The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 Chevrolet Suburban are loaded with new features and next-generation updates, including a new chassis equipped with optional Adaptive Air Ride Suspension. As we covered previously, both full-size SUVs offer Adaptive Air Ride suspension on Z71 and High Country trim levels, with Magnetic Ride Control automatically added on both trims when opting for Air Ride. However, there’s one trim level that breaks from that, namely the Premier.
On the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Premier and 2021 Chevrolet Suburban Premier, Magnetic Ride Control is standard, while Air Ride Adaptive Suspension is not available. Magnetic Ride Control is also standard on High Country trim levels, with Air Ride Adaptive suspension offered as an available option. Meanwhile, the standard suspension for commercial models, LS, LT, RST, and Z71 is called Premium Smooth Ride suspension, which equips regular passive dampers.
|Premium Smooth Ride (standard suspension)||S||S||S||S||S||N/A||N/A|
|Magnetic Ride Control||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||A||S||S|
|Air Ride Adaptive Suspension||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||A||N/A||A|
- S – Standard
- A – Available
- N/A – Not Available
For those that may be unaware, GM’s Magnetic Ride Control technology will automatically adjust shock absorber settings in real-time to better suit changes in terrain and road conditions, thus delivering the best possible driving experience. The system uses magnetorheological fluid to respond to driving conditions almost instantaneously, with a set of onboard sensors reading the road conditions and adjusting the settings to match on the fly.
The benefits of the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 Chevrolet Suburban Magnetic Ride Control technology include enhanced vehicle control and responsiveness, all without sacrificing ride quality or comfort for passengers.
In addition to the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 Chevrolet Suburban, Magnetic Ride technology can also be found on several other General Motors vehicles, including the Chevrolet Corvette C8, Cadillac CT4 and CT5, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Yukon, and Cadillac Escalade. With such a wide range of applications, the tech’s efficacy becomes crystal clear.