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Room to roam: All-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban

2021 Chevy Suburban.



Legroom on planes might be getting limited, but on land the all-new 2021 Chevy Tahoe and Surburban offer the most interior space of any SUV -- and even more room than previous models. Couple that with exclusive technologies and features, and some of the best driving dynamics in the full-size segment, and you've got yourself a pretty sweet people- and cargo-hauler with room to grow.

Chevy says they've concentrated on a complete transformation of their full-size SUVs, combining the strongest aspects of the company's new full-size truck architecture with entirely new systems tailored to the needs of today's SUV drivers and passengers.

These changes include 66 percent more cargo room behind the third row for Tahoe, and 19 percent more maximum cargo space behind the first row for Suburban -- both best-in-class. Tahoe also gets 10 additional inches of third-row legroom. Both have a longer wheelbase than the previous model (Tahoe gains 4.9 in. at 120.9 in., and Suburban gains 4.1 in. at 134.1).

Both SUVs get the most advanced suspension in the segment, with an independent rear suspension paired with available Magnetic Ride Control (standard on Premier and High Country, and available on Z71) and first-in-class Air Ride Adaptive Suspension. The new Air Ride Adaptive Suspension offers load leveling at all four corners of the vehicle and up to 4 in. of ride-height adjustment.

Each SUV also offers up to five display screens. That's a lot of info!

Suburban has the longest-running nameplate in automotive history -- 85 years. It also has the most passenger and cargo space of any SUV. Legroom increases for both the second- and third-row passengers, and maximum cargo volume expands 19 percent, while Suburban's overall length increases less than 1 percent.

Tahoe is America's best-selling full-size SUV, with more than 25 percent of the segment. It offers 40 percent more third-row legroom and 66 percent greater cargo volume behind the third row. The space gain is achieved efficiently; while maximum cargo room increases 30 percent, Tahoe's overall length increased less than 4 percent. For comparison, the 2021 Tahoe offers 25 percent more cargo room behind the third-row seat than the 2020 Ford Expedition.

For the first time, Tahoe and Suburban's second-row seat can slide, adjusting approximately 5.5 in. forward or rearward. Both the second- and third-row seats also fold more easily, and the load floor is now both flatter and lower than prior models, improving the ease of loading and unloading. The rear-door openings for the Tahoe are also larger.

Six distinctive models double the trim lineup for 2021 Tahoe and Suburban, giving customers more choices and enabling designers to explore distinctive personalities across the range. The standard LS and up-level LT trims form the core of the lineup. RST has a little more street-style look. Z71 is the off-roader choice. Premier is chock full of premium features. High Country is the new top-level model.

The 2021 Tahoe and Suburban are powered by V-8 engines that are among the most advanced in Chevrolet's history, as well as an all-new Duramax turbo-diesel engine. All are matched with a new 10-speed automatic transmission with electronic shift control.

A 5.3L V-8 rated at 355 hp is standard on LS, LT, Z71, RST, and Premier models; and a 6.2L V-8 rated at 420 hp is standard on High Country. Both feature industry-first Dynamic Fuel Management technology, with more than 12 modes of cylinder deactivation that are designed to optimize engine efficiency across a broad range of driving conditions, including when towing a trailer. The engines also feature automatic stop/start technology, direct injection, and variable valve timing, which all contribute to the balance of performance and efficiency.

2021 Chevy Tahoe.



The optional Duramax 3.0L inline-six turbo-diesel is available on all models except Z71. It is a clean-sheet engine design developed for full-size truck and SUV applications, where torque means everything for confident, on-demand power and trailering capability. The Duramax is rated at 277 hp and a strong 460 lb-ft (623 Nm) of torque. No full-size SUV competitor offers a diesel engine. It is expected to give these new SUVs some of the highest fuel economy ratings in the segment.

Durable materials make up the 3.0L Duramax's critical components, including iron cylinder liners within the aluminum engine block, a forged steel crankshaft and connecting rods, and blended silicon/aluminum pistons for greater heat resistance and reduced expansion.

The new Tahoe and Suburban include new trailering technologies pioneered by the Silverado pickups. A Max Trailering package is available and includes a high-capacity radiator and cooling fan, an integrated trailer brake controller, a Hitch Guidance with Hitch View feature, and the Chevrolet trailering app. Tahoe and Suburban drivers will have up to nine camera views -- more than any competitive full-size SUV.

Tahoe and Suburban have 30 safety and driver convenience technologies, including: Restraint system with driver inboard seat-mounted side-impact airbag, HD Rear Vision Camera, Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Following Distance Indicator, Front Pedestrian Braking, Rear Park Assist, IntelliBeam automatic headlamp control, and Hitch Guidance for trailering.

Additionally available technologies include new HD Surround Vision, new Rear Pedestrian Alert, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert (with enhancements for trailering), Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Front and Rear Park Assist, and a Head-Up Display.

Inside, the all-new Tahoe and Suburban interiors have larger displays and more connectivity options. Plus, a new rear-seat media system made up of dual 12.6-in.-diagonal LCD touchscreens is designed to keep even the most tech-savvy family members satisfied throughout their road trips. Up front, a 10-in.-diagonal color touchscreen is the standard main display. The new Tahoe and Suburban also feature a built-in Wi-Fi Hotspot with available 4G LTE data.

The 2021 Tahoe and Suburban go on sale in mid-2020, joining the new Silverado and Silverado HD trucks. Prices have not been released (to get an idea, for 2020 models Tahoe starts at $49,000 and Suburban starts at $51,700 -- but prices can quickly climb). Learn more and get updates at

Source: Chevrolet

Published March 2020

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