Statesville Chevy Shoppers Find The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Perfect For The Family
When Chevrolet restyled the Tahoe for the 2015 model year it sought to differentiate it from the Silverado, which it was based on. Today, this full-size body-on-frame SUV is the best-selling vehicle in its class. According to the Statesville Chevrolet dealer, one reason the Tahoe is so popular is its attractive styling. Another reason is its amazing towing power. The Tahoe is capable of towing a maximum of 8,600 pounds, making towing a boat or trailer effortless. The Tahoe is also an exceptionally capable off-road machine. Anyone looking for a powerful full-size SUV that also provides a great ride should place the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe at the top of their shopping list.
There are a few changes for 2018, including a new base trim level called the LS. The RST Performance Edition is a new option package that features a magnetic suspension that works with the available 6.2-liter V8 engine. The RST Performance Edition comes with 16.1-inch Brembo brakes and a 10-speed automatic gearbox.
Perhaps the reason so many buyers respond to the Tahoe’s styling is due to its classic, rugged appearance, free of the chrome ornamentation other automakers have been adding to their SUVs. Step into the well-appointed cabin and you’ll be met with refinement and sophistication. You won’t find hard plastic here; Chevrolet has thoughtfully utilized soft materials throughout the cabin.
The automotive experts at Kelley Blue Book enjoyed the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe, writing: “Spacious, luxurious and V8-powered, few vehicles are better equipped to get the kids to school, the team to practice or your RV to the campsite. The family-friendly Tahoe may be the ultimate road trip device, and its optional 4-wheel drive means it can take you places other SUVs can't.”
The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe can seat eight passengers comfortably in three rows. Rear-wheel drive is standard and four-wheel drive with low range is optional. The Tahoe is offered in LS, LT and Premier trim levels. All models are equipped with a standard 5.3-liter V8 powerplant that makes 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, connected to a six-speed automatic gearbox. The RST Performance Edition swaps the 5.3-liter V-8 engine with a 6.2-liter V8 that pumps out 420 hp and 460 lb.-ft of twist, matched to a 10-speed automatic. The RST Performance Edition also gets an exclusive sport-tuned suspension and a trailer brake controller. With four-wheel drive, the RST Performance Edition adds a two-speed transfer case.
The Tahoe comes standard with automatic climate control, cloth seating, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, an audio system with six speakers, Bluetooth connectivity, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also standard is the Teen Driver system, which allows parents to keep tabs on how their family’s younger drivers are using the vehicle. Additionally, Teen Driver lets parents limit certain functions, such as the audio system’s volume. Standard safety features include stability control, anti-lock brakes, a full complement of airbags and OnStar.
The LS trim has an optional front bench seat, while the LT has an available Luxury package that adds many of the Premier’s features, including leather seating. Advanced safety gear available as options includes a Blind Spot Alert, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist, Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking and a Safety Alert Seat.