The Chevrolet Silverado's hyper-aggressive face isn't universally loved, and it's much the same with the bold new Tahoe. All models come with an expansive grille flanked by LED headlights, while 18-inch alloy wheels on lower trims make way for 20- and 22-inch wheels on upper derivatives. Whereas lower trims have a black grille finish, more glitz is added as you work your way up the lineup; the High Country, for instance, has special bronze accents for its grille. A manual liftgate on the base trim is replaced by a hands-free power liftgate higher up in the range, while the RST has a blacked-out exterior with a black Chevy bowtie emblem. While we wouldn't go so far as to call it sporty, the RST we tested looked more aggressive than other trim levels. A panoramic power sunroof is available as an option. The Z71 gets a different front fascia that enables a higher approach angle for off-roading. A black grille with large "CHEVROLET" lettering instead of the Chevy bowtie can be specified this year.
Dimensions for the Chevy Tahoe include a length of 210.7 inches, a wheelbase measuring 120.9 inches, a width (excluding the side mirrors) of 81 inches, and a height of 75.8 inches.
Riding on its standard coil springs, the ground clearance is eight inches, but this goes up to 10 inches on models equipped with air springs. With four-wheel drive, the height increases marginally to 75.9 inches. The Tahoe has maximum approach/breakover/departure angles of 34.5/22/22.5, respectively - these numbers all apply to the Z71 trim with the high-clearance front fascia and Air Ride suspension.
The curb weight starts at 5,473 pounds when equipped with 2WD and the 5.3-liter V8, increasing to a heavy 5,904 lbs for the 4WD paired with the turbodiesel engine.
|Chevrolet Tahoe Trims||Commercial||LS||LT||RST||Z71||Premier||High Country|
|Max Width||81 in.||81 in.||81 in.||81 in.||81 in.||81 in.||81 in.|
|Length||210.7 in.||210.7 in.||210.7 in.||210.7 in.||210.7 in.||210.7 in.||210.7 in.|
|Height||75.8 in.||75.8 in.||75.8 in.||75.8 in.||75.9 in.||75.8 in.||75.8 in.|
|Wheelbase||120.9 in.||120.9 in.||120.9 in.||120.9 in.||120.9 in.||120.9 in.||120.9 in.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||18" x 8.5"|
|Rear Wheel Size||18" x 8.5"|
On the base Tahoe LS, customers can choose from eight no-cost colors and one premium color. Black is the only non-metallic color, followed by these metallics: Summit White, Auburn, Empire Beige, Midnight Blue, and Dark Ash, with Sterling Gray and Silver Sage being newly added this year, while Satin Steel and Evergreen Gray have been discontinued. A lustrous Radiant Red Tintcoat will add $495 to the final bill and is worth every penny, replacing last year's Cherry Red Tintcoat. By spending a bit extra on the LT model, Iridescent Pearl Tricoat becomes available at a cost of $995. All other trims share the same color combinations as the LT, but the effect is a bit different on the RST and Z71 thanks to their blacked-out exterior trim elements.