2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Release Date, News, Specs – With a stout towing capacity, an impressive interior quality, a quiet highway ride, and an available nine-person seating capacity, the new 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is better than ever. Although, it will encounter an uphill task when it comes to competing against other rivals in terms of space and fuel efficiency. Its release date, engine specs, interior and exterior changes, and price are covered extensively below.
This is a rare vehicle to find nowadays as it still uses the same truck-based mechanical underpinnings unlike the modern SUVs which have taken up the car-based crossover platform. While it may have its disadvantages, a combination of the old-school truck-based platform and cutting-edge amenities results in an impressive off-road ready and comfortable crossover.
Coming off a major redesign two years ago, the 2017 Tahoe comes with several mild changes such as a high-quality and serene interior, and a multitude of technology updates. Things, however, remain unaltered under its hood with the V8-powered four-wheel drive remaining intact with a solid output of 355 horsepower.
Although we haven’t test driven the Tahoe, Chevy says the new and redesigned model will achieve a maximum of 8,600 pounds when fully-loaded. Lest buyers think the new model lacks any detriments, the Tahoe falls short on expectations in several aspects: a high load height and cargo floor, a cramped third-row bench, a lazy gas pedal response, an optional telescopic steering wheel, and a bumpy truck-like ride.
As a result of these issues, it would be prudent for would-be buyers to look at what its competition offers. One large SUV which we highly recommend in this segment is undoubtedly the “A” rated 2017 Ford Expedition. Others would be the 2017 Honda Pilot, the 2017 Toyota Sequoia, the 2017 Dodge Durango and Chevy’s own 2017 Suburban.
Trims Available – Chevrolet Tahoe
The full-size 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is available in a standard seating capacity of eight, and is offered in only three trims: LS, LT, and LTZ trims. The Z71 is reviewed separately.
2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Interior Colors & Exterior Review
The LS’s list of standard features and equipment includes remote ignition, heated mirrors, 18-inch alloy wheels, cloth upholstery, rear parking sensors, heated mirrors, automatic tri-zone climate control, a 60/40-split folding second-row seats, cruise control, an integrated blind-spot mirror, a four-way passenger seat, a 50/50-split fold flat third-row bench, rear privacy glass, and a leather-wrapped tilt-only steering wheel.
Equipment available includes an 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a rearview camera, Chevy’s MyLink interface, a 4G LTE connectivity, satellite and HD radio, Apple CarPlay connectivity, a 110-V power outlet, a media player interface, five USB ports, a CD player, a six-speaker sound system, and an enhanced OnStar package.
The LS model offers a standard seating capacity of nine, and gets you additional features on top of what the LS offers such as lane-departure intervention system, automatic high-beam headlight control, an optional 40/20/40-split front bench, a vibrating safety-alert seat, and power-adjustable pedals.
The LT’s list of standard features and equipment includes driver memory settings, nine-speaker Bose sound system, locking rear differential, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an eight-way power passenger seat, a power liftgate, and a leather upholstery.
The top-of-the-line 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe further adds 20-inch alloy wheels, a heads-up display, adaptive cruise control, a 10-speaker Bose audio system, ventilated front seats, a magnetic adaptive suspension system, a power-retracting assist steps, a four-way power lumbar, xenon headlights, and an adaptive cruise control.
Price & 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Release Date
The cost of owning the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is put at $47,000, according to various credible sources and pundits’ reports. Its date of release, on the other hand, should be expected in June 2017.
Engine Specifications For The New 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe
All the models get a 5.3L V8 engine under their hoods. The power generated – 355 horsepower and 383 lbs. ft. of torque is then routed to either the RWD or the AWD drive via the six-speed automatic transmission system.
8,600 pounds and 8,400 pounds is the maximum capacity the two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models can tow respectively. Also, it will require you 7.3 seconds to get the LTZ model past 60 mph.
Despite its platform, the Tahoe offers rather impressive EPA ratings. Our mule puts them at 23/16/18 mpg on the highway/city/combined for the two-wheel drive and 22/16/18 mpg for the 4WD.
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
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