2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Review

The announcement just came through that the latest update for the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe has been revealed. This is still the third-generation model of the Tahoe vehicle and there is no indication when the next-gen one will appear so for that reason it was more than appropriate to make a model which is going to keep things fresh and keep the car competitive on the market.

The first Tahoe made its debut in 1995 and was an SUV model that came in to replace the current Blazer vehicle. The old-full size Blazer was replaced with the Chevy Tahoe for good reasons but only came with a full new set of badges and offered a lot more than the car it replaced ever could. The years that came gave the Tahoe model great success and it made GM reluctant to offer a bigger change as that would only tarnish the good thing that they have already started going for them.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe front view

The formula that Chevy incorporates for its Tahoe brand can be seen with the example of the 2012 which did great with its sales and was updated for the 2013 version which immediately jumped by 16% of sales in the first quarter. The fact is that the car has not changed dramatically and offered a similar setups but the updates were placed there where they should be and where they needed to be.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe rear view

This is the characteristics of the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe as the update is going to bring is some patching in the areas where one needs to see them. It will add more functionality and greater refinement for the car and it also comes with a full new set of safety features which do not only increase the rang of the Chevy Tahoe 2017 but also make it a much more suitable car fir various situations. Also the technological aspects of the car is something that was addressed with the 2017 model and you can read all about the changes made in this review and find out what the car brings to the table now.

Exterior redesign

Generally speaking, the changes for the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe are slight and minimal in the least. We do see some refinement to the design of the car and it does look different but still keeps the same sort of appearances that we have seen from the model before. The front end of the car has been updated with some chrome which comes standard for the Tahoe now and there are also the  dual-port grille and projector-beam headlights which combine to make the look of the exterior’s front end of the car.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe exterior

There are also options depending on the model of the car so you can chose between  high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps or opt for the light-emitting diode (LED) daytime running lamps. The hood has also been revised and has changed for the better. It does not only offer a new kind of a design but we it is also made from aluminum and helps to reduce the mass and weight of the car immensely Viewing the car from the sides you can see the newly added inlaid doors which has the function of improving the quietness of the cabin.

Interior design features

The update for the inside of the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe mainly focuses on the comforts of the car and also making the passengers feel much better and appropriate. The changes start with the newly added premium materials and enhanced ergonomics for the car which are the biggest improvements that the car receives. The second row actually adds 2 extra inches of legroom which allows the second-row passengers to feel much more relaxed in any kind of a situation.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe interior

The new 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe will also include changes for the instrument panel as all models are going to get a redesigned version of it. One of the biggest changes is the inclusion of the 8-inch color touchscreen radio and there is also going to be an expanded range of storage bins which are very secured and are placed behind the motorized screen. You can optionally add 12 charging locations on the inside if that is something you need and there is going to be more  rear-seat entertainment systems which are going to keep the people in the back entertained much more especially with the addition of dual screens that are added.

Drivetrain

The engine option for the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is not going to change for this redesign and they plan to keep the same kind of engine from last time. This means the addition of a  5.3-liter, EcoTec3 V-8 engine which is still the standard option for the model. The change is the power, as the model is going to expand on it a bit and will come with 355 horsepower and a peak torque of 383 pound-feet available from 4,100 rpm, which is an added 35 horsepower and 48 pound-feet of torque compared to before. The changes which the engine got include a new adaptive exhaust system, improved mounts and an electronic throttle control. The fuel economy has also improved and the car can manage 17 mpg city and 22 mpg highway now. The car is also going to use a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission which concludes the powertrain updates.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe engine

Release date and price

The car is going to be available by the beginning of next year and we should not wait too long to see the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe in action. In fact that car is going to be officially showcased by the end of the year while sales start and the official release date is in January of 2017. As for the price is concerned based on the trim levels the 2WD will be give at LS – $45,890, LT – $50,995 and LTZ – $59,995, while the 4WD version are offered for LS – $48,890, LT – $53,995 and LTZ – $62,995

 

 

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