This Is The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe68
The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe has made its official debut alongside the larger 2021 Chevrolet Suburban during a special event in downtown Detroit.
Let’s get the important bits out of the way first: General Motors’ 5.3L L84 V8 gasoline engine will be standard on LS, LT, Z71, RST and Premier trim models, while the 6.2L L87 V8 will be standard on the High Country. The 5.3L engine is good for 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, while the 6.2L engine makes 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
GM’s 3.0L LM2 I6 Duramax turbodiesel engine, which makes 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, will be available on all trim levels except for the off-road-focused Z71. All models will also use the GM 10-speed automatic transmission with electronic shift, ditching the column shifter for a row of buttons in the process.
The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe uses GM’s T1 platform and has a new independent multilink rear suspension, which GM says is the most sophisticated suspension in its class. The SUV offers GM’s existing Magnetic Ride Control system, but the vehicle is also offered with a new Air Ride Adaptive Suspension, available on the new range-topping High Country model and the Z71 off-road model. The Air Ride Adaptive Suspension has automatic load leveling and ride height adjustment, with up to four inches of adjustment available.
Also setting the new High Country model apart is a chrome dual exhaust, 22-inch wheels and chrome exterior trim. Meanwhile, the Z71 model gets standard four-wheel drive, a unique front fascia with red tow hooks, 20-inch wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires and Z71 exterior badging. The RST trim has returned as well, offering buyers LT content with a sport-inspired exterior appearance and 22-inch wheels.
A total of five different display screens will be offered in the SUV, depending on the trim level chosen. These include a standard 10-inch color touchscreen, an 8-inch digital instrument cluster, a segment-exclusive 15-inch head-up display and two 12.6-inch LCD rear-seat displays. The 10-inch screen comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a good compliment to the OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Multiple USB charging ports are also scattered throughout the cabin, while a wireless charging pad is standard on all models except for the entry-level LS.
The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe looks to meet the towing expectations of full-size SUV buyers with a Max Trailering package, which includes a high-capacity radiator and cooling fan, an integrated trailer brake controller, Hitch Guidance with Hitch View and Chevrolet trailering app compatibility. The SUV also features up to exterior camera views to help make the towing experience less stressful, along with an in-vehicle trailering app with trailer profiles, trailer tire pressure and temperature monitoring.
As far as active safety goes, Automatic Emergency Braking will be standard on all models. Some of the available safety equipment will include HD Surround Vision, Rear Pedestrian Alert, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. The vehicle’s available Side Blind Zone Alert system works with trailers, too.
GM says it will also offer nine exterior colors on the SUV including three all-new colors: Empire Beige Metallic, Cherry Bomb Tintcoat and Darkmoon Blue Metallic.
Both the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban will be manufactured at GM’s Arlington Assembly plant in Texas. They will arrive in Chevy showrooms in mid-2020. Pricing will be announced closer to their official launch next year.
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That interior will go nicely in the Silverado and Yukon…. I’m sure it will be soon.
“The interior 10.8-inch screen is really nicely integrated from a design standpoint,” said Reuss. “Everyone assumed we’d have the same interiors of our pickup trucks, but we don’t. Between Chevy, GMC and Cadillac the interiors are all completely different. They are different and we spent the money to be different.”
I hope he knows how ridiculously critical such a statement is. A MASSIVE step in the right direction.
That’s really interesting if the Yukon interior is different. The Silverado and Sierra interiors are basically the same with minor irrelevant changes. You’d think they would have tried harder with the trucks. Maybe it was a wake up call and hence why for the first time in a very very long time the SUVs didn’t come out 1 year later.
Yeah if Mark Reuss did say that, it just seals what I believed all along.
He said we spent the money to be different, like he was forced to do it, or see we can make better things.
That makes no sense. You should want to spend the money to make better things.
How can someone who makes a statement like that ” spend the money ” to make a luxury vehicle like Cadillac ?
I bet the new Escalade is out of this world !
Again, it does not matter what you call it, and you don’t have to make a statement that you spent money to do it.
You should spend the money, it is your job.
You just need to DO IT.
Mark, just pretend vehicles customers want, are like your performance V8 engines and all the different ones, you don’t seem to be saying, they are different and we spent the money to be different, you do it because you want to do it.
That is how the leader of Cadillac should be thinking, ” man I love those small block V8s, I mean Cadillacs, I really think they should be the best V8s, I mean Cadillacs, money can buy ”
All Cadillacs not just one.
The Z71 looks awesome!
I don’t need a 2021 Z71 Tahoe but I want one in black immediately.
that Z71 in Black will be a mean Movie truck.
I’m warming up to this very quickly. I’d love to see a bunch of real world pics not under a spotlight.
Awesome! Z71 is f***ing nice.
Why is the tagline for this article watch out Ford Explorer? A little odd.
(Edit: didn’t mean for it to be a reply to someone, more so a new comment)
Just like the 1500s, the offroad model is clearly the best looking!
If I have one gripe, its that the 3.0 Duramax diesel isn’t available on the Z71. You’d think that would be the most logical application of a diesel engine?
Hopefully GMC will offer the 3.0 DMAX in the AT4. Chevy sure missed the mark on this count. Otherwise, very well done.
Did you change your name again ?
Couple of thoughts
Bravo on that interior. Materials look great, design is absolutely better than the Expedition and the competition.
And that Z71 trim is truly great. Finally the REAL off-road SUV we’ve needed.
And the air suspension? That’s amazing in this class. Wonderful to see.
Nice looking truck. Definitely already destroys the Expedition, and the IRS has been a long time coming. High hopes for the Escalade to blow the Navigator out of the water, too.
Will miss the column shifter though 🙁 I feel like 9 seats are no longer gonna be an option…
Great looking updated 2003 Dodge Durango. I’m sure I’ll like it better when I see it n person. Right now I’m torn.
Dare I hope for them keeping the console delete credit option?
Great looking updated 2000 Dodge Durango. I’m sure I’ll like it better when I see it in person. Right now I’m torn.
If you think this looks anything like a Dodge Durango, especially the 2000 model, I suggest you rush to your eye doctor. The Durango was good looking back than, but it looks nothing like this Tahoe which is gorgeous.
WAY TO GO GM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW YOU’RE SAYING SOMETHING!!!!!!
No diesel availability in the Z71 trim (only!) makes exactly zero sense. GM always does something stupid like that with option combinations. When I was buying a C4 back in the 80’s, you couldn’t get both the 3.07 axle ratio AND the Bose stereo in a convertible UNLESS you also got the 4 speed manual – i.e. no automatic unless you dropped the Bose or went with a 2.59 axle. WTF does a radio upgrade and axle ratio have to do with one another? Makes as much sense as no diesel availability in the Z71…ironically, at the same point in history when Jeep (finally) offers a diesel in the Wrangler.
Why would you shop an automatic corvette first of all? Second, do you think the Tahoe is a Wrangler competitor or why bring that up?
Because I wanted an automatic, like the vast majority of Corvette owners for the last four-plus decades, as well as ALL Corvette owners going forward. And, from the era, the automatic was quicker and mechanically-superior to the clunky Doug Nash Super T-10 4 speed with an auxiliary overdrive unit affixed behind it with an override button that could be used to prevent it from self-engaging upon shifting into second. In ’89, when the 6 speed manual became available, I would have bought it 10 times out of 10, but in ’86 I was going to war with the army I had, not the army I wished I had.
No, I don’t remotely think Tahoe is a Wrangler competitor. My point is a diesel is available in the Jeep Wrangler for the first time ever, just like it’s available in the Tahoe for the first time ever – *except* in the off-road-oriented Z71 trim, which will (for the first time ever) actually take some of the Wrangler’s market share because it has both mechanical and aesthetic characteristics that will make it viable in modest off-road environments (appealing to Wranglers buyers who only care about the look). Nothing reasonably attainable is as off-road capable as a Wrangler, and it can be had with a diesel; why exempt the off-road (ish) version of the Tahoe from the diesel option?? It makes zero sense outside of GM-think, which has had stupid option combination limitations throughout my life time – hence my axle ratio or Bose example.
The diesel will probably be available for the Z71 after the first model year. GM always does goofy things like that.
I do like this interior.
I prefer the screen integrated into the dash but this looks good.
I way prefer the top of the dash or overall dash look, the top is one flowing piece from side to side. The dash top in the truck is all kids of pieces stuck together.
And this should be the standard size of any screen in a motor vehicle.
If you want a larger one as an option OK, but anything smaller than this 10″ is just to hard to see well while driving.
I like it all.
Engine options are great also. I don’t get the non 3.0T in the Z71, but I bet that will change also.
AND THEY ALL GET THE TEN SPEED TRANSMISSION !!!!!!!!
NOT the GM junk 8 speed, with no warranty !
Lol at GM Authority for seriously thinking GM would allow a 4 Cylinder to run this nameplate
You should re-read what we wrote about that four-cylinder. Specifically, that it may become available later on in the lifecycle. Lol right back at ya.
I can think that GM likely didn’t include to 4 cylinder at launch to protect itself from zero thought click bait articles slamming the idea.
Well the Expedition was a much better vehicle until now. But that’s how the automotive world unfolds. The latest versions of a vehicle likely are the best of the breed. Now, I hope, it is GM’s turn to lead in this sector. Here’s to competition and never taking your eyes and efforts off of the only thing that matters….a well built, innovative vehicle that brings a freshness as well as relevance to the playing field.
Of course we want better vehicles. From everyone. Name calling and putting down others are the sounds coming from a school yard during recess. GM, Ford, FCA can never rest on the sidelines.
“Now, I hope, it is GM’s turn to lead in this sector”
You do realize that GM controls 70% of the full size SUV segment and has for the last several years.
It doesn’t lead in this sector, it DOMINATES it.
I simply mean the best vehicle in its class. The vehicle that fits this description is not necessarily the one that sells the most.
Sorry Bro.. I’ve driven and rode in both the Expy and Navig.. and while I’ll give them both a slightly smoother ride than my Yukon (2015) before I changed tires to Michelin M/S LTXs and dropped the ride height in the rear (took me all of 1 hr) once that was done.. the GMC was on par/equal.. having IRS will most likely be a vast improvement.. as I pretty confident GM studied Ford’s design quite well before implementing it.
Z71 looks definitely more badass than that FX4 package for has for sure….. unless Ford is doing expedition raptor. The center stack does look a little big something that Land Rover is doing in a good way…. very well done. Now GM you just really need to spend the rest of the money on the rest of the interiors of your products for sure!
That window on the back door is hideous.
The front end of the Z71 is hideous
The wide chrome strip on the tailgate is hideous.
Clearly, you do not like this vehicle. I agree with most on here.. this is a good looking vehicle and I can’t wait to see what they do with the GMC and Caddy Escalade as far as interiors.