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GM’s big SUVs improve towing power, city fuel economy

DETROIT — Normal Motors states its future-era full-dimension SUVs can tow additional and get far...

DETROIT — Normal Motors states its future-era full-dimension SUVs can tow additional and get far better fuel economy in city driving than the current variations, despite staying appreciably even larger. Freeway mileage diminished by up to 2 mpg, even so.

Common towing capacity for the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban with a 5.3-liter V-eight improved to seven,900 kilos for two-wheel push and seven,700 kilos for 4-wheel push, GM mentioned Monday. The will increase selection from 20 to 28 p.c.

EPA city fuel economy for the Tahoe and Suburban rose 1 mpg to sixteen mpg in the 2wd configuration for the 5.3-liter as effectively as a six.2-liter V-eight, GM mentioned. The freeway fuel economy was 20 mpg, and the put together score was 18 mpg.
The 2021 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL attained identical rankings as the corresponding Chevy variations. All 4 SUVs are scheduled to go on sale this yr.

A new ten-pace automatic transmission, dynamic fuel administration and prevent-start helped boost the Tahoe and Suburban’s city rankings, Chevy and GMC spokesmen mentioned.

The freeway score was dragged down since the SUVs are larger sized than former generations and geared up with additional know-how, these as even larger infotainment systems that include rear-seat media systems, air adaptive suspension, magnetic ride manage, impartial rear suspension, nine digital camera sights and a fifteen-inch head-up display, the spokesmen mentioned.
The GM SUVs’ rankings marginally path those people of the 2020 Ford Expedition, which is run by a 3.5-liter V-six and receives 17 mpg city, 23 mpg freeway and 19 mpg put together for the 2wd model.

The 2021 Tahoe is six.seven inches for a longer period than the former era. It can have up to 66 p.c additional cargo powering the third row and 30 p.c additional powering the first row.

The redesigned Suburban is 1.5 inches for a longer period than its predecessor and has 19 p.c additional highest cargo capacity. Equally cars are about 1.5 inches taller.

The 2wd Yukon with the 5.3-liter V-eight has tow rankings identical to the Tahoe with the same engine. For the Yukon XL with the 5.3-liter engine and 2wd, regular towing capacity is seven,800 kilos, a 24 p.c boost.

The regular Yukon’s highest cargo place expanded 30 p.c to 28.2 cubic toes, with 41 p.c additional legroom and 67 p.c additional cargo place powering the third row.

The Yukon XL attained 19 p.c of highest cargo place. It has four.six p.c additional cargo place powering the third row and six.four p.c additional legroom in the third row.