The Car Pro Test Drives the 2021 Chevy Suburban
Thursday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin, The Car Pro Jerry Reynolds joined Dave and Matt to talk about his test drive of the week, its features, how it compares to last weeks car, and more.
This week, The Car Pro was test driving the 2021 Chevy Suburban, and Dave King kicked off the conversation by saying that the Suburban is his all time favorite car and that he has had many models over many years. Jerry said that when he thinks back to the old suburbans, that he can't believe that they have evolved into what they are today. This model has the most changes since 2015. The car is a bit larger than last year's model, but the biggest change that Jerry says has been made is one that you cannot see, but you can feel, being an independent rear suspension. Jerry explained that now that Chevy is not working with the large axel that previous models had, that they were able to lower the floor, increasing the headroom and allowing two large adults to be able to sit in the back comfortably. The model that Jerry drove is the top of the line High Country version that has a big 6.2 liter v8 engine and can tow up to 8,300 lbs. Jerry said,
This thing will get up and go, even with the weight of this Suburban, which is just north of 6,000 lbs.
The center console of the car is electronic and can slide back, allowing the cup holder to slide back to the 2nd row, and allowing you, in the front seat, to hide things like a purse or a gun below the console, which Jerry says shows how much thought they put into the car. The car also has a good turning radius, feels good to park, is 4 wheel drive, has a panoramic moonroof, has a rear entertainment system with a good sound system, and gets about 15 miles to the gallon on the highway. The car has a window sticker price of $84,000
Jerry had no negative things to say about the car, but did compare it to his test drive from last week, the 2021 Chevy Tahoe Z71, since the cars are similar. Jerry said that if you don't care as much about cargo room, the Tahoe might be a better pick, but if you do, the Suburban might be for you.