REVEALED: 2021 Tahoe & Suburban

Chevrolet has revealed the highly anticipated 2021 Suburban and Tahoe!

We are starting our pre-order list, so let us know if you are interested in ordering. They should be available this summer!


At the beginning of the year we wrote about the new Expedition/Expedition Max and how it had become a real contender in the full-size SUV field.

Well, it looks like GM is answering back with the new Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon and has taken a few notes from Ford to improve the best in the market SUV.

Besides the total redo of interior and exterior, the biggest standout on the new platform is an independent rear suspension (IRS), which Ford has had since 2004. The biggest benefit of this is that it allows for better interior space. The floor is able to be lower resulting in better leg and headroom for the third row and allows for a lower and FLAT rear cargo area. IFS also allows for a better and more agile ride.

We still have a lot more to learn about the new platform and finally, they have revealed the Yukon/Yukon XL, but we are waiting on the Escalade (though Escalade has a leaked image).

For now, here are the key points we know:

  • The size difference between Tahoe and Suburban is a smaller delta than previous models because the Tahoe is bigger which results in 10” more length inside, most of which is cargo area behind the 3rd row.
  • Push-button gear shift for the 10-speed transmission.
  • The engine is the same, but improved, 5.3L V8 with a 6.2L V8 standard in High Country. We also assume it will be optional on the RST like current models. The big news on engines is an optional 3.0L Duramax diesel engine, but it won’t be available on the Z-71.
  • Rear Entertainment is now dual 12.5” screens on the back of the front seat similar to the Land Cruiser.
  • The sunroof is now panoramic, extending to second-row seats.
  • Trim levels: LS, LT, RST, Z-71, Premier, High Country.
  • The Z-71 goes back to a more aggressive off-road look and capability.
  • High Country is a new trim level and would be compared to King Ranch.  High Country will also come with a 6.2L V8.
  • Adjustable air suspension will be on the Z-71 and High Country, giving 4” of adjustable ride height.
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z-71 and High Country