If you’re looking for a powerful, family-friendly workhorse that can handle just about anything you ask of it, then the 2018 Chevy Tahoe is the full-size SUV of your dreams. (Its predecessor, the 2017 Tahoe, was named most dependable large SUV by J.D. Powers, so you know that the new Tahoe will be there for you, too.)
Big, bold and beautiful, the 2018 Tahoe also boasts the best V-8 fuel economy in its class — 23 highway mpg — so you can feel good about driving it from Kansas City to Who-Knows-Where and back again. You can also feel confident about towing your boat, ATV, or camper since the Tahoe’s powerful 5.3L V-8 can haul up to 8,600 pounds without breaking a sweat.
A quick rundown of its features and specs will tell you exactly why the 2018 Tahoe should be your next full-size SUV. And we at McCarthy Chevrolet Olathe are happy to give that rundown to you.
Distinctive Chevy Styling
The Tahoe comes standard with rear-wheel drive, but four-wheel drive is available to take you places most other SUVs can’t go. For 2018, there’s also a new Sport Edition with blacked out trim, and just about anything and everything else you could want in terms of available options.
On the outside, sculpted lines along with a wide chrome grille that blends into LED daytime running lamps give the 2018 Chevy Tahoe a distinctive look that’s unmistakably Chevy, through and through—and that extends to the inside.
Kelley Blue Book reviewer Scott Oldham calls the Tahoe’s upholstery “overwhelmingly upscale,” and the controls “easy to find and figure out.” (Trust us, these guys don’t give out compliments like that every day!) Oldham is also a fan of the 8-inch touchscreen, which he finds “as easy to use as any smartphone.”
The Tahoe’s acoustic-laminated windshield and inlaid doors with triple seals keep the cabin quiet and peaceful, just the way you like it. And although the standard upholstery is unquestionably upscale and comfortable, available leather upholstery may just make you never want to leave the luxurious confines of this new Chevy Tahoe.
Configure the Interior Your Way
The engineers at Chevy understand that having a choice of upholstery and other amenities is important. That’s why they’ve given you choices apart from the standard 8-seat capacity. For example, you can increase seating capacity to 9 with a bench-style front seat, or choose the Custom Edition that drops the third-row seating in favor of more cargo space. You can also opt for captain’s chairs in the second row, which will inevitably drop the seating capacity to 7 passengers.
You choose the inside layout that works best for your lifestyle and needs. It’s like a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book, except real.
A Peek Under the Hood
The 2018 Tahoe’s standard engine is a powerful 5.3-liter V-8, which provides 355 HP at 5,600 rpm. It’s paired with a smooth-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission. Also available is a 420-hp 6.2-liter V-8 and a new 10-speed automatic transmission for power and smoothness to spare.
Technology to Satisfy the Most Discriminating Techie
Reviewers across the spectrum have nothing but praise for the great technology that comes standard with the 2018 Chevy Tahoe.
The team at U.S. News and World Report says that the Tahoe’s infotainment system is “straightforward to use, with intuitive menu structures, quick response times, and sharp graphics.”
Kelley Blue Book’s Scott Oldham agrees, calling the Chevy MyLink infotainment system “one of the easiest to use and quicker-responding systems available…with detailed graphics and an intuitive 8-inch touch-screen interface.”
Andrew Ganz of The Car Connection keeps it short and sweet, simply calling the Tahoe’s infotainment system “terrific.”
Design Your 2018 Chevy Tahoe in Olathe, KS
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a real-life look must be worth a whole lot more. Why not take an hour or two out of your weekend to drive over to your local Chevy dealer and check out the all-new Tahoe? In the Kansas City region, our Chevrolet dealership in Olathe is your one-stop shop for all things Chevy, so stop by at your convenience to test drive a 2018 Tahoe or any of our other used or new Chevy models for sale.
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