The Chevy Tahoe offers a blend of comfort and sturdiness. This full-sized SUV continues to be a winner to new and pre-owned shoppers. Built on a truck platform, it offers high power and performance but also some legendary roominess.
Why is the Tahoe the ideal SUV?
- Comfort. The philosophy of some SUVs is that if you want cool features and great get-up-and-go, you’ll have to put up with a basic interior or all sorts of rattles and bumps. With the Tahoe, you never have that trade-off. You always get modern features plus a comfortable smooth experience for the driver and the passengers.
- Towing capacity. Many mid-sized SUVs may have the “burley” look down but can barely hold their own when it comes to actually showing their strength. Tahoes are able to pull boats or trailers well up to 8,600 pounds—a task that usually requires a truck.
- Seating/storage. The recommended max amount of safe passengers is eight or nine, another step up from mid-sizes that start to get crowded when more than five bodies are on board. In some models, such as the 2016, the second row can be released and the third row folded down.
- Steering. The earliest versions of the Tahoe were criticized for being a little tank-like in terms of bulkiness. But Chevy listened and newer Tahoes are designed to offer smooth and responsive handling. It’s still a bigger rig in terms of mass, but it doesn’t necessarily feel like it.
- Constant upgrades. The Tahoe continues to evolve with different features and accessories, including a hybrid model in 2008. Other versions offer colors like champagne silver and sable metallic, plus a nice 5.3L EcoTec3 Flex-fuel engine that gets a respectable 23 mpg on the highway.
- Safety features. Lane Keep Assist can help keep drivers stay steady. OnStar Remote Link allows you to seek help or even start your vehicle remotely.
If you are in the market for a Chevy Tahoe, check out our inventory online, then swing by Bachman for a test drive.