2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Specs
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Specs Chevrolet has finally revealed a new version of its Tahoe and Suburban full-size SUVs, new looks packaging, an available diesel engine, and independent rear suspension.
Two carry-over V-8 engines will initially be available on the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Specs; a 5.3-liter with 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque and a 6.2-liter with 420 hp and 460 lb-ft. Later, a 3.0-liter I-6 turbodiesel with 277 hp and 460 lb-ft will be offered. All engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Tahoe 2021 and Suburban borrow much of their new Silverado 2020 pickup design, with fine headlights, a horizontally split grille, and C-shaped daytime lights. The Z71 off-road package is particularly striking thanks to its blackened grille, modified bumper, skidplate, tow hooks, and off-road tires.
Both SUVs gained momentum in 2021. The Tahoe is 6.7 inches taller than the previous model, with a 4.9-inch wheelbase. This means more legroom for second- and third-row seats, and a maximum cargo capacity of 122.9 cubic feet, nearly 30 more than the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Specs. It’s the same story with the Suburban, the wheelbase is 4.1 inches older, and the overall body length has increased by 1.3 inches. The loading chamber is up 23 cubic feet.
The Tahoe and Suburban 2021 will be available with three engines: a pair of V-8 petrol and, for the first time, an online-six-line Diesel Duramax. A 5.3-liter V-8 with 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque is standard on LS, LT, Z71, RST, and Premier trims. A larger 6.2-liter V-8 with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque is optional on these trims, but standard on the high country. Both engines have technology like direct injection, variable valve timing, and cylinder deactivation on board.
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The Duramax diesel is a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six unit, optional on all trims except the off-road-focused Z71. Chevy says it’s a totally new design, using an aluminum block, iron cylinder coatings, a forged steel crankshaft, forged connecting rods, and mixed aluminum plus silicon pistons for maximum heat resistance. It is quoted at 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. All three engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Perhaps the biggest change for the Tahoe and Suburban in 2021 is the addition of a fully independent suspension. Chevy redesigned the chassis to accept a multilink configuration at the rear, which he says transforms the driving experience, improving driving quality, responsiveness, and overall control for the driver. Another big change is the optional air suspension, available only on the High Country and Z71 models. With four inches of total travel, it is able to automatically lower itself to the speed of the highway, and drop two inches for the entry and exit of passengers.
Also new for 2021 is magnetic driving control, the standard on Premier and High Country trims, and available as an option on the Z71. It uses sensors to read the road and continually adjust to improve driving quality, providing a superior experience compared to the standard fixed suspension configuration.
The new standard technology in the Tahoe and Suburban 2021 includes automatic emergency braking, pedestrian front braking, rear park assistance, automatic headlights, trailer hitches and forward collision alerts. Rear pedestrian alerts, blind zone alerts, lane exit warnings, and head-up displays are optional. Inside, occupants will find a standard 10-inch touchscreen, as well as a 4.2-inch screen in the gauge cluster for LS, LT, RST, and Z71 trims. A larger 8.0-inch screen is available as standard in Premier and High Country trims.
Chevrolet has not yet released a price for the 2021 Tahoe and Suburban but says both will go on sale in mid-2020.