The Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe twins are getting a refresh for 2025, one that sees the Z71 models getting a diesel engine – one that’s more powerful than what was previously available — for the first time, some nip n’ tuck styling adds and a comprehensive interior refresh.
While you have to squint to see the changes to the front fascia, there are new lightning signatures as well as lightning animations on High Country and Premier trims as well as the availability of huge 24-inch rolling stock on RST and High Country models for the first time. The Z71 models get skidplates as well as a high-approach front fascia and if you spring for the luxurious High Country trim, there’s a special black and chrome grille option. It can all be wrapped in two new colour options: Cypress Gray and Lakeshore Blue Metallic – Nissan GT-R fans may raise an eyebrow at that last one, but so be it.
If you think the wheels are all that’s “big” when it comes to the Suburban/Tahoe in ’25, well, just have a look inside; the main focus is the massive 17.7” display that comes as standard on all trucks, which pairs well with the 11” gauge cluster. Add an optional digital rear-view mirror as well as a heads-up display and there are plenty of displays for occupants to feast their eyes on. The front storage console and charging pad have both also been redesigned. The real wood inserts found inside the High Country, meanwhile are a Tahoe/Suburban first.
Three powertrains are on offer: 5.3- and 6.2-litre gas options as well as 3.0L six-cylinder Duramax turbodiesel good for 305 horsepower and 495 pound-feet of torque, up 10 per cent and 7.6 per cent on the outgoing model. A returned turbo compressor, steel pistons and active thermal management all help contribute to the higher power figures. Trims include LS, LT, RST, Z71, Premier and High Country and all come standard with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
That powertrain also allows for a tow rating of up to 8,400 pounds for the Tahoe, and up to 8,200 pounds for the Suburban depending on spec, a job made easier by a swept path indicator that makes use of 13 cameras – that also function as security cams when the truck is parked — to ensure that you don’t cut corners too closely with your trailer; there’s also an improved trailering app that provides a trailer tire pressure warning system as well as a tool built into the navi system that takes into account your trailer size before planning your route through built-in Google Maps.
Speaking of driver aids: Chevrolet’s Super Cruise semi-autonomous tech wont’ be available at launch, but will be coming to both vehicles for ’25, marking the first time we’ve seen the tech in either truck.
To ensure that you’re comfortable along your route, meanwhile, the steering has been recalibrated for better responsiveness while air suspension returns and is now available on the RST for the first time. That should help reduce the impact on the ride that the big 24” wheels are sure to have.
The 2025 Chevrolet Suburban and Chevrolet Tahoe will go on sale in ‘ate ’24, with diesel-equipped versions arriving in ’25.