms. Stopping power comes from the SUV's larger-than-usual brakes - the Rubicon 392 has 14-inch rotors instead of the Rubicon's typical 13.4-inchers. A 2.0-inch lift is standard.

    Jeep has given the model an Off-Road Plus button that lets you lock the rear of the Wrangler Rubicon 392 while it's in four-wheel drive high gear. This functionality will prove especially helpful to desert trekking enthusiasts who get slippery sand under the tires but have to keep up their forward motion so they don't sink and get stuck.

    It's also Moab-ready. The Wrangler Rubicon 392 doesn't have the Rock-Trac transfer case that's in the typical Rubicon, but it makes up for it with the availability of low-end torque courtesy of the new V8. Add in the standard Select-Trac transfer case, locking rear differentials, and front sway bar disconnect and adventuring on rocks just became more manageable.

    The entire rig rides on 33-inch BF Goodrich KO2 tires that sit at all four corners one 17-inch beadlock-capable tires.

    Jeep has given the SUV 11 features that are normally options on Wrangler, nine color choices for buyers to pick from, and bronze colored accents. At the center of the dashboard is an n8.4-inch infotainment screen that allows Jeep Off-Road Pages to be viewed.

    Mopar will offer factory-based accessories with the model.

    The new Jeep is expected to arrive at dealerships in the first quarter of this year.

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