America’s best-selling full-size SUV; Chevrolet Tahoe has entered a new generation as 2017 Chevy Tahoe. Injected with revamped power and performance, the new Chevrolet Tahoe is set to take on its long-time rivalries including Nissan Armada and Ford Expedition.
All in all, Chevrolet has refined the overall looks of this SUV to be mainstream market-oriented. So without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the most important modifications in this new generation SUV.
2017 Chevy Tahoe makes use of a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine with Variable Valve Timing, Direct Fuel Injection and Active Fuel Management. Mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission, this mill produces 383 lb-ft of torque at 4,100 RPM and 355 HP of power at 5,600 RPM.
As to its fuel economy, the figures measure at 16 mpg city, 23 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined. Though these numbers don’t appear impressive, they’re just as fine (considering the engine’s 8,600 lbs towing capacity).
Trims and Packages
LT, LS and Premier are 3 different trim levels that this 2017 Tahoe will come with. Similarly, Tahoe will also offer 4 different packages which include:
- Interior Protection Package
- All Season Package
- Max Trailering Package
- Enhanced Driver Alert Package
2017 Chevy Tahoe Interior Cabin
The interior cabin of this new Chevrolet Tahoe is a blend of sophistication, craftsmanship and capability. With a new arrangement of seats, this cabin offers plenty of space in legroom and shoulder-room. Premium leather upholstery has been done on the seats and steering wheel and both incorporate heating function.
The driver’s seat is 12-way power adjustable and is vented which allows breath ability. Tahoe comes with cup holders and charging ports for max convenience. The rear seats when folded, opens up almost 94.7 cubic feet of cargo space. The 2nd-row seats can be power released, and 3rd-row seats can be power folded.
Technology wise, the driver’s gauge cluster now features a customizable information center. There’s a central 8-inch diagonal touchscreen display which supports smartphone integration. This display even has a hidden lockable storage compartment with USB port beneath it.
Ensuring a complete care and protection is Chevy Tahoe’s range of safety technologies. These standard safety features include:
- Safety Alert Seat
- Forward Collision Alert
- Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking
- Side Blind Zone Alert
- A Rear Park Assist
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Rear Vision Camera
Apart from the base model, exterior styling of 2017 Chevy Tahoe varies with trims and special edition models (LT Midnight Edition and Z71 Midnight Edition). The front fascia makeover is the biggest generational change. Both grille and headlights have stacked design and wear chrome trims which characterize a pronounced look.
The grille is now mesh-type, and front bumper is larger in size. The hood has received subtle creases which add aggressiveness. Its side body features a straight forward approach, and the door panels incorporate chrome accents.
2017 Chevy Tahoe also comes with a revised price tag which varies with trims. The LS trim starts at $48,410, LT starts at $53,540 and Premier starts at $63,225.