2015 Tahoe and Suburban SUVs Launched By Chevrolet

A couple of months ago Chevrolet announced that the 2014 Volt hybrid will bear a cheaper price tag and today the major has launched new versions of two of the company’s best selling full-sized SUVs. We are talking about the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2015 Chevrolet Suburban. As per Chevy’s claims the new versions of the cars offer more functionality, greater refinement, new safety features and an increased range of advanced technologies.

“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,” said 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.”

Both the models are extremely special for Chevrolet. While the Suburban, launched back in 1935, is the founder of the SUV segment and one of the industry’s oldest model in existence, the Tahoe is the leader in terms of sales and there is no reason why GMC should not be serious about the two.

“The Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban will continue to be dominant forces in the marketplace and provide great value for our customers, Chevrolet and General Motors,” said Dan Ammann, GM executive vice president and CFO. “This is an important and profitable segment and we have set the bar high to ensure we provide our customers with great quality and performance they expect and deserve.”

 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV

Talking about the 2015 Suburban first which also happens to be the 12th generation model, the SUV has been updated with a number of changes and would prove to be more practical for today’s active families. The list of new functionality and features made available on both the SUVs are listed below:

  • 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

In terms of safety, the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban pack front-seat center air bag (bucket-seat models), forward collision alert, front park assist, lane departure warning, lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, window break in or glass-break, vertical-movement and interior movement sensors, and much more.

The driving experience has also been enhanced on the SUVs thanks to a stronger frame, a wider rear track, third-generation magnetic ride control (only LTZ models), half-inch wider wheels, electric variable-assist power steering system and new four-wheel-disc brake system with Duralife brake rotors.

The powertrain on both the cars which is a 5.3L V-8 unit now features improved engine mounts, electronic throttle control, adaptive exhaust systems, improved aerodynamics and other technologies. The engine works in conjunction with Active Fuel Management system, a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission, featuring TapShift control, Tow/Haul mode and Auto Grade Braking.

Chevrolet has confirmed that both the SUVs will be arrive in dealerships in the first quarter of 2014.

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Complete Specifications

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

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

Dimensions

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)