Chevrolet, over time, has provided the most versatile lineups of SUVs in the market. Each of these offers close but distinct features. Although there’s an outstanding difference in these SUV lineups, albeit, their similarities can often prove confusing to shoppers. The Chevy Tahoe and Suburban have been one of the most remarkable SUV in the auto market. For over a quarter of a century, these two have been selling side-by-side. Unfortunately, most buyers are not too much aware of what makes one stand apart from the other.
The 2020 Tahoe makes part of the fourth Tahoe generation introduced for 2015; which comes in three trims: LS, LT, and Premier. This crossover SUV is gradually turning to a multi-tool of the automotive world. Its versatility, which is a trademark of all Chevy cars, allows it to fill in many options to many people.
The 2020 Suburban, on the other end, is part of the 11th Suburban generation introduced for 2015. It offers a big V8 engine and can legally accommodate nine passengers or tow more than 8,000 pounds. The available list of option packages allows plenty of modern features such as an adaptive suspension, ventilated front seats, and the latest safety features to be configured in the current Suburban.
Below is a brief comparison of the two Chevrolet cars to help you arrive at the best decision;
The interior features of both the new Tahoe and the Suburban. The Tahoe has a maximum interior cargo volume of 51.7 cube feet while the Suburban boasts of 121.7 cube feet. Basically, the latest Suburban is a typical longer and bigger version of the Tahoe, with so much cargo space behind the third row. Also, where the Tahoe has a seating capacity of up to five passengers, the Suburban caps it with seven to nine-passenger seating capacity.
The Chevy Suburban comes standard with a 5.3-liter V8 engine that produces 355 horsepower, with a torque of 383 pound-feet, which is equally obtainable in the Tahoe. The engines in both Chevys are paired to a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission. This association is responsible for the moderately quick movement of the SUVs. Moreover, the 6.2-liter V8 engine with 420 of horsepower, the torque of 460 pound-feet, and a modern 10-speed automatic transmission, which makes for an easier acceleration.
However, the Tahoe has a more favorable efficiency rating. The EPA of the Tahoe four-wheel drive gives 14 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway, while that of the Suburban gets t 14 mpg city and 20 mpg highway.
J.D power gave the Tahoe a four out of five-point rating, which is above average. The Suburban is rated three out of the same five-point.
The 2020 Tahoe, with an MSRP of $49,000, costs less than the Suburban ($51,700).
The choice of Tahoe or Suburban falls fully on your budget and what you want in terms of space. These two new Chevy SUVs have the same two engine options and comparable lists of standard and available features. The Tahoe has a higher predicted reliability rating and costs less than the Suburban. In retrospect, the Suburban has more cargo space.