2021 Chevrolet Tahoe at Jack Carter Chev in Calgary, Alberta
Named after Lake Tahoe, North America’s largest alpine lake, Chevrolet’s substantial Tahoe isn’t just one of North America’s largest SUVs—it’s one of its most complete, too. Being another addition to a legendary nameplate like Tahoe means big shoes to fill, and the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe has no problem filling them. From its considerable size and power to its bold style and serious safety features, the 2021 Tahoe is a welcome addition to the Chevrolet lineup—one you’ll find at Calgary’s source for all things Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC: Jack Carter Chev!
Celebrating almost 30 years, the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe offers seriously confident SUV styling both inside and out. Like the prototypical action movie star, the muscular Tahoe features strong angular lines and broad shoulders, standing tall on anything from 18-inch to 22-inch rims depending on the trim. The front bumper has been integrated into the grille, flanked by a pair of standard LED headlamps with LED Daytime Running lamps. With a roofline that rises slightly toward the rear, culminating in a small rear spoiler, along with standard deep-tinted glass windows and other smart details like body-colour side mirrors, the exterior of the 2021 Chevy Tahoe is as bold as the SUV itself.
Inside, the 2021 Tahoe is home to a wealth of comfort and space; with seating for 8, including a more comfortable and spacious third row than any prior version of the Tahoe, there simply isn’t a bad seat in this palatial ride. Premium materials enhance the luxurious feel of the Tahoe, while the available Power Sliding Centre Console adds to the already brimming utility of this Chevrolet SUV. But don’t worry, you don’t have to fill all 8 seats; instead, feel free to lay the second- and third-row seats flat and take advantage of the Tahoe’s best-in-class 3,480 litres of cargo space.
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Dimensions
|2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Exterior||Dimensions (mm/inches)|
|Wheelbase||3,071 / 120.90|
|Length (overall)||5,352 / 210.70|
|Width (w/o mirrors)||2,057 / 81.00|
|Height||1,925 / 75.90|
|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|
An all-new independent rear suspension system—as well as the available Magnetic Ride Control™ and first-in-class Four-Corner Air Ride Adaptive Suspension systems—imbues the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe with a surprising surplus of grace, not to mention smooth handling. Of course, you need some serious power under the hood to move such a substantial SUV, and the three available engines found in the Tahoe provide that power (and then some). A 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine leads the way with 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, while the second gas option is a 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 providing a serious 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft worth of torque. Featuring Dynamic Fuel Management, and paired to an advanced 10-speed automatic transmission, these powertrains don’t sacrifice anything in the way of power while retaining excellent fuel economy. If you plan on hitting the highway with a trailer in tow, then the 3.0L DuraMax® Turbo-Diesel found in the 2021 Tahoe lineup is a smart choice thanks to its 277 horsepower and muscular 460 lb-ft of torque. No matter which engine you choose, the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe packs serious performance punch.
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|
|DuraMax® 3.0L Turbo-Diesel||2WD/4WD||10-speed automatic||277 hp||460 lb-ft||n/a|
Safety & Technology
The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe isn’t just loaded with power and style, it’s loaded with smart safety and infotainment features, too! A 10.2-inch diagonal Chevrolet Infotainment System is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto-compatible; not only will your music sound great through the 9-speaker Bose® audio system, you won’t have to worry about your phone dying thanks to the standard wireless charging port. Available features, like a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot or the Rear-Seat Media System with twin independent 12.6-inch diagonal LCD touchscreens will keep your passengers entertained, while the available class-leading 15-inch Head-Up Display will aid in your confidence behind the wheel.
Also adding to the safety of the 2021 Tahoe, standard advanced Chevrolet driver assistance features like Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, and IntelliBeam® Auto High Beams ensure unparalleled safety for you and your passengers. Looking for more? Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and an Advanced Trailer System with in-vehicle app are just some of the available safety and driver assistance features meant to help shoulder some of the load when you hit the road.
Chevrolet Tahoe Model Changes
While it’s just shy of it’s 30th birthday, the 2021 Tahoe has seen a number of upgrades over the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe—starting with a refreshed exterior design. Add in a range of new interior amenities, as well as the additional passenger and cargo space, and the 2021 Chevy Tahoe has put in a serious bid for top Tahoe of all-time. That additional space is thanks to the all-new independent rear suspension which, in addition to the two new gas V8s found under the hood, give the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe the chops to tackle any terrain—while a brand-new 10-speed automatic transmission ensures this heavyweight SUV offers top 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