The 2020 Chevy Tahoe is the last opportunity to grab a fourth-generation version. Overall changes to the vehicle under the hood and inside are minor for the latest launch. The full-size SUV maintains access to luxurious finishes like leather seats with coordinating interior trim. It also retains road-warrior friendly features while streamlining add-on package options in preparation for the fifth generation launch in 2021. Drivers can expect a combination of raw power and fuel efficiency in the base model and have the opportunity to upgrade for added engine strength. A modern driver information center display contains all the bells and whistles needed for safe navigation and entertainment on a vacation while high-tech safety features keep the family safe.
The Chevy Tahoe base model engine is a 5.3L V8 capable of towing up to 8,600 pounds. Two-wheel and four-wheel drive are available. While providing plenty of power for cruising and recreation, consumers in need of a bit more punch when hitting the accelerator may opt for an upgrade to the 6.2L V8 option with a 10-speed transmission and 420 horsepower. The engine upgrade automatically pushes the vehicle price into the top trim category. MPG on the standard engine is 22 on the highway and a 15 mpg average for city travels. The base package has 355 horsepower and a 6-speed transmission.
Interior features of the Chevy Tahoe are numerous and varied. A hidden storage compartment underneath the digital display secures valuables while providing access to a hidden USB port. Have a lot of charging needs? Several USB ports are available throughout the roomy interior and upgrades can include a wireless charging pad. Seating configurations in the Tahoe can include three bench seats to hold up to nine. However, luxury fans can opt for two heated bucket seats in the second row and reduce capacity to seven. Cloth seats are available in the base model while leather seats start in the LT package. Fold the seats down, and the cargo capacity jumps to 94.7 feet. Tech lovers can customize the driver information center and opt for Apple CarPlay or Android Auto features to interface with smartphones.
The Chevy Tahoe received a four-star NHTSA crash rating overall with a five-star side crash rating, four-star in the frontal crash and 3-star in the rollover category. Seven airbags are standard, and safety features in certain packages include high-tech options such as forward collision alert and automatic emergency braking. Crash-avoidance alerts can be broadcast as beeps or redirected to driver-seat vibrations to calm passenger nerves. Rear vision cameras remain standard for backing up, and added features can help you back up on a street with side traffic or into a parking space. Lane change alerts help reduce uncomfortable merges or notify you when a car is in your blind zone.
Sticker price for a base engine Chevy Tahoe LS starts at $50,295 with the 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 and a six-speed transmission. Add the 6.2L V8, and the price jumps to $69,420 in the top-grade premier package. The LT package starts at $55,095 while the lower-tier premier retains the 5.3L V8 and starts at $63,995. Chevy currently offers a $966 per month four-year, 40,000-mile lease with a 5.04% APR for lessees with top-notch credit. Buyers using GM credit may qualify for special incentivies, and Chevrolet offers discounts for active duty military, recently discharged veterans and retirees. First responders, educators and college students are also eligible for discounts.