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Your 2021 Chevy Tahoe Can Have Even More Power

Do you feel like your 2021 Chevy Tahoe needs a little more umph? Because now you can easily add more power because GM released performance parts. The parts are available for the 2021 Chevy Suburban, too, so you can upgrade either beast. 

Upgrade the 2021 Chevy Tahoe or Suburban 

The totally redesigned 2021 Chevy Tahoe and its burly brother, the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban, are just now hitting dealership lots, but these SUVs are already getting better.

2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban on display at an auto show
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 Chevrolet Suburban on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show | Raymond Boyd/Getty Images

To tempt buyers, you can now have specialty parts installed by the dealer to enhance their performance. These parts are limited production options, according to AutoBlog

The first upgrade is for the air intake system. The revised intake can be fitted to the 5.3-liter EcoTech V8 engine or 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine. These engines are exclusive to the Tahoe, and Suburban High Country trims. 

It delivers a 13% reduction in intake pressure on the 5.3-liter engine and a 17% decrease on the 6.2-liter. Plus, it has a clear plastic cover and bright red filter element to pop. You can upgrade to this system for $625. 

Chevy Suburban and Tahoe Upgraded Air Intake System
Chevy Suburban and Tahoe Upgraded Air Intake System | Chevy

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You can also add a new cat-back exhaust system. One option is a side-exiting single unit, or you can go with the rear-exiting dual exhaust outlet. Both options are available for the 5.3-liter engine, but the 6.2-liter engine can only be paired with the dual-outlet option. 

Both systems will reduce back pressure by 30%, and the 5.3-liter engine will gain 7 hp and 4 lb-ft of torque with the side-exiting exhaust. The 6.2-liter engine will gain 11 hp and 6 lb-ft of torque with the dual unit. The single-exist system costs $1,645, while the dual unit costs $2,145. 

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 and Suburban High Country
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 and Suburban High Country | Chevrolet

The 2021 Chevy Suburban and Tahoe can both GO. That’s why you can upgrade their stopping power with upgraded brakes. The Brembo six-piston front calipers are bright red with Brembo badging, and the rear units have larger Duralife rotors. The front brakes cost about $2,895, and the rears cost $575. 

How much power does the 2021 Chevy Tahoe have? 

For about $50,295, you can get started in the 2021 Chevy Tahoe. It has a standard 5.3-liter engine with 335-hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. You can upgrade to the 6.2-liter V8 engine for 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. The 3.6-liter diesel engine also has 277 hp and 477 lb-ft of torque. 

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 driving down dirty road
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 | Chevrolet

With the 2021 Tahoe, you can tow up to 8,400 lb and carry a payload of up to 1,972 lb. With the seats folded flat, you can access up to 122.9 of cubic feet for cargo storage. It’s now 6-inches longer than the previous model. 

How much power does the 2021 Chevy Suburban have?

The 2021 Chevy Suburban starts around $51,700. It has the same engine options as the Tahoe. You can tow up to 8,300 lb with it and carry a payload of up to 1,884 lb. Meanwhile, the Ford Expedition can tow up to 9,300 lb. 

The new 2021 Chevrolet Suburban High Country is shown on stage after it was revealed by General Motors at Little Caesars Arena
The Chevy Suburban | Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

Remember, the 2021 Suburban is a larger option than the Tahoe. It has up to 144.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats folded down. While it doesn’t come with more power, it does provide more space.