When the Autoblog staff set out to review the 2023 Chevy Suburban and Tahoe, they were prepared to closely check out all the amazing features and engine stats that make this dynamic pair of large size family haulers here at Jim Butler Chevy of St Louis so popular. The optional Duramax diesel provides the same amount of torque as the sensational 6.2-liter V8, and has the rock-solid reputation as still offering up a very quiet ride for a diesel counterpart.
Adaptive cruise control is now available as standard on the High-Country trim for this exciting pair of heavy haulers, while both the Premier and High Country will now see the availability of the Super Cruise hands-free driving technology. The Chevy Tahoe and Suburban are both now getting an interior that’s completely different from the Silverado, and every model but the base Tahoe 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system runs on Android automotive software. The system does an excellent job of integrating Google’s complete carry-on luggage quite well. You can also offer a pair of 12.6-inch screens mounted on the headrests to ideally entertain the rear passengers during the trip.
After they both were completely redesigned two years ago, both titles gained some extra length as well as the smooth-riding independent rear suspension. The pair now both have the same amount of third-row space that are both just a bit smaller than their competitors waiting to pounce, Ford and Jeep. Behind the third-row seats, the Tahoe has 25.5 cubic feet of space, while the Suburban impresses with 41.5 cubic feet.
These full-size SUVs have long been the perfect choice for growing families and businesses that wanted nothing but the best for transportation. Now they can choose from three capable and class-leading engines. The base engine is a naturally aspirated 5.3-liter V8 cranking out 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and offering the option of either rear wheel or 4-wheel drive. Regardless of which caliber of engine you choose, the Tahoe and Suburban both net 15 mpg city, 20 mpg highway, and 17 mpg combined.
What many diehard car fans and admirers of XXL SUVs and trucks can’t help but love is the naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 poised under the hood of the Z71, RST, Premier, and High Country. When this engine was situated inside of a 2019 Chevy Silverado, it was named to Ward’s “10 best engines list” and employs industry-leading Dynamic Fuel Management to cut down on gas-guzzling without sacrificing any of its stellar performance. Using as few as two cylinders to properly propel the full-size pickup down the highway, it’s a true beast meeting every demand you’ll have in these two awesome vehicles as well.
Another unique additive to these full-size SUVs is the 3.0-liter inline-six, which doles out 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, nailing down stellar EPA gas ratings at 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and 24 mpg combined. One of the most important traits that buyers inquire about regarding trucks is the towing capacity, as knowing just how much you can pull can make or break your next camping adventure or spontaneous haul: these two have a towing capacity of between 7,500 and 8,500 lbs depending on body style, engine, and drivetrain.