For 2021, the Chevrolet Tahoe range spans six unique trims: LS, LT, Z71, RST, Premier, and High Country. All Tahoe models come with 2WD by default except the Z71, which is only available as a 4×4. All the other trims can be upgraded to 4WD. The base engine choice is a 5.3-liter V8 with 355 hp, but on all trims besides the Z71, you can upgrade to a more efficient 3.0-liter turbodiesel with 277 hp. A 420-hp 6.2-liter V8 is available with the High Country trim. All versions make use of a 10-speed automatic gearbox.
For the value-conscious shopper, the LS offers the same spacious seating as other trims. The exterior is dressed up with 18-inch alloy wheels and LED projector-beam headlamps. Inside, there are cloth-covered seats, with both the driver and front-seat passenger getting power-adjustable seats. Tri-zone climate control, a six-speaker sound system, and a 10.2-inch touchscreen are all standard.
Not too much changes for the LT. It adds a hands-free power liftgate, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, a nine-speaker Bose sound system, and heated front seats. This model can also be equipped with more upgrades like rear pedestrian alert and a power steering column.
The sporty RST is one of the lookers of the range. It comes with high-gloss black wheels that are 22 inches in size, black side rails on the roof, and black Chevy bowtie emblems. Inside, perforated leather in Jet Black/Victory Red adorns the first two seating rows.
The Z71 is the only model to come with 4WD as standard. It comes with a two-speed transfer case, a heavy-duty air filter, hill descent control, red recovery hooks, and a front skid plate. This makes it one of the most capable trims straight out of the box.
With a more upmarket feel, there’s the Premier at a price of over $60,000. Depending on how much you’re willing to spend on a Tahoe, this will get you 20-inch polished alloy wheels, bright roof rails, and chrome mirror caps outside. The interior features 12-way power-adjustable front seats, an eight-inch driver information center, a heated steering wheel, and a 10-speaker Bose sound system.
Finally, there is the luxurious High Country. It rolls on massive 22-inch Sterling Silver alloy wheels. This is the only trim to get access to the powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine and it comes with a 15-inch color head-up display. An HD surround-view camera system is standard.