Just like the Tahoe Z71, the Suburban Z71 is set apart by its unique grille and front fascia treatment, which is designed to give the vehicle a higher approach angle and features an integrated skid plate. The package also includes red front and rear tow hooks, 20-inch wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires and Z71 exterior badging.
The 2021 Chevrolet Suburban Z71 will come equipped with GM’s naturally aspirated 5.3L L84 V8 engine, which is rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission with GM’s Electronic Precisions Shift gear selector. Suburban Z71 models also come standard with four-wheel drive, a two-speed transfer case and Hill Descent Control, expanding on the SUV’s off-road capabilities.
Just like the closely related Tahoe Z71, the Suburban Z71 rides on GM’s new T1 vehicle platform and features a new independent multilink rear suspension setup. The automaker’s new Air Ride Adaptive Suspension technology, which has automatic load leveling and ride height adjustment with up to four inches of travel, can also added to the package for extra, as can Magnetic Ride Control.
The 2021 Chevrolet Suburban, which has a 134.1-inch wheelbase, is significantly longer than the Tahoe and its 120.9 inch wheelbase. This gives the Suburban additional third-row legroom and an abundance of cargo space behind the third row, making it the better choice for customers who may frequently have lots of cargo onboard or those with large families. Apart from the bigger stature, the two vehicles are virtually identical.
The 2021 Chevrolet Suburban Z71 will be produced at GM’s Arlington Assembly plant in Texas, where it will join the rest of GM’s new full-size SUV lineup. Pricing for the Suburban starts at $57,795 for an LT trim level model with 2WD, while the Z71 model starts at $63,690 including destination.