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2021 Gas Tahoe and Suburban MPG and Towing Specs

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by swathdiver, May 5, 2020.

  1. swathdiver

    swathdiver Full Access Member

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    5.3 Tahoe RWD - 16 City 20 Highway 18 Combined
    5.3 Tahoe 4x4 - 16 City 20 Highway 18 Combined
    5.3 Suburban RWD - 16 City 20 Highway 18 Combined
    5.3 Suburban 4x4 - 15 City 19 Highway 17 Combined

    6.2 Tahoe RWD - 15 City 20 Highway 17 Combined
    6.2 Tahoe 4x4 - 14 City 19 Highway 16 Combined
    6.2 Suburban RWD - 15 City 20 Highway 17 Combined
    6.2 Suburban 4x4 - 14 City 19 Highway 16 Combined


    5.3 Tahoe RWD - Max Payload 1834 - Standard Towing 7900 - Max Towing 8400
    5.3 Tahoe 4x4 - Max Payload 1746 - Standard Towing 7700 - Max Towing 8200
    5.3 Suburban RWD - Max Payload 1750 - Standard Towing 7900 - Max Towing 8300
    5.3 Suburban 4x4 - Max Payload 1759 - Standard Towing 7700 - Max Towing 8100

    6.2 Tahoe RWD - Max Payload 1671 - Standard Towing 7800 - Max Towing 8300
    6.2 Tahoe 4x4 - Max Payload 1616 - Standard Towing 7600 - Max Towing 8100
    6.2 Suburban RWD - Max Payload 1612 - Standard Towing 7800 - Max Towing 8200
    6.2 Suburban 4x4 - Max Payload 1612 - Standard Towing 7500 - Max Towing 7900

    Some of these specs remind me of the first years of the GMT900s. Some configurations were much lower than later years even though there were no noticeable changes.
     
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    My 18 RWD 5.3 Suburban window sticker says 16 and 23. So the new ones will get 3 mpg highway less than mine? That's a disgrace right there.
     
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    Our 2019 with 7k miles is right at 22 mpg average since new. I've done manual MPG calcs and the readout is pretty accurate. Lots of highway miles with this.
     
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    I mean that's great what real world fuel economy you're able to achieve but still the figures are 3 mpg less than the previous gen? Who does that? Going back to 2005 apparently.
     
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    I've read that the new T1s weigh less than the K2s they replace but they are much larger vehicles, longer and with more frontal area. They were also designed for the times, gas prices have come down (Not including Wuhan Flu).
     
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    Adding insult to injury, also getting smaller tanks for 2021. Easy 100+ miles of range lost.
     
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    Did I miss that in those articles? I know the pickup truck tanks are smaller.
     
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    Just down to 24 gallons in the Tahoe. I don't have a problem with that in the Tahoe but prefer the 26 gallons. I generally fill up when I get to 120 miles to empty.
     
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    That's what they did with the pickups. GM sizes the tanks to meet a certain range goal, the motors were or are supposed to deliver better economy than their predecessors. Maybe there are some new engines not yet released that will do this?
     
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    Maybe, but I love getting 500 miles of range on the highway. I don’t know all the considerations but larger tanks are a plus for me.


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