2025 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban First Look
Updated models bring big screens, bigger wheels, new styling, enhanced safety, and more diesel power.
Chevrolet | Tahoe (left), Suburban
Chevrolet has announced a host of changes for its popular Tahoe and Suburban full-size SUVs for the 2025 model year. Updates include new styling, more tech, and wider availability of the line's Duramax diesel engine — with more power, to boot.
2025 Suburban and Tahoe Get Fresh But Familiar Styling
Though not a radical departure from what's currently sitting in Chevy showrooms, both the 2025 Tahoe and Suburban arrive with fresh looks that include an updated front end, complete with redesigned daytime running lights and revised taillights. Opt for either the Premier or High Country luxury-oriented trims and those new lighting elements will perform animations when either approaching or walking away from the vehicle.
Two new colors join the Tahoe and Suburban palettes for 2025: Cypress Gray and Lakeshore Blue Metallic.
The Z71 package, which is available on both SUVs, adds a unique lower front bumper treatment, underbody skid plates, and standard 20-inch wheels.
The current trim lineup carries over for the new model year. That means in addition to the versions mentioned above, buyers can also select from LS, LT, and RST trims.
Wheel sizes for 2025 range from 18 to a gargantuan 24 inches, with the larger wheels being an exclusive option for RST and High Country trim levels.
New Tahoe and Suburban Get Larger Screens And Higher-End Finishes for 2025
Technology is front and center for the 2025 model year, with both the Tahoe and Suburban receiving a standard 11.0-inch digital gauge display and a driver-canted 17.7-inch infotainment screen. Despite all of that digital real estate, both SUVs retain physical controls for the heating and cooling system.
Additional interior upgrades include a revised center console that's more spacious than before and a new steering wheel design. Notably, a column-mounted shift lever replaces the push-button gear selector from the current Tahoe and Suburban.
The high-end High Country model gets wood decor and wingtip perforated leather seating surfaces for '25. Lesser variants will see interior improvements in the form of more soft-touch materials and piano-black and chrome accents, according to Chevrolet.
Curiously, Chevrolet's Super Cruise hands-free driving system will not be available at launch. Chevy said Super Cruise, which is available in today's Tahoe and Suburban, will eventually return to the lineup in 2025.
Tech that will be available from the release date is set to include Connected Cameras, which is a new system that allows owners to remotely view their vehicle's interior and exterior cameras via the myChevrolet mobile app. Additional functionality includes automatic crash recording, security recording, and cloud storage. Some features will, however, require an OnStar subscription plan to use.
On the safety front, Chevy Safety Assist is standard across the board and includes such features as automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist.
The 2025 Tahoe and Suburban will see the first implementation of Chevrolet's new Interior Motion Detection system. Designed to prevent children and animals from being accidentally left in the cabin, the system automatically scans the interior for movement after the vehicle is parked and turned off. If motion is detected, the system will automatically set off a series of alerts.
V8s Carry Over While the Duramax Diesel Gets More Power and Availability
A 5.3-liter V8 remains the standard engine on all but the High Country model for 2025. It's rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque and can tow up to 8,400 pounds when properly equipped in the Tahoe and 8,200 pounds in the Suburban.
A 6.2-liter V8 comes standard in the High Country and is optional on Z71, RST, and Premier trims. It's good for 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque and is capable of pulling a trailer weighing up to 8,200 pounds in a Tahoe and 8,000 in a Suburban.
For 2025, Chevrolet is expanding the availability of its 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel to include Z71 models, making the diesel-burning inline-six optional across all retail versions of the Tahoe and Suburban.
Compared with the Duramax currently found under the hood of the Tahoe and Suburban, the 2025 version of the diesel features a retuned turbo, higher-flow fuel injectors, and improved temperature management. The result of those tweaks is 305 horsepower and 495 lb-ft of torque, marking improvements of 10% and 7.6%, respectively. Chevrolet says the Duramax can tow up to 8,200 pounds in its most capable form.
While on the topic of towing, Chevrolet is rolling out new and enhanced trailering features for the 2025 Tahoe and Suburban, including trailer tire health, forward path indication, and trailer navigation, which calculates routes based on trailer size.
All 2025 Tahoe and Suburban models will benefit from an updated suspension system that Chevy says has been retuned for more refined ride and handling dynamics. As with the current lineup, Air Ride Adaptive Suspension and Magnetic Ride Control will be available on select trims for an additional cost.
2025 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban Arrive Late Next Year
The 2025 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban are scheduled to go on sale in late 2024. Those wanting diesel power or Super Cruise hands-free driving, however, will have to wait until sometime in 2025 for those features to hit the market.
Pricing has not been announced as of December 2023.