Chevy has redesigned its two largest SUVs – the Tahoe and the Suburban – for the 2021 model year. Both run on GM’s T1 platform, sharing much more than their design. The two powertrains share, but the two test vehicles The Fast Lane carNot the hands. The Tahoe sports the 5.3-liter mill while the larger Suburban packs the 6.2-liter V8. The Fast Lane car pits the two against each other in back-to-back drag races to see which one is faster.
Tahoe’s smaller plant produces 355 horsepower (264 kilowatts) and 383 pound-feet (519 Newton-meters) of torque. The 6.2-liter Suburban develops 402 hp (299 kW) and a torque of 460 lb-ft (623 Nm). Both work with GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission. Although the Tahoe is malnourished, it is also about 270 pounds lighter, but that doesn’t matter.
The first race gave the Tahoe a slight lead, but the Suburban quickly closed the gap and then started to pull away before crossing the finish line. The second race has the SUV’s changing drivers, but the results are the same. The extra horsepower of the Suburban overcomes the weight differences, and more, between the two. The video also tested the time from zero to 60 for each, with the Tahoe completing the race in 9.73 seconds. Two tries of the Suburban returned 8.75 and 9.52 seconds. Both hosts say to subtract a second to compensate for the elevation – the track is located a mile above sea level.
You can get the Tahoe with the 6.2-liter V8, which would change the outcome of a drag race, although there are cheaper and faster options if you enjoy drag racing. The Tahoe in the video above, along with the Z71 package, costs $ 68,000, while the 2021 Suburban High Country is priced at $ 83,000. The performance of both is impressive, although it comes at a cost.