New 2022 Chevy Suburban Z71 Specs, Review

New 2022 Chevy Suburban Z71 Specs, Review

New 2022 Chevy Suburban Z71 Specs, Review – Improving on an SUV as iconic as the Suburban is about much more than visible. It’s about making the most versatile and sophisticated Suburb ever—with more passenger space, more convenient travel and handling, and more ways to ensure your vehicle is adapted to your life.

The suburban offers best-in-class second-row legroom, a newly expanded third row, and best-in-class cargo volume, so you’ll have plenty of room for anyone – or anything else – who comes for the ride.

New 2022 Chevy Suburban Z71 Specs, Review

New 2022 Chevy Suburban Z71 Specs, Review
New 2022 Chevy Suburban Z71 Specs, Review

Chevrolet launched the original Suburban during the first year of FDR’s first presidential term, in 1933. That makes the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban the longest sign in automotive history.

I highly suspect–despite what this or review says–that 87 years from now Chevy will still sell those gargantuan movers. The ‘Burban has been a fixture on American streets for a third as long as the United States has become a country.

Why such longevity? Because Americans need suburban. We were great people with a big family, husky friends, and an endless supply of outdoor toys, living on vast land filled with majestic redwood forests and vast Gulf Stream waters. This SUV is made for you and me.

When my European friends visited, they saw these extra-full-size Chevys and asked, “Can anyone buy them? You don’t need special permission?” But American SUV enthusiasts ask, “Do you think Chevy will ever make the 2500 version, with a big Duramax?”

2022 Chevy Suburban Z71 Powertrain

For the purposes of this review, we hope that Chevy Suburban 2022 has a new chassis, Independent rear suspension, 4.1-inch longer wheelbase, available (and excellent) 277-hp, 460-lb-ft 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel engine, and a smaller, 5.3-liter 335-hp, 383-lb-ft V-8 that can (eventually) be with a 10-speed automatic.

Most importantly, with both rows of rear seats folded, you’re talking about more than 144 cubic feet of cargo space. Which, to put it in scientific terms, is a lot (there are more descriptive animations, but this is a family event). Unfortunately, the only high country high class can be used with a 6.2-liter 420-hp, 460 lb-ft 6.2-liter V-8. Not that you really need it.

2022 Chevy Suburban Z71 Price

The suburban pictured here starts at $63,195. We tested us with the Z71 trim level ($78,925), the most off-road focused of the six trim packs.

With the launch of a traditional car on hiatus, Chevy delivered a deed (and tough-looking) Shadow Gray Metallic on top of a Jet Black model to my home. Since I was going to drive the Suburban on my home turf, I decided to do what most Suburban owners do: rush to Starbucks for coffee and sandwiches.

The nearby Starbucks drive-through has a notoriously tight left hand that challenges simple-sized cars and SUVs. I wanted to see if nearly 19 feet (225.7 inches) of American beef would fit. Can I park and book inside? Of course. But as the Dead Kennedys say, give me comfort or give me death.

For context, the vehicle I’m stewarding for next year is our long-term Mercedes-Benz GLE 450. As such, I am very familiar with the camera button immediately to the left of the touchpad. One-click brings up parking sensors and a touch screen full of camera angles. I use it constantly. With Suburban, though, I miffed to know that the icon to activate the camera buried three screens deep inside the navigation menu. This, you’ll soon see, isn’t the only time Chevrolet will hide the best stuff.

2022 Chevy Suburban Z71 Interior

2022 Chevy Suburban Z71 Interior
2022 Chevy Suburban Z71 Interior

Cargo space? The button in the third row flips the middle seat down, and another press falls forward. The back seat can be folded down through two buttons located in the cargo area, or from the front seat. The number of goods you can transport when this Suburban is configured as four seats is impressive. With the third-row seat fully upwards, there seems to be more space in the cargo area than in the two-row Mercedes GLE.

Speaking of the best technology, three-ton giants like Suburban 2022 can really benefit from technologies like GM Super Cruise. It’s a semi-autonomous driving assistance system that’s as good as anything Tesla or Mercedes has to offer right now. Ask gm employees about why Suburban doesn’t have a Super Cruise, and you’ll hear something about how it’s Cadillac-only technology.

If PTM can be shared between brands (believe me, no Cadillac CT5-V owner is bothered that the new C8 Corvette has it), then so does the Super Cruise. Call it a Chevy Cruise (or Cruze). Job has done. Something that costs almost $80K should deserve this technology.

New 2022 Chevy Suburban Z71 Price Starting From $63,195

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