Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor - December 13, 2019

Model Preview

In 2015, the Chevy Tahoe got a big redesign. Normally, this would be good for about a decade in the full-size SUV segment, but fast-moving competitors have pushed Chevy to release the redesigned 2021 Tahoe just six model years after its last redesign.

The 2021 Chevy Tahoe’s new body retains the blocky outline it’s carried for as long as we can remember, but it’s details are all-new. The Tahoe’s new-look nose will include a bold dual-port grille, C-shape LED signature lighting, thin LED headlights, a new hood, and more. Those shopping for the more rugged Z71 model will be treated to an exclusive front-end design that enhances its approach angle for off-road driving. The 2021 Tahoe’s backside will gain standard LED taillights with new L-shaped light tubes, a chrome applique between the taillights, and a smoother rear bumper.

The 2021 Tahoe will grow by 6.7 inches to 210.7 inches long. Its wheelbase will also grow by 4.9 inches to 120.9 inches.

The 2021 Tahoe’s cabin will also get an all-new look, as it’ll get a major softening that’ll include a neatened instrument panel design with limited buttons and knobs, better-hidden HVAC vents, premium upholstery, a floating 10-inch standard infotainment screen, and a standard 4.2-inch color driver-information display. Buyers can also opt for an 8-inch gauge cluster screen, a 15-inch head-up display, and a rear-seat entertainment package with dual 12.6-inch headrest-mounted screens.

On the tech side, Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto will remain standard features. LT and higher trims will get the added benefit of a wireless charging pad with a device cooler to prevent your device from overheating and interrupting the charge.

Chevy Tahoe

The 2021 Tahoe’s larger body and wheelbase will also enhance in-cabin room, as the second and third rows will gain 3 inches and 10.1 inches of legroom, respectively, pushing them to 42 and 34.9 inches. The latter makes the third-row seats a feasible option for some adults. Cargo room will also see huge boosts, as the space behind the third row will jump by 10.2 cubic feet to 25.5 cubes, and max cargo grows by 28.2 cubes to 122.9 cubic feet.

The all-new Tahoe will continue with the same two gasoline engines, a standard 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8 and an optional 420-hp 6.2-liter V8. It will, however, get a new 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V6 with 277 hp and 460 pound-feet of torque. With all that torque, this beast is sure to have a sky-high tow rating, but Chevy also claims it will deliver the highest fuel economy in the segment.

High Country and Z71 models will gain an all-new Air Ride Adaptive Suspension, which will deliver automatic load leveling and up to 4 inches ride height adjustment. When off-roading, the driver can also get an extra inch of ground clearance at low speeds and when in 4WD HI or 4WD LO.

Safety will also see enhancements, as the 2021 Tahoe will boast standard automatic emergency braking, which is optional in today’s model. It will also have available forward-collision alert, following-distance indicator, front-pedestrian braking, rear park assist, automatic high-beam headlights, hitch guidance, a 360-degree camera, lane-change alert, lane-keep assist, and more.

Pricing & Release Date

The 2021 Chevy Tahoe will arrive in mid-2020.

Official 2021 Tahoe pricing is not available yet, but we will likely see at least a small increase compared to today’s model, which ranges from $50,295 to $66,995 (destination fees included). The new Z71 and High Country trims may end up pushing the top end of the pricing range even higher, as the current model stops at the Premier trim.

This full-size SUV will compete with the GMC Yukon, Ford Expedition, and Toyota Sequoia.

Learn more about the current Tahoe on sale now »

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