2021 Chevrolet Tahoe at Budds’ Chev in Oakville, ON
Lake Tahoe—found along the state line dividing California and Nevada—is North America’s largest alpine lake, trailing only the Great Lakes in terms of overall volume. The substantial Chevrolet Tahoe may be named after this massive body of water, but that’s where the similarities end—as it doesn’t trail any other large SUV on the market. With the nameplate celebrating almost 30 years on the market, the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe brings a considerable amount of capability, safety, and style to the table, befitting its considerable frame. Read on, and learn more about this heavyweight Chevrolet SUV with Oakville’s source for all things Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, and GMC: Budds’ Chev.
With strong angular lines leading the eyes across its substantial frame, the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe doesn’t just catch your attention—it demands it. Broad shoulders and a tall stance lead the Tahoe forward with confidence, while a uniquely integrated grille adds serious gravity to the detailed front fascia. The roofline of the Tahoe angles up toward the back ever so slightly, highlighting the powerful rear of this heavyweight Chevrolet SUV, while a small spoiler hints at the athletic performance found within.
The interior of the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe continues the trend of confident design, with a spacious cabin capable of seating eight comfortably. With premium materials abound, the Tahoe features plenty of cargo space and technological advancements, while an available Power Sliding Centre Console offers more control and convenience depending on your needs. An enhanced third row offers more room and comfort than ever before, while those with fewer passengers will marvel at how much cargo space the 2021 Tahoe offers with the second- and third-row seats laid flat—a best-in-class 3,480 litres!
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Dimensions
|2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Exterior||Dimensions (mm/inches)|
|Width (w/o mirrors)||2,057/81.00|
|2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Interior||Dimensions (mm/inches)|
|Front Head Room||1,074/42.30|
|Front Leg Room||1,130/44.50|
|Second Head Room||988/38.90|
|Second Leg Room||1,067/42.00|
|Passenger Capacity (max)||8|
The 2021 Chevy Tahoe ensures smooth sailing—whether you’re towing a boat along or not,—thanks to its all-new independent rear suspension, along with the available Magnetic Ride Control™ and available first-in-class Four-Corner Air Ride Adaptive Suspension. By automatically adjusting the Tahoe’s height to provide greater aerodynamics or ground clearance depending on the situation, you’ll enjoy a comfortable ride in any road conditions. Pushing the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe is a choice of three powertrains, including two Dynamic Fuel Management-equipped V8s, starting with the standard 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 capable of producing 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. Next up, a 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 adds considerable punch to the Tahoe engine lineup thanks to 420 horsepower and a whopping 460 lb-ft of torque. Finally, a 3.0L DuraMax® Turbo-Diesel engine provides the 2021 Tahoe with 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque—perfect for those looking to haul a trailer on their adventures. No matter which engine you choose, a 10-speed automatic transmission provides a wider range of gears for smooth acceleration and impressive fuel efficiency.
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Performance
|Engine||Drivetrain||Transmission||Horsepower||Torque||Highway Fuel Efficiency (estimated)|
|5.3L V8||2WD/4WD||10-speed automatic||355 hp||383 lb-ft||11.8 L/100 km|
|6.2L V8||4WD||10-speed automatic||420 hp||460 lb-ft||12.4 L/100 km|
Safety & Technology
As impressive as the Tahoe’s size and power may be, the range of standard and available safety features and technology is equally as impressive. From the 10-inch diagonal Chevrolet Infotainment System to the available, class-leading 15-inch Head-Up Display and available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® connection, the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe keeps you well-connected to the world at large. The available Rear-Seat Media System features a pair of independent 12.6-inch diagonal LCD touch-screens, keeping your second-row passengers busy (and mercifully, quiet) on long trips, while also allowing content-sharing from one screen to the next.
Making the drive both safer and easier, an array of driver assistance features lend the driver of this Chevy SUV a helping hand—including Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, and IntelliBeam® Auto High Beams standard on all models. Meanwhile, available features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and more provide added on-road security, as does the available Advanced Trailering System with in-vehicle app, allowing you to tow with the utmost confidence.
Chevrolet Tahoe Model Changes
While a refreshed exterior design—and all-new amenities in the roomier interior—gives the 2021 version of this Chevy SUV a leg up over the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe, it’s the performance that sees the biggest boost. A first for the Tahoe lineup, the independent rear suspension creates not only a smoother ride, but also frees up more interior space and cargo room. Powering the 2021 Tahoe forward are two new V8 gasoline engines along with a turbocharged diesel offering, all matched to a brand-new 10-speed automatic transmission for even greater fuel efficiency.
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Trim Levels
Chevrolet Tahoe LSStarting at $56,498
- 10-speed automatic transmission
- Premium Smooth Ride suspension
- 18-inch wheels
Chevrolet Tahoe LTStarting at $61,398
- Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror
- Wireless charging
- Bose 9-speaker
Chevrolet Tahoe RSTStarting at $69,398
- RST-specific Jet Black interior
- RST-specific badging and emblems
- 22-inch bright machined high-gloss aluminum wheels
Chevrolet Tahoe Z71Starting at $68,698
- Red Tow Hooks & skid plate
- 20-inch wheels & all-terrain tires
- Black tubular assist steps
Chevrolet Tahoe PremierStarting at $75,998
- Magnetic Ride Control
- Lane Change Alert
- Front & Rear Park Assist
Chevrolet Tahoe High CountryStarting at $80,898
- 2L EcoTec3 V8 engine
- Unique High Country signature grille
- 22-inch wheels & all-season tires