GM Authority readers are likely well aware that the fourth-generation Chevy Silverado 1500 and fifth-generation Chevy Tahoe both share the GM T1 platform. Incidentally, putting the two models side-by-side reveals quite the family resemblance in terms of exterior design, particularly when it comes to the front ends of each model as well as their respective stances.
These photos show two pre-refreshed, fourth-generation Chevy Silverado 1500 models alongside a 2021 Chevy Tahoe PPV (Police Pursuit Vehicle) parked side-by-side. The white Silverado is an LT Trail Boss while the gray one is an RST.
Off the bat, the split horizontal grille bar closely matches on the Silverado and Tahoe, and the hoods are both flat but distinct. Meanwhile, the front fender treatment that wraps into the front fascia below the headlights is also similar, and both models share a similar set of slim headlight clusters. Even the roof-mounted fin antenna placement is the same between the Silverado and Tahoe, as is the general mounting style and level of the mirrors.
And yet there are some distinctions, including wider and more pronounced C-shaped daytime running lights on the Tahoe compared to these pre-refresh Silverado models. In addition, the Silverado features a set of horizontal turn signals (that serve double duty as the hazard / emergency lights) below the C-shaped DRLs (Daytime Running Lamps).
Overall, there’s certainly an uncanny resemblance between the Bow Tie brand’s half-ton truck and full-size – now more than ever. Incidentally, the design of the 2021 and newer Tahoe (and its longer Chevy Suburban variant) was inspired by the 2019 and newer Silverado 1500, but the refreshed 2022 Silverado takes styling cues from the Tahoe/Suburban.
In fact, the C-shaped turn signals and DRLs on the refreshed 2022 Silverado 1500 more closely match those on the Tahoe and Suburban, as shown on the RST model in the photo above. In addition, the refreshed Silverado also features a new air curtain design also follows that of the Tahoe and Suburban, eschewing the criticized “sideburns” from the 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 Silverado Limited.
Overall, the front fascia of the Silverado and Tahoe/Suburban are quite similar, and one could make the argument that they’re more alike than ever before.