2025 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban Preview: New tech makes a great interior even greater

2025 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban Preview: New tech makes a great interior even greater

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Pros: Well-rounded; sophisticated magnetic and air suspension; state-of-the-art user-friendly tech; great Duramax diesel option

Cons: Less efficient and/or powerful base engine than rivals; flat seats

Rivals may outdo them in certain areas, but when taken as a whole, it’s hard to argue that the updated 2025 Chevrolet Tahoe and its extended-length Chevrolet Suburban sibling won’t be the most well-rounded full-size SUVs. They look great, have luxurious interiors with great tech made even better for 2025, and offer massive space and solid towing. We also expect an even more pleasant and easy-to-drive demeanor thanks to ride/handling updates for 2025 (especially with the optional magnetic and/or air suspension options available on more trim levels). The unique Duramax diesel engine also gets an update, adding more power and torque to an engine that was already shockingly quiet and likely to save you big money at the pump. The looks were also updated for 2025, but as before, if they don’t quite tickle your fancy, you can always go down the road and pick up one of their GMC Yukon twins.


Now, as usual, we will point out that it’s important to consider whether you really need the added towing capacity and massive boxy cargo space of a full-size SUV (or the Suburban’s more usable cargo space behind the third-row). Large crossovers like the Kia Telluride or Chevy’s own all-new Traverse offer nearly as much interior space as the Tahoe but will be cheaper to fuel, provide better handling and maneuverability, and come with cheaper price tags.

To be clear, we have yet to drive or even experienced the 2025 Tahoe and Suburban. We’re therefore not sure how much improved (if at all) the driving experience is, but we’ve already tested and very much enjoyed the big-time changes to the interior features components in the Chevrolet Blazer EV. The infotainment system is exceptional, the all-digital instruments vibrant and the electronic column shifter a huge improvement over the old Tahoe/Suburban’s dopey push-pull button shifter. Frankly, the Tahoe and Suburban were awfully good before, so we don’t think you’ll be missing out on that much if you snag a 2024 instead of waiting for a 2025. Still, it sure seems improved nevertheless.

Interior & Technology   |   Passenger & Cargo Space   |   Performance & Fuel Economy

What it's like to drive   |   Pricing & Trim Levels   |   Crash Ratings & Safety Features

What's new for 2025?

The current-generation Tahoe and Suburban undergo their first set of prominent updates since being completely redesigned for 2021. We noted some of those changes above, but a more complete rundown of what’s new can be found here in our 2025 Tahoe and Suburban reveal.

Interiors of a High Country and Z71

What are the Tahoe/Suburban interior and in-car technology like?

We’ll have to wait and see if the revised 2025 Tahoe and Suburban maintain the very high build quality standards set by the original design, but it’s hard to imagine things going backward in that regard. The range-topping High Country shown above sure seems just as plush as the 2024 Suburban we recently experienced, but with real wood present for the first time.

While the Tahoe/Suburban maintains the boombox-worth of vehicle control buttons on the left side of the wheel (lights, 4WD system, trailer controls, etc), the buttons on the center console have been significantly reduced. There are still physical climate controls, but their number has been paired down with some functions migrating up to the touchscreen where they remain permanently docked on-screen.

The screen itself blows up from a perfectly large 10.2 inches to a gargantuan 17.7-inch unit that fills out to its housing’s edges rather than being a simple rectangle. We’ve used this same system in the Blazer EV, and have found it refreshingly user-friendly for an all-new infotainment system. GM clearly kept the overall concept for things that worked (radio layout for instance), while usefully innovating in places such as the customizable row of quick-access menu icons at the top of the screen. We expect the new digital instrument panel to be vibrant and legible as well.

How big is the Tahoe and Suburban?

This is one area that won’t change with the updated model, as Chevy did all the heavy lifting with the full model redesign four years ago. The addition of an independent rear suspension finally yielded a proper, fold-flat third row that was actually habitable by adults. Moreover, it’s genuinely spacious and comfortable for adults, plus big kids and teens. Now, the end result is the Tahoe and Suburban aren’t quite as large as their Ford and Jeep competitors, but the difference is so small and the space ultimately so vast that it doesn’t matter. We dive deeper into the Tahoe's newer, larger rear passenger area here.

Behind the third-row seats, the Tahoe has 25.5 cubic feet of space. That's theoretically about a 6-cubic-foot advantage over the Expedition on paper, but in real-world testing, we found the actual difference to be negligible. The Jeep Wagoneer, meanwhile, has appreciably more than both. Still, it's a genuinely large space for a three-row vehicle. Of course, if you plan to routinely travel with all three rows filled, opting for the Suburban and its added cargo space is a good idea. Its cargo space behind the third row swells to 41.5 cubic feet, and you can see the difference in our Suburban luggage test. Frankly, given the modest price difference between Tahoe and Suburban, if your driveway or garage can swallow it, why not get the one even better suited to carry three rows of people and their stuff?

Tahoe (left) and Suburban (right) with the same-sized bags in both behind the raised third row. The small blue and brown bag won't fit in the Tahoe, while you can see how much space is remaining in the Suburban.

What are the Tahoe and Suburban fuel economy and performance specs?