Chevrolet just took the wraps off their prized cash cows, the Suburban and Tahoe. Chevrolet currently dominates the full-size SUV market as the number one seller in the segment. In fact, including the GMC Yukon, Chevrolet’s share of the full-size market has been over 70% for several years, but with the redesigned Ford Excursion and Nissan Armada fast on its heels Chevrolet realizes that they needed to move fast to keep their lead.
All new inside and out, the Tahoe sees its overall length grow by 6.7-inches. This added length, paired with a new more space efficient independent rear suspension, results in 66 percent greater cargo volume behind the third-row seats and 40 percent more legroom there too.
Powering the new Tahoe and Suburban are your choice of two V8 engines and a new 3.0-liter Duramax turbo-diesel V6 that generates 277 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. This will make the Suburban and Tahoe the only vehicles in the full-size SUV segment to offer a diesel engine. A ten-speed automatic transmission with push-button electronic shift will be offered across all engines.
Perhaps the biggest change to the new Tahoe and Suburban, though, can’t be easily seen, but it sure will be felt. The SUVs will feature a new independent multilink rear suspension. This, combined with the available Magnetic Ride Control and you can expect that the Tahoe and Suburban will out handle everything else in its class, while also offering a vastly improved ride.
Look for the new Tahoe and Suburban to go on sale in mid-2020. GM has yet to announce pricing for the pair, but we expect that they’ll be priced close to the current 2020 models, which start at $49,000 for the Tahoe and $51,700 for the Suburban.