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2017 Chevy Tahoe vs. Suburban: Which is Right for You?


Each of these new Chevy SUVs is charming, powerful, and stylish, but you probably can’t own both. If you’re bound for SUV ownership, but can’t seem to find the ideal model, read our overview of the 2017 Tahoe and Suburban to discover which one is should be sitting in your garage.

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Speaking in Volumes

These two SUVs tell different tales from within their cabins.

The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, with a length of 204 inches, offers a decent amount of passenger space. In the front, passengers have 42.8 inches of headroom and 45.3 inches for their legs. The second row boasts 38.7 inches from floor to headliner and 39 inches of legroom. Those in the third row have 38.1 inches of headroom and just under 25 inches of legroom.

Also ample on the new Tahoe is cargo space; from the cargo hold to the front seat is approximately 80 inches in length and 94.7 cubic feet of volume. With all of the seats up, cargo space is still an impressive 15.3 cubic feet.

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At a length of 224-plus inches, the 2017 Chevy Suburban is quite a bit roomier. This is most evident in the rear seat, where passenger legroom is 34.5 inches—nearly 10 inches more than what’s offered in the Tahoe. The rest of that available space is evident as cargo room. Leave all the seats in place, and the Suburban comes in at 39.3 cubic feet of volume. Fold the third- and second-row seats down to the floor, and that extends to an amazing 121.7 cubic feet.

For larger families or frequent trip-takers, the 2017 Chevy Suburban offers more room, which equates to less “are we there yet” questions shouted from the back row. To find the perfect new Suburban for sale, view our online selection.

Tons of New Features

Both the 2017 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban come with similar if not identical features. At the Premier trim levels, you’ll find a variety of standard technology, such as the following:

  • Front and rear park assist
  • Push button start
  • Fog lamps
  • HID headlights
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Magnetic Ride Control™ suspension
  • Chevy MyLink with Navigation
  • Bose® 10-speaker surround sound
  • Power-release second-row seating
  • Power-folding 60/40 third-row seats
  • Power-adjustable folding mirrors (with heating and integrated turn signals)
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Keyless entry
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Lane Change Alert

Other optional features found across the three trims include power-retractable assist steps, adaptive cruise control, and enhanced audio streaming capabilities.


Similarly Priced

These Chevy SUVs are priced comparably, and you can also save more with the various Chevy specials and leasing incentives at our Chevy dealership in Marshall, MO. Browse through our Chevy SUV inventory and find the best deal on either the Tahoe or Suburban.

Engine, Fuel Economy, and Towing

The 2017 Chevy Suburban and Tahoe share an engine—a boisterous 5.3L V8 that produces 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is nearly identical, with the Tahoe offering 16 city/22 highway mpg and the Suburban pushing 15/22 mpg. The Suburban, however, comes equipped with a 31-gallon fuel tank, which bests the Tahoe’s 26g capacity. Does the fuel economy of the Tahoe beat out the Suburban’s extra 5 gallons in fuel? It’s close.

Surprisingly, the 2017 Chevy Tahoe boasts some better trailering aptitude. With the max trailering package, the Tahoe can tow up to 8400 pounds—400 pounds more than the Suburban’s capabilities. If you’re one who frequently needs the extra power to haul around trailers, boats, or campers, check out our Tahoe inventory online!

Find Your Perfect SUV at McCarthy

Choosing between these two excellent SUVs isn’t an easy task, but with the help of our Chevy dealers near Warrensburg, MO, you won’t be alone in making a decision. Call McCarthy Chevrolet Buick GMC at 660-202-1191 or visit our dealership in Marshall, MO, to take a test drive in both the Tahoe and Suburban, learn more about our other new vehicles or used cars for sale, and ask us your available financing options.


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