An extra splash of sportiness never hurts.
The all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban are guaranteed sales successes for the automaker. Each offers serious off-roading capabilities along with being completely suitable daily drivers. Both are now more luxurious than ever and are in prime position to take on the hot-selling Ford Expedition. But Chevy Performance thinks both SUVs could use a little bit more attitude.
GM Authority has learned the division is set to offer several new accessories with a range of prices. For starters, there's an improved air intake for both engines, the naturally aspirated 5.3-liter and the 6.2-liter V8s. For $625, it improves intake by 13 percent and 17 percent, respectively, for these engines.
For those who desire some better sound, there's a bolt-on cat-back exhaust that boosts output by 11 hp and 6 lb-ft for the bigger V8 and 7 hp and 4 lb-ft for the base engine, though the latter is with a single-side outlet. If you prefer dual outlets, that power increases by 4 hp and 2 lb-ft. The dual-exit system costs $2,145 while the single can be had for $1,645.
Lastly, there's improved stopping power thanks to six-piston Brembo calipers and bigger Duralife front rotors for $2,895. A rear kit upgrade costs $575. Expect additional performance parts to become available throughout the SUVs' lifetime.
For now, there aren't any add-on parts to improve performance from the optional 3.0-liter Duramax turbo-diesel that produces an impressive 277 hp and 460 lb-ft.
All new Tahoes and Suburbans have a 10-speed automatic transmission regardless of engine choice and trim level. Some notable optional features worth considering are Magnetic Ride Control and the Air Ride Suspension. Even the interior can be equipped with up to five displays.
A base 2021 Tahoe begins at $49,000 and $51,700 for the Suburban. When fully equipped, each SUV costs well over $80,000.