GM has several SUV models that enjoy good sales across the world and the 2018 Chevy Tahoe is among them. The Tahoe is among those large sized SUVs that have truck origins and are eyed mostly by people with mid to large sized families. It is also known for its towing prowess. However, in refined features and technology, it lags a bit. For 2018, the Tahoe is getting a revamp. It will lock horns with rivals like Ford Expedition and Toyota Sequoia.
2018 Chevy Tahoe – Redesign Design
The 2018 Chevy Tahoe inherits the familiar rugged and macho design from the existing version but subtle changes in exterior styling are evident. The bumper and grille are getting revised. It is likely to be launched in 3 trims- LS, LT, and Premier. The cabin has been revamped and looks classy. It is an 8-9 seater car and seats are spacious. Cargo capacity is decent and even with seats folded it loses out to segment rivals.
The 2018 Chevy Tahoe will be equipped with new safety technologies like antilock disc brakes, stability control, and airbags. The model will also get GM’s new teen driver management system, rearview camera, and rear parking sensors. Top trim will get advanced safety features like forwarding collision warning, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring and safety alert driver seat.
The LS trim gets18 -inch alloy wheels, cloth upholstery, 3-zone automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, automatic wipers, heated mirrors, cruise control and roof rails. The trim also gets a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 8-inch touchscreen with MyLink infotainment system, Wi-Fi hot spot, satellite radio, five USB ports and OnStar emergency telematics. In LT trim, you get leather upholstery, auto-dimming rearview camera and heated front seats and Bose audio system.
The Premier trim gets 20-inch wheels, adaptive Magnetic Ride Control suspension, xenon headlights, Bose premium surround-sound setup and ventilated front seats. There are additional packages like Entertainment and Sun packages. All trims can be fitted with large 22-inch tires. A Z71 Off-Road package can be fitted only to LT trim. It adds tubular side steps, all-terrain tires, underbody skid plates, hill descent control, rubber floor mats and parking sensors. In short, it makes the Chevy Tahoe more capable of tackling rough terrains.
2018 Chevy Tahoe – Powerful Engine
The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe is likely to have the same engines used in the 2017 model. So, the model may get a 5.3-liter V8 engine with 533 hp. It is unclear if the previous 6-speed automatic transmission will be used or GM will use a new gearbox.
2018 Chevy Tahoe – Price and Release Date
GM has not declared the price of Chevy Tahoe 2018 yet. But the expected base trim price should be close to $51,500. Top trim price can be near $74,000. It will be unveiled in late 2017.
The 2018 Chevy Tahoe is one nice large sized SUV that offers solid value for money. The design changes are fine and the improvements in amenities and safety tech also deserve attention. With right pricing, it can just hit the bull’s eye.