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.