The 2021 Chevy Tahoe full-size SUV and its longer equivalent model, the 2021 Chevy Suburban, are both available with all kinds of cameras, including at the front and rear, and in each door mirror. The cameras enable the Surround Vision feature, which allows the driver to check what is happening outside (and close to) the vehicle and its perimeter, without stepping out of the cabin.
To illustrate, we are presenting images of the various camera views as displayed on the center infotainment screen.
Front Overhead View With HD Surround Vision
The ground around the car is shown on the left side of the screen, while a more close-up (more detailed) version is placed on the right side
Front Wheel View With HD Surround Vision
On the main part of the screen, the angle of the front wheel and its proximity to a white line painted on the parking space are clearly visible. The overhead view of the vehicle on the HD Surround Vision view is a graphic and therefore does not show the angle of the wheel, but this is represented by a red line. The direction of the vehicle, if the Chevy Tahoe or Chevy Suburban were to be driven forward with the wheel in this position, is shown by a longer, curved, yellow line.
Rear Overhead View With HD Surround Vision
The HD Surround Vision view is the same as before, but the larger part of the screen now shows the ground immediately behind the vehicle in greater detail.
Front Camera View
When this image was taken, the front wheels of the Chevy Tahoe were pointing straight ahead. This view conveys this information by red lines, and by indicating the path of the vehicle (if it were driven without a change in the steering angle) with yellow lines.
Front Camera View With HD Surround Vision
The larger part of the image is essentially the same as before, although it is slightly narrower. The HD Surround Vision view on the left shows the same directional information using red and yellow lines.
Rear Camera View
Here, there is a clear view to the immediate rear of the vehicle. However, this time there is no directional information.
Rear Camera View With HD Surround Vision
As with the Front Camera View, the image is a little narrower to make room for the HD Surround Vision image. The directional information supplied on the left of the screen shows only what would happen if the vehicle were to be driven forward (likely because the vehicle is currently in Drive, as opposed to Reverse).
Tow Hitch View
This final view is of the center rear of the vehicle, where the tow hitch would be mounted. It is less useful in this particular Chevy Tahoe, which does not have a tow hitch fitted.
|LT, Z71, RST||included and only available in Luxury Package|
|Premier||included and only available with Enhanced Display and Alert Package|
The surround vision and the above camera views are standard on the range-topping High Country trim level. The feature is not available on the base LS. For other trim levels, the situation is more complicated.
In the case of the LT, Z71 and RST trim levels, camera views are included and only available in the Luxury Package, which costs $2,820 and includes the following equipment:
- HD Surround Vision
- Rear Pedestrian Alert
- Memory settings
- Outside heated, power-adjustable, power-folding, body-color mirrors with driver-side auto-dimming and integrated turn signal indicators
- Power tilt and telescopic steering column
- Automatic heated steering wheel
- Second row outboard heated seats
- Second row power 60/40 split-folding bench seats
- Third row power 60/40 split-folding bench seats
On the Premier trim levels, camera views are included and only available in the Enhanced Display and Alert Package, which includes the following:
- HD Surround Vision
- Head-Up Display
- Rear Camera Mirror
- Rear Camera Mirror Washer
- Rear Pedestrian Alert
The Enhanced Display and Alert Package is part of the Premium Package, which also includes the Max Trailering Package, Adaptive Cruise Control and a panoramic power sunroof. The total price is $4,485.
The 2021 Chevy Tahoe and 2021 Chevy Suburban represent the first model years of their fifth and 12th generations, respectively. Most versions ship with a the choice of rear-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive, and with a 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine from the EcoTec3 family, which makes 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. A 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax engine, rated at 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque is optional on most trims.
There are two exceptions to this. First, the Z71 trim is available only with four-wheel-drive and the 5.3L V8 gasoline engine. Second, the gasoline motor in the High Country is the 6.2L V8 L87, which produces 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. All three engines are paired with the GM Hydra-Matic 10L80 10-speed automatic transmission.