16 Best Family Cars: 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe
In a world of car-based crossovers, the spacious, go-anywhere truck-based Chevrolet Tahoe offers something different. This take on the family car offers towing and off-road capability in a sport/utility vehicle that’s roomy and comfortable. Pair that with a recent redesign that gives the Tahoe crisp, fresh style plus premium materials and amenities, and it's no wonder the Tahoe continues to own the full-size SUV market while outselling many popular 3-row car-based SUVs.
The Ultimate Family Truckster
The Tahoe can carry up to nine people and their gear, tow a big trailer or boat, and will happily tackle everything from muddy roads to genuine dirt trails. But there's a lot more to this SUV. For day-to-day use, buyers will be pleased to know that the Tahoe's third row folds flat and this SUV does a better-than-expected job of accommodating child seats.
The Tahoe is a well-rounded vehicle that will satisfy most anyone, even if you never tow or venture into the dirt, thanks to its smooth ride and potent V8 engine. As our full review of the Tahoe explains, "GM has pulled out all the stops with the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe, pushing the limits of what is possible with this type of architecture while enhancing fuel efficiency, occupant safety and all-weather capability."
Body-on-Frame for the Modern Age
The recently redesigned Tahoe is a modern, spacious haven, with available niceties such as the intuitive MyLink connectivity system, Apple CarPlay, OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi, an 8-inch color touch screen and five USB ports. Heated and cooled seats are available, as are wireless phone charging and a rear-seat Blu-ray/DVD system.
The Tahoe is no slouch when it comes to safety, either, with features like Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist and power-adjustable pedals. Its Safety Alert Seat vibrates to let the driver know that there could be a collision, and the Tahoe has Rear Cross Traffic Alert as well as standard front, head-curtain side-impact, and seat-mounted side-impact airbags. Pricing for the Tahoe starts at about $48,000, which isn't cheap, but this SUV provides a lot for a go-anywhere adventurous family.
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