The Chevy Tahoe is one of the most iconic full-size SUVs on the market. The Tahoe is for those seeking a usable third row, excellent cargo volume, and segment-leading towing capacity. When needed, both the third and second row can be folded to transform the Tahoe into a real cargo hauler. With a fresh 2021 redesign marking the beginning of its fifth-generation, The Chevy Tahoe is all-new inside and out.
Pros: Large cargo volume capabilities; Spacious rear seating; Strong towing capacity
Cons: Competitors offer more technology; Poor fuel economy
The Tahoe is offered in six different trims: LS, LT, Z71, RST, Premier, and High Country.
The LS trim starts right over $50,000 and comes standard equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, side assist step, roof rails, LED headlamps, taillamps, and daytime running lamps, rain sense windshield wipers, power front seats, ambient lighting, a 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Front bucket seats, a second-row bench, and cloth upholstery comes standard as well as safety features like forward collision alert and front pedestrian braking.
The LT trim starts close to $55,000 and adds a hands-free power liftgate, a Bose 9-speaker audio system, driver-seat memory settings, heated front seats, leather seating surfaces, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, garage door opener, and wireless charging.
The Z71 begins just over $60,000 and comes with the same standard features as the LT however it is designed to be better suited for off-road capabilities. It has more rugged front end styling with a higher approach angle, 20-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, a front skid plate, and hill descent assist.
The RST trim comes in near $58,000 and adds 22-inch wheels, black exterior trim, and perforated leather seats. The Premier trim starts just under $64,000 and adds dual exhaust, magnetic ride control, 20-inch polished wheels, chrome exterior trim, an 8-inch digital driver information center, heated steering wheel, a Bose 10-speaker system, navigation, front and rear park assist, ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, lane change alert, lane keep assist, passenger seat memory settings, power-folding third-row seats, and power-release second-row seats.
The range-topping High Country starts just over $70,000 and adds 22-inch wheels, a larger 6.2-liter engine, a 15-inch head-up display, a surround-view camera, a rear camera mirror, and rear pedestrian alert.
With the exception of the High Country, the Chevy Tahoe is powered by a 5.3-liter V8 that makes 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. The High County gets a 6.2-liter V8 capable of producing 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
Both engines are set up with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Tahoe can be configured with either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. However, the Z71 trim being off-road-focused is only available with four-wheel drive.