2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban First Look
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban First Look By Auto Critic Steve Hammes
Earlier this decade, pundits predicted that a gallon of gas would cost more than $5 a gallon by now. Well, they were wrong. Really wrong.
And so the SUVs which were declared dead and almost buried have experienced a boon like never before. Case in point the all-new 2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban.
Already renowned for their massive size, both have gotten bigger: the Tahoe is a whopping 6.7” longer while the garage-busting Suburban gains 1.3”.
This leads to huge increases in max cargo room and legroom in all 3 rows finally making the most efficient use of these vehicles’ gargantuan footprints.
For the first time, the Tahoe and Suburban’s second-row seat can slide, adjusting approximately 10 inches fore and aft. 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 ease of use.
And GM’s oft criticized interior design has been addressed with an SUV-specific offering featuring up to 5 display screens, including a new, high-tech rear seat media system.
Three engines are offered including a new straight-6 turbo diesel providing the most usable torque rated at 460 pound-feet at 1500RPM.
The standard 5.3-liter V8 is rated at 355 horsepower and the hot 6.2-liter V8 takes it up to 420. All come with a 10-speed auto.
The all-new chassis features an independent rear suspension with optional air suspension and GM’s excellent Magnetic Ride Control shocks.
Chevy says the most impressive aspect of these new SUVs is how well they handle.
The street-inspired RST, off-road Z71, uplevel Premier and ultra-luxurious High Country models are offered.
Look for the new pair in mid-2020.