Alas, the mid-cycle refresh of the Chevy Tahoe – anticipated by many – did not take place for the 2024 model year, as was originally expected. Instead, the 2024 Chevy Tahoe receives only one minor change (see 2024 Chevy Tahoe changes). We now expect the Bow Tie brand to refresh its full-size SUV for the 2025 model year.
Naturally, the refresh will include a variety of important updates and changes, many of which GM Authority has already uncovered, so we’re putting it all together to tell you everything we know and expect from the refreshed 2025 Chevy Tahoe.
Before we go any further, we’d like to define some terms. The 2025 Tahoe will represent a refresh, otherwise known as a Mid-Cycle Enhancement (MCE) or update. This means that it won’t be an all-new vehicle, but rather an update to the current, fifth-generation model – as the name implies – in the middle of its life.
That means that the 2025 Chevy Tahoe will remain a full-size SUV and a good chunk of the vehicle will carry over from the current generation model. What will change are the designs of the front and rear fascias, along with new wheel sizes and designs, and an updated interior, particularly the cockpit. A new turbo-diesel engine is also expected.
The exterior design will be reworked with a new front fascia treatment that will include a new two-tiered headlight setup. This configuration, which started out with the 2019 Chevy Blazer, has now made its way across all of Chevy’s utility vehicles with the exception of the Tahoe and its longer brother, the Suburban.
Further updates may be applied to the rear fascia, including new taillights. Up top, expect a new roof-mounted antenna fin, while in the corners, look for several new wheel options, including new 24-inch wheels.
As indicated by the spy shots seen above, the new screen setup will likely be similar to that of the Blazer EV, which features two displays. The first is an expansive, 17.7-inch-diagonal color touchscreen in the center stack to command the vehicle’s infotainment system. The Blazer EV also has a second screen in the form of the 11-inch-diagonal color Driver Information Center (DIC) housed in the instrument cluster. Essentially a digital gauge cluster on steroids, this units complements the central touchscreen.
Accompanying the changes to the dash and screen will be a revamped shifter mechanism, switching from the push-pull style setup on the center stack seen in current models to a lever on the right side of the steering column. This fully-digital setup has appeared on such models as the aforementioned Blazer EV as well as the Cadillac Lyriq.
We expect three engine options to be on the table, starting with the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine and the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, as offered previously. Notably, the refreshed 2025 Chevy Tahoe is expected to introduce the 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine to the lineup, replacing the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel baby Duramax offered previously. This straight-six turbo-diesel may even be offerred on the Tahoe Z71 as an option. For the 2021, 2022 and 2023 model years, the Z71 did not offer the LM2 diesel due to the packaging constraints of the off-roader’s unique high-cut fascia.
All three engines will once again connect to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission, with both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive offered to put the power to the ground.
Don’t hold your breath for a go-fast Tahoe SS, though we must admit that it would have been lovely to see the supercharged LT4 V8 engine in the Tahoe, as it makes the Escalade-V such incredible performer.
Under the body, the 2025 Chevy Tahoe will continue riding on the GM T1 platform, which has been the case since the launch of the current generation model for the 2021 model year.
The refreshed 2025 Chevy Tahoe will be sold in North America, the Middle East, and select export markets.
Production of the refreshed SUV will continue taking place at the GM Arlington plant in Texas.
The refreshed 2025 Chevy Tahoe has been spotted a few times testing as a camo-clad prototype, including:
- March 2022: a look at the exterior
- March 2023: a look at the new infotainment screen
- March 2023: a look at the new High Country
- May 2023: Tahoe High Country spied again
- July 2023: Tahoe High Country spied yet another time
- July 2023: Tahoe Premier spied