When it comes to full-sized SUVs, the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe definitely delivers where it matters. It can tow, haul and carry cargo like no other, which makes it a perfect vehicle for those who need to transport a lot of stuff around. This is helped by a 5.3-litre V8 engine, which can produce 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. However, those who are simply looking for a family vehicle may be better off getting a Traverse or Equinox.
The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe is a full-sized SUV, which means that it probably won’t have as many people lining up for it as there are for its smaller siblings, like the Traverse or Equinox. Now that’s not necessarily a mark against the car, but more against the vehicle type itself – since SUVs like these have lost some of their popularity over the years. Still, the new Tahoe is a more than capable vehicle, being able to tow, haul and carry cargo no other. So, if that’s what you need, then the Tahoe is your vehicle.
In terms of exterior design, the 2015 Tahoe is based on Chevy’s pickup truck, but this model makes it even clearer that this is NOT a pickup truck. The new Tahoe shares no exterior panels with the truck it's based on, which means that the designers had plenty of freedom to experiment. The silhouette is similar to what we have seen before, but the sharp-edged styling, sculpted flanks and cool LED-accented headlights make it stand out more than ever. If you compare it to the similar GMC Yukon, you’ll notice that the Tahoe is a bit wider. This is due to its wide grille, which effortlessly blends into the headlights. And if you feel like adding another feature, you can go for the optional power running boards.
Inside, the 2015 Tahoe offers plenty of comfort – especially to the driver, whose seat comes with multiple adjustments. The materials used are upscale, with a very user-friendly control layout. That being said, the second-row captain's chairs don’t adjust forward and back, which means that some adults will feel a bit uncomfortable. The third row is even worse though thanks to its poor footroom and legroom, which means that it’s for kids only. What’s worse is that there is not much space for cargo either. However, there is new raised floor now, which allows for a flat cargo floor when you fold the third-row seats, which has a useful storage area behind it.
Under the hood, the new Chevrolet Tahoe has only one engine – a 5.3-litre V8, which can produce 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Though it may seem a bit too familiar, it’s vastly different from its predecessor. It has direct injection for improved fuel economy as well as more power and torque, both of which are always appreciated. The engine also comes with General Motors’ Active Cylinder Management, which is here to preserve fuel as well - by shutting off half of the cylinders under steady cruise. The engine is combined with a six-speed automatic transmission, with the availability of either a two-wheel- or four-wheel-drive configuration.
Overall, the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe is a good vehicle, but it clearly has a few issues here and there, the most notable of which is space. It’s unfortunate that such a brutish SUV is lacking something so basic, but that’s the way it is. As such, it’s arguably more suitable for carrying “stuff” as opposed to people, so if it’s people who will occupy your vehicle most of the time, then you’re better off getting one of Chevy’s crossovers.
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe
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Rating: 8 / 10
|Trim / Style||MSRP||Est. Monthly Payment||Average Price||Invoice Price|
|LS||$51,200||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|LS 4x4||$54,500||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|LT||$59,000||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|LT 4x4||$62,300||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|LTZ 4x4||$70,450||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Number of Doors||5|
|Drive Train||Rear Wheel Drive|
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Looks can be deceiving, but in the case of the 2015 Chevy Tahoe, the looks are just the tip of the iceberg. A largely new 5.3-liter V-8 engine under the hood, backed up by a new six-speed automatic transmission, delivers marked improvement to the driving experience as well as increasing the Tahoe's capability.
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The 2015 Tahoe's driver's seat features multiple adjustments, so it's easy get comfortable. The materials feel upscale, and we liked the easy-to-understand control layout. Adults will wish the 2nd-row captain's chairs adjusted forward and back, not just for seatback angle, but that's better than the tiny third row – its poor footroom and legroom make it for kids only. There's not much space behind the third row for cargo, but the new raised floor – there to help make a flat cargo floor when the third row's folded – features a handy storage area beneath it.
Originally appeared on Kelley Blue Book.
Standard safety equipment on the 2015 Chevy Tahoe includes antilock disc brakes, traction control, stability control (with trailer-sway control), front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. When equipped with the front bucket seats, a center front airbag is used (aids in side-impact crashes). Also standard is OnStar, which includes automatic crash notification, on-demand roadside assistance, remote door unlocking, stolen vehicle assistance and turn-by-turn navigation. Rear parking sensors and a rearview camera are standard on every Tahoe.
Depending on the trim level, front parking sensors, forward collision alert, lane-departure warning, a vibrating safety-alert seat, rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring are either optional or standard.
Read more on Edmunds.
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