The Chevrolet Cruze made its U.S. debut in 2011 when it replaced the Cobalt as Chevrolet’s compact car. The Chevrolet Cruze is a compact sedan that has precise handling, good fuel economy including offering a diesel version, and a vast array of features typically reserved for luxury cars such as blind-spot monitoring and a rearview camera.
Your family is growing. You’ve already decided that you are not and will never going to be a minivan family. But you’ve outgrown your midsize SUV and are looking for an upgrade–but which full size option is best for you? Let us introduce you to the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, a full size SUV that will give you all you need, plus everything you could want.
2017 Chevrolet Tahoe
First, since your family is growing, let’s talk about the interior space. With its three rows, the Tahoe has options to seat up to nine people. That’s more than most families will ever need nowadays. With a second row that releases and a third row that folds flat all at the push of a button, the folks at Chevrolet have made it easy to adapt from passenger space to cargo hauler. With these rows down, if you need the space for stuff instead of people, the Tahoe has a huge 94.7 cubic-feet of cargo space. So you can load it up without worry.
The Tahoe continues to make things easier for you though its seamless integration of technology. With its 7 USB ports, and a totally wireless charging station, you and your crew will never run out of juice. The Tahoe also has a 110V three pronged outlet you can plug in your laptop, boom box (if you’re old school), or even your blender (not recommended while driving). Apple Car Play and Android Auto continue to provide the technological connection that you and your family are looking for. You can activate and run your phone apps through the in-dash touch screen. Plus, built-in Wi-Fi makes sure that even on your camping trip, you can still be in touch with your life while you get in touch with nature.
If you have a lot of people and a lot of stuff to bring, no problem. In addition to the cargo space, the Tahoe has a conventional towing capacity of 6,600 lbs. That capacity is more than enough for your standard pop-up camper, or boat, or jet skis. If you need more though, the available trailering package gives you an additional ton of towing power bringing your capacity to 8,600 lbs. Worried about the pump? The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe boasts best in class highway mileage for full-sized SUVs at 23 mpg (http://fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbs&id=37679), which is actually better than some minivans.
Now, if you’re buying this for your family, you have to know that it’s safe. They are the most important thing after all. The Tahoe has plenty of features to make sure everyone is safe while you’re on the road or in the parking lot. First, the Tahoe has rear parking assist to help you find a spot with enough space, and guide you through the perfect parking job. When you are on the road, the Lane Keep Assist will warn you if you’re drifting into another lane and even guide the car back into the right lane if needed. And the Side Blind Zone Alert is great because, let’s face it, bigger cars have bigger blind spots. On top of these features, you have the security of the safety ratings. The Tahoe has 5-star ratings in both frontal and side crash tests (https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2017/CHEVROLET/TAHOE/SUV/RWD#safety-ratings-frontal).
Tahoe Z71 Midnight
If you’re looking for a little more style and a little more capability, the Z71 Midnight version of the Tahoe is just what you’re looking for. The Midnight sports a stylish black mesh grill, black bowties, and roof rack. To take the midnight motif even farther, this Tahoe trim also comes with 18″ painted black rims with Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires. All this style plus the Z71 off-road package? You can’t go wrong.
When you’re ready for a full-size SUV, you might be confused about which model will give you what you need. With plenty of space (it seats 9 people!), 5-star crash ratings, and even the unexpected 8,600 lbs of towing capacity, the Chevrolet Tahoe delivers in every area.