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2021 Chevrolet Model Year Changes
  
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Blazer

2021 Chevrolet Blazer

Safety features become more common for 2021: Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning and IntelliBeam (automatic high beam switch) are now standard on RS and Premiere instead of optional, and are now available on LT, too (2LT and 3LT packages).

Fuel mileage for the optional 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder improves by 1 MPG city and highway on front-wheel driev models and 1 MPG city on all-wheel drive models.

Trailering Equipment is now available on front-wheel drive V6 models. Previously only offered with all-wheel drive, now the trailering package can deliver 4500 pound towing capacity to front-wheel drive Blazers.

A limited production option for a keypad to unlock the Blazer without keys is available on LT, RS and Premier. It will be unlikely to find it on a dealer lot, but could be ordered.

Bolt

2021 Chevrolet Bolt stock photo

No changes.

Camaro

2021 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe

Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard; you can access it without plugging into USB. Wireless phone charging, previously only on the ZL1, is available on LS and SS.

And what would a new year with Camaro be without a random special design package? This year's is "Wild Cherry Design Package" (not pictured.) It includes Wild Cherry Tintocoat exterior paint, black hash marks, "Camaro" logo wheel center caps, polished 20" wheels and premium logo floor mats. The "Wild Cherry Design Package 2" also includes black suede knee pads, a black fuel filler door with carbon fiber insert, ground effects and a black center stripe. No word on whether it includes lifetime free cherry Icees®.

Colorado

2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, courtesy GM Media

The mid-sized pickup gets a complete refresh, with each specific trim (WT, LT, ZR2, Z71) getting its own specific look. The new look will include a new Chevy Bowtie, placed off-center. The base trim level is discontinued, leaving Work Truck, LT, Z71 and ZR2. The Bison and other special editions are stil offered, but not the RST performance version, which is discontinued along with its 20-inch wheels.

The ZR2 gets an increase in ground clearance, now able to pass over 10-inch obstacles.

17-inch wheels and 255/65R17 tires are now standard, replacing the 265/70R16 tires.

Satellite radio is now standard on all models.

Suprisingly, GM doesn't use this refresh to make safety features like forward collision warning or lane departure warning standard, and still doesn't offer blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert or automatic braking.

Corvette

2021 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Magnetic Ride suspension is now a stand-alone option. It is still also part of the Z51 performance package.

Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is the newest upgrade, and its standard. Previously, to gain access to your smart phone's select apps through the infotainment, you had to plug it in through a USB. This wasn't too inconvenient since the phone charged at the same time. With wireless charging as an option, it's more convenient to be able to just toss your phone onto the charging pad.

The digital display now presents a graphic denoting the chosen drive mode when drive modes are changed. It also has a new digital tachometer (graphical, not numbers) when in track mode.

Lots of new colors and striping packages are also offered for 2021.

The Teen Driver menu now has a programmable Buckle-to-Drive feature that will prevent the transmission from being shifted into gear unless the seatbelt is fastened. Unlike 1974 government mandated seatbelt interlock, this system defaults to "off" and has to be activated by the owner before it interferes.

Pricing remains the same.

Equinox

2021 Chevrolet Equinox

The Equinox was due for a refresh for 2021, but that's been pushed back to the 2022 model year due to interruptions from COVID-19. The 2021 model year will undoubtebly be a short one.

The 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder is discontinued for 2021, leaving only the 170-horsepower 1.5-liter turbo.

Leather seats are now offered in the LT, part of the new Leather Package which also includes automatic dimming rearview and side view mirrors, memory driver's seat and memory mirrors.

2022 Equinox

2022 Chevrolet Equinox RS

Express

Chevrolet Express Cargo

A new 6.6-liter V8 with variable valve timing and direct fuel injection replaceds the old 6.0 V8. With 401 horsepower, the new engine, which first saw duty in the new 2020 Silverado HD, outpowers the old by 60 HP. It is still coupled with the 6-speed automatic.

Impala

Discontinued.

Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu

Malibu rides out the anti-sedan storm that cleared Ford's deck and claimed the Cruze, Impala and Sonic as its victims.

A buckle-to-drive feature can be programmed to not allow the transmnission to be put in gear without the seatbelt being fastened.

Malibu LS now offers as optional the power driver's seat standard on RS, LT and Premier. LS and RS also now offer the Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Brakingblind spot warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Intellibeam (automatic high beams), Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and Rear Park Assist.

Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard; you can access it without plugging into USB.

Silverado

2021 Chevrolet Silverado

Silverado High Country offers a new optional adaptive suspension, with shocks that adjust electronically to conditions.

Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are offered; you can access it without plugging into USB. It is standard on LTZ and High Country, optional on LT, RST and LT Trail Boss.

Ventilated front seats and heated rear seats are now standard on LTZ; previously part of the Convenience Package, they are still standard on High Country.

Steering wheel audio controls, previously only available as standard on higher trims, are now optional on lower models, too. SiriusXM is now available on Work Truck.

Heated telescoping steering wheel is now standard on LT.

Safety equipment is easier to come by for 2021: Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking are now also optional on Work Truck and Custom in addition to LTZ and High Country.

Silverado HD

2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD

Availability of Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking is expanded; they are now also optional on Work Truck and Custom. Strangely, the only trim not offering these features is the middle one: LT.

Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto stadnard on LTZ and High Country, optional on LT.

SiriusXM is now available on Work Truck.

HD Surround Vision cameras with two extra cameras to mount on a trailer are now standard on High Country; still optional on LTZ.

Power-retractable side steps are now optional on High Country.

Sonic

Discontinued.

Spark

2021 Chevrolet Spark

No changes except two new colors: Cayenne Orange and Mystic Blue.

Suburban

2021 Chevrolet Suburban at 2020 Chicago auto show

Tahoe

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe at 2020 Chicago auto show

Trailblazer

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer at 2020 Chicago auto show

Traverse

2021 Chevrolet Traverse

The new Traverse is being delayed until the 2022 model year, mostly due to COVID-19. In the meantime, a universal remote is now offered as a limited production option on Traverse LS.

Trax

Chevrolet Trax

The Trax has lost its top-level "Premier" trim, leaving only LS and LT. Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Warning, previously standard on Premier, are no longer offered.

Satellite radio is now standard on all trims. Remote start is now optional on LS—still standard on LT. Heated front seats, previously standard on Premier, are now an option on LT.

New Midnight and Sport editions are avilable on Trax LT. Both packages incluse 18-inch gloss black alloy wheels, front and rear black skid plates and blacked out trim.

 
 
 
 

2021 Chrysler Model Year Changes
  
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300

Chrysler 300

The lineup is simplified: elimination of the Limited and 300C leaves three models, Touring, Touring L and S. Automatic dimming driver's side mirror, front and rear parking sensors, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection are now standard on Touring L and S.

The Red S Appearance Package is now standard on 300S, including black grille, wheels and a red insert in the winged Chrysler badges.

Pacifica

2021 Chrysler Pacifica at 2020 Chicago auto show

A full refresh brings new features, most notably, optional all-wheel drive.

Voyager

2021 Chrysler Voyager stock photo

As the aging Dodge Grand Caravan is finally retired, the Voyager fully takes its place as the value leader of the Chrysler minivan lineup one year after its introduction.

Pedestrian detection has been added to the optional Automatic Emergency Braking and Full-Speed Collision Warning.

The lower front air intake is redesigned and is now painted gray in contrast with the rest of the bumper.

 
 
 
 

2021 Cadillac Model Year Changes
  
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CT4

2021 Cadillac CT4 stock phoo

Forward Collision Alert with Automatic Emergency Braking and Front Pedestrian Braking are now standard on all models.

The Teen Driver menu now includes a programmable buckle-to-drive setting; when activated, the transmission will not shift out of park until the seatbelt is fastened. It's default will be off, as GM remembers the 1974 seatbelt interlock debacle when the government required a feature that prevented the engine from starting if the driver's seatbelt wasn't fastened.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now wireless; no more plugging into USB.

Super Cruise, Cadillac's semi-autonomous driving system will be offered on the CT4 Premium Luxury; it allows for hands-free driving on certain limited access roads, but continuously monitors the driver's attention with cameras to insure the driver stays vigilant.

A new 12-inch configurable digital gauge cluster is now optional.

HD Surround Vision display is optional on CT4 Premium Luxury, but only with Super Cruise.

CT4 V-Series

2021 Cadillac CT4-V stock photo

The 2.7-turbo 325-horsepower 4-cylinder remains the standard engine, but a much more powerful twin-turbo 3.6 V6 is coming in the big-daddy V-Series Blackwing. Previously rated at 464 horsepower in the ATS-V, this engine will probably retain that horsepower in the CT4 V-Series Blackwing. The Blackwing version will be a 2021, but won't arrive at the beginning of the model year. 

Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Teen Driver menu includes programmable buckle-to-drive. Why are you letting a teenager drive this car? Are you bonkers?

Super Cruise will also be an option on the CT4 V-Series; it includes HD Surround Vision to make parking in tight quarters easier.

12-inch configurable digital gauge cluster is optional.

CT5

2021 Cadillac CT5 stock photo

Teen Driver menu includes Buckle-to-Drive. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto also goes wireless on the CT5.

CT5 Sport now offers an optional magnetic ride F55 suspension, the same as the CT5 V-Series.

Super Cruise is also now available on CT5.

12-inch configurable digital gauge cluster is optional.

CT5 V-Series

2021 Cadillac CT5-V stock photo

Super Cruise is now optional.

A new 12-inch configurable digital gauge cluster is now optional.

CT6

Discontinued.

Escalade

2021-Cadillac-Escalade2021 Cadillac Escalade courtesy Cadillac Pressroom

The 2021 Escalade and Escalade ESV (two lengths are still produced) represent the largest change this vehicle has seen since its introduction in 1999: the solid rear axle has been replaced with a fully independent, multilink setup. This change happened to the Navigator years ago, but Cadillac has one-upped their crosstown rival.

The standard multilink setup is sophisticated and improves the ride for rear passengers, aids handling and makes a massive improvement to the available interior space. But the basic setup isn't where Cadillac stopped. GM's famous Magnetic Ride Control is the next step up. Standard on Sport and Platinum trims, it uses a special fluid which changes viscosity when acted upon by an electrical current. Rather than the two or three steps of stiffness offered by electro-mechanical adaptive suspensions, the fluid can change the action of the shocks almost infinitely and almost instantaneously. The next step is the Air Ride Adaptive suspension. Utilizing the same magnetically controlled shocks, this suspension, standard on both Platinum models, replaced steel coil springs with air springs, whose purpose is not only to smooth the ride further, but can alter the ride height several inches. Lowering the ride height at highway speeds improves aerodynamics; raising it at lower speeds improves ground clearance; and lowering it two full inches makes it easier to enter, exit and load.

The 6.2-liter pushrod V8, similar to the Corvette's, is still in place and rated at 420 horsepower. So is the 10-speed automatic. The big powertrain news is a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder Duramax diesel. Borrowed from the Silverado 1500, it should improve fuel mileage and range by almost 50%. This is a reversal: previously European luxury sport utilities offered diesel engines and Cadillac didn't. Diesel-gate chased all the European diesel engines out of the U.S. market. With 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, it won't be super-car quick, but it will effortlessly tow and get through traffic just fine.

As stated before, one of the multilink rear suspension's benefits is greater interior space. The Escalade (standard wheelbase) has almost 48 cubic feet more passenger volume, almost 40% more! The Escalade ESV has a similar improvement. Maximum cargo space in the short 2021 Escalade is 121 cubic feet, a 28% improvement. ESV gains 18%, for a total of 142.8 cubic feet.

On the outside, the wheelbases are 4 to 5 inches longer on ESV and standard length, respectively. Overall length is up by 8 inches on Escalade, but only 2.7 inches on ESV. Height is up over two inches and width grows by a little more than half an inch. All these changes average only 3% for Escalade and 2% for Escalade ESV, versus 43% and 31% improvements in total interior room.

2021-Cadillac-Escalade-Super-Cruise

2021 Cadillac Escalade Super Cruise Demonstration courtesy Cadillac Pressroom

Super Cruise is optional on Escalade, offering completely hands-free driving on certain limited access highways. The system monitors driver attention and will discontinue if the driver becomes distracted, requiring a return to standard driving methods. Super Cruise is a subscription service, as it uses centrally located servers to operate. The Super Cruise is rated as an Autonomous Driving Level 2 system.

XT4

2021 Cadillac XT4

A power liftgate is now standard on all models, though the hands-free activation is still only included on Premium Luxury and Sport models. Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist and InteliiBeam Headlights are now offered on all models.

The standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now wireless.

XT4 Sport comes with red-painted brake calipers.

XT5

2021 Cadillac XT5 stock photo

The standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now wireless.

Power tilt and telescoping steering wheel is no longer offered on the XT5 Luxury.

Cadillac Crest puddle lamps are now optional; fitted under the side mirrors, they light the ground underneath the door with a Cadillac Crest.

XT6

2021 Cadillac XT6 stock photo

A new entry-level trim: "Luxury" is added below the "Premium Luxury" and "Sport" trims. Equipment not included on this bargain version: Side Blind Zone Alert, rear cross-traffic warning, memory driver's seat, mirrors and steering column, power lumbar adjustments on front seats, heated steering wheel, wireless phone charger, hands-free liftgate, automatic dimming sideview mirrors, rain-sensitive wipers, 

A 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder joins the lineup as the new base engine. With 237 horsepower, the four has automatic start/stop and active fuel management (can deactivate cylinders), just like the V6. Premium Luxury and Sport models still get the 3.6-liter V6. Both engines come with the 9-speed automatic and front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive.

235/65R18 are the new standard tires on the "Luxury" model; the 20-inch wheels are optional and still standard on the higher trims.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now wireless.

 
 
 
 

2021 Audi Model Year Changes
  
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A3

2021 Audi A3 European

The smallest Audi is redesigned completely. It will come equipped with a mild hybrid 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with 201 horsepower, a 7-speed automated dual clutch transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive (possibly standard).

Length is increased by an inch-and-a-half, width is up almost an inch and height grows by almost half an inch.

Americans will only see the sedan variant, while Europeans can have this bite-sized 4-ring circus in wagon and convertible versions as well. We also won't get diesels or 6-speed manual transmissions.

A4

2021 Audi A4 stock photo

A new, mild hybrid version of the 2.0-turbo engine now powers the base A4 40 TSFI. Rated at 201 horsepower it gains 13 horsepower over the older engine. The A4 40 TFSI now comes standard with Quattro all-wheel drive, making it standard across the A4. The A4 45 TFSI also gets a mild hybrid version, adds 13 horsepower for a total of 261.

Wireless Apple CarPlay, lane departure warning, and an integrated toll module are all now standard.

A5

2021 Audi A5 Cabriolet stock photo

The A5 also gets a mild-hybrid engine, boosting its 2.0 turbo 45 TFSI power-plant to 261 horsepower. The A5 Sportback gets a new entry version 40 TFSI, taken from the A4, with 201 horsepower from a mild hybrid 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder.

Heated steering wheel, Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and Top View Camera are now standard on Premium Plus. 

A6

2021 Audi A6

Audi Advanced Key and an integrated toll module are now standard. Top View Cameras are now optional on A6 Premium and still standard on Premium Plus and Prestige. Adaptive Cruise Control is now standard on Premium Plus and rear and rear side window sunshades are now standard on Prestige.

Heated steering wheel is standard.

A6 Allroad

2021 Audi A6 Allroad stock photo
Air suspension is now standard. The Black Optic Package from the A6 sedan is now available on the Allroad.

A7

2021 Audi A7

A plug-in hybrid version, dubbed 55 TFSI e uses the same 2.0 turbo and dual electric motors of the Q5 55 TFSI e, with 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Power is rated through an automatic dual-clutch 7-speed and Quattro all-wheel drive. All-electric range is estimated at 24 miles, with the gasoline powertrain kicking in after that is exhausted.

A8

2021 Audi A8

Ventilated front seats and Top View Camera system are now standard. Range on the plug-in hybrid A8 60 TFSI e is now 1 mile further: 18 miles on electricity alone.

e-tron

2021 Audi e-tron stock photo

After a one-year hiatus, the all-electric e-tron has returned, now with a lower priced entry-point by about $9000. This lower price point is courtesy of a new "Premium" base trim level, below the returning Premium Plus and Prestige. Equipment missing from e-tron Premium: Top View Camera System, Traffic Sign Recognition, Bang & Olufsen® 3D Sound System, wireless phone charger, front passenger power lumbar adjustment, ventilated front seats, Matrix-design LED headlights, LED interior illumination, front and rear illuminated door sills.

Overall range is now 222 miles, up from 204.

A heated steering wheel is now standard.

e-tron Sportback

2021 Audi e-tron Quattro Sportback stock photo

The same strategy as the e-tron applies to its swoopier cousin: a new e-tron Sportback Premium is new, with a price more than $8000 less than the 2020.

A heated steering wheel is now standard. Rear heated seats are now standard on Premium Plus.

Q3

2021 Audi Q3

The top-of-the-line Prestige trim is discontinued. Audi Lane Departure Warning, steering wheel shift paddles, progressive steering, S line exterior treatment and a power lumbar on the front passenger seat are now standard. Adaptive cruise control is now standard on Premium Plus.

Automated parking assist is now a stand-alone option.

Q5

2021 Audi Q5 Coupe

A new "Coupe" version has a sloped roofline.

The Q5 undergoes a refresh for 2021, with a lower, wider grille and larger front side air intakes. The taillights are now connected by a thin metallic strip. Full LED headlights are now standard.

The Q5 45 TFSI with it standard 2.0-liter turbo gets upgraded to a mild hybrid version with 13 more horsepower, 266 total.

Parking System Plus (front and rear parking sensors), Audi Side Assist (blind spot monitoring), and Rear Cross Traffic Assist are now standard. Top View Camera is now standard on Premium Plus. Rear side window sunshades, heated rear seats and ventilated front seats are now standard on Prestige.

Q7

2021 Audi Q7 stock photo

A blind spot monitoring system (Audi Side Assist), Rear Cross Traffic Assist, and Vehicle Exit warning (warns passengers of an approaching vehicle on their side) are now standard.

The Top View Cameras are now available as an option on Q7 Premium.

Q8

2021 Audi Q8

Audi Side Assist (blind spot monitoring), Rear Cross Traffic Assist, and Vehicle Exit warning are now standard. Top View Camera system is now optional on Premium. A heated steering wheel is now standard on Premium Plus.

EPA fuel mileage ratings are higher this year: 18 city/23 highway vs. 17 city/21 highway, with no obvious reason for the difference.

R8

2021 Audi R8 Coupe stock photo

A new, rear-wheel drive variant is offered in both Coupe and Spyder, bringing an almost $44,000 lower entry-point to Iron Man's favorite ride. Offered with a V10, though with 30 fewer horsepower and 8 foot-pounds less torque than the standard V10 Quattro (532 and 398), it will sting zing to 60 MPH in only 3.7 seconds according to Audi. The Performance model goes unchanged, still with 602 horsepower, but the standard Quattro model will disappear after a limited run of 30 units painted in exclusive colors.

RS 3

With a redesigned A3, the RS 3 disappears, as well as the lesser S3. One or both may reappear at a later date.

RS 6

2021 Audi RS 6 Avant at 2019 LA Auto Show.

We've been short on hotrod wagons since the Cadillac CTS-V Wagon and the Dodge Magnum SRT-8 have gone. Audi is filling in the void with the 591-horsepower, Quattro RS 6. Massive 16.5-inch front brakes, an adaptive air suspension and 275/35R21 tires round out the package. And if Fed-Ex gets hold of it, packages will be moving fast. On the practical side of the equation (hahaha! I said that aloud!) is the 30 cubit feet of cargo capacity behind the lush leather seats. Hopefully the rear passengers having their own air conditioning temperature control might keep them from hurling as you hurtle down the road in this haulin' hauler. Pass a state trooper doing 155? Just pull back into traffic; when he catches up who will suspect this conservative German mom wagon. Better to choose "Florett Silver metallic" and forgo the $500 red brake caliper option.

Carbon ceramic brakes bring gray calipers and a top speed increase to 190 MPH.

RS 7

2020 Audi RS 7 at 2019 LA Auto Show

The meanest A7 variant returns for 2021 with a 591-horsepower twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, ZF 8-speed automatic, Quattro all-wheel drive (of course) and 21 or 22-inch wheels. Brakes are an enormous 16.5 inch rotors in front and 14.6 in the rear. An adaptive air suspension is fitted front and rear.

RS Q8

2020 Audi RS Q8 @2019 LA Auto Show

This is the real hotrod Audi SUV. With 591 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque from its 4.0-liter twin turbocharged V8, Audi says it can get to 60 MPH in 3.7 seconds.m

S3

Gone for now due to the A3's redesign.

S4

2020 Audi S4 from Audi News

2021 S4 courtesy Audi Newsroom

Lane Departure Warning, wireless Apple CarPlay and an integrated toll module are now standard. Heated steering wheel, Adaptive Cruise Control with Traffic Jam Assist, Active Lane Assist and Top View Cameras are now standard on Premium Plus. Heated rear seats are standard on the S4 Prestige, but no longer offered on the Premium Plus.

S5

2021 Audi S5 Sportback stock photo

Headlight washers and Wireless Apple CarPlay are now standard. A heated steering wheel is now standard on Premium Plus and Prestige, optional on S5 Cabriolet Premium. Adaptive Cruise Control, Active Lane Assist and Top View Cameras are now standard on Premium Plus. Heated rear seats are standard on the S5 Sportback Prestige.

S6

2021 Audi S6 stock photo

Twenty-one inch wheels with 255/35R21 tires are now standard as the twenty-inch wheels are discontinued. Rear and rear side window sunshades are now standard on Prestige.

S7

2021 Audi S7 stock photo

 

Twenty-one inch wheels with 255/35R21 tires are also the new standard on the S7.

S8

2021 Audi S8 stock photo

Twenty-one-inch wheels and heated front armrests are standard.

SQ5

2021 Audi SQ5 via Audi USA

Power tilt-telescoping steering wheel with memory, Parking System Plus (front and rear parking sensors), Audi Connect Care (emergency response call), Lane Departure Warning, Audi Side Assist (blind spot monitoring), and Rear Cross Traffic Assist are now standard. Heated steering wheel, Adaptive Cruise Control, Audi Active Lane Assist and Top View Camera are now standard on Premium Plus and Prestige.

The SQ5 gets a similar refresh to the Q5: grille, lower side trim, headlights. Prestige models also get standard Matrix LED headlights with washers.

Heated steering wheel is now optional on Premium.

SQ7

2021 Audi SQ7

This new performance variant of the Q7 was to appear during the 2020 model year but circumstances delayed it. With 500 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque from a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 and 15.8-inch front brakes it will stop and go. Standard 285/40R21 tires, an adaptive air suspension with optional roll stabilization will also ensure the SQ7 will handle. It can also handle towing a 7700-pound trailer.

SQ8

Audi SQ8

In the alpha-numeric soup of Q's, SQ's, S' and RS' the SQ8 is the middle child of the Q8 line: 500 horsepower, 15.8-inch iron rotor brakes and 21-inch wheels. Below it are the Q8 45 TFSI and the 55 TFSI with turbocharged 4 and 6-cylinders; above it the 590-horsepower RS Q8. Audi reports zero to 60 MPH in 4.3 seconds.

TT

2021 Audi TT Roadster

Navigation, Audi smartphone interface, blind spot warning and a premium sound system are all standard, now. The standard tires are now all-season, with Summer performance tires available on larger wheels. Neck heating is now standard on the roadster.

 
 
 
 

2021 Dodge Model Year Changes
  
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Challenger

2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock

2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock courtesy FCA Media

The SRT Super Stock introduces an enhanced version of the Redeye's supercharged 6.2 V8 with 807 horsepower, the first Mopar since the Demon to break the 800 horsepower barrier. Like the Redeye, it uses an 8-speed automatic as its only transmission. The Super Stock uses the Widebody fenders and unique 315/40R18 Nitto drag radials that are legal (barely) for the street. It has tested consistently at 10.5 seconds in the 1/4 mile. Unlike other Hellcat models, SRT Super Stock uses the smaller 14.2-inch front brakes from R/T Scat Pack models with the naturally aspirated 6.4 V8. This is to clear the 18-inch wheels it uses for its drag radials. Like every model from the R/T up, it offers a rear seat delete to remove almost 50 pounds of weight.

All Hellcat and Redeye models except Super Stock get larger front brake rotors: 15.7 inches.

The 6.4-liter naturally aspirated Challenger R/T Scat Pack and T/A 392 are now offered with the Widebody handling package.

Memory seats, mirrors and power steering column are now available, an option on all models.

Twenty-inch wheels are now standard on GT.

Charger

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye

As Dodge keeps the elder sedan fresh and alive, the Redeye now comes to the Charger with its 797-horsepower supercharged V8 straight from the Challenger Redeye. The standard SRT Hellcat is now 717 horsepower, previously the option in the SRT Hellcat Daytona. The 707 horsepower supercharged V8 is discontinued. SRT, Widebody and Daytona models get larger front brakes: 15.7 inches in diameter.

Durango

2021 Dodge Durango RT

2021 Dodge Durango R/T Tow-n-Go courtesy FCA Media

A refreshed exterior is highlighted by distinct daytime running lights and includes a new grille, fascia, bumpers, hood and wheels. A rear spoiler is added as a new feature to add to the aggressive looks. A new interior is sportier also and includes UConnect 5, an even faster version of one of the world's best-designed automotive user interface.

A Tow N Go package is offered on the R/T model, which emphasizes sportiness and the 8700 pound towing capacity of the 5.7-liter Hemi V8.

Durango SRT

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat courtesy FCA Media

We knew this day was coming. Durango SRT Hellcat. Called a one-year only special model, technically you should rush out and place your order with your local Dodge dealership, but we can't believe it won't be extended or revived under a different guise. With 710 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque from its supercharged 6.2-liter iron blockHemi V8, the SRT Hellcat Durango also benefits from larger 15.7-inch brakes. Dodge claims an 11.5-second quarter mile with its standard 8-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.

Both SRT 392 and Hellcat models also benefit from the refresh lesser Durangos get for 2021: grille, hood, headlights, etc.

Grand Caravan

The vehicle that started the people-mover revolution in 1983 is finally no more.

Journey

Finally gone. Finally, oh thank God! Finally gone.

 
 
 
 

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