The Chevrolet Tahoe is a full-size SUV designed for families that require off-roading and heavy towing capabilities. Chevrolet first released the Tahoe in the model year 1995. year. The vehicle is currently on its 3rd generation production that was introduced in 2007 with the model year 2007.
Although there are plenty of full-size SUVs in the market that have the capacity for cargo and seating of the Tahoe However, most of them don’t have the same truck-like off-road or towing capabilities which make the Tahoe an exceptional choice within its category. For an SUV that is based on trucks it performs remarkably well and allows drivers to swerve across parking spaces with ease. However, if you don’t require the trucks-like characteristics, a large crossover will likely be more suitable to your needs.
Trims and Pricing
Chevrolet makes its Tahoe with three different trims: LS, LT and LTZ. LS models are equipped with standard equipment , which includes tri-zone climate control, 17 inch alloy wheels, power-adjustable front seats 60/40 split folding 2nd row seats 50/50 split, third row seats that can be removed, OnStar Emergency response Bluetooth connectivity as well as a sound system that has six speakers including satellite radio, as well as an accessory input connector. The Convenience package comes with backup cameras and power-adjustable pedals. It also comes with remote ignition, and parking assist for the rear. LT models include foglights, an automatic climate control and the rear differential is locked and driver memory settings. leather upholstery and a Bose sound system that includes nine speakers. The optional equipment includes the second row of captain’s chairs, heated seats in the front and second row with power liftgates and to fold the side mirrors. LTZ models include the standard features such as 20-inch alloy wheels with air-conditioned and heated front seats. upgraded air suspension and heated steering wheel power-folding second row seats navigation, and an Bose sound system featuring 10 speakers and the ability to store music digitally. The optional equipment includes blind spot warning systems and a retractable side step that can be retracted. Other options for the various trim levels include a sunroofand back seat DVD system trailer package and alloy wheels with 22 inches. The Tahoe includes an invoice from the factory of around $39,000 on an LS model, and an MSRP of around $41,000. Its LT trim level adds around $5,000 to the MSRP, while the LTZ is an additional $10,000. As a member, you’ll get the Certified Dealer to provide you with an initial price with savings that are built-in and you’ll not be hounded when you shop.
Engine and Performance
There’s one engine that is available for all Tahoes regardless of their trim levels. Its 5.3-liter V8 engine puts out 335 pound-feet of torque. The only transmission available is an automatic six-speed. Rear-wheel drive is the standard option, however, four-wheel drive is offered in the 3 trims. Four-wheel drive models come with a conventional 2-speed transfer box or single-speed transfer case. When properly equipped with the proper equipment, a Tahoe can carry up to 8,500 pounds of towing. The EPA estimates fuel efficiency at 15 mpg in city driving and 21 mpg on the highway, and 17 mpg when combined driving.
The Tahoe’s interior panel and dash are decorated with gray plastic that is textured and very soft and gives the cabin an excellent quality feel. To add that feeling of high-end are the wood panels on LTZ models. The fit and finish of the various interior components is excellent as are the parts that do not appear flimsy or poorly constructed. Chevrolet kept to the traditional design for the instruments and control panels, which makes them simple to operate and keep track of the position of the various buttons and knobs. The seats are spacious and comfortable and make long drives more manageable. A bench in the front row seat allows that the Tahoe can hold up to nine passengers simultaneously, but the standard seating configuration can hold as many as eight. The seats in the third row do not fold flat, and have to remove, and this isn’t an easy job for many people. Behind the third row is only 17 cubic yards of space for cargo. When the third row is removed as well as the 2nd row folded the cargo space is increased by the size of 109 cubic foot. In terms of electronics The Tahoe is covered pretty adequately. The touchscreen infotainment system is simple to use. The available Bose sound system delivers excellent audio quality, as well as extra features, including streaming satellite radio, and storage of digital songs via USB. USB port, which allows you to take along lots of additional music on long drives. The MyLink system lets owners examine the car’s diagnostics via their phones in addition to contacting with roadside assistance and plan maintenance. In addition, phones are supported. Bluetooth connectivity is a must. Bluetooth connectivity lets hands-free calls which is easy to manage using the steering wheel mounted controls.