The few full-sized sedans available today are no larger than some of the "compacts'' of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Yet people are larger, and Americans like space. So, as cars have gotten smaller, trucks have entered more lives. Large sport-utility vehicles have taken the place of the full-size sedans and station wagons of the past, and the Chevrolet Tahoe is the most popular full-sized SUV in the country.
Secondarily, big SUVs like the Tahoe are used for towing. Going to the lake with the boat? A mid-size sedan won't last long as a tow vehicle, and, while a pickup can tow as much or more than an SUV, inside space is at a premium.
With this 5.3-liter Vortec V8, our Tahoe has plenty of power; 285 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 325 lb-ft of torque at 4000, to be exact. Acceleration is brisk despite the two- and-a-half ton weight, and when called upon for serious work, payload is over 1600 lbs and towing capacity is 7700 lbs. That's a full load of people and cargo or a good-sized boat, or a combination of both. The ride is terrific, thanks to a front independent suspension of modular cast-iron lower control arms with coil springs.
If you have a large family, or you own a small business that needs to comfortably transport clients, be sure to test drive this Tahoe. Print this page and call us Now... We Know You Will Enjoy Your Test Drive Towards Ownership!