The 2021 Chevrolet Suburban Vs the Hyundai Palisade – clash of titans
Chevrolet is looking at an exceptional 2021 ahead with no fewer than four of its SUVs hitting the market after being completely redesigned. One of them is the car manufacturer's oldest nameplate, the Suburban, now in its 12th generation and in continuous production for 90 years. The second World War hadn’t started yet when the Chevrolet Suburban was first introduced, that’s how much history this model has.
Today we’ll compare it with the Hyundai Palisade to see which of the two is better deserving of your money if you’re in the market for a brand-new full-sized SUV. Spoiler alert, it’s the Chevrolet. By a ridiculous margin. And here’s why...
First comes exterior design where both cars look every bit modern, but the Hyundai Palisade goes for a very polarizing look. Just like with the opera, you either love it or hate it the first time you see it.
The Suburban, on the other hand, is going to appeal to a broad range of prospective buyers with its commanding and sophisticated look, mostly down to the attractive front grille that’s flanked by two C-Shaped LED headlights that cut into it, making the Chevrolet feel nimble and slick despite its considerable size.
Speaking of size, what’s dubbed “the biggest Hyundai ever” can’t hold a candle next to the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban as it only has 196.1 inches bumper to bumper to Suburban’s 225.7 inches, almost 30 inches longer.
And you can bet all that extra length weighs in heavy when it comes to interior roominess. Just look at cargo space. The Palisade offers 18 square feet behind its third row and 86.4 behind the first while the 2021 Suburban offers a whopping 41 cubic feet behind the third row and an incredible 144.7 behind the front seats. That’s almost 60 cubic feet of extra cargo room for the Chevrolet, an immense figure.
Under the hood, Suburban’s dominance continues as it offers three distinct engine options to Palisade’s one.
Let’s start with the Hyundai where all trim levels tap the same engine, a 3.8-liter V-6 that will produce 291 horsepower, which for its size is honestly not much.
The Suburban comes with a standard 5.3-liter V-8 that will churn out 355 horsepower, already a massive improvement to the Palisade. But you can upgrade to either the 6.2-liter V-8 and get access to 420 horsepower, or to the class-only diesel engine, the Duramax I-6 turbodiesel that churns out 277 horsepower and a whopping 460 pound-feet of torque.
As far as standard features go, again, a bloodbath with the Hyundai offering an 8.0-inch color touch, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, cloth upholstery, and not much else except for a sluggish poorly-designed infotainment system.
The Suburban comes with a huge list of standard features that cover both entertainment and safety. If you want to find out exactly what those features are, visit us here at Northwest Hills Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac in Torrington, CT We have all 2021 Suburban trim levels and most available colors already on display.
Visit us and our dedicated sales team can even arrange for you to take the spectacular 2021 Suburban out for a test drive.