The Chevy Tahoe has been an integral part of Chevrolet’s vehicle lineup since it first debuted on the mainstream auto market for the 1995 model year. Now, the Tahoe has been a successful vehicle on the auto market for more than 25 years. This full-size SUV just entered its fifth generation for the 2021 model year. Car dealerships around the United States are struggling to keep 2021 Chevy Tahoe models in stock on their lots. SUVs are a very trendy vehicle segment as a whole, but full-size SUVs like the Tahoe are often overlooked in favor of smaller compact or subcompact crossover SUVs—which means that the 2021 Tahoe must really be something special to be performing so well on the mainstream auto market. 

Keep reading to learn more about the iconic 2021 Tahoe and why these full-size SUVs are selling out so fast across the U.S. 

About the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe 

The 2021 model year marks the start of a brand-new fifth generation for the Chevrolet Tahoe. The 2021 Tahoe is a full-size SUV that can fit 7 to 9 passengers, depending on which trim level and seating option you choose. 

It is available with multiple powertrain options, is designed with a sleek and stylish interior and exterior, and comes equipped with the latest and greatest infotainment tech and advanced safety and driver-assist features. Plus, its combined average fuel efficiency of 17 to 18 MPG is impressive for a full-size SUV.

2021 Chevy Tahoe Sells Fast

2021 Chevy Tahoe Sells Fast

The most popular model of the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe is the Chevy Tahoe RST—which stands for Rally Street Truck. This special-edition trim is decked out with a variety of unique design features and functional amenities that give the Tahoe RST a sportier look and feel inside and out. Black accents such as black exterior trim and High Gloss Black painted wheels add detail and a bold finish to the exterior of the Tahoe RST and contrasting stitching adds interest to the Tahoe RST’s interior. 

The 2021 Chevy Tahoe RST also features larger, more rugged 22-inch wheels that allow for a sportier ride. An available Advanced Trailering System helps 2021 Tahoe RST drivers haul more cargo more easily and safely—the 2021 Tahoe RST has a maximum towing capacity of 7,900 lbs.

This special-edition full-size SUV is also available with all of the amenities of the Tahoe LT or the Tahoe Premier, depending on whether you choose the LT RST model or the Premier RST model. 

The starting price for a 2021 Tahoe RST equipped with rear-wheel drive and a standard 5.3-L V8 engine is $58,395—which includes its destination charge. 

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Sales 

In terms of sales, 2020 was one of the worst years that the auto industry has faced in recent history. Much of the hit the auto industry faced in 2020 was due to forced dealership closures through spring of 2020 before the sales segments of car dealerships were named as essential businesses by the U.S. federal government and allowed to reopen. Plus, even after car dealerships began to reopen, they received far fewer customers than normal due to safety concerns and recurring stay-at-home orders across the United States. 

Widespread job loss as a result of COVID-19-related business closures also led to financial struggles for many people throughout 2020, which in turn prevented many drivers from purchasing their next vehicle in 2020 when they otherwise would have done so. 

Sales of the average vehicle on the mainstream auto market dropped by almost 20% throughout the first half of 2020. This drop in auto sales was due largely to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Sales for the Chevrolet Tahoe did decrease by just under 13% from 2019 to 2020, but this decrease is still impressively low given the context of the raging pandemic during 2020 and the fact that sales figures for most vehicles decreased much more drastically throughout 2020. 

Plus, sales of the Chevrolet Tahoe increased by more than 36% when comparing sales figures from the fourth quarter of 2019 to figures from the fourth quarter of 2020—when the 2021 Tahoe was available on the mainstream auto market. 

The most popular 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe model—the 2021 Chevy Tahoe RST—stays on dealership lots for an average of just 18 days. This figure means that 2021 Tahoe RST models tend to sell more than three times faster than other vehicles on dealership lots, as vehicles that stay on dealership lots for an average of 60 days are generally considered to be successful.