Even though there are new competitors in the full-size SUV market, buyers continue to return to the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe for its utility, styling and proven mechanical package, all of which help deliver excellent resale value. With V8 power and 3-row seating, it could be argued that the Tahoe is this age's equivalent of the family station wagon.
While akin to full-size cars of that era with its body-on-frame construction and V8 power, the Tahoe has the added benefit of a tall ride height for good visibility and the go-anywhere, do-anything capability of available 4-wheel drive. The Tahoe's generous dimensions enable it to carry up to nine passengers or 95 cubic feet of cargo when the back two rows are folded down. The Tahoe can also tow as much as 8,300 pounds.
Power comes from a 355-horsepower, 5.3-liter V8 that delivers good fuel economy, thanks to its displacement on demand system that allows it to run on four cylinders under light loads. While it may seem that the Tahoe's mechanical package is old school, the Tahoe has cutting-edge technology like available Magnetic Ride Control adaptive suspension, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, 4G LTE Wi-Fi and a slick Teen Driver feature that allows you to track your offspring's driving habits.
Chevrolet continues to expand its trim levels beyond the basic LS, LT and Premier models by adding a powerful RST model that boasts 420 horsepower from a 6.2-liter V8 and the Tahoe Custom, a 2-row version that knocks the price of entry for this full-size SUV model range down to just under $45,000. The wide range of options and equipment along with its best-in-class resale value should put the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe at the top of many shopping lists.