GM offers the Z71 package on a number of different vehicles, including its various trucks and SUVs. The package adds a host of equipment that bless the given vehicle with extra off-roading prowess and bolder styling. Let’s take a closer look at the Z71 package as it applies to the current Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe SUVs.
When it comes time to hit the dusty trail, it’s important to have the right components for the job. With that in mind, the Z71 package for the current Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe includes the following content:
- Package-specific suspension
- Z71-specific 18-inch wheels (RCV)
- 18-inch all-terrain tires (RBX) that help the SUVs grip non-paved surfaces with greater tenacity
In the event some large, unmovable obstacle threatens the vital mechanical bits underneath the body, there’s also Z71-specific skid plates (NZZ) to help cushion the blow.
To help get the power to the ground, there’s also an upgraded 3.42 rear axle (GU6) and a new transfer case (NQH), while a high-capacity air cleaner (K47) helps the engine breathe a little better and create more power.
As expected, the Z71 package for the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe also comes with a full list of aesthetic exterior upgrades, both for show and for function. These include:
- Z71-specific grille design
- Fog lamps (T3U)
- Black tubular assist steps (BVV)
- Black recovery hooks (V76)
- Badging on the pillar and liftgate
- Z71-specific front sill plates
- Z71-specific rubber floor mats with logo (B5N)
- Decal on the cluster gauge
Finally, the Z71 package for the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe tosses in a few electronic assists, including Hill Descent Control (JHD) along with Front and Rear Park Assist (UD5).
The Z71 package is available on Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe models in the LT trim level, and is restricted only to 4WD models. The Z71 package content is included as standard with the Z71 Midnight Edition package (WJP). However, the package is not available in conjunction with the LT Midnight Edition (ST7) or with any LPO wheel option. Pricing for the package is set at $1,850.