The Tahoe’s 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque comes from the 5.3L V8 engine and six-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but every trim can be equipped with all-wheel drive for extra grip. With the available AWD, the Tahoe provides impressively calm off-road capability. You can take the family camping off the beaten track, and the Tahoe can easily carry all your camping gear, too. It also gets best-in-class mpg, at 23 mpg on the highway. The 2017 Tahoe has automatic grille shutters standard on the Premier trim, which improves fuel economy.
The Tahoe is an impressive hauler, too. If your summer vacation includes a boat on a peaceful lake, this vehicle has you covered. The Tahoe offers a Tow/Haul mode that adjusts the transmission shift points to give the best hauling performance. It raises upshift points to give you more power to accelerate with a trailer, and also raises downshift points to let you use the engine compression to slow down, instead of just braking. With the available Max Trailering package, the Tahoe can haul up to 8,600 lbs. On the LS and LT models, this package also gives you the Z85 Premium Smooth Ride suspension package with the air leveler, which is already included on the Premier model. You can also get the trailering package by equipping the All-Season package on the LS model.
Modern performance technology makes the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe much easier to handle than its predecessors. The new Magnetic Ride Control suspension package steadies the Tahoe’s big frame and gets rid of excessive body motion. This is a new real-time damping system with a dual coil receptor that improves the Tahoe’s responsiveness. The system also reads the road continually so that it can react in real time to changes in the road conditions. Chevrolet has also designed the system to use electro-magnetism to change the damper fluid’s properties, so no more moving valves. It keeps the Tahoe stable for quick lane changes and sharp corners by enhancing the vehicle’s traction, which is a huge advantage for a family-size SUV.