2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71: New Interior and Larger Cargo Space

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 is redesigned inside. As an iconic vehicle, the Tahoe has been around since 1995, replacing the old K5 Blazers. Things have become a little bland with Chevy over the years. Yes, they did some innovation before, but they never really serious about the inside, now everything is different!

The new Chevy Tahoe comes in some trim levels, they are:


  • LS
  • LT
  • RST
  • Z71
  • Premier
  • High Country



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2021 Chevrolet Tahoe  Z71 cherry red Tincoat

In the latest fifth-generation Tahoe, the manufacturer has made many changes in various sectors. They are developing the new Tahoe on the new GMT T1 platform, where they also use it for the latest generation Chevy Silverado, and they will also apply it to the GMC Yukon 2021 and Cadillac Escalade 2021.

What is different from the fourth-generation Tahoe? The new full-size SUV has more boldface where the Silverado 1500's look inspired the Tahoe designer.

What's New From 2021 Chevy Tahoe Z71?


There are some significant changes like all the wheelbase has been extended to about 4.9 inches. An extra six inches length will give you a more stable ride, and it also gives you a better interior space.

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2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 midnight blue metallic wheels, grills, and headlight

The front bumper is equipped with vertical air ducts while the rear is simple with modern vertical LED rear lights. The Z71 variant is suitable for drivers who like off-road terrain. The difference in Z71 has air suspension so that its height can be changed as needed, and that is what distinguishes it from ordinary Tahoe. The Chevy designer gives more black accents to the front of the car and the appearance of the Z71 emblem on the grille.

With the Air Ride Adaptive Suspension System suspension, the driver can increase the height of the car by 101 mm. The system will automatically reduce the height of the vehicle by 19 mm when you drive on the highway to improve aerodynamics and save fuel consumption.

You can lower the height of the car 51 mm for easy access in and out when parking. When in off-road terrain, you can increase the height of the vehicle by 25 mm by activating the 4WD Hi mode and an additional 25 mm when moving slowly with the 4WD LO mode. Tahoe uses multi-link suspensions, and in the rear uses independent suspensions, it is going to drop the floor and give you more room.

Exterior


The Z71 Tahoe has a unique separate look from the standard Tahoe because this car is very muscular and powerful. The rival is the sister brand: GMC Yukon.   They've done very well with the headlight design. All upgraded and blends into the enormous grille.

You have a white LED daytime running light, very bright, and looks cool. However, there's fake side air current in front, and it's not the same as you find on the Silverado. At the front, you'll find a lot of gloss black, and it is going to be interesting to see. Also, you have the black bow tie, which kind of blends it in nicely.

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Chevrolet Tahoe Z1 satin steel metallic exhaust and taillights

In front, you'll see a Z71 badge with a very nice touch. You do have bright-red tow hooks just like on the GMC Yukon 84. In the underneath, there's metal protection in case you are going to take this off-roading, and this is great because it's two inches higher than standard Tahoe.

You get a unique style hood separate from Yukon 84. There's a beautiful body line that kind of comes up and then drifts away, also extensive prominent body lines kind to give you a raised section. Z71 Tahoe is very muscular and very off-road.

You get the 20-inch wheel, and you'll love the gunmetal gray, a little bit of machine aluminum. The offroad tires are Goodyear Wrangler. It's a 275 on the width and 60 series on the sidewall. There's also an extra room above the tires that you get from this trim.

Side Exterior


On the side, you'll see the Z71 badge. It doesn't look so bad, hope you like the way the Z is hollowed out.

You have color match mirror caps and a little bit more of gloss black. Good news for cameras fans, you could get a ton of cameras, up to nine optional cameras, including 360 camera.

You'll find your Tahoe badge in a smart place and Z71 specific running boards. However, that's going to cut some of the ground clearance, at least on the sides. But it's nice when you're climbing in and out to get on top to access something that you tied down, suppose you got some of the crossbars to the roof rails, and you could gain access quickly.

You have rear quarter windows of the passenger doors with a little bit of gloss black extension.

Also, the large rear quarter windows which are blend nicely into the plastic areas on the back pillar.

Rear Exterior


The taillight design is full LED, and you will get all upgraded Tahoe badge. In the center, there's a blacked-out Chevy bowtie that looks clean. There's no exhaust dangling down, and you'll be able to get your full tow capability.

Engine


The all-new Tahoe has three different engine options; they are:

  • Gasoline, 5.3-Liter Ecotec3 L84 V8, 355 hp @ 5600 RPM, torque of 383 lb-ft @ 4100 RPM

  • Gasoline, 6.2-Liter Ecotec3 L87 V8, 420 hp @ 5600 RPM, torque of 460 lb-ft  @ 4100 RPM

  • Diesel, 3.0-Liter Duramax LM2 I6, 277 hp @ 3750 RPM, torque of 460 lb-ft @ 4100 RPM

Interior


The 2021 Chevy Tahoe Z71 interior is fantastic. The bar has been raised, space from the extended wheelbase that independent rear suspension and the materials have been brought to a new level.

Front Interior


In the door panels, you're going to see an excellent two-tone color motif in darker and lighter gray. You do have a beautiful wood trim where some stitch work at the top and optional sound system. You have two levels for snack storage place, and you can put your more substantial items in the lower pocket of the classy door panel.

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2021 Chevrolet Tahoe interior jet black mocha
In the dash, the stitch work and wood trim look great. They chopped down the oak tree and brought it into the Tahoe, and even the AC vents have some silver trim. You do have the all-new infotainment system with over 10 inches screen and the swipe feature. Apple Carplay, Android Auto, navigation, climate controls, everything is available.

You have a 10-speed push-buttons automatic transmission. You'll love the silver and nice slim on the AC vents.

Also, you get radio controls, AC controls, dual climate, heated seats, but no ventilated seats? Yes, but you can get it, so that's good to know. There are wireless charging USB, USB C, and a 12-volt. However, there is no cover for those features, and maybe it will bother you a little. You get a nice lid, two cupholders, and a huge center console. As you know, it is an industry-first power sliding. It could slide around 10 inches back or forward.

The seats got beautiful leather, the leather and stitch work great. You're going to get full power assist for passenger and the driver's side.

Maybe you've been in a lot of Chevy truck product GMC, and they've been kind of hard. But 2021 Z71 Tahoe is comfortable, tons of headroom and shoulder space.

There is the Tahoe Chevrolet written on the sill panel below, and you do have your power assist seats, which are good with lower lumbar. Besides, you get controls for your all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive setup, with 2-high, 4-low, and 4-high. It's effortless to get to all your safety tech in this vehicle.

The steering wheel is a little thin, but the leather and stitching are beautiful. The analog tech, speedometer, and the LED digital display in the center are fantastic. Also, you can find one power-assist tilting and telescoping steering wheel.

The Mid-Interior


The new 2021 Tahoe Z71 has big mid-road thanks to the longer wheelbase and independent rear suspension. There are captain style seats with improved armrest.

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2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 interior mid and third row
The passengers will happy with over 12-inch displays, and they could plug and watch their movies. Also, you do have two pockets to put a book or other stuff. They will also get the center cup, USB,  USB-C,  and a home power source. So, the back seats are great, supportive plenty of headroom, easy to slide and recline.

The 3rd row


The third row is it going to be tough for a grown man. There's a button which you can press, and it releases the seat.  The great news is you got a lot of landing pad for your feet. The amount of room is excellent, and you do have AC vents and 2 USB-C on both sides.

Safety Features


In its safety system, the new Tahoe has quite complete features such as:

  • Collision Alert

  • Automatic Emergency Braking

  • Following Distance Indicator

  • Front Pedestrian Braking

  • Rear Park Assist

  • IntelliBeam Automatic Headlamp Control

  • Rear Pedestrian Alert

  • Lane Keep Assist

  • Lane Departure Warning, etc

Cargo Area


The cargo door has excellent power assist, and you got plenty of room for suitcases or strollers. Also, you can lift the base to get some storage space. There are some controls and power sources to support your outdoor activities like camping, kayaking, or whatever. You have the controls button to put seats down. In case you fold down all the 2nd and 3rd-row seats, you will get a vast over 123 cubic-feet of space. It is just like you can live out of this Tahoe full of adventure.


Conclusion


The new 2021 Chevy Tahoe z71 gets a lot of changes to its interior, and its size increases. Drivers and passengers will feel comfortable because of the many technological features in front, mid, and rear. With a vast cargo space, this is a car that is very suitable for activities that often carry large items or many passengers.