The Chevy Tahoe is all-new for the 2021 model year, introducing a complete overhaul for the nameplate and ushering in a fresh fifth generation. The latest generation also introduces new dimensions, both inside and out, and now, vehicle valuation and automotive research company Kelley Blue Book has recognized the 2021 Chevy Tahoe as offering the “Best All-Around Room” for tall passengers.
“Completely redesigned for 2021, the Tahoe retains its truck-based construction but is more comfortable than ever,” writes Kelley Blue Book. “It’s loaded with connectivity tech and delivers an EPA-estimated 20 mpg on the highway with its base V8.”
To note, the 2021 Chevy Tahoe rides on the all-new GM T1 platform, otherwise known as GMT-T1 or T1XX. The T1 platform provides the bones for a variety of GM’s pickup trucks and body-on-frame SUV’s, including the 2019 Chevy Silverado and 2021 Cadillac Escalade. What’s more, the 2021 Chevy Tahoe also equips a new independent multilink rear suspension setup, which provides the SUV with dramatically enhanced ride quality, steering responsiveness, and driver control.
As for the engine spec, the 2021 Chevy Tahoe is offered with three powerplant options, including the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84, rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87, rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax, rated at 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
Kelley Blue Book author Rich Homan, who is 6-foot, 5-inches tall, praised the 2021 Chevy Tahoe as a “wild improvement over its predecessor, in tall-guy terms.”
With regard to the interior dimensions, the 2021 Chevy Tahoe offers 0.5 inches less first row headroom (42.3 inches), 0.2 inches more second row headroom (38.9 inches), and 0.1 inches more third row headroom (38.2 inches). The biggest interior room increase is in first row shoulder room, with an extra 1.45 inches (66.25 inches) compared to the 2021 model year.
Source: Kelley Blue Book