2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Performance Specifications and Features

January 3rd, 2020 by

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How powerful is the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe? 

Chevrolet has recently released a press release and first look at the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban. These new models will lead in the 2021 year with high-end interiors and powerful capabilities. The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban will be very similar in many ways, one of which is their engine options. Keep reading below to learn about the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe performance specifications and features. 

What type of engine does the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe offer? 

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe offers three engine options. The first option is a 5.3 L V-8 engine that comes standard on LS, LT Z71, RST, and Premier models. This engine is rated at a maximum output of 355 horsepower. 

The second engine option is a 6.2 L V-8 engine that comes standard on the High-Country trim level of the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe. This engine is rated at a maximum output of up to 420 horsepower, making it the most powerful of the three engine options. 

The third engine option is a Duramax 3 L inline-six turbo-diesel engine that is available on all models except for the Z71. This engine has a maximum output of up to 277 horsepower. It also has an astounding torque rating of up to 460 pound-feet of torque. The Tahoe and Suburban are the only full-size SUVs to offer a diesel engine. 

All three engine options will come paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, an independent rear suspension, available Magnetic Ride Control, and Air Ride Adaptive Suspension, which we will describe below. 

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What is the Air Ride Adaptive Suspension of the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe? 

Air Ride Adaptive Suspension is an available suspension option for the Z71 and High Country trim levels of the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban. This suspension is designed to provide comfort and optimal ride height. It adjusts itself to the driving conditions to create a balanced ride.  

This system automatically levels the load and adjusts ride height by up to 4 inches. When driving on the highway, you will notice that the ride height is lowered slightly to improve the aerodynamics of the vehicle, which in turn improves the fuel efficiency. You can also use the system settings to lower the suspension 2 inches for the purpose of allowing passengers to enter and exit more easily. When driving off-road, you can raise the suspension for better ground clearance. 

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