As we reported before, the new Tahoe and Suburban use a new T1 architecture (based on the new Silverado and Sierra pickup trucks). These full-size SUVs grow in overall size. They switch to independent rear suspension and offer much more interior passenger and cargo room than before.
2021 Chevy Tahoe
It all starts with a 2021 Chevy Tahoe 2WD LT model at a sticker price of $55,095 (including shipping and destination fees). The destination freight charge is a relatively low $1,295. The 4×4 system adds precisely $3,000 to the price of the new Tahoe.
The Tahoe comes in four trim levels:
- Z71 (4×4 only)
- High Country
The Tahoe LT, Z71, and Premier trim levels are only available with one engine/transmission offering. It is the familiar 5.3-liter gas V8 that is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The top of the line High Country model comes only with a 6.2-liter V8.
- 5.3-liter V8 is rated at 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque.
- 6.2-liter V8 is rated at 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.
The new 2021 Tahoe 4×4 Z71 starts at $60,495. If you load this one up with every option, the price goes up to $68,960. Once you step up to the luxurious Tahoe 4×4 High Country model, the starting price jumps up to $73,895. The rest of the optional equipment can take the price to $84,030.
2021 Chevy Suburban
The all-new Suburban also grows in size and the base Suburban LT 2WD model has a starting M.S.R.P. of $57,795 (including shipping and destination fees). A well-equipped Suburban 4×4 Z71 off-road trim with a complete towing package and several additional options will run $64,935. Once again, the Z71 version is only available with the smaller 5.3-liter V8 that is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. There is currently no 6.2-liter V8 option for the Z71. The Z71 20-inch wheels are still wrapped in the more aggressive all-terrain tires.
What if you want that big 6.2-liter V8 with 420 horsepower? The current online configurator shows it’s only available in the top of the line High Country trim level. If you choose the Suburban High Country 4×4 with nearly every option, the final sticker price goes all the way up to $86,425. This includes the panoramic sunroof, the nicest interior, adaptive cruise control system, optional 22-inch wheels, and more.
It means there is nearly a $30,000 difference the base 2WD Suburban LT and a fully optioned High Country model.