The Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe team up to make what many consider to be the best tandem of family friendly SUVs in the automotive industry, with seating for up to nine with all the safety, reliability and technology you’ve come to expect from the brand.
Both the 2017 Tahoe and Suburban are available with seating for up to nine passengers, with the ability to keep everyone connected with the help of OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi®. The 2017 models have even more features increased appeal. Most notable is the addition of the standard Teen Driver feature that first made its way into the new Malibu. This allows parents to view maximum speed, number of times safety features were engaged, and even distance driven to encourage safe driving habits.
The LTZ trim is now replaced by the Premier trim that includes perforated leather seating surfaces with ventilated front seats and a new 22-inch wheel design. To while away long drives, give passengers the option of a Rear Seat Entertainment System with digital headphones, an additional USB port and new video voiceover feature.
Buyers will have the nine exterior colors to choose from including two new options – Pepperdust Metallic and Blue Velvet Metallic. Chevrolet also announced the popular Midnight Edition will now be available on both models with blacked out trim and other upgrades. “Our SUV customers have shown a considerable appetite for specialty vehicles,” said Mike Weidman, marketing and advertising manager, Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe. “The Midnight Editions allow us to further deliver on the premium expectation that our customers already have for these class-leading full-size SUVs.”
The Tahoe was previously ranked the top large SUV in the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Initial Quality Survey, as well as the #1 Large SUV according to US News and World Report. Together with the Suburban, both models account for around 50 percent of the full-sized SUV’s sold in the United States.
Power comes from a direct injected 5.3-liter V8 engine with Variable Valve Timing that’s paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. The big V8 makes 355 hp and 383 lb/ft of torque and with the Active Fuel Management system, fuel estimates are rated up to 23 mpg highway, an impressive feat considering towing capability is rated up to 8,600 pounds. Front Active Aero Shutters help further enhance aerodynamics.
The Suburban sits on a longer wheelbase and is around 20-inches longer, leading to a maximum of 121.1 cubic feet of cargo volume with both the second and third rows folded, up from 94.7 in the Tahoe. Both models provide ample legroom for first and second row passengers, but Suburban models bring 34.5-inches of legroom to third passenger occupants.
Standard features in both models are abundant, with attention to detail apparent throughout. A quiet cabin was a main goal for engineers. With an acoustic-laminated windshield, triple-sealed inlaid doors, a thicker floor barrier and dash insulation, both models allow minimal levels of road noise in. You can add push-button start, an eight-inch diagonal Reconfigurable Cluster with Driver Information Center, Apple CarPlay™ compatibility and a heated steering wheel.
Safety features include seven standard air bags, StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control and a high-strength safety steel cage. You can also add driver alert technologies like Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Change Alert, Lane Keep Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, and the Safety Alert Seat. Both models earned a 5-Star Side Crash Test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Bring the whole family in and check out the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and let us help you decide which model best suits your lifestyle.
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