Bigger, bolder, and better equipped than ever, the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe is ready to roll. Not only does this three-row, full-size SUV have enough space for a basketball team, but it’s also up for a rollicking cruise into the wilderness. If off-road adventure isn’t your thing, you can still have plenty of fun towing your hefty toys—be it a boat, horse trailer, or collection of four-wheelers—out and about. Inside, every Tahoe impresses with its substantial comfort and modern features lineup.

What’s New for 2021?

The Tahoe has been fully redesigned for the 2021 model year! Its longer body means more passenger and cargo space for your travels. And new exterior and interior designs speak to a modern sense of style. A brand new independent rear suspension creates a comfier ride, especially for rear-seat passengers. Better yet, the Tahoe offers a new diesel engine to help balance heft with efficiency.

  • Newly optional turbocharged 3.0L inline-6 diesel engine (277 horsepower, 460 lb.-ft. of torque)
  • Independent rear suspension
  • Bigger, longer, and more spacious than previous models

Exterior Features

You can’t miss the newly redesigned 2021 Tahoe. This SUV owes its dominating presence in part to its size, but it’s also clean-cut and modern, with LED lights and deep tinted glass. Climb the trim levels for even more flash, including optional 22-inch wheels and chrome body trim.

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Exterior

Standard features:

  • 18-inch Bright Silver painted aluminum wheels
  • 17-inch full-size spare tire and wheel
  • Bright roof-mounted side rails
  • Black assist steps
  • LED headlamps
  • LED daytime running lamps
  • IntelliBeam automatic high beams
  • LED taillamps
  • Body-color heated power exterior mirrors
  • Deep tinted glass, side rear windows and rear liftgate window
  • Rainsense automatic wipers
  • Rear intermittent wiper
  • Manual liftgate

Optional features:

  • 22-inch Sterling Silver premium painted wheels with Chrome inserts
  • Wheel locks
  • Chrome door handles with body-color strip
  • Hands-free power liftgate

2021 Tahoe exterior colors:

  • Graywood Metallic
  • Iridescent Pearl Tricoat
  • Satin Steel Metallic
  • Summit White
  • Black
  • Shadow Gray Metallic
  • Empire Beige Metallic
  • Midnight Blue Metallic
  • Cherry Red Tintcoat

Interior Features

Inside, this latest Tahoe is equally stylish. The roomy cabin feels luxurious, even at the base level. For example, standard features include tri-zone automatic climate control and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. And all three rows of seating help you go the distance with comfy contours and generous padding. Climb the trim levels for more to love, including heated seats and leather-clad surfaces. The cabin also impresses with its quiet ride, a feature that only adds to the Tahoe’s upscale vibe.

Standard features:

  • Cloth front bucket seats
  • 10-way power driver seat with lumbar adjustments
  • Eight-way power front passenger seat with lumbar adjustments
  • Manual-folding second-row 60/40 split-bench seat
  • Manual 60/40 split-folding third-row bench seat
  • Front center console with removable organizer tray, cupholders, storage area, and USB ports with SD card reader
  • Manual tilt-and-telescoping steering column
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Rear window defogger
  • Cargo management system

Optional features:

  • Perforated leather-appointed seats
  • 12-way power driver and front passenger seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated second-row outboard seats
  • Power-release second-row bucket seats
  • Power 60/40 split-folding third-row bench seat
  • Power tilt-and-telescoping steering column
  • Automatic heated steering wheel

Interior colors:

  • Jet Black
  • Jet Black/Mocha

Power and Performance

The Tahoe has long been known for its sturdy V8 performance, and this new model is no exception. The standard 5.3-liter V8 provides plenty of around-town heft, making it easy to transport big groups of people and all of their stuff. For a little extra speed, look to the optional 6.2-liter V8 engine, which you’ll find on the upscale High Country trim model.

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe on the Road

For 2021, a peppy turbodiesel engine joins the Tahoe’s classic V8 engine lineup. This all-new diesel option has less horsepower than its V8 counterparts, but it’s big on torque. Ultimately, it combines major heft with the line’s best EPA ratings (see below). The diesel engine will be available late in the model year and optional for all but the sporty Z71 trim model.

  • Standard 5.3L V8 (355 horsepower, 383 lb.-ft. of torque)
  • Optional 6.2L V8 (420 hp, 460 lb.-ft.)
  • Optional turbocharged 3.0L inline-6 diesel engine (277 hp, 460 lb.-ft.)
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard rear-wheel drive
  • Optional four-wheel drive
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • StabiliTrak electronic stability and traction control
  • Independent rear suspension

Towing Capacity

Depending on powertrain and equipment, the 2021 Tahoe can tow up to 8,400 pounds. That’s an impressive figure, even in this capable segment. If you've got heavy toys at home, rest assured that the Tahoe can help you tote them around.

Fuel Economy

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe’s EPA ratings vary depending on powertrain. Perhaps unsurprisingly, its new turbodiesel engine helps you achieve the highest numbers, with up to 24 mpg combined (21 city/28 highway mpg).

Safety, Security, and Technology

This all-new Tahoe is nicely suited to tech-savvy drivers and safety enthusiasts. Every trim model includes all the infotainment features you could possibly need to navigate modern roadways, including hands-free access to compatible smartphones with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technology. For a little extra pizzazz, check out optional features like the 10-speaker Bose premium audio system and the 15-inch multicolor head-up display.

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Technology

Every Tahoe comes standard with the Chevy OnStar system. With a subscription, this technology can send first responders to the scene of an accident or help you contact roadside assistance. You’ll also find driver safety aids—like forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking—on the list of standard features. Optional systems, like lane-keeping assist, can further your quest to stay out of trouble.

Standard tech features:

  • Infotainment 3 with 10.2-inch color touch screen
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration
  • Two front USB data ports with SD card reader
  • Two rear-seat charge-only USB ports in center console
  • Two third-row charge-only USB ports
  • Bluetooth
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • SiriusXM with 360L trial subscription
  • HD Radio
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capable
  • Steering-wheel mounted controls
  • 4.2-inch color Driver Information Center
  • Two 120-volt power outlets
  • 12-volt power outlet

Optional tech features:

  • 10-speaker Bose premium audio system
  • 8-inch color Driver Information Center
  • 15-inch multicolor Head-Up Display
  • Wireless smartphone charging pad
  • Memory settings for driver seat, exterior mirrors, and power tilt-and-telescoping steering column

Standard security features:

  • Keyless ignition
  • Steering column lock control
  • Rear-seat reminder to check the backseat for kids and pets
  • Power door locks
  • Keyless open
  • Remote start
  • Electrical theft-deterrent system
  • Power windows with one touch up/down

Standard safety features:

  • Forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking
  • Front pedestrian braking
  • Following distance indicator
  • HD rearview camera
  • Teen Driver system
  • Seven airbags, including side-mounted side-impact airbags
  • OnStar emergency telematics
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

Optional safety and security features:

  • Universal home remote
  • Rear camera mirror
  • Front and rear park assist
  • HD Surround Vision display
  • Safety alert seat
  • Lane change alert with side blind zone alert
  • Lane-keeping assist with lane departure warning
  • Rear pedestrian alert
  • Rear camera mirror washer
  • Rear cross-traffic alert

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Trim Models

This all-new Tahoe is available as six trim models: the base LS, mid-grade LT, stylish RS, sporty Z71, upscale Premier, and top-tier High Country. As you move through the ranks, you’ll find longer and longer lists of standard safety, tech, and comfort features.


With the line’s lowest MSRP and an impressive features lineup, the entry-level Tahoe LS is both budget-friendly and accommodating. It’s also the only trim level that offers optional seating for nine passengers, with an optional front-row bench seat.

  • 18-inch wheels
  • Standard eight-passenger seating
  • Optional nine-passenger seating with front-row bench seat (LS only)
  • Infotainment 3 with 10.2-inch touch screen
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration
  • Forward collision mitigation


The LT is a little more stylish, with upscale features like leather upholstery and a nine-speaker Bose sound system to impress your friends. We’re also big fans of the hands-free liftgate, which makes your day a little simpler.

  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Driver-seat memory settings
  • Nine-speaker Bose premium audio system
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Hands-free liftgate


The Tahoe RST is an attention-getter. This trim model stands apart from the others with bigger, flashier wheels and increasingly rugged front fascia. Inside, its exclusive seats and contrast stitching put the finishing touches on the RST’s exclusive style.

  • 22-inch wheels
  • Exclusive front fascia and black exterior trim
  • Exclusive RST seats with contrast stitching


The sporty Z71 was meant for the off-road. This Tahoe comes standard with the rugged gear you need on your next family adventure, including all-terrain tires and improved approach angles. The Z71 even includes a two-speed transfer case for low-range gearing, a feature that comes in handy when you’re crawling over extremely tough terrain.

  • All-terrain tires
  • Two-speed transfer case for low-range gearing
  • Hill descent control
  • Front fascia designed to improve approach angle
  • Front skid plate and tow hooks


Here’s where things start to get really fancy. If you’re looking for a luxury SUV without the heavyweight price tag, the Premier is a great start. It adds to the LT’s features with additional comforts, including heated and ventilated front seats. And extra safety features, including blind-spot monitoring and lane-keeping assist, help you stay accident-free.

  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Second-row bucket seats
  • 10-speaker Bose premium audio system
  • 8-inch digital instrument panel
  • Magnetically controlled shock absorbers
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring

High Country

At the top of the Tahoe trim hierarchy, the High Country is the only model to feature the 420-horsepower V8 engine. In addition to its sturdy performance, this high-end SUV brightens your daily drive with glittery bronze trim and a unique front grille. Inside, the head-up display projects vital stats onto the windshield, a feature that’s both hip and useful. The surround-view parking camera is another excellent addition to the lineup, helping you squeeze this big SUV into parking spaces with a full view of your surroundings.

  • 6.2-liter V8 engine (420 horsepower, 460 lb.-ft. of torque)
  • Head-up display
  • Exclusive grille with bronze accents
  • Surround-view parking camera
  • Rear pedestrian alert system

2021 Tahoe Packages

Luxury Package:

  • Driver Alert Package contents
  • HD Surround Vision
  • Rear pedestrian alert
  • Memory settings for the power driver seat, exterior mirrors, and power tilt-and-telescoping steering column
  • Outside heated power-adjustable, power-folding and driver-side auto-dimming mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators
  • Power tilt and telescopic steering column
  • Automatic heated steering wheel
  • Second-row outboard heated seats
  • Second-row power-release 60/40 split-folding bench seats
  • Third-row power 60/40 split-folding bench seats

Premium Package:

  • Max Trailering Package
  • Panoramic power sunroof
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Enhanced Display and Alert Package contents (Premier)
  • Power-retractable assist steps with perimeter lighting (High Country)

LT Signature Package:

  • Luxury Package contents
  • Max Trailer Package contents
  • 20-inch polished aluminum wheels
  • Panoramic power sunroof

High Country Deluxe

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Panoramic power sunroof
  • Max Trailering Package contents
  • Power-retractable assist steps with illuminated perimeter lighting
  • Air Ride adaptive suspension

Z71 Off-Road Package

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Max Trailering Package
  • Rear-seat media system

Off-Road Capability Package

  • Magnetic ride controls
  • Air Ride adaptive suspension
  • 8-inch diagonal multi-color Driver Information Center

Technology Package

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Max Trailering Package
  • Rear-seat media system

Rear Media and Nav Package

  • Rear-seat media system
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium system with connected Navigation and 10.2-inch diagonal color touchscreen

Max Trailering Package

  • Advanced Trailering Package content
  • Enhanced cooling radiator
  • Two-speed active transfer case (LS, LT, RST models with 4x4 only)

Texas Edition

  • Texas Edition badging (LT)
  • Texas Edition badging, 22-inch polished aluminum wheels, 22-inch all-season blackwall tires and wheel locks (Premier)

Driver Alert Package

  • Lane-keeping assist with lane departure warning
  • Lane change alert with side blind zone alert
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Front and rear park assist

Advanced Trailering Package

  • Hitch Guidance with Hitch View
  • Trailer brake controller
  • Advanced Trailering System
  • Trailer side blind zone alert (Premier and High Country)

Interior Protection Package

  • All-weather floor mats
  • All-weather cargo mat
  • First-, second-, and third-row all-weather floor liners

Chevrolet Warranty

Is the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe a good SUV? The short answer is yes, this family hauler was built to last. But, just in case something unexpected happens, the Tahoe also comes standard with impressive warranty coverage, including:

  • 3 years/36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper limited warranty
  • 5 years/60,000 miles powertrain limited warranty