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The apple has aloof become a bigger place, because not alone are two of the best accepted full-size SUVs—the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 Chevrolet Suburban—getting agent engines, but they’re accepting inline six agent engines. And we all apperceive that that’s the best affectionate of agent engine, abnormally back it can accomplish 460 lb-ft of torque.
The aforementioned 3.0-liter Duramax inline-six agent offered in the Silverado 1500 is now authoritative its way into the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe. GM’s estimates the motor cranks out 277 application and a advantageous 460 lb-ft. of torque.
That’s the aforementioned torque amount as the 6.2-liter gas V8 additionally offered in the new SUV twins, admitting the 6.2-liter twists it out at 4,100 RPM against the diesel’s 1,500. Also, unsurprisingly, the gas agent makes way added power, at 420 horsepower. The third agent advantage is a 5.3-liter V8 that makes 353 application and 383 lb-ft of torque. All of these numbers, in case you were wondering, are absolutely the aforementioned as those of the Silverado 1500, which offers an identical accumulation of engines.
I acceptable the acknowledgment of the diesel, not aloof because I’m a fan of the drivability associated with low-end grunt, but additionally because I bet these two SUVs will get solid ammunition abridgement for the big-ass SUVs that they are (the Tahoe is 6.7 inches best than its antecedent and the Suburban is up 1.3 inches—overall barrier weight is up amid 50 and 200 pounds, Chevy told me). You may anamnesis that the Silverado 1500 with this aforementioned agent managed 33 MPG highway. That’s best in chic amid half-ton pickups.
But afore you cry out for joy that Chevy has graced this apple with added compression-ignition motors, there is black news. Per The Bowtie’s columnist release, “The alternative Duramax 3.0L inline-six turbo-diesel is accessible on all models except Z71.”
Dammit Chevy. Of all cartage to annealed us on, it’s the off-road-ish one.
Update Dec. 10, 2019 9:55 P.M.: I asked a GM architect why the Z71 won’t get the diesel, and he told me the vehicle’s advanced fascia—which yields an bigger access angle—creates packaging challenges for the agent motor. He accurately mentioned the intercooler as a key constraint.