GMC has unveiled the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban. Both are set to hit the market in the beginning of the next year.

They feature an evolutionary design with a prominent grille and distinctive headlights. There is also an angular hood and a lot of chrome trim. A more-efficient, direct-injected EcoTec3 powertrain coupled with improved aerodynamics help offer greater estimated highway fuel economy based on GM testing while preserving overall performance and capability. Official EPA estimates are not yet available.

"There are several new features and enhancements at the core of the all-new 2015 Suburban and Tahoe that will extend the legacy Chevrolet has built as the segment leader," commented Tim Mahoney, Chevrolet global chief marketing officer.

"Customers will experience greater refinement, efficiency and safety with the same capability that has made Chevrolet the go-to brand for full-size SUVs", he added.

Inside, premium materials and enhanced ergonomics demonstrate the Tahoe and Suburban's blend of sophistication, craftsmanship and function. A new instrument panel houses an available eight-inch color touch screen radio with a secured storage bin behind the motorized screen. The compartmentalized center console is large enough to store a laptop or iPad.

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New functionality and technology features found on both vehicles for 2015 include:

  • Fold-flat second- and third-row seats that enhance cargo convenience – including an available power-folding feature
  • Approximately two inches greater legroom for second-row passengers, along with easier entry/exit
  • Available eight-inch color touch screen radio with next-generation MyLink connectivity
  • Up to six USB ports and six power outlets – including a 110-volt three-prong outlet –  to support electronic devices of all kinds (up to 12 charging locations)
  • Available rear-seat entertainment system with dual screens (Suburban only) and Blu-ray DVD player
  • Conversation mirror in the overhead console that provides a panoramic view of the rear seats
  • Keyless entry and push-button start.

Overview

Models: 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban
Construction: body on frame
Manufacturing location: Arlington , Texas

Powertrains

EcoTec3 5.3L V-8 FlexFuel (L83)
Fuel delivery: direct fuel injection with Active Fuel Management
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): estimated 355 / 250 @ 5600
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm): estimated 383 / 519 @ 4100
Estimated fuel economy: TBD
Transmission: Hydra-Matic 6L80 6-speed auto.
Final drive ratio: 3.42

Chassis / Suspension & Brakes

Front: independent coil-over-shock; twin-tube shock absorbers
Rear: solid axle with semi-elliptic, variable-rate, two-stage multileaf springs; splayed shock absorbers
Steering type: electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Brakes: power-assisted, four-wheel disc, four-wheel ABS, with Duralife™ rotors; vented front and rear rotors
Wheel size & type / tire size: 18 x 8.5-in. aluminum / P265/65R18 20 x 9.0-in. aluminum / P275/55R20 22 x 9.5-in. aluminum / P285/45R22

Exterior

Tahoe Suburban
Wheelbase (in / mm): 116 / 2946 130 / 3302
Overall length (in / mm): 204 / 5181 224.4 / 5699
Overall width (in / mm): 80.5 / 2044 80.5 / 2044
Overall height (in / mm) 74.4 / 1889 74.4 / 1889

Interior

First Row Second Row Third Row
Headroom (in / mm): Tahoe: 42.8 / 1087 Suburban: 42.8 / 1087 Tahoe: 38.7 / 983 Suburban: 39.1 / 993 Tahoe: 38.1 / 967 Suburban: 38.5 / 978
Legroom (in / mm): Tahoe: 45.3 / 1150 Suburban: 45.3 / 1150 Tahoe: 39 / 990 Suburban: 39.7 / 1008 Tahoe: 24.8 / 630 Suburban: 34.5 / 876
Max cargo room – seats folded (cu ft / L): Tahoe: 94.7 / 2681 Suburban: 121.1 / 3429 Tahoe: 51.7 / 1464 Suburban: 76.4 / 2163 Tahoe: 15.3 / 433 Suburban: 38.8 / 1098

Capacities

Tahoe Suburban
Curb weight (lb / kg): 5349 / 2426 (2WD w/ 20-in. wheels) 5585 / 2533 (4WD w/ 20-in. wheels) 5576 / 2529 (2WD w/ 20-in. wheels) 5815 / 2637 (4WD w/ 20-in. wheels)
Max trailer towing (lb / kg): 8500 / 3855 (2WD) 8300 / 3765 (4WD) 8300 / 3765 (2WD) 8000 / 3628 (4WD)

Source: Chevrolet