So last month I was in Colorado where GMC unveiled the fully redesigned Yukon and earlier that month, Chevrolet actually unveiled the Tahoe and Suburban. Unfortunately, redlines invite for that program got lost in the mail along with the Escalade, which is also unveiled about two days before the Chicago Auto Show. So now that I'm at the Chicago show, and thankfully Chevy brought the new Tahoe and Suburban let's. Take a first look at these vehicles and, as you can see, just like the new Yukon, this is riding on an all new platform. It has a fully independent suspension and just like the Silverado on which this truck is based on, it has a similar front. Fascia I'll admit when I first saw this vehicle in pictures. I wasn't a big fan of the look, however, seeing in person I actually don't mind it. This particular one here is the rst, so it's kind of this sport version. It adds a blacked out version of the Chevrolet bow tie grille a blacked out bow tie emblem. You have these full LED headlights, which are standard which is really nice. Addition, the fact that it's a standard equipment thing there are some vents over here which are supposed to be with cooling and here a mix they're, actually a functional venture vent which looks nice, no actual fog lights on the Tahoe and the suburban. I believe the Escalade and the Yukon actually does offer that feature, but, as you can see, I think this new front fascia actually looks a little bit better in person versus the Silverado.
When that truck first came out now, underneath the hood, the power trains are identical to the Yukon. You have the base motor, which is a 5.3 liter v8 direct injection it's carried over it makes 360 horsepower. Optional will be a 6.2 liter v8, which offers 420 horsepower and then, of course, for you guys looking for more efficiency. Gm will also offer this. This Tahoe and Suburban with a 3 liter Duramax diesel inline six, which makes two hundred and seventy seven horsepower and the same torque as the 62 v8 460 pound feet. All engines will use a new 10 speed automatic transmission that was co developed with Ford. We are looking forward to driving all of these trucks with all the different powertrains later on this year, telling of course, hasn't been announced, fuel economy has not yet been announced now, looking at the rest of the proportions of the Tahoe, this vehicle grew significantly for this New generation model, the wheelbase has been stretched by five inches to 120 inches long, its overall length that nearly 200 and lemmon inches long now matches that of the current expedition, of course, and if you guys want the suburban it's about two feet longer, although suburban didn't, Quite get the same stretch as the Tahoe did, as you guys know, for this generation. Gm finally made it to a fully independent rear suspension, which really did wonders for the interior. We'Ll talk about that in just a second you'll, basically get ten inches more legroom in the third row and like up to eleven more cubic feet of actual cargo space.
So, looking at the proportions of this Tahoe rst, you can see. I love the 22 inch wheels that you get on this particular trim level. There are like a black finish gigantic wheels. I love the fact that you can get 22s on a Tahoe. No, usually they would reserved something like that for like an Escalade. But again I haven't actually seen the new escalated person. You can expect me to do a first look, video on that whenever Cadillac decides to have that available, probably at the New York Auto Show in a couple of months now coming over to the rear of the Tahoe. You can see this particular one here being the rst version has a unique look to it versus the suburban that's over there. The taillights have a slightly darker smoke finish. You have a smoked out chrome here. The black blackout, Chevrolet bow, tie emblem, and then you have this massive rst badge here, which looks like it's been misplaced. I kind of wish it was a little bit over to the side over there, but again that's just kind of my personal preference down here. You can see I'm surprised the rst doesn't have kind of like a exposed, quad outlet, exhaust that's. What I saw on the Yukon and the Yukon Denali so I'm. A little surprised to not see that here on the Tahoe, what it looks, good, the rest of the taillights have their own unique, look to it versus the Yukon it's kind of an LED combination.
That looks like the reverse lights and the turn signals are just an incandescent bulb now, of course, opening up the cargo area of this truck because they made this thing so much larger on the outside and improve the packaging. You now get about 11 more cubic feet of space back here, which now this is pretty much matching, that of what you're gon na get in a lot of the 3 row crossover vehicles. I believe this is around 20 cubic feet of space, which is significantly more than the previous generation, and I love the fact that you can now pull down the seats almost completely flat. I believe the Yukon offered a power folding third row. This also offers that same feature. So again, the level of versatility has been improved significantly with this new generation, so just in case the Tahoe isn't big enough I'm standing by this suburban, which is about two feet longer versus the Tahoe and most of that space. Of course is going to come into the cargo area. This thing is around 224 inches long, so it's, a very big vehicle, perfect for families who have to tow heavy loads and carry up to 80 people, but let's hop into the interior of this one here, because it has a lighter color interior and this one is The high con a version so getting inside you can see it is a pretty high step for somebody. That'S short like myself, but getting in here I'd have to say I saw the Yukons interior.
The Denali Yukon has a unique interior and I actually really like this interior design, which you get on the non Denali trims of the GMC. I love the tablet style screen here, which is ten and a quarter inches. This, of course, has the latest version of the Chevrolet MyLink. You have a newer infotainment or a newer instrument. Cluster display there, which has kind of a combination of traditional dials of an actual LCD display, it's practically identical to a regular Yukon, but not non Denali trims. But it's also very nice. Gm really stepped up their game here with this interior, so I'm really hoping to see a version of this cabin eventually make it way make its way into the Silverado and, of course, the Sierra, the pickup trucks. Now the steering law, as you can see, is really the only difference. Obviously you have the Chevrolet bow tie badge and the steering loss, as opposed to the GMC badge, lots of really high quality materials. The dash is all completely stitched, although this right here is a faux stitching. This is actually a genuine stitching over here, more genuine stitching over here, you can see features like wireless phone charging, a push button, transmission selector. You have that rear view. Camera mirror, if you'd like and then, of course it comes with all the usual GM driver. Assistance stuff, with forward collision alert active lane, keep assist available adaptive cruise control. These seats are also relatively comfortable I'm.
Not a really super impressed with the way they look. I kind of wish the GM did a little knee the seats look a little more unique and a little bit more luxurious. Looking, although I do like the high country version, which has this contrast, piping and stitching, and they are relatively comfortable, they're, heated and cooled. Of course, you have a 2 person memory on my side of the vehicle, and then you have this massive center console over here, which offers a wireless charger. Cupholders are really big storage area over here, which is gon na, be great. If you guys are looking to hide some items and then above me, even the Tahoe has a panoramic sunroof. Now the panoramic sunroof does not go into the third row, which is kind of a shame, but at least they finally are you know throwing in that feature. So again, GM is really stepping up their game with their interiors, so there's really no penalty, whether you're gon na be choosing. You know a fully loaded, Tahoe or suburban over the yukon. Unless you really like that interior desire, so let's hop into the second row of this suburban room and as you can see, this one here has captains chairs. So this makes for a really great place to spend time. It has basically the same room as the front seats, so I wouldn't hesitate to take this thing on a long trip I'm really impressed with the fact that you can still get the massive twelve point.
Three inch tablet style displays here. This is part of the rear seat, entertainment system. You can also control the Chevrolet MyLink stuff from the front at the rear of this vehicle. So again super nice cabin. You have four USB or looks like two USB charging points. Two HDMI ports. You have heated rear seats back here, your own set of climate controls, and then I love how the floor is basically completely flat. There'S this massive area here when you get the captains chairs where you can get into the third row of this vehicle relatively easily I'm surprised. There are no cool back seats here and then I'm, not seeing any rear windows. Sun Shade that would've been nice to have but I'm guessing you're gon na be able to find that in the Escalade, which again I haven't had a chance to actually sit and look at the Escalade in person. Just yet let's hop into the third row here and I'm gon na hold this seat down and try to not get smashed in the face like I did with the Yukon, and it looks like if you fold the seat down this way. Thankfully, it didn't actually hit me in the face. You can also fold it a different way, but this way gives you the most space to kind of get into the third row, and this is just insane here with the amount of space because of that independent rear suspension. The floor was lowered significantly, so my knees aren't, basically in my face when I'm sitting back here.
This is what the seat, basically all the way back in the second row, and check out the space back here. I believe there's, like thirty five inches of legroom back here, so you can fit full sized adults there's, actually a little bit more legroom in the suburban. I remember this one has about thirty six and a half inches of legroom, so really you're looking to carry you know up to eight people, adults with room for their cargo in the back. The suburban and Tahoe will easily do that. So it's gon na give the beginning the expedition and, of course, the Navigator a huge run for their money when these trucks go on sale in the spring of this year. So, if you're looking to buy the new Tahoe and Suburban Chevrolet, says it'll be going on sale in q2 of this year, so in the next couple of months, and they have easily haven't announced pricing. Yet for these vehicles, however, the current version for the Taos Arts at around 49 grand the suburban starts around 51000 for the old version. I'M gon na expect these trucks to be at more expensive, it's gon na be less expensive than the Yukon.