A new 2018 Chevy Tahoe model is being rumored. This is going to be only a small update added to the already great composure that this model has. The Tahoe will get minor changes and will be freshen up and the currently available pictures do not show any extravagant updates made.
The Chevrolet Tahoe model has a design where only a fine line separates it from a full-size SUV and a larger crossover. The model provides seating for up to nine people but also has the power and the towing capacity of a full-size truck. This is something that competition cannot do and none of the car-based models currently on the market are meant to do.
According to certain reviews, the Tahoe is located at the very top of the segment, but there are people who say that the competition is getting the better of it recently. Nevertheless, in terms of power, spacing and creature comfort this car is the best. It comes back to us in LS, Tahoe LT, and Tahoe Premier model trims and the release date will be available soon.
When is the Release Date for the 2018 Chevy Tahoe Model?
The newly updated 2018 Chevy Tahoe will probably be out by the end of the year. The model is just slightly being refreshed, so we do not expect to see a whole lot of changes and consequently we are not going to wait for it too long. Thus the model will probably appear on the market by the end of this year. We are just waiting for the release date to be officially confirmed.
What is the Price Range?
The prices for the 2018 Chevy Tahoe and tis receptive trims are just going to be slightly revised. The current base model has a MSRP price of 47,215 dollars so the new one will mostly like be around 48,000 dollars in total. The highest rated trim, the Premier Tahoe, will go to 65,000 dollars this time.
The exterior of the 2018 Chevy Tahoe is being kept reserved and close to the original. A utility model like this one does not take too much to redesign. It is not at all adventurous and has a pretty simplistic approach when designing this car. This time the Tahoe does not share any body panels with the Silverado model, which was a common practice in the past. The only resemblance to GM trucks are the triple sealed doors on the side of the body. The overall car has a tough and upright look, which you expect out of an SUV-based model. The model incorporates angular lines and a commanding stance and follows everything up with a crisp interior.
The inside of the 2018 Chevy Tahoe will have more of the same. It does not make things flashy on the inside as well. It utilizes a straightforward dashboard and the whole cabin has a durable feel to it. It does manage to add more car-like pieces and makes the atmosphere and comfort a lot easier and it does offer materials which are a step higher than other GM trucks. With the newly offered color palette, this update is complete.
Powertrain and Output
The 2018 Chevy Tahoe can do a few things right. It offers immense power, has great towing capacity, is capable of carrying a lot of people and a lot of weight at the same time and has surprisingly great road manners. This is achieved with a combination of a 5.3-liter V-8 engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission which provides us with an output of 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque and a fantastic tow rating of 8,600 pounds.
0-60 mph Acceleration and Top Speed Specs
When it comes to acceleration, the 2018 Chevy Tahoe is no slouch either. The current setup, which is transferred from the 2018 version, will enable the car to accelerate to 60 mph from a standstill in 7.2 seconds and also gain a top speed of 114 mph.
The fuel economy of the 2018 Chevy Tahoe is not the worst in the segment. Although the car is pretty thirsty, it does not consume as much as fuel as some other models. The EPA ratings will be transferred from the previous version and they earn a score of 16 mpg city, 23 highway, 18 combined, with the rear-wheel drive, while it comes to 16/22/18 mpg using the all-wheel drive version.
Dimensions and Trunk Capacity
The 2018 Chevy Tahoe is enormous and quite so. It is perhaps the largest model in its respective segment and one of the biggest ones on the road. But they are not going to change the dimensions for the car this time. They are keeping things the same and they will not expand it further than it is now. The model measures a length of 203.9 inches with a wheelbase of 116.0 inches. The height is 74.4 inches while the width is 80.5 inches. The interior volume is great as the passengers can use 162 cu ft and also benefit from 15 cu ft of cargo space. The overall curb weight is somewhere at 5751 lb.
Safety Ratings and Equipment
Perhaps one thing which does not boast well for the 2018 Chevy Tahoe are its safety ratings. Although this is a big body-on-frame SUV it still did not fare well with the tests that it underwent the last time. Since we are transferring the scores for this one as there weren’t any modifications made, we can expect the same type of a performance for this version of the Tahoe.
The model has a wealth of airbags and a rearview camera as standard and all versions of the car can also be equipped with forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, a lane-departure warning system, parking sensors, and adaptive cruise control. Chevy is also going to provide a GM’s Safety Alert Seat for this version as well.
What are the Competition Vehicles?
The competition for the 2018 Chevy Tahoe is at its all-time high. The models that we have here are numerous and there is a slew of cars which one can say are more than important. The Tahoe maybe the biggest one and at the same time the car which provides the most amount of space, but there are other models which offer other advantages. Namely, the segment also has the Ford Expedition, GMC Yukon, Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia available as well.
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