What’s new in the 2019 Chevy Tahoe?
There is one major addition in the 2019 Chevy Tahoe model
- There is an optional premium plus edition which the customers can choose to buy
2019 Chevy Tahoe is a full-size SUV and stands as a blend of performance, comfort, and safety. This exemplary combination of various attributes places this in the top tier of the consumers’ preferences. The 2019 Tahoe comes equipped with a great line of active safety features which makes this SUV safe for the occupants. Along with the high predictability rating, the car comes equipped with a monstrous V8 motor for a thrilling experience.
Besides a strong combination of engine and safety features, the infotainment system also plays an important role. The infotainment system of this SUV is designed to meet the latest needs of the customers. It is aimed at delivering quick and accurate response, with an engaging experience. The cabin is quite roomy, comfortable and is decently crafted. The perfect mixture of all these features makes it a hot SUV in the market.
Trims available in the 2019 Chevy Tahoe?
The Texas built Tahoe comes in four different trim levels. All these trim levels have one thing in common, that is, the engine. The car features a 5.3-liter V8 engine, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Chevy offers a choice to select the drivetrain from either RWD or AWD drivetrain. However, for the base model, there is only RWD available. The premium model also comes with an option to upgrade the engine to a 6.2-liter V10 engine with 10-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Chevy Tahoe LS
Tahoe LS is the entry-level model. As standard, it comes with cloth upholstery with a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Moreover, the seats are 10-way power-adjustable for the optimum level of comfort for the passengers. The infotainment system of the car is user-friendly and refined. In the base model, all the latest features such as smartphone integration using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard. It also features a 6-speaker output system, a charging port, and an HD radio. The standard 8-inch infotainment system can be used to command the infotainment system. The base model starts at $47,900. Additional convenience packages can be purchased separately for extra safety features and an upgraded infotainment system.
2019 Chevy Tahoe LT
The LT trim adds a few features to the list of features existing in the LS trim level. The LT trim level adds leather upholstery. Apart from the features such as the leather-wrapped steering and power-adjustable seats, there are a few additions that add the luxury to the cabin. Power lift gate adds convenience for the driver to access the trunk in an easier manner. Moreover, the heated front seats are standard for the LT trim. For an immersive audio experience, the LT trim level comes equipped with a 9-speaker Bose premium audio system and replaces the 6-speaker audio system. The LT trim level starts at $52,900.
2019 Chevy Tahoe Premier
Tahoe Premier is the top-spec model. Various exclusive features and upgrades are available only in this model. One of the most exclusive features is the 6.2-liter engine, which changes the whole character of the car. This motor comes mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and offers the AWD drive train as an option. Besides the leather upholstery, it has 12-way power-adjustable seats, heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, power-folding rear row seats and, push-button start. Along with that, there are super tech features such as proximity key entry, push-button start and front, and rear parking sensors. This range-topper starts at $62,200.
Which Chevy Tahoe We Recommend?
The LT trim level is in the middle of the range. This means it has a few features of the base model and a few additions which are designed only for the LT trim and the trim levels above. Moreover, the LT trim can be modified using the packages available. With a starting price of about $52,900, this model stands perfectly for anyone.
Engine & Transmission
The 5.3-liter V8 engine comes standard with all the trim levels. However, for the top model, the Premier, Chevrolet offers an option to upgrade the motor to a massive 6.2-liter engine and the 10-speed A/T transmission. The standard engine produces 355 hp along with 383 lb-ft of torque, while the latter churns out a massive 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.
With these numbers under its sleeves, the Tahoe stands as one of the most powerful SUVs in the segment. This high torque can also be exploited to give a good uphill performance and can also be used for towing heavy loads.
Tahoe's Ride and Handling
However, the off-roading capability is low due to less ground clearance. The performance without handling is incomplete. To assist the performance, the handling is also tweaked. The steering of the car is easy and thus, can be parked easily even in the tight spaces. As standard, the RWD drivetrain is offered and AWD can be opted, which is an option.
2019 Chevy Tahoe Fuel Economy (MPG)
The 2019 Chevy Tahoe offers a decent mileage. It is a bit lesser than the rivals such as the Expedition but in the segment, the mileage offered by Tahoe is quite sufficient. With the RWD drivetrain, the mileage offered by the Tahoe is about 15 mpg on the city roads and about 23 mpg on the highways. And with the AWD one, the average drops by one mpg and offers around 14 mpg in the city and about 22 mpg on the highways.
2019 Chevy Tahoe comes as both AWD and 2WD and the Tahoe’s mileage is similar in all variants. The 2019 Chevy Tahoe C1500 having 8 cyl, 6.2 L, Automatic 10-speed transmission gives a better mileage allover with figures like
17 MPG Combined
14 MPG City
23 MPG Highway
2019 Chevy Tahoe's Interior
Seating and Comfort
The cabin of 2019 Chevy Tahoe is designed while keeping comfort and luxury in mind and with this, its practical use remains uncompromising. The cabin is quiet even at high speeds, which helps the driver to focus on the road. A minor drawback is observed during the drive on a bumpy road. The passengers might feel some jerks here and there, but even with this, the ride feels smooth and comfy.
The cabin is designed to accommodate up to 9 people. However, this depends on the configuration of the cabin. With the third row completely folded down, the cabin can accommodate 5 people, while with the seats up, it comfortably seats up to 9.
The first two rows are quite airy and roomy. But when it comes to the third row, it is a bit cramped and feels tight. The LS trim level comes with 10-way power-adjustable seats. moving up the trim levels, these are upgraded to 12-way power-adjustable seats.
2019 Chevy Tahoe's Infotainment
2019 Chevy Tahoe gets the best infotainment it could get with many attractive features such as:
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard across all trims
- Charging port and USB port
- Inbuilt navigation system
- Chevrolet smart and intuitive touch screen
- Satellite and HD Radio
- 6-speaker output and 9-speaker Bose Premium audio
The infotainment system of the SUV is one of the most attractive features. This system has been upgraded to the latest and has been made refined to cater to the needs of the millennials to offer a convenient and friendly experience.
How much does the 2019 Chevy Tahoe Cost?
2019 Chevy Tahoe may cost different in different states of US but the cost of ownership remains same in most of the states. Our “Cost of Ownership” section covers costs that a driver may incur in the initial five years of usage.
Most folks may not pay much attention to the cost of ownership of a car at the time of purchasing one, but it does make a lot of difference in the long run. You will spend a substantial sum of money on its insurance and maintenance that eventually adds on to the price of the car.
|Criteria||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4||Year 5||Total|
|Taxes & Fees||$2,902||$111||$111||$111||$111||$3,346|
|The real cost of ownership||$22,339||$9,811||$9,196||$10,587||$9,161||$61,094|
The estimated cost of ownership of the base trim in the 2WD configuration of the 2019 Chevy Tahoe adds up to be around $61,094 over a period of 5 years. This includes the money you will spend on its insurance, maintenance, taxes, fuel and overall depreciation.
|State||Price of Chevrolet Equinox L|
The prices of the base trim in the 2WD configuration of 2019 Chevy Tahoe vary from state to state. The difference is a result of the state-specific taxes, dealership discounts and how well the car sells in the state. From a sample size of 5 states, which are Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan, and New Jersey, 2019 Chevrolet Equinox was the most expensive in California at $46,874 and the cheapest in Arizona, Michigan and New Jersey at $45,898.
2019 Chevy Tahoe's Competition
2019 Chevy Tahoe vs 2019 Ford Expedition
Ford Expedition is one of the best large SUVs in the segment. This is because it offers a lot of features compared to its rivals. But it also has a downside, the car has a hefty base price. The base price is more than that of Tahoe. But along with the heavy base price, the car has its advantages. It is equipped with a V6 engine that delivers a power-packed performance. Moreover, the cabin offers a comfortable experience for the occupants. The Expedition has three roomy rows and the cargo space offered is also more than that offered by the Tahoe.
2019 Chevy Tahoe vs 2019 GMC Yukon
GMC Yukon and the Tahoe have similar features in almost all sections. They both offer RWD and AWD powertrain. The towing capacity of both the large SUVs is also similar. Both the large SUVs offer a similar array of luxury and comfort features and there is not much difference in the cargo volumes either. However, when it comes to the cabin experience, Yukon has a better design and the materials used are also better than those offered by the Tahoe. On the other hand, the predictability rating of the Yukon is quite low. So, if you have to choose between the two, the Tahoe turns out to be a better option.
What We Think About the 2019 Chevy Tahoe?
The 2019 Chevy Tahoe has established a strong position in the market. This vehicle has earned its respect mainly due to the quality of the features available in the car and the overall experience. The car not only offers a powerful V8 engine but also offers a variety of active safety features that impart a high predictability rating to the car. The cabin is also above average and the long list of infotainment features in the cabin makes it a fun place to be in.
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