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The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is a full-size SUV that has 7-, 8-, and 9-passenger configurations. It competes with the Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada, and Honda Pilot. This year, it remains largely unchanged, but the trim levels have been slightly revised.
Three trims are available: the LS, LT, and Premier. The Premier replaces the LTZ trim from last year.
The Tahoe’s styling features sharp, angular creases at the hood and front grille. The sides are more vertical in traditional SUV style, while a blacked out B-pillar provides a longer, leaner look in profile. 18-inch wheels are standard, with larger cogs (up to 22-inches) are available.
Under the hood, there is only one engine option out of GM’s EcoTec3 family of engines. The 355-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 makes 383 pounds-feet of torque and offers cylinder deactivation for increased fuel efficiency. It comes mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and standard rear-wheel drive. Models with this engine can tow up to 8,500 pounds with rear-wheel drive, while 4-wheel drive models trail slightly at 8,300 pounds.
Inside, the Tahoe features a premium interior with front bucket seats, a 60/40 split-folding second-row seat, and a 60/40 split-folding third-row seat. The front bucket seats can be swapped for an available 40/20/40 split-folding bench seat. Second-row captain’s chairs also available in place of the split-folding seat. Power folding is optional for both the second and third rows. With the seats folded down, maximum cargo capacity is 94.7 cubic feet.
The center stack features the standard Chevrolet MyLink multimedia system that includes an 8-inch touchscreen, new in-vehicle shopping apps, new OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, and multiple USB and auxiliary ports. It can be upgraded with an integrated navigation system and a Bose premium audio system.
Standard features include tri-zone automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, power windows/locks, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Full leather upholstery, heated/ventilated seats, automatic dimming rearview mirror, a power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, memory settings for the steering wheel and side mirrors, and a rear seat entertainment system are also available.
A large vehicle like the Tahoe requires a little bit more in the way of standard safety equipment and Chevy obliges. Anti-lock brakes, StabiliTrack traction control, a full complement of airbags, trailer sway control, and Auto Grade Braking all come standard. To help maneuver the Tahoe in tight spaces, front and rear parking sensors are available. A new Enhanced Driver Alert Package includes forward collision alert, IntelliBeam headlamps, lane keep assist, and a safety alert seat.
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