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2021 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Used Car Price Range
$36,368 - $67,988
$36,368 $67,988
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2021 LS 4x2
most popular
Price:   -  From $49,600
2021 LS 4x4 Price:   -  From $52,600
2021 LT 4x2 Price:   -  From $54,300
2021 LT 4x4 Price:   -  From $57,300
2021 RST 4x2 Price:   -  From $57,400
2021 Z71 4x4 Price:   -  From $59,500
2021 RST 4x4 Price:   -  From $60,400
2021 Premier 4x2 Price:   -  From $62,800
2021 Premier 4x4 Price:   -  From $65,800
2021 High Country 4x2 Price:   -  From $69,700
2021 High Country 4x4 Price:   -  From $72,700
Expert Rating
3.4 (Good)

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Overview

What's New

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe is all-new. This is a huge deal for the full-size SUV, as the last fully redesigned Tahoe came in 2015. The full-size SUV segment isn’t what it used to be, but herculean options like the Tahoe are still some of the ultimate vehicles on the road.

It would take a long, long time to go over everything that’s new with the Tahoe. Instead, the quick rundown includes a new body-on-frame architecture that brings a longer wheelbase. It receives an independent rear suspension setup that, with the help of the longer wheelbase, improves third-row leg room and cargo capacity.

When it comes to powertrains, the Tahoe still offers a few V8 engines, but they've been upgraded with a dynamic fuel management system. Also, a new turbodiesel motor has been added to the lineup. That’s certainly unique for the class and should be a worthy upgrade for consumers that tow often.

All the changes help the Tahoe take on the Ford Expedition and the Nissan Armada, which are two of the newer SUVs in the class.

Choosing Your Chevrolet Tahoe

The 2021 Tahoe is available in six trims levels: LS, LT, RST, Z71, Premier, and High Country. Pricing starts at $50,295 including destination for the base LS model and climbs to $70,895 for the High Country.

Engine Choices

Chevrolet will offer three engine options with the new Tahoe. The two V8 engines mirror ones that were available last year, while the diesel engine is a new option for 2021.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
5.3L V8355 hp383 lb-ft18 mpg
6.2L V8420 hp460 lb-ft17 mpg
3.0L Turbodiesel 6-cylinder277 hp460 lb-ftNot Yet Rated

The 5.3-liter V8 is standard on all five trims but the High Country, which gets the 6.2-liter V8. The larger V8 is exclusive to the range-topping trim. The diesel, which has late availability, will be offered on all trims but the Z71.

Every motor is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard on all but the Z71 trim. Four-wheel drive is a $3,000 upgrade, but standard on the off-road-focused Z71.

When properly equipped, the 5.3-liter V8 can tow up to 8,400 pounds, while the 6.2-liter V8 is rated at up to 8,300 pounds.

We’re especially surprised to see the introduction of a diesel engine for the Tahoe. Without official fuel economy figures from the EPA, we can’t say whether going with the diesel is worth the extra funds at the moment.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The majority of Tahoe models can seat up to eight people, while the luxurious High Country lowers that figure to seven people with its standard second-row bucket seats.

Thanks to the new independent rear suspension system, a 4.9-inch longer wheelbase, and a 6.7-inch length increase, the Tahoe is more spacious than ever before.

There’s 25.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, which is a 66% increase over the outgoing model. Cargo capacity expands to 72.6 cubic feet with the third row folded flat, and to 122.9 with both back rows folded down.

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Safety Features

Every Tahoe now comes with automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, rear parking sensors, front pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, a rear seat reminder system, and Teen Driver mode as standard.

The Premier trim adds blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, lane change alert, and front parking sensors. These features are available for $2,820 on the LT and above, and they're bundled with many other creature comforts.

The range-topping High Country further gets a surround-view camera system, a rear camera mirror, and rear pedestrian detection.

Adaptive cruise control is available on the Premier and High Country as an option, while hitch guidance with hitch view are available throughout the lineup.

Connectivity

Every Tahoe comes with an impressive list of connectivity features, headlined by a 10.2-inch touchscreen running Chevy’s Infotainment 3 Plus system. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included as standard, as are Bluetooth, wi-fi capability, HD radio, satellite radio, eight USB ports, a 4.2-inch driver information display, and a nine-speaker Bose audio system.

The LT and higher add wireless charging, while the Premier and High Country also get navigation, an 8-inch driver information display, and a 10-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system. The High Country also features a 15-inch head-up display.

On the LT, RST, and Z71, navigation and a rear seat entertainment system with dual 12.6-inch screens are bundled for $2,490. The rear seat media system is $1,995 on the Premier and High Country.

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LS - From $50,295

The LS, which is mainly oriented toward fleet use, is the base model in the Tahoe lineup. It gets 18-inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, black assist steps, roof rails, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. It also has the impressive 10.2-inch touchscreen and automatic emergency braking.

LT - From $55,095

The LT comes well equipped with heated exterior mirrors and a hands-free power liftgate. On the inside, the LT brings heated front seats, 10-way power front seats, three-zone automatic climate control, keyless open and start, remote start, and leather upholstery for the first two rows.

The Luxury Package ($2,820) is the way to add all of the active safety features that become standard on the Premier model, and it also brings the surround-view camera, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering column, a heated steering wheel, heated second row outboard seats, and power-folding second and third rows.

RST - From $58,395

The RST is the sportiest model in the Tahoe lineup. It builds on the LT and features a unique front fascia, a black-ice-finished grille, black exterior trim, 22-inch wheels, and unique seats with contrast stitching.

Z71 - From $60,495

The Z71 is the rugged trim in the Tahoe lineup, as evidenced by its standard four-wheel drive. It also comes with red tow hooks, a front skid plate, 20-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, a two-speed transfer case, a heavy-duty air filter, and hill descent control. The trim also has a unique look with a special front fascia and black exterior accents.

Premier - From $63,895

The Premier trim is the first to come with Chevrolet’s Magnetic Ride Control system. It's also where things enter luxury territory with the extra safety features, navigation, 12-way power front seats, ventilated front seats, perforated leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, the power tilt-and-telescope steering column, and the power-folding second and third rows. The outside features black roof rails, chrome trim, and dual-outlet exhaust ports.

High Country - From $70,895

Power for the High Country comes from the more powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine. It adds more luxurious touches as well, including the 15-inch head-up display, surround-view camera, rear camera mirror, and 22-inch wheels. When it comes to looks, it has a unique grille with bronze accents, sill plates, seat embroidery, and unique badging.

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CarsDirect Tip

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe is all-new and better than ever. While the design won’t be to everyone’s tastes, we think the LT trim is a good starting point. The trim has a variety of available packages, so you can pick and choose which ones are important to you while keeping costs reasonable.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • All-new design
  • Cavernous interior
  • Big touchscreen
  • Available turbodiesel engine
Cons
  • Prices climb quickly
  • Fuel economy unchanged
  • Adaptive cruise control isn’t standard
  • Slight drop in towing capacity
Expert Rating
3.4 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Three engine choices. The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe is available with three different engines – two gas and one diesel. Most trims come with a 5.3-liter V8, while the top-trim High Country features a 6.2-liter V8. The base engine makes 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, while the bigger V8 develops 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.

Arriving later in the model year is a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbodiesel. This engine is also available in the Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and has an output of 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.

All three choices are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Most models feature standard rear-wheel drive and available four-wheel drive, the latter a $3,000 upgrade. The Tahoe Z71 is four-wheel-drive only.

Safety is a mixed bag. The Tahoe’s sheer size presents a tremendous advantage in safety. That said, it comes with a list of standard driver assist safety features, including automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, a rear-seat reminder, and rear parking sensors.

But the Tahoe is a mixed bag on other safety features like lane keeping assist and blind-spot monitoring, which aren't standard until the Premier trim.

Further, adaptive cruise control and enhanced emergency braking that works at speeds above 50 mph is available only on High Country and Premier trims. These are features we're seeing offered standard on some competing models. We think Chevy could have done better here.


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Ample passenger and cargo capacity. The Tahoe seats eight or nine passengers by utilizing the front 40/20/40 bench seat in the base LS trim or fleet models to squeeze in a third person up front. Most families will utilize the Tahoe in a 2-3-3 configuration, which features wide, plush seats up front.

The first two rows offer the most comfort, but the third row is no longer the penalty box it once was this year thanks to a better seating position and more leg room. Of course, if optimizing passenger space is a priority, we recommend the longer Chevrolet Suburban to maximize interior room.

Storage space is up this year and the numbers are downright impressive. Behind the third row, there's 25.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity. Behind the second row, the cargo space measures 72.6 cubes. Fold down the second and third rows, and cargo space mushrooms to a whopping 122.9 cubic feet.

Let’s make a connection. One of the Tahoe's strongest areas is in all things connectivity, starting with its big and user-friendly 10.2-inch touchscreen display with large icons and a crisp screen.

Other standard features include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility and a wi-fi hot spot. The latter isn’t a common offering, at least as standard equipment.

All but the base trim features wireless charging. Multiple USB ports, including two on each row, and a 110-volt power outlet are available. Chevy also makes a Rear Media Package available with dual 12.6-inch LCD HD entertainment touchscreens in the seat backs.

There's also an available 15-inch head-up display – the largest in its class – and an 8.2-inch digital instrument panel. Fully loaded, the Tahoe rivals many premium models in all things tech.

Final thoughts. The 2021 Chevy Tahoe rolls out with its upper trims in place; the LS and RST trims follow. And the turbodiesel debuts months after it goes on sale. If you can't wait, we recommend the LT trim with the standard engine and the Luxury Package, which delivers a well-equipped model for under $60,000.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 5.3L V-8 / 355 HP / 383 ft.lbs.
Available: 3.0L I-6 / 277 HP / 460 ft.lbs.
Transmission
10-spd Driver Shift Control w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
16 / 20 / 18 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
8 / 9
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 5.3L V-8 / 355 HP / 383 ft.lbs.
Available: 3.0L I-6 / 277 HP / 460 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
16 / 20 / 18 Mpg
Brakes
Duralife 4-wheel Disc / Brembo 4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
24.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded / Diesel
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$92
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
122.9 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
210.7 "
Exterior Width
81.1 "
Exterior Height
75.8 "
Front Headroom
42.3 "
Rear Headroom
38.9 "
Front Legroom
44.5 "
Rear Legroom
42.0 "
Front Shoulder Room
66.0 "
Rear Shoulder Room
64.8 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
5,473 Lbs. / 5,717 Lbs.
Wheel Base
121 "
Turning Radius
19.0 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 22.0 " Black Aluminum / 22.0 " Chrome Aluminum / 22.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 22.0 " Silver W/chrome Accents Aluminum / 22.0 " Polished Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Tri-coat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Body-colored / Black / Front Body-colored With Black Insert
Grille Moldings
With Chrome Bar
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish / Stainless Steel With Black Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
8 / 9
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket / 40-20-40 Split-bench
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(6-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Siriusxm With 360l Am/fm/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Siriusxm With 360l Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
1
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Automatic Braking Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Change Alert With Side Blind Zone Alert Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keep Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Front Pedestrian Braking Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Intellibeam Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear Park Assist Rear / Front And Rear Park Assist Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Pass-key Iii
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
12 Months / 12,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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