Everyone knows that the new Chevrolet Tahoe is one of the best vehicles in the world car market. Anyone who wants to purchase a big SUV knows that he will have to take a look at the new Chevrolet Tahoe at least once. The new Chevrolet Tahoe 2017 is here and it is everything that you expect it to be and a lot more. Coming with a lot of latest technologies and safety features, the new Tahoe is bringing a killer performance with its superior good looks.
With its safety features such as lane-keeping assist and forward-collision and technological features such as 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi, seven USB ports, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is simply pushing the other SUVs out of the way and claiming the top spot with ease. Even its trim levels such as 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe LS and 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Premier are getting a lot of attention by the people who really don’t like to spend a lot of money on their vehicles that they will use on a day to day basis.
Of course, its performance is on par and making sure that you will not forget this vehicle anytime soon. Here is why purchasing the new Chevrolet Tahoe is not a bad deal at all. Read on and find out everything you should about this big SUV and see if it is for you or not. Chevrolet Tahoe is more than 20 years old and not much change has brought to this SUV size wise. It is still a massive SUV that can carry a lot of passengers, carry a lot of luggage and tow massive sizes as well. However, with time, this SUV has become more refined and better than ever before.
The newly added V8 engines and the consistent structural refinements make it possible for Chevy to add multiple latest technologically advanced and luxurious features that appeal to the larger market demographics. Another icing on the cake is its price which is just under $50,000, however, the price does increase with the trim levels, so you can choose to purchase a higher end version if that is what you want.
The Performance of Chevy Tahoe
When the new Chevrolet Tahoe with the Z71 off-road oriented package was tested, it was found that this SUV can do actually do a lot more than what you expect. We are talking about the uber-luxurious and high performance package with the price of $2630 Z71 Midnight Edition package which is very different from the regular Z71 package that can be purchased for $1850 and is only available at the LT models with four wheel drive.
Let us just add that the Midnight Edition looks particularly fetching with its blacked out trims and the rugged new additions that make it appear really amazing. However, these design elements add to the performance of the vehicle as well. For example, the new off-road suspension, the 3.42:1 rear-axle ratio, the two speed transfer case and the restyled wheel with Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires make it possible for the new Chevrolet Tahoe to taken on any terrain and own it.
However, all of these extras don’t make it the best on-road vehicle, so if you choose to purchase this vehicle for your daily commute as well as your adventure trips, you need to think again. If you want to have a city drive SUV, then you should consider the Z71 package that will make it possible for you to have a much quicker ride that is actually 20 pounds heavier.
Another thing to consider about this package over the other package is that it offers a more comfortable ride on the rock and dirt areas because the tires are meatier and better equipped for the terrain as well as for any in-city ride. A little down side to owning the Z71 is that it takes extra 18 feet to stop from 70 mph, which might not be a big issue for the other SUVs in the market. In simple words, this is a package for off-road driving and not for really ideal for in-city driving at all.
Things We Like
When it comes to the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe LS or any other trim level is that we get to have a lot of space to and a really attractive towing capacity that will come in handy for the city ride and for the off-road ride as well. Features such like these make the new Tahoe an impressive beast that is very hard to ignore.
Have challenge in mind? Chances are, this new SUV can excel at it. Surprisingly, the ride of this vehicle is very quiet and comfortable. The impressive infotainment features such as the in-car WiFi are the perfect fit for the people who want to keep it as a family vehicle, especially for road trips with the little ones and teenagers. As for the engine, we loved the 5.3-liter V8 engine that works like a dream with the 6-speed automatic transmission that brings plentiful power, smooth handling and ensure that the ride is more composed than you would expect from a truck-based SUV like the Tahoe.
Things That Don’t Click
It should not come as a surprise that the new Chevrolet Tahoe as a whole and the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Premier are very fuel efficient. The average fuel efficiency was found to be 14 mpg overall and the testers were not able to reach the 20 mpg in their 75 mpg test on the highway. In the test, the Tahoe was able to reach 19 mpg on the highway, which is not too shabby, but not impressive enough.
The price of the SUV also gets higher with the options, and trust us, these options are too good to ignore. In fact, you can easily purchase the massive Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 with just a few thousand dollars more than the fully-loaded Tahoe that can cost as much as $65,085.
The Tahoe comes with standard eight seat configuration, however, the third-row seats are cramped and really not suitable for adult passengers, unless they like to sit with their knees up to their chest.
If you don’t have the use for the third-row seats then you can always choose to fold them down and increase your cargo capacity, but it is really not the vehicle for the people who are looking for a larger and more spacious option that is fit for a large family.