The recent redesign of the legendary SUV has brought a lot of novelties and improvements, and one of the most interesting things we saw is the addition of a diesel option. Besides two familiar gasoline engines, we now have an oil-burner in the offer. Considering that the current generation is still very fresh, it’s hard to believe that the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban Diesel would come with any notable changes. We expect to see a familiar layout, though there are some rumors that suggest that the second production year could bring an off-road version, with the well-known Z71 badge. Allegedly, this model would be offered in a diesel variant as well.
In any case, you may count on the same overall design. This is a very fresh model, which offers an attractive design and pretty good mechanics. What we like most about this model is a pretty good balance between fuel economy and performance. Furthermore, we like the spacious cabin, as well as a pretty decent list of standard and available equipment.
Despite the possible novelties, we don’t expect that the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban Diesel will come much earlier than usual. It should hit the market sometime late in the year.
2022 Chevrolet Suburban Diesel Design
When it comes to base design characteristics, the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban Diesel changes definitely won’t come. You may count on the same overall layout, which is based on a new T1 platform, which brings notable weight savings and improvements in terms of the ride quality. Furthermore, this SUV is now equipped with independent rear suspensions, which have a positive aspect not just on ride quality, but on the cargo capacity as well.
Visually, the new generation takes a lot of inspiration from the current-generation Silverado. The front end is nearly the same and we don’t expect that bigger changes could happen for the second production year. Of course, we won’t exclude the possibility to see new color options on similar kinds of updates.
Chevrolet Suburban Z71
One of the most anticipated novelties for the second production year is the off-road version, which will carry the well-known Z71 badge. Allegedly, this model will be available with a diesel engine as well. In any case, we count on a long list of off-road hardware, while the styling upgrades are expected as well.
Of course, one of the first things that come to mind is the upgraded suspension. We count on familiar Rancho shocks, while a rear locking differential also sounds like a certain thing. Furthermore, we expect to see upgrades like all-terrain tires, hill descent control, skid plates and similar things. A couple of visual upgrades, which would emphasize the model’s off-road character, should come as well.
We don’t expect to see any notable changes for the second production year. The 2022 Chevrolet Suburban Diesel interior should look pretty much the same as in the current model. This means you may count on a nicely designed dashboard layout, which offers some pretty fine materials and good overall build quality. A long list of standard equipment makes everything look even more upscale.
Still, the best thing about this cabin is definitely space. The first two rows are impressive. They offer plenty of leg, head and shoulder room, while the third row is pretty solid as well. It offers around 35 inches of legroom, so we can definitely consider it adult-friendly.
The cargo area is even more impressive. It offers around 41.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind its third-row seats, 93.8 cubic feet with these seats folded, and 144.7 cubic feet of the total cargo volume. No other SUV offers such amount of cargo space, apart from the corporal twin, GMC Yukon XL.
2022 Chevrolet Suburban Diesel Engine
This aspect definitely won’t change. You may count on the same 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel, which puts out around 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. It isn’t as fast as gasoline models, but the impressive amount of torque moves this huge SUV with ease, even when fully loaded. After all, the max towing capacity goes over 8.000 pounds and it is pretty much the same as in the version with a 6.2-liter V8 gasoline engine.
Also, we like the 10-speed automatic transmission, which is smooth and shifts right on time. Of course, fuel economy is another reason to consider this engine. With it under the hood, the Suburban returns around 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. No other full-size SUV comes even close.
2022 Chevrolet Suburban Diesel Release Date and Price
Considering that there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the launch date will be scheduled for the last quarter of the year. When it comes to the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban Diesel price, we expect it will start around 54.000 dollars.