The new 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is better than ever, rival SUVs are however better in terms of interior volume and mechanical sophistication. Some of the highlights that underpin it as a worthy alternative include a stout towing capacity, an impressive interior quality, a quiet highway ride, and an available nine-person seating capacity. The Chevrolet Tahoe 2017 release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.
Similar to the White Rhinos nearing their extinction with the last male protected by rangers armed to the teeth in a conservancy in northern Kenya, the Tahoe, is one of the last surviving breed of the old school, truck-based design. The only difference to the analogy is that the Tahoe has somehow managed to balance its act. One of its foot is solidly planted in the past and the other in the future.
Changes are subtle and you’d have to look long and hard to notice any. But so you know, the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe interior is much quieter than before, is more equipped with upscale technologies, and features some of the best-in-class driver aides. Of course, entertainment and convenient features are available as well.
In term of power, the new Chevrolet Tahoe 2017 comes with a boffo V8 engine capable of offering 355 horsepower. Furthermore, the towing capacity is set at a healthy 8,600 pounds. With so much seeming to go for it, there are a couple of gripes that should give you serious reasons to reconsider owning it. Some of the downsides include ponderous fuel economy ratings and handling limits. Loading cargo is difficult especially if you’re short, and the third-row seat is cramped.
As a result of such issues, some of the rivals you can consider include the 2017 Honda Pilot, the Toyota Sequoia, Ford Expedition, Dodge Durango 2017, and Chevrolet’s own Traverse. The 2017 Honda Pilot price starts from $30,145. Some of the specs include flexible and spacious rear seats, a sophisticated all-wheel drive system, high-tech safety features, a comfortable ride quality, and best-in-class fuel economy. The Honda Pilot 2017 release date should be expected sometime this fall.
The 2017 Dodge Durango price starts from $30,495. Some of the highlights for 2017 include a spacious third-row seat, real off-road capability, an aggressive style, an upgraded infotainment system, real off-road capability, and a stronger towing capacity. The Dodge Durango 2017 release date should be expected early 2017.
2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Review of Trims
Three trims are available for the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe: LTZ, LS, and LT. Exterior Chevrolet Tahoe colors: Brownstone Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, Black, Summit White, Slate Gray Metallic, Siren Red Tintcoat, Black, Champagne Silver Metallic, and Silver Ice Metallic. Modest changes can be expected on its release date.
2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard accessories offered for the entry-level LS include front and rear parking sensors, folding second-row seats, side assist steps, eighteen-inch wheels, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, power front seats, an integrated driver blind-spot monitor, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, automatic wipers, rear privacy glass, a 110-V power outlet, smartphone app connectivity, a four-way passenger seat, Siri Eyes Free capability, an eight-inch touchscreen display, a media player interface, five USB ports, HD and satellite radios, a rearview camera, and the Chevrolet MyLink interface.
The Tahoe LT offers features such as a DVD player, a sunroof, heated steering wheel, wireless charging, skid plates, air conditioning, assorted Z71 specific trim pieces, an upgraded suspension system, gill descent control, and a blind-spot monitoring.
2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Engine Specs
Beneath the hood of the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is a 5.3L V8 engine good for 355 horsepower and 383 lbs. ft. of torque. Transmission pairing is done with the six-speed automatic. The maximum towing capacity for four-wheel drive versions stands at 8,400 lbs. and 8,600 pounds for the two-wheel drive versions.
Fuel economy is ponderous – similar to other vehicles of similar mechanical underpinnings. EPA says the four-wheel drive model should be able to check in at 16/22/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 16/23/18 mpg with the two-wheel drive versions.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 8 in. (116 in.)
Length: 17 ft. 0 in. (204 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 8.5 in. (80.5 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 15.3 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 5355 lbs
Top Speed: 113 mph
0-60: 7,1 sec
MPG: 16/23 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black, Brownstone Metallic, Champagne Silver Metallic, Sable Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Siren Red Tintcoat, Slate Gray Metallic, Summit White and Tungsten Metallic
Towing Capacity: 8600 lbs
2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe should be able to go for sale sometime in early 2017. Pricing is yet to be announced, but industry speculations allege the new model will feature a base MSRP of around $47,000.