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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.

​The 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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Electric vehicles owners in Virginia and Florida will be able to partake in a new, simplified charging scheme.

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Florida and Virginia have joined a growing list of states allowing Electrify America customers to pay by the amount of energy they use to charge their vehicles, similar to the way that Citgo customers pay for gasoline by the gallon. Those two states have been added to Electrify America's new kilowatt-hour (kWh) pricing plan.

The updated pricing structure was established in September 2020 and allows for more transparency with Electrify America customers. It is now available in 25 states and the District of Columbia.

Electrify America charging station Electrify America is in the process of adding charging stations across the U.S. Photo by Getty Images/iStockphoto

"Electrify America has listened to feedback from electric vehicle owners, potential customers, and longtime industry advocates. As a result we have developed a new pricing structure that is fair, consistent, and recognizes the increasing customer demand for kilowatt-hour pricing," said Giovanni Palazzo, president and chief executive officer of Electrify America. "With the new pricing, we deliver a simplified charging experience that shows new and existing customers how easy it is to own an EV."

Florida and Virginia are growing in terms of the electric vehicle charging stations. EV drivers have access to 20 Electrify America charging stations with 96 individual fast chargers in Virginia, and 24 charging stations with 110 individual fast chargers in Florida.

Rates for charging start at $0.31 per kilowatt-hour. Complete pricing information is available at ElectrifyAmerica.com/pricing and on the Electrify America mobile app, which makes charging with the network even easier.

In states where the company operates that aren't in on kWh pricing, Electrify America will continue to offer pricing on a per-minute basis with customers billed for the time spent charging. There are two power levels starting at as low as $0.12 per minute.

Electrify America is committed to expanding its public network of ultra-fast EV chargers. They are planning to either have installed or be in the process of installing 800 total charging stations with approximately 3,500 chargers by December 2021.

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The 2021 Infiniti QX50 has received a few upgrades for the new model year.

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Already in its third model year since its generational redesign, the 2021 Infiniti QX50 gets a number of upgrades including a roster of added standard equipment.

Infiniti will sell the model in five trim levels: Pure, Luxe, Essential, Sensory, and Autograph It has a starting MSRP of $37,750, a $500 price increase over the previous year’s model.

For that price, buyers will now be getting rear seat-mounted side-impact supplemental airbags, automatic collision notification with emergency call, acoustic laminated front side glass, and a Wi-Fi hot spot as standard equipment. The two-row SUV will also be available with a new Mineral Black paint job.

2021 Infiniti QX50 The QX50 remains much the same on the exterior.Photo courtesy of Infiniti Motors

The 2021 QX50 Luxe is now available with an Appearance Package that includes elements from the Edition 30 including 20-inch black-painted wheels, black mirror caps, dark chrome accents, black grille mesh, and graphite headliner.

Additionally, the QX50 Essential gets traffic sign recognition technology while the QX50 Sensory now has direct adaptive steering as standard. The QX50 Autograph gets a standard tow package.

Previously, Infiniti charged extra for the Climate Package on the QX50 Sensory. For 2021, that equipment is added as complementary.

The SUV continues to be powered by the company’s 2.0-liter VC-Turbo power plant that delivers 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive models achieve 25 mpg combined while all-wheel drive QX50s get 25 mpg combined.

Front-wheel drive is standard on the QX50 and all-wheel drive is available. Drivers can choose to operate their model in either Standard, Eco, Sport, or Personal drive model. Steering can be tailored Using Default, Dynamic, or Dynamic+ modes.

2021 Infiniti QX50 The car’s cabin features plush accomodations that befit its price tag.Photo courtesy of Infiniti Motors

Infiniti will also continue to offer all models, except the base Pure grade, with standard ProPilot Assist safety and driver assistance technology. That includes direct adaptive steering and adaptive cruise control technologies.

Active noise cancellation and active sound enhancement technology give the QX50 one of the quietest cabins in its class.

The 2021 Infiniti QX50 is on sale now.

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