Chevy Tahoe: Putting the Utility Back in Sports Utility Vehicle


In recent years the cross-over SUV, essentially a car with some SUV features, has grown in popularity with people who enjoy the passenger and cargo space of SUVs, but don’t really need the function of one. The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is not for those people. Built to haul nine passengers and more than 3800 kg (3,900 kg with rear-wheel drive), the new Chevy Tahoe works and handles like a truck. If you need to bring the whole family and the boat, then the Tahoe might be the SUV you’re looking for. Book a test drive with us at Edwards Garage to find out for sure.


The Basics


The Tahoe has a powerful 5.3-liter V8 engine, and fast acceleration for a vehicle of this size. You won’t be disappointed by the fuel economy, which is better than for any other competitor in its class. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but four-wheel drive is an option, though it slightly reduced the towing capacity. If you’re concerned about the maneuverability of a vehicle this size, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the good visibility. A rearview camera and rear parking sensors come standard and give you added confidence when you’re in a tight spot.  In fact, if you appreciate a high-tech interior, you’ll be delighted with the Tahoe.


The Bells and Whistles


The LS, LT and Premier trim levels give you a range of options and price points to work from. Even the LS comes with a host of great features, like the trailer hitch receiver with wiring harness, roof rails, remote ignition, keyless entry and more. A step up to the LT trim adds an array of deluxe features, including heated front seats and a Bose audio system. The Premier class includes all the features of a luxury package that’s optional on the LT, like fog lights, front parking sensors and a wireless charging pad, and adds on even more, such as xenon headlights and a real-time navigation system.


If you’re looking for a durable work-horse with all the mod-cons, consider the Tahoe. It’s what an SUV was meant to be.