2020-08-31 | Chevy New Roads Magazine

Project: All-New 2021 Chevy Tahoe

VEHICLE: TAHOE | MANUFACTURED: ARLINGTON, TEXAS | AVAILABLE: NOW

For years, families all across the country have enjoyed the capable performance and utility of Chevy SUVs. To further build on that impressive reputation, the All-New 2021 Tahoe was reengineered from the ground up. Here’s a look at just a few of the many new components that help make the latest Tahoe even greater.


Under the Surface

Beneath its strikingly designed sheet metal, the All-New 2021 Tahoe has key engineering improvements designed to build on Tahoe’s tough utility and all-day road-trip comfort.

OPTIMIZED SUSPENSION

A four-link, fully independent rear suspension helps improve ride and handling, while also lowering Tahoe’s cargo floor by more than 5 inches from the previous model for easier loading of cargo.

TOUGH NEW FRAME

Tahoe’s new frame uses 77 percent high-strength steel for exceptional strength and durability.

MAGNET MAGIC

Similar to the system employed on Corvette, available fourth-generation Magnetic Ride Control™ uses sensors to “read” road conditions and automatically adjust suspension damping to improve handling and comfort.

MORE SPEEDS

A new 10-speed automatic transmission helps improve acceleration, towing performance, and fuel economy.

CHOOSE YOUR LEVEL

Available Four-Corner Air Ride Adaptive Suspension offers automatic load-leveling, and can raise or lower the Tahoe by up to 4 inches, such as for off-roading or for easier cargo loading.

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Innovations Everywhere

From available advanced cameras to high-tech entertainment systems, the All-New 2021 Tahoe has countless updates that offer safety, improved convenience, and style for all passengers.

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WHEEL CHOICES

Depending on trim level, Tahoe offers new wheel designs ranging from 18 to 22 inches in diameter.

BRIGHT LIGHTS

Tahoe features standard LED headlamps and taillamps for high visibility.

HIDDEN SHUTTERS

Active grille shutters can close at certain times during highway driving to improve aerodynamics, contributing to better fuel efficiency.

SAFETY FIRST

Automatic Emergency Braking is standard on all 2021 Tahoe SUVs.


Stay Entertained

An available Rear-Seat Media System has two 12.6-inch diagonal touch-screens that can show movies or other content from HDMI and USB ports.

So Much Room for Activities

Tahoe offers more interior room than the outgoing model: 10 extra inches of third-row legroom and 66 percent greater cargo area behind the third row.

Modernized Shifter

Instead of a traditional lever, Tahoe uses electronic push-buttons for shifting the transmission, saving space within the cabin.

Leave the Beaten Path

Available Z71 package caters to off-road driving with a new front fascia that offers improved obstacle clearance, all-terrain tires, a front skid plate, red tow hooks, and Hill Descent Control.

Sliding Seats

Tahoe’s second-row seat slides 5.5 inches forward or rearward, so you can optimize how much legroom or cargo space is available depending on your needs.

Caught on Camera

Multiple cameras are included in the available HD Surround Vision feature, which can transmit several camera views to the infotainment display to help drivers see and avoid obstacles at low speeds.

5.3L V8

Standard gasoline V8 produces 355 hp and 383 lb.-ft. of torque.

6.2L V8

Available V8 in Tahoe High Country produces 420 hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque.

3.0L TURBO-DIESEL

Available turbo‑diesel inline‑six (late availability) produces 277 hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque.

STORY: JAKE HOLMES / ILLUSTRATIONS: CLINT FORD / ANIMATION: LUNAR NORTH

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