The 2021 Chevy Tahoe is all-new, and it is bigger and better than ever. That is because Chevrolet has increased the size of the Tahoe without diminishing its performance, with a choice of three great powertrains and a choice for rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. In this way, Chevy puts you in the driver's seat with the 2021 Tahoe. This full-size SUV features more room over its three rows than prior models, allowing you and up to 8 additional passengers to stretch out, relax and enjoy all the Tahoe has to offer.
Chevy has made sure to equip the 2021 Tahoe with the latest in automotive technology, including the Chevrolet Infotainment System on a standard 10.2-inch diagonal touchscreen that will help you stay connected. The new Chevy Tahoe also features standard active safety systems as part of Chevrolet's commitment to vehicle safety. Since being introduced in 1992, the Chevy Tahoe has been at the forefront of the full-size SUV market, and the 2021 model represents the fifth generation of this venerable vehicle. Whether you're taking a road trip to Lake Tahoe or just commuting to work, the 2021 Chevy Tahoe will get you there safely in style.
Chevy offers the 2021 Tahoe in your choice of six different trim levels. New for this 2021 model is the RST trim for performance, the Z71 for off-roading, and the High Country for the ultimate in luxury. The base trim is the Tahoe LS, which has an MSRP of $49,000.* It rides on 18-inch wheels with all-season tires and features Chevy's Premium Smooth Ride suspension, plus a standard chrome roof rack luggage carrier.
The Tahoe LT adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a Bose 9-speaker audio system, wireless charging for your smart devices, leather seat trim, and a hands-free programmable power liftgate. This final feature will come in handy when you have your hands full with groceries or other items. The Tahoe LT has an MSRP of $53,800.*
One of the new trim levels is the Tahoe RST. This sporty street trim has an MSRP of $57,100* and rides on 22-inch bright-machined high-gloss black-painted aluminum wheels. The RST has great looks to match its performance with a monochromatic black grille with Black Ice accents. Chevy carries this unique exterior over to the RST's Jet Black interior with Victory Red stitching.
If you are into off-roading, then the Tahoe Z71 is the trim for you. The Z71 is the second new trim on the Tahoe, with an MSRP of $59,200.* It has four-wheel drive standard and rides on 20-inch wheels with all-terrain tires. The Tahoe Z71's red tow hooks are not just there for show, helping you out of a jam when you are on the trail, and a skid plate protects the undercarriage. The black tubular assist steps on the Tahoe Z71 will help you and your passengers get into and out of your SUV.
The Tahoe Premier trim returns for 2021, featuring magnetic ride control and a Bose audio system with 10-speaker surround sound. The Premier also adds Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert and front and rear Park Assist to the Tahoe's list of standard active safety features. This trim has an MSRP of $62,600.*
The top trim on the 2021 Tahoe is the all-new High Country. You will be riding in style with this Tahoe, with its 22-inch wheels, four-corner air-ride adaptive suspension, and standard 6.2-liter V8 engine. In addition, the High Country has trim exclusive sill plates, signature grille, and special stitching on its leather interior, all for an MSRP of $69,600.*
There are three great engine options on the 2021 Chevy Tahoe - two that carried over from the 2020 model and one that is brand-new. All models except for the High Country come equipped with a powerful 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 gas engine, featuring dynamic fuel management to improve fuel efficiency. The 5.3-liter engine uses direct injection and variable valve timing to produce 355 horsepower and generate 383 pound-feet of torque, which is enough to give the 2021 Tahoe a top speed of 115 miles per hour.
The 2021 Chevy Tahoe High Country has a standard 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 gas engine with dynamic fuel management. This is the only model with this engine. Direct fuel injection and variable valve timing help this engine produce an astounding 420 horsepower and generate 460 pound-feet of torque.
New for 2021, Chevy now offers all trims of the 2021 Tahoe except for the Z71 with an available 3.0-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel I-6. This engine uses its turbocharger to produce 277 horsepower and generate 460 pound-feet of torque. This boosts the fuel efficiency of the 2021 Tahoe, giving you a range of up to 672 miles on one tank of diesel.
Also new for the fifth generation, every trim of the 2021 Chevy Tahoe pairs its engine with a very responsive 10-speed automatic transmission. This transmission is electronically controlled with a traction select system to improve overall performance.
The transmission also features a tow/haul mode that helps give the 2021 Chevy Tahoe the ability to tow up to 8,400 pounds, making this one of the most versatile full-size SUVs on the road today. This is especially helpful if you are into outdoor recreation and need to tow a camper or boat trailer.
Despite its large size, the 2021 Chevy Tahoe is surprisingly fuel-efficient, especially with the standard rear-wheel drive system. The Tahoe with the 5.3-liter gas engine gets 16 MPG in the city and 20 MPG on the highway regardless of your choice of drivetrain. However, if you choose the Tahoe High Country with the 6.2-liter engine and rear-wheel drive, you will get an estimated 15 MPG in the city and 20 MPG in highway driving.
Choosing the available four-wheel drivetrain will reduce fuel economy slightly on the Tahoe High Country to 14 MPG in city driving and 19 MPG on the highway. The optional Turbo-Diesel provides the best fuel economy, a solid 21 MPG in city driving and 28 MPG in highway driving with rear-wheel drive, and 20 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway with four-wheel drive.
Chevy has designed the 2021 Tahoe to provide a smooth and pleasant ride with its standard premium smooth ride suspension or the optional magnetic ride control on the higher trims. This is the same whether you choose rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. The magnetic ride control uses electromagnets to control the damper fluids, adapting the Tahoe's shock absorption to the terrain. The 2021 Tahoe also has solid acceleration, reaching 60 miles per hour in only 7.5 seconds with the base engine.
Chevrolet has made sure to equip every 2021 Tahoe with five standard active safety features that improve the performance of this full-size SUV in emergency situations. For example, the Following Distance Indicator will let you know if you are getting too close to the vehicle in front of you, making it easier to avoid an accident if the other driver stops short.
Forward Collision Alert will alert you if it detects a possible collision with the vehicle in front of you, providing you with the time to take evasive action to avoid or minimize the damage from a crash. Automatic Emergency Braking will work with the Forward Collision Alert to automatically begin providing hard emergency braking to mitigate or avoid a collision. Similarly, Front Pedestrian Braking will stop your Tahoe if it detects a potential collision with a pedestrian in front of your vehicle.
IntelliBeam Auto High Beams will come in handy when you are driving at night. Rather than having to turn your high beams on and off, the system will do this for you when it detects an area of poor lighting. The high beams will automatically turn off as soon as the lighting improves or if the system detects another vehicle approaching so you can avoid distracting the other motorist. But all of this is just some of the advanced safety features offered on the 2021 Tahoe.