The Chevrolet Suburban was the first SUV to ever be released on the mainstream auto market. It first debuted for the 1935 model year, but has undergone many changes since then. The first-generation Suburban looks almost nothing like the Suburban full-size SUV that is on the auto market today—understandably, seeing as auto technology and trends in the auto industry have changed significantly over the past 80-plus years. The Chevrolet Suburban has a long and impressive sales history. It has been a best-seller in Chevrolet’s lineup ever since it made its initial debut in the auto industry way back in the 1930s. In fact, Suburban is the nameplate that has been used continuously for longer than any other vehicle nameplate in the world. In fact, the 2021 Chevy Suburban is the fastest-selling model.
For the 2021 model year—more than 85 years after its introduction to the mainstream auto market—the Suburban remains one of the top-selling models in Chevrolet’s vehicle lineup.
Keep reading to learn about how the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban is selling out on dealership lots so quickly and which Suburban model you should purchase if you’re in the market for a 2021 Chevy Suburban full-size SUV for yourself.
2021 Chevrolet Suburbans Flying Off the Shelves
The Chevrolet Suburban underwent a complete overhaul for the 2021 model year—which marked the beginning of this full-size SUV’s 12th generation—and has been flying off the shelves since it hit dealership lots in late 2020 and early 2021.
The auto industry as a whole was hit hard by the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic—including widespread dealership closures and financial struggles leading to a major dropoff in new car sales throughout the year—and sales figures for almost every model suffered throughout 2020. However, sales of the Chevy Suburban in the 4th quarter of 2020 increased by almost 33% from sales during the 4th quarter of 2019.
Sales figures for the Chevy Suburban have continued to increase since the 4th quarter of 2020 and this trend is expected to continue throughout 2021 as financial struggles related to the COVID-19 pandemic begin to subside and the world finally starts to ease into a new normal again.
Having been an icon in the auto industry for more than 80 years, the Chevrolet Suburban had big shoes to fill with the release of its first 12th generation model—which underwent a complete overhaul for the 2021 model year.
The 2021 Chevrolet Suburban definitely lives up to any and all expectations for this all-new full-size SUV model with upgraded high performance, new design elements, updated advanced tech and safety features, and a variety of upscale amenities.
What is the Best-Selling 2021 Suburban Model?
All 2021 Chevy Suburban models are best-sellers in Chevrolet’s current vehicle lineup, but some models stand out above the rest. The 2021 Suburban is available in multiple trim levels, including the base-model Suburban LS trim level, the Suburban LT, the Suburban RST—which stands for Rally Street Truck—the Suburban Z71, the Suburban Premier, and the top-tier Suburban High Country model.
The top-selling 2021 Suburban Model is the Suburban RST. Once it arrives at a dealership lot, a Suburban RST model stays at that dealership for an average of just 18 days. For comparison, two months is generally considered to be a good amount of time for a successful vehicle model to remain on a dealership lot in the U.S. auto industry. This means that the demand for 2021 Chevy Suburban RST models is incredibly high.
The Suburban RST is a mid-level model that takes the Suburban up a step from its lower trim levels and adds a variety of sporty features to this full-size SUV. It comes standard with a base-level 5.3-L V8 engine that delivers 355 horsepower, but it is also available with all-wheel drive and a more powerful 3.0-L diesel six-cylinder engine that offers 277 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque and pairs with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The 2021 Suburban RST is also designed with a variety of black exterior accents—including standard 22-inch high gloss black-painted wheels, a front fascia with a black ice painted grille, and black trim—that give this sporty model a bolder finish
Other features that either come standard or are available for the 2021 Suburban RST include a 10.2-inch diagonal multicolor infotainment display screen, a 4.2-inch driver information center, WiFi hotspot capability, an Advanced Trailering Package, an exclusive Cargo Management System, built-in navigation, a variety of standard advanced safety and driver-assist features, and more.
While the RST is the current most popular Suburban model, you can’t go wrong with any 2021 Suburban model you choose.