We knew that Chevrolet was redesigning its popular Chevrolet Tahoes and Suburbans after GM Chair Mary Barra announced in June that the automaker was spending $500 million to upgrade the Arlington, Texas, plant that builds them. As I reported then, GM said that its most profitable ICE vehicles like full-size SUVs and trucks would be around “for years to come.” The 2025 Chevrolet Tahoes and Suburbans will have the same new face as the new Chevrolet Silverado and will come loaded with new technology.
“The new faces of Tahoe and Suburban are more expressive, borrowing inspiration from the recently refreshed Chevrolet truck lineup,” said Phil Zak, executive design director, Global Chevrolet. “They remain as versatile as ever, but with a greater emphasis on the details that have driven these large SUVs to the top of their segment.”
2025 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban
One of the first things that drivers will notice is that the new SUVs will have huge best-in-class 17.7 inch-diagonal infotainment screens. Chevrolet is also offering fascinating new technology that would allow customers to remotely view a network of cameras showing the interior and exterior of their vehicle with select OnStar plans. The cameras could also record events like crash and theft. Those new cameras could revolutionize vehicle security.
New Towing Features
Chevrolet doesn’t stop there. It is adding more technology to make towing or trailering easier. Tahoe and Suburban will continue to include the trailering technologies customers know and love. A Max Trailering package is available and on select trims includes a high-capacity radiator and cooling fan, an integrated trailer brake controller, Hitch View 5, Hill Decent Control 5, Blind Zone Steering Assist with Trailering 5, and the Chevrolet Trailering App. Tahoe and Suburban will also introduce the following new and enhanced features:
- Trailer Tire Health, which helps prevent trailer tire blowouts.
- Forward Path Indication, which helps drivers navigate with their trailer with guidelines on the Surround View to indicate the width of the trailer and the trailer’s path. When the turn signal is activated, guidelines will show the driver the estimated turning path for both the vehicle and trailer.
- Boat Ramp Assist, which helps customers access a checklist and step-by-step instructions to prepare for towing, launching, and retrieving a boat.
- Trailer Navigation, which calculates routes based on trailer size using built-in Google Maps.
- The 2025 Tahoe continues to offer max towing range of 8,400 lbs and Suburban offers 8,200 lbs.
Chevrolet Offering New Diesel Engine
Also new is the refined, second-generation 3.0L inline-six turbo-diesel Duramax, which offers more power for greater confidence on the road — particularly when trailering. It is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and is offered on all retail trims, including Z71 for the first time.
Launched previously on the Silverado 1500, the new diesel engine is rated at 305 horsepower and 495 lb.-ft. of peak torque, increases of 10 percent and 7.6 percent, respectively, over the current diesel engine’s 277 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque.
A 5.3L gas V-8 remains the standard engine for LS, LT, RST, Z71 and Premier. The 6.2L V-8 is standard on High Country and available on RST, Z71 and Premier. The new diesel engine will be available in 2025 after initial launch.
“The updates on the 2025 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban make the industry’s best-selling full-size SUVs an ever-stronger option for our customers,” said Scott Bell, vice president, Chevrolet. “Our segment-leading position is the envy of our competitors — no one comes close to Chevrolet.”
“The already excellent ride-and-handling characteristics enabled by the independent rear suspension are taken to the next level with the 2025 Tahoe and Suburban,” said Martin Hayes, chief engineer. “Their responsiveness makes them feel much nimbler than their full-size dimensions suggest.”
Chevrolet Adding New Safety Technology
When it comes to safety and driver awareness technology, the 2025 Tahoe and Suburban are expected to offer more than ever — including a new sensor that can detect certain types of motion in the vehicle, which can help identify if a passenger has been left in rear passenger areas of the vehicle.
“We want to help families by introducing a feature that may help them remember their precious cargo in the back seats,” explains Tricia Morrow, head of Global Safety Technology Strategy at GM. “This feature is a testament to GM’s commitment to developing innovative safety technology.”
The all-new 2025 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban go on sale late next year. Additional details, including pricing, will be announced closer to the start of production.
Mary Conway is a professional automotive journalist and has decades of experience specializing in automotive news analysis. She covered the Detroit Three for more than twenty years for the ABC affiliate, in Detroit. Her affection for the Motor City comes naturally. Her father ran a gas station while Mary was growing up, in Wisconsin.
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