2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban MPG and Towing Specs Officially Revealed (News)

Only the gas engines are rated so far.

2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban MPG and Towing Specs

There are lots of improvements with the overall towing and mpg numbers for the all-new 2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban. We bring you this information with an interesting side note: base model towing numbers have grown quite a bit. Towing numbers for the top of the line models are about the same as before. Payload numbers are included as well.

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe RST

These trucks are incredibly important to GM and, with the gains Ford has made with their excellent Expedition, the stakes are even higher. Some of these numbers surprised all of us. Have a look and let us know what you think.

Fuel Economy Highlights:

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe:

  • Tahoe 5.3L improves by 1 MPG city in both 2WD and 4WD. configurations (16 City / 20 Highway / 18 Combined mpg)
  • Tahoe 5.3L improves 1 MPG combined in 4WD (16 City / 20 Highway / 18 Combined mpg).
  • Tahoe 6.2L improves 1 MPG city in 2WD (15 City / 20 Highway / 17 Combined mpg).
  • Tahoe 6.2L improves 1 MPG combined in 4WD (14 City / 19 Highway / 16 Combined mpg).
2021 chevy suburban
2021 Chevy Suburban

2021 Chevrolet Suburban:

  • Suburban 5.3L improves 1 MPG city in both 2WD and 4WD configurations (16 City / 20 Highway / 18 Combined mpg).
  • Suburban 5.3L improves 1 MPG combined in 4WD (15 City / 19 Highway / 17 Combined mpg).
  • Suburban 6.2L improves 1 MPG city in 2WD (15 City / 20 Highway / 17 Combined mpg).

2021 CHEVROLET TAHOE AND SUBURBAN PAYLOAD AND TOWING CAPABILITIES

TahoeDrivelineMax Payload (lbs)Standard Towing (lbs)Max Towing (lbs)
5.3L2WD183479008400
5.3L4WD174677008200
6.2L2WD167178008300
6.2L4WD161676008100
SuburbanDrivelineMax Payload (lbs)Standard Towing (lbs)Max Towing (lbs)
5.3L2WD175079008300
5.3L4WD175977008100
6.2L2WD161278008200
6.2L4WD161275007900

We are still waiting to hear about other numbers regarding new powertrains. In time, we’ll get our hands on the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and the 2021 Suburban for some proper Rocky Mountain testing.

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