Review: 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe

Review: 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe

Big families with small SUVs or minivans may find that hauling the whole crew around the mountainous roads of Virginia puts a lot of strain on the engine, making traveling an unpleasant and sometimes dangerous experience.

For drivers with a need for space and power, we can’t recommend the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe strongly enough. It has three spacious rows of seating for up to eight passengers, two fully capable engine options, available all-wheel drive, and a wide range of features.

Read our full review to get all the details, then visit our Chester location for a test drive of this Chevy SUV.

Performance and Capacity

The Tahoe has three trims: LS, LT, and Premier. All models come standard with the base engine, a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 that makes 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with Tow/Haul mode. With no added accessories, the rear-wheel drive model can tow up to 6,600 pounds, but when you add the Max Trailering Package, the towing capacity increases to 8,600 pounds. Four-wheel drive models lose 200 pounds of towing capacity.

The Tahoe Premier is available with a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine that makes 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, mated to a Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission with Tow/Haul mode. Tahoe Premier RWD models can tow up to 8,400 pounds, while AWD models can tow up to 8,100 pounds.

Comfort and Convenience

The 2018 Tahoe LS comes standard with front bucket seats with premium cloth upholstery and 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, including a 6-way power cushion and 2-way lumbar support and power recline. When you upgrade, you’ll get perforated leather-appointed seating, heated and ventilated front seats with 12-way power adjustment, heated second-row seats, heated steering wheel, and a power-folding 60/40 split third-row bench.

Standard convenience features include Teen Driver technology, heated exterior mirrors, a rear vision camera, intermittent wipers with Rainsense, three-zone climate control, 11 charging locations, built-in Wi-Fi, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Tahoe LS also has Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth wireless tech, and Sirius XM Radio.

The Tahoe LT adds a Bose 9-speaker audio system, Universal Home Remote, and auto-dimming interior mirrors. The Premier also features a hands-free liftgate, Keyless Open and Start, extra charging locations, Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound, and Chevrolet MyLink Radio with Navigation. Upper trims also have the option for a Rear-Seat Blu-ray Entertainment System with Wi-Fi wireless projection, overhead display, and wireless digital headphones.

Safety and Technology

The 2018 Chevy Tahoe is available with an array of driver assistance technologies to keep you alert, and your family safe. Features include Forward Collision Alert, Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Safety Alert Driver Seat, IntelliBeam high beam assist, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Front and Rear Park Assist.


Starting at $47,215 MSRP

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