If you want a work SUV that is perfect for hauling people and towing large weights, then you want the Chevrolet Tahoe. This sport utility vehicle can fit up to nine passengers and can tow up to 8,600 pounds! The Tahoe works like how you would expect a truck to work, but it provides lot more space for your family and provides a wonderful ability to expand the cargo capacity by folding down rear seats. With so many passengers on board it’s important to be safe. The Tahoe adds quite a bit of safety and driving aids to help make this vehicle as safe as possible even earning high star ratings on crash testings.
What are the available safety features?
A teen driver mode, Bluetooth, a conversation mirror, a rear window defogger, the LATCH system, OnStar, a rear vision camera, a theft deterrent system, a tire pressure monitoring system, daytime running lights, a spare tire, a stability control system with brake assist, traction control, hill start assist, and trailer sway control are all standard on the Tahoe. Additional features that can be found on upper level trims and within packages for improved safety and security would include IntelliBeam headlights, forward collision alert, low speed forward automatic braking, a safety alert driver seat, lane keep assist, a navigation system, keyless start, a passive entry system, and an entire theft deterrent package with an alarm, shields, and sensors.
What is under the hood of the Tahoe?
Under the hood of the Chevrolet Tahoe is a 5.3-liter V8 engine. This engine comes with high-tech fuel injection and GM’s Active Cylinder Management. The V8 engine provides a powerful 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. With two-wheel drive, the EPA has rated this engine with a fuel economy of 16 miles per hour in the city and 23 miles per gallon on the highway. With four-wheel drive, the fuel economy is bumped to 16 miles per gallon in the city and 22 miles per gallon on the highway. The four-wheel drive is also paired with low-range for true off-road riding. The engine is mated with a six-speed automatic transmission for greatest compatibility.
What are the trim levels?
The LS is the base trim of the Chevrolet Tahoe. This trim comes standard with features like heated mirrors, a trailer hitch receiver with a wiring harness, roof rails, remote keyless entry, tri-zone automatic temperature control, OnStar, Bluetooth, an 8-inch touchscreen, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, five USB ports, remote ignition, side assist steps, automatic wipers, cruise control, active grille shutters, and 18-inch alloy wheels. This trim level also has the option to ass the Enhanced Driver Alert package for a plethora of safety features. The LT trim is next with added features like heated front seats, leather upholstery, a universal garage door opener, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, and nine-speaker Bose audio system. A Luxury package can be added for additional features in luxury and even more safety. Additionally, this trim level also has the option for the Texas Edition package. Finally, the Premier trim rounds it all off with 20-inch wheels, second-row bucket seats, a navigation system, adaptive Magnetic Ride Control suspension, xenon headlights, and ventilated front seats. Even more features are available at this level as well.
If you are a fan of both trucks and SUV's then you will love the Chevrolet Tahoe. This vehicle is the perfect mix of both with as much cargo capacity, strength, and drive of a truck, while also keeping the passenger room and features of an SUV.