The 2016 Full-Size Chevy Tahoe

by Mike Hunter

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2016-Chevrolet-Tahoe-013Built to last, the Chevy Tahoe has been the standard in the full-size SUV category since the category was introduced. This machine is in its 5th generation and styled to impress for sure. The 5.3-liter EcoTec V8 engine is tough and built with power and fuel economy in mind. Its 355 maximum horsepower and 383 lb. ft. of torque haul this beast plus whatever its contents. The 23-mpg highway means that technology is catching up with these full-size, useful vehicles.

The new Tahoe is in its second year with the latest body style and has few changes from last year’s model. However, the new-found success of the 2015 has made the SUV comeback only a precursor to what is believed to be the resurgence of the big and mighty vehicle again, with one distinct difference: fuel economy. This engine combines proven technologies like Direct Injection, Variable Valve Timing and Active Fuel Management to offer the best highway fuel economy of any full-size SUV.

Featuring premium materials, the Tahoe feels less utility and more luxury these days. The functional design and multiple seating configurations make it quite versatile. With available power-release second-row and power fold-flat third-row seats, the Tahoe offers approximately 94 cu. ft. of cargo space. The center console is large enough to hold a laptop — just one of many upgrades making today’s technology integrate beautifully into this vehicle. An 8-inch touch screen display houses all of the technology any passenger could need, from navigation and voice commands to communication and audio management. Quiet was an added upgrade to this utility vehicle by featuring an acoustic-laminated windshield and triple-sealed inlaid doors to make silence a true realty when roaring down the highway or on a rough road.

The sleek look and sportier stance that the Tahoe’s latest edition presents is doing wonders for sales. The bold lighting, the 22-inch wheels and chrome mesh grill are all very stylish and mimic the latest looks by European carmakers. Stay fully charged with 13 charging locations, including six USB ports, a 110-volt three-prong outlet and an available wireless charging station.

2016 Chevrolet Tahoe
City: 19
Hwy: 23
Trans: 6-speed auto
0-60: 7.1 sec
MSRP: $47,000

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