The 2021 Chevy Tahoe and 2021 Suburban have arrived, ushering in a brand-new generation for both full-size SUV icons. So far, we’ve explored a number of the new utilities’ features, including the new key fob, and the second-row seat’s fold-and-drop function. Now, we’re taking a look at another interesting detail of these vehicles – the power-retractable assist steps.
Offered as an available option only on the Premier and High Country trim levels, the 2021 Chevy Tahoe and 2021 Suburban’s power-retractable assist steps provide easier ingress and egress from the full-size SUV’s spacious interior. To note, the feature was previously only available on the Premier trim level, but now is offered on the new High Country trim as well.
The feature works by quickly deploying after the door is opened, providing an extra step up into, or out of the cabin. After the door is closed, the steps then retract underneath the body, tucking up to the side rails and creating a clean profile look.
It’s a nice extra, especially compared to the non-retractable running boards offered on other models. Check them out in action in our exclusive video below, where we spotlight the 2021 Chevy Tahoe and 2021 Suburban’s power-retractable assist steps both deploying and retracting.
As we covered in our previous Dimensional Comparison posts for the 2021 Chevy Tahoe and 2021 Suburban, passenger room is up in a number of key areas for these vehicles. The biggest gains for the new Tahoe are with first-row shoulder room, second-row legroom, third-row shoulder room, and third-row legroom, which saw increases of 1.45 inches, 3 inches, 1.15 inches, and 10.1 inches, respectively. Meanwhile, the new Suburban saw increases to second-row leg room, third-row leg room, first-row shoulder room, and third-row shoulder room, adding 2.3 inches, 2.2 inches, 1.45 inches, and 1.15 inches, respectively.
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