Jacksonville NC Chevrolet Shoppers Find The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Family Friendly
If you’re looking for an SUV that’s long on utility, the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe fits the bill. The Tahoe has plenty of useful space and excellent towing capability. In fact, the Tahoe can tow up to 8,600 pounds, making it easy to tow a trailer, a boat or just about anything else you might need to pull. The cabin is quiet, inviting and comfortable, and the infotainment system is outstanding. These are just some of the reasons the Chevy Tahoe is popular with buyers at dealerships like the Chevrolet dealer near Jacksonville, NC.
For 2018, the Tahoe can now get GM’s 6.2-liter V8 with a new 10-speed automatic gearbox. These come as part of an option package called the Rally Sport Truck (RST) 6.2L Performance Edition. On the LT trim, this package gets the standard 5.3-liter V-8 along with the six-speed automatic, but buyers get 22-inch wheels and blacked-out badging. The Premier trim outfitted with the RST Performance package can add exclusive performance upgrades, including a brake package with 16.1-inch Brembo brakes. The Custom Edition is offered on the LS trim. This package adds more equipment and loses the third-row seat. There’s also a new Satin Steel Metallic paint color.
The Tahoe’s styling is rugged and simple, without all the chrome that adorns some other SUVs. Inside, you’ll find a cabin with a surprising level of sophistication. The interior is replete with soft-touch materials. The MyLink color touchscreen is intuitive and the center console and dash are up-to-date.
Autotrader gave the 2018 Chevy Tahoe high marks, writing: “... the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV hits the sweet spot for families who need lots of room, abundant power and the ability to tow heavy loads. The Tahoe's body-on-frame construction helps it tackle the toughest situations, yet its ride and interior comfort levels remain on par with those of many car-based crossover SUVs.”
The 2018 Tahoe is a large SUV that can seat eight passengers. Rear-wheel drive is standard across the lineup, with optional four-wheel drive (4WD). The Tahoe is available in LS, LT and Premier trim levels. Under the hood is a standard 5.3-liter V8 powerplant that makes 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, connected to a six-speed automatic.
The RST Performance Edition gets a 6.2-liter V8 that produces an amazing 420 hp and 460 lb.-ft of twist, matched to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The RST Performance Edition comes with a sport-tuned suspension, a trailer brake controller and a two-speed transfer case (for 4WD models).
The base 5.3-liter V8 with the automatic transmission gets EPA-estimated fuel economy rated at 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway.* With 4WD, fuel economy is 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway. The RST Performance Edition’s 6.2-liter V8 gets 14 mpg city/23 mpg highway with two-wheel drive, while models with 4WD check in at 14 mpg city/22 mpg highway.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2018 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.