Nothing but improvement we expect from the upcoming 2018 Chevy Tahoe; and we mean it. If we have to take a look back at how the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe has fared so far, this truck-based SUV that can seat even up to 9 passengers still lags behind the more modern car-based competitors for daily use regarding efficiency, quality, and interior space. While the seating capacity itself is pretty impressive, the basic V8 engine still offers plenty of power and satisfying tow rating.
2018 Chevy Tahoe Interior
The same wealth of space provided for passengers inside the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe is still expected, especially for the first two seating rows. Apart from that, the quality of materials should never change—or better: it should be improved. Plus, the visibility is decent regardless of the Tahoe’s size, with the ease to maneuver in tight spaces, thanks to the standard rearview camera and rear parking sensors. Taller drivers may fit comfortably, and the lack of the telescoping steering wheel somewhat makes it easier for them to extend their reach with the base Tahoe LS trim.
Meanwhile, the seats on the second row are roomy, whether it’s the standard bench or optional buckets. Even so, for the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe, we expect that the folding mechanisms will be improved so that they won’t limit the adjustment ranges. Unsurprisingly, the third-row seats are more cramped. And regarding cargo capacity, Tahoe doesn’t offer any better than the rivals in class with only 15.3 cubic feet provided behind the back row. The ability behind the second row is 51.6 cubic feet, and with both rows folded, the maximum capacity is 94.7 cubic feet.
2018 Chevy Tahoe Engine
The same 5.3L V8 engine is most likely the one to power the upcoming Chevy Tahoe from under the hood. Just like its predecessor, the engine is probably to be paired to a 6-speed automatic to deliver the 355 horsepower produced to either rear or all wheels. The rear-wheel drive configuration itself is equipped with a locking rear differential, while the four-wheel one is with the single-speed transfer case. When fitted correctly, the rear-wheel-drive equipped Tahoe has a maximum towing capacity up to 8,600 pounds, while the four-wheel-drive one boosts it at 8,400 pounds.
2018 Chevy Tahoe Price
There is still no official information regarding when the new Chevy Tahoe will be released and how much the starting price will be. Our prediction, though, it will start from MSRP of around $60,000, referring to the 2017 model year.
In general, Chevrolet Tahoe is a throwback to the days when trucks were used as a base for an SUV, as well as the time when the utility was paramount in SUV. And with Tahoe, this makes an excellent choice if those factors are what you expect when you’re shopping for an SUV. Even so, if you’re one of the current drivers who prefer the daily drivability and comfort, then the 2018 Chevy Tahoe may be an option you need to think through, at least until the company has made the official release.