Chevrolet’s announcement administration acceptable can’t delay to pump out actual that shows the 2021 Chevy Tahoe is the best able SUV in its class, admitting with an all-important asterisk. Buyers eying the 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline-six agent will account from the accolade. On Thursday, the cast said the new Tahoe with the oil-burner allotment an EPA-estimated 21 afar per gallon city, 28 mpg artery and 24 mpg combined. Keep in mind, that’s for rear-wheel drive models.
The added accepted four-wheel drive models see a dip in the estimates. The EPA estimates the SUV will acknowledgment 20 mpg city, 26 mpg artery and 22 mpg combined. Regardless, those are appealing abundant numbers for a hulking, body-on-frame SUV. Compared to the Tahoe’s arch rival, the Ford Expedition, it comes out on top in a big way. The government ante the Expedition at 17 mpg city, 23 artery and 19 accumulated for RWD models; the 4WD versions see the artery appraisal abatement by 1 mpg to 22 mpg highway. On a abounding tank, those abstracts alpha to add up in a abundant bigger way.
Chevy will additionally action the agent agent in the beyond 2021 Suburban area it allotment 21 mpg city, 27 mpg artery and 23 mpg combined. For 4WD models, the abstracts appear in at 20 mpg city, 26 mpg artery and 22 mpg combined. That additionally beats the Ford Expedition Max, the Suburban’s rival, by 4 mpg beyond the board.
The abundant affair about the agent agent is there’s absolutely no accident in the action agency compared to the accepted 5.3-liter V8 engine. There’s appreciably beneath ability (355 application from the V8 against 277 hp for the I6) but the I6 agent produces a whopping 460 pound-feet of torque compared to the 383 lb-ft from the V8. Chevy does action a 6.2-liter V8 advantage as well, which matches the torque figure, but you’ll pay a amount at the pump with 14 mpg burghal and 19 mpg highway. Plus, the Tahoe will still tow 8,000 pounds with the agent engine.
Buyers can opt for the added fuel-efficient agent for $995 aloft the amount of a Tahoe or Suburban LS, LT, RST or Premier trim. If you appetite to bandy out the 6.2-liter V8 for the 3.0-liter I6, it absolutely baldheaded $1,500 off the final price. The aboriginal SUVs with the agent agent will access at dealers in the abutting brace of weeks, if you’re agog for one.
Body-on-frame SUVs are a dying breed, but GM’s truck-based ancestors of account cartage are abuse abreast everywhere on the roads.
2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban backpack shades of Silverado