The 2022 Chevy Tahoe and 2022 Chevy Suburban full-size SUVs will go into production on October 4th of this year, GM Authority has learned. Both vehicles are produced at the GM Arlington plant in Texas.
Both the 2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban ride on the T1 platform that also underpins the 2019 and newer Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks, the 2021 GMC Yukon and the 2021 Cadillac Escalade luxury SUV. The Chevy Tahoe and Suburban are essentially the same vehicle, except that the Tahoe measures 210.7 inches from front to back, while the Suburban is 15 inches longer at 225.7 inches bumper-to-bumper.
Both models were overhauled (redesigned and re-engineered) for the 2021 model year, entering their fifth (Tahoe) and 12th (Suburban) generations. The 2022 model year update will include only minor changes, including new colors and small changes to features and content within trim levels.
Sales Numbers - Mainstream Full-Size SUVs - Q1 2021 - United States
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Both the 2021 Chevy Tahoe and 2021 Chevy Suburban are doing extremely well in the marketplace. In Q1 2021, 23,038 units of the Tahoe and 11,143 units of the Suburban found customers in the United States, for a combined 34,181 units. This collectively places the duo as the undisputed best-seller in the mainstream full-size SUV segment, with the Ford Expedition a distant second at 22,263 units.
The Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban both feature the 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine from the EcoTec3 family as standard. It’s rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. The 6.2L V8 L87 is exclusive to the range-topping High Country trim level, where it makes 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Alternatively, all models except for the Z71 trim offer the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax, which produces 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. It’s worth noting that the LM2 is the only diesel engine fitted to any vehicle in this segment. As GM Authority exclusively reported, it accounted for six percent of Tahoe sales and eight percent of Suburban sales as of April 2021.
All three engines are paired with GM’s Hydra-Matic 10L80 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel-drive is standard on all models except for the Z71 trim. Four-wheel-drive is optional on the remaining trim levels.