Happy Birthday to the best-selling full-size SUV in the US.
It was in 1995 when Chevrolet launched the shortened version of its long-running Suburban, the full-size, three-row Tahoe SUV, and it became an immediate hit. Thanks to a number of features, such as the maneuverability of a short-wheelbase truck only with four doors, and its body-on-frame construction, the Chevrolet Tahoe has since been the go-to choice for millions. Whether it's a family road trip with a boat in tow, off-road adventure, or an endless list of other tasks, the Tahoe has been up for the challenge. It has been the best-selling full-size SUV in the US for the last 19 years. And now it is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
"The Tahoe delivered the perfect blend of capability, cargo space and comfort just as the four-door, full-size SUV market ignited in the United States," said Paul Edwards, US vice president of Chevrolet marketing.
Aside from receiving numerous awards for reliability from the likes of J.D. Power and Associates, its general sales remain very strong. In fact, nearly one in four full-size SUVs sold in the US right now are Tahoes. When combined with its long-wheelbase Chevy Suburban sibling, the pair account for 45 percent of the full-size SUV segment.
Over the past two and a half decades, the Tahoe has also seen duty in law enforcement with the Tahoe PPV. Like other police-prepped vehicles, this one comes with a beefier suspension, a high output alternator, and the must-have computers, lights, and sirens. Police have loved the Tahoe since the day it arrived.
With standard V8 power and available four-wheel-drive, the Tahoe also offers plenty of luxury, such as leather upholstery, tri-zone climate control, a six-speaker sound system, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A redesigned Tahoe, alongside a new Suburban, is set to arrive in the very near future. It can also two up to 8,600 pounds when properly equipped and seat up to nine. Prices start from $49,000.