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2021 Chevrolet Suburban vs. Tahoe: Not As Similar As You Think

Friday, June 12th, 2020

 

At first glance, the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe come across as your automobile version of Mary-Kate and Ashely, which in some ways they are, especially when it comes to their platform, gear, trim levels, and much more. So what makes then fraternal? First, let’s explore a bit more about what makes them similar. 

Similar Features

The two 2021 Chevy trucks both tag along with the same GM T1 type of structure, have a new multilink rear suspension and have the same powertrain lineup available, the last-mentioned comes with the 5.3L V8 L84 on lower trims and with 6.2L V8 L87 on higher trims. To get a better understanding of how incredible these engines are, the 5.3L boosts a spirted 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, while the 6.2L pushes an even more energetic and rocket-launching power of 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

The “twins” also give shoppers the option of getting the turbodiesel 3.0L I6 LM2 Duramax. As a standard, all three engines can be paired up with the General Motors 10-speed automatic transmission for both 2021 trucks, and are offered with RWD and 4WD.

Going past the mechanics, the Suburban and Tahoe offer the exact trim levels, arranged from base to most exclusive: LS, LT, Z71, RST, Premier, and High Country; You’ll also find that equipment and options are comparable.

In terms of standard infotainment features, the dynamic duo both come with a 10-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto, as well as a 6-speaker audio system. Other cool gadgets the 2021 SUVs also share include premium cloth seating, tri-zone automatic climate control, remote engine start, and power front seats.

Different Features

Now let’s get into what’s fraternal. The best way to describe what makes the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe different is simply their sizes. The Suburban is pretty much a longer doppelganger of the Tahoe, its wheelbase is longer with 13.2 inches as well as its overall length with 15 inches. 

One makes the right assumption that these models have different interior specs due to their different lengths, however, they do offer pretty much the same quantity of room for passengers.

All of this extra metal will certainly transition into the available cargo room. Behind the first row, the Suburban offers an additional 22-cubic-feet of storage space, an added 20 behind the second row, and 16 behind the third row.

The additional space metal contributes to the difference in price, as the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban adds on an extra $2,700 for its identical trim level to its starting prices similar to the 2021 Tahoe.

Lastly, an infotainment feature that the Suburban keeps for itself is the GM subscription-based On Star connected services, including 4G LTE integration with built-in Wi-Fi.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

One more similarity that the 2021 Suburban and 2021 Tahoe have in common is that they haven’t been released to dealerships yet, however, Miami Lakes Automall currently has a wide selection of both SUVs at 2020 models, and in a variety of different trims.

Those who are interested in any of our new vehicles can simply view our online car inventory, once you find something that feeds your fancy, you can chat virtually with one of our representatives for further assistance.

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The Revamp for the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban Will Debut Before the End of the Year

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

If buyers are waiting for the next-generation of Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban, they won’t have to wait for much longer. GM Authority has reported that both SUVs will get a revamp soon and we’ll be able to get a preview as soon as December 10th of 2019. 

Chevrolet has been quiet about them launching their most significant vehicles. There are spy shots all over the internet, and several speculations have been born because of the high-riding models that are seen. However, there are reports which show there is an imminent reveal which is going around, and the teaser is keeping buyers and enthusiasts on the edge of our seats. 

The Suburban and Tahoe will be riding on an independent rear suspension setup. The platform for the Tahoe and Suburban is expected to ride on the GM T1 ladder-frame platform. It is known to be prominently on the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra. Chevy is situating itself on the same ground as its rivals. It’s most noticeable with the Ford Expedition vehicle.   

As for the exterior design, both vehicles will have new lighting configurations and a new fascia. But the most prominent new design is the inclusion of the front air curtains which will be better for fuel-efficiency. As the 2021 specs aren’t available yet and assuming there are no powertrain changes coming, let’s take a look at the 2020 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban offer.   

THE 2020 TAHOE PERFORMANCE:

There are two performance options for the 2020 Tahoe. Standard on the Tahoe is the 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8 engine, which comes paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The combination of the engine and the transmission on the Tahoe provides lots of power and quick acceleration.

Available is the 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8, which helps deliver speedy acceleration. With this engine, there is a 10-speed automatic transmission.

The Tahoe has a V8 engine base that gives the vehicle 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. Average figures for a large SUV. The Tahoe gets 14 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway with the 6.2-liter V8 engine.  

When the 2020 Tahoe is properly equipped it tows up to 8,600 pounds. Standard on the vehicle is the trailering equipment which includes the trailer sway control, a 2-inch receiver and a trailering hitch platform. As a piece of optional equipment, there is a two-speed transfer case, an integrated trailer brake controller, an air-leveling suspension, and a higher rear axle ratio. 

THE 2020 SUBURBAN PERFORMANCE: 

The 2020 Suburban comes with a standard 5.3-liter V8 engine which makes 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. It’s paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. That combination alone capably moves this large SUV with ease.  

The same optional 6.2-liter V8 engine for the Tahoe is available for the Suburban. It produces 420 horsepower and the 460 pound-feet of torque. It comes with a modern 10-speed automatic transmission. 

The trims with the 6.2-liter powertrain have a quicker acceleration but it comes with a premium of more than $20,000 above the MSRP of the 5.3-liter Suburban. The base engine and the standard rear-wheel drive, return an EPA-estimate of 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. The four-wheel-drive trims get 14 mpg in the city and deliver 21 mpg on the highway. 

The estimate for the 6.2-liter V8 engine is not that different. The rear-wheel-drive trims get 14/23 mpg on the city/highway. The four-wheel-drive gets 14/20 mpg on the city/highway. 

As for the towing, when it’s properly equipped, the Suburban can tow up to 8,300 pounds. Drivers looking for a towing machine with great interior cargo space consider the Suburban an appealing alternative to a full-size pickup truck.   

You can search the inventory of Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you. 

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The New 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Is Launching and Here’s Everything It Offers

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

The all-new, fifth-generation Chevrolet Tahoe launches during the 2021 model year, not the 2020 model year as many initially believed. It means that the current, fourth-generation model gets to live for another model year as the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe, while it was receiving a few minor updates and changes. Let’s find out what those differences on the 2020 Tahoe are. 

There are not a lot of changes to the model line or the mechanical side of the full-size SUV. The changes to the exterior are limited to the deletion of the Pepperdust Metallic color as well as the new finishes for the wheels. There are the 22-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels with custom silver accents (SGK) and 22-inch Bright machined aluminum wheels with Bright Silver finish (SIY).

The Tahoe is Chevrolet’s stalwart, a truck-based SUV with a traditional V-8 up front (choose from two), and commanding ride. The Tahoe’s blocky exterior and car-like interior are plain, but refreshingly simple compared to others in its class. The long, two-box look has aged well, and although a redesigned Tahoe is on the horizon, we hope it doesn’t stray too far from the simple look that makes the current version endearing in our eyes. 

Inside, the Tahoe is simple and straightforward, and the column shifter should’ve been the first clue. Chevy’s family hauler is steadfast in its M.O. for family detail. Similarly, the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe won’t bring any changes or updates to the interior. 

The two remaining changes will impact the two optional packages, as the full-size SUV deletes the All-Season Package and the LT Signature Package. Here’s what each of those now-deleted packages contained. There is the All-Season Package, which was available only on the LS model and included is the 20″ x 9″ polished aluminum wheels, P275/55R20 all-season Blackwall tires, Body-color bodyside moldings, Black roof rack cross rails, Max Trailering Package, All-weather floor mats, and All-weather rear cargo mat.

Included on the LT Signature Package, will be the 20″ x 9″ chrome wheels, P275/55R20 all-season Blackwall tires, Bright bodyside moldings, Grille insert, Polished exhaust tip, Chrome recovery hooks, and Chrome assists step kit. The Tahoe’s standard 5.3-liter V-8 makes 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque mated to a 6-speed automatic and rear- or all-wheel drive. It’s rated to tow up to 8,600 pounds. An optional 6.2-liter V-8 makes 420 hp, and 460 lb-ft is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission in some models.

Although both engines come equipped with cylinder-shutdown technology, neither one is very fuel-efficient. Similar to the 5.3-liter V-8, the 6.2-liter is rated to tow up to 8,400 pounds, which is more than the Palisade. The Tahoe’s powertrains are stout and robust, offering plenty of passing power in exchange for its thirst at 18 mpg combined in its most efficient form. 

That’s what rounds out the changes to the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe. You may have noticed that these changes are identical to those of the Tahoe’s extended-length twin, the 2020 Chevy Suburban. For cargo, the Tahoe’s 15.8 cubic feet is impressive behind the third row, although the Palisade offers 18 cubic feet and with the second row folded, both open up more space—52 cubic feet in the Tahoe compared to 46 in the Palisade. 

You can search the inventory of Chevrolet Tahoe’s at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you. 

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