The Chevrolet Tahoe has been completely reworked for 2017; the engineers at Chevrolet have been busy and they have incorporated lots of new technology and equipment, even on the base model. The restyled Tahoe was shown off to great acclaim – it appears as though it’s going to be popluar!
|Contents||The very first thing possible buyers would notice, after the release date of updated car is trim levels. As for 2017 model year Chevy Tahoe, its configurations were slightly reworked. Just like before, Tahoe is available with 2 possible models (2WD or 4WD) and 3 trim levels for each model – LS, LT and Premier – which leads to 6 possible configurations. The previous top-end LTZ was renamed. What is more, two new design 22-inch rims are available for order.
Infotainment system received additional functionality – now it features App Shop, ability to customize rear seats reminder, Teen Driver feature was also added.
One very important change in 2017 Tahoe config – Active Aero Shutters system which improves aerodynamics in while highway driving by closing and opening grille while necessary. It’s a standard feature of every new Tahoe SUV.
Main Trim Level Changes in Chevy Tahoe 2017
The first thing you may notice in the new LS model – the absence of trim badge in the interior. LS features 8-inch infotainment system, rearview camera, rear park assistant, remote engine start, three-zone automatic climate control. Interior features also include 10-way driver power seat, all-power accessories, cruise control. The SUV has total 10 airbags, including frontal, side-impact and curtain airbags. There are no changes between AWD and FWD except the drive layout.
The middle range trim of Tahoe traditionally called LT. It features power liftgate with a programmed angle and automatic high-beam headlights. The LT interior adds leather trimmed first and second-row seats, Bose premium sound system, heated front seats with memory function. Additional Enhanced Driver Alert package brings abovementioned automatic headlights, lane keep assistant, forward collision alert and safety alert for driver’s seat.
Premier features all accessories from LT and LS, and for 2017 model year the top trim level of Tahoe has become even more premium. What do we mean by that? First of all, 12-way power adjustable front seats with heating and ventilation (previously on LTZ it was heated/cooled only), power tilt-telescopic steering wheel with memory, power folding of third-row seats (with power release of second-row seats). The Premier Tahoe also features air suspension called Magnetic Ride Control. Another options are not so luxurious, you could find it in another cars. Like high-intensity headlamps, 20-inch rims, LED DRLs, fog lights, keyless entry. Safety functions list is extended by rear cross traffic, side blind zone and lane change alerts.
New Colors for 2017
The color range for the new Tahoe was also reworked. Unfortunately, there is some unpleasant news for some customers. 2017 model year car is unavailable with 4 colors which were deleted from palette. Namely, slate grey, sable, green envy and brownstone metallic paints. There are also some colors added, but only two – blue velvet metallic and pepperdust metallic.
So, the full color range list for 2017 Chevy Tahoe consist of the following tints:
- Blue Velvet Metallic
- Champagne Silver Metallic
- Pepperdust Metallic
- Silver Ice Metallic
- Summit White
- Tungsten Metallic
- Siren Red Tricoat (extra $495)
- Iridescent Pearl Tricoat (extra $995)
When Can We Expect 2017 Chevy Tahoe?
The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is already here – head down to your local showroom to test drive it.
Release date: already available in showrooms
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The Chevy Tahoe starts at $47,215 (plus taxes) for the base model, of course, if you start adding extras or going up the model range, prices rise dramatically. Having said that, old stock can still be found, so if you’re not desperate for the latest Model Year, it’s possible to pick up a bargain.
The new Tahoe really could be considered to be ‘All American’. The vehicle is huge, with a brutal and menacing look; the epitome of power.
Although Chevrolet have kept changing the overall look of these models for the last four generations, they seem to have got it just right with this model.
There have been some quite big changes to the appearance, not least of all, at the front; you’ll find twin headlights, divided horizontally, and they work beautifully with the restyled grille, which has followed the same styling and been split horizontally. It is the grille that really marks the difference between this and the previous model.
The car is pretty much the same as the third gen model (the GMT900), but wrapped in a different body.
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Small But Distinct Changes
At first glance, the interior is the same as the outgoing model, but when you start looking closely, you’ll see quite a few changes; the center console is different and it’s been fitted with the next generation media systems with an 8” touchscreen, which makes it much easier to select music or even make a call. Sound quality is great.
Plus you’ll find every type of socket for connectivity within the cabin, whether that is a phone, laptop or tablet and of course, power points; there are twelve in total, some of them delivering full 110V.
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The vehicle is fitted with lots of electronic safety equipment, the purpose of which is to monitor the driving conditions and help avoid collisions; blind-spot warnings, speed monitoring and lane guidance.
If the system recognizes any breach in the safety (something approaching in the blind-spot for example), the driver’s seat starts to vibrate, giving a good indication. The whole system works very well, even more so when you consider that the vehicle is more agile after being put on a weight loss program.
The cabin has had a general upgrade also; the materials used seem to be of higher quality and even the base model comes additional airbags, improved noise reduction and passenger entertainment systems.
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The vehicle has a 5.3 liter power plant fitted, giving quite an impressive 0 – 60 MPH of around 7 seconds, thanks to 355 BHP and 383 lb/ft of torque. What is even more impressive is that the vehicle complies with all EcoTec 3 regulations and standards.
Ride quality is excellent and the whole vehicle gives a great driving experience.
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|2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Premier|
|Engine type||OHV 16V V8, direct fuel injection|
|Power/torque||355 HP; 383 lb-ft|
|Passenger volume||120.8 cu.ft|
|Cargo volume||15.3-94.7 cu.ft|
|Top speed||114 mph|
|PRICE RANGE: $48,410-$66,220 (without options)|
|Competitors: Ford Expedition, Toyota Sequoia, Nissan Armada|