2016 Chevy Tahoe Named Kelley Blue Book “Best Buy” for Second Consecutive Year
The various competitors for Kelley Blue Book’s annual “Best Buy” award in the Full-Size SUV category are all good choices that can provide families with years of quality service and comfortable transportation. That’s the reason they were all chosen for nomination, but in the end, there can be only one winner – the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe.
2016 Chevy Tahoe
Not only is the Tahoe the sales leader in its segment, but it has also benefited from years of refinement. The 2016 Chevy Tahoe has gone through four distinctive generations, giving this vehicle a long and rich history of improvements in form and function. The Tahoe has a unique combination of style, value, and economy, which all put it ahead of its competitors.
Chevy Tahoe leads the sales in its class because it delivers what full-size SUV buyers want. Chevrolet understands that when buyers pay a luxury price for a large sports utility vehicle, they expect a luxurious experience, and Chevy made sure that the Tahoe delivers. This SUV is available in three trim levels, and both the interior and exterior details range from handsome to luxurious. The interior and ride quality rival the best luxury sedans and test drivers were quite impressed with both the interior and exterior styling.
MyLink infotainment system
While the competitors are good, Tahoe’s modern MyLink infotainment system, upscale dash, seats, console, and intuitive climate controls set it apart. Inside, you’ll also find a wireless phone charger, haptic warnings on parking control that vibrate the seat, and a color head display.
Ease of use
Ease of use is a core element of versatility and the Tahoe features an upscale layout with very readable instruments. The audio, temperature, and navigation controls are intuitive. Setting up the Bluetooth is simple and the music streaming is admirable with stress-free device integration.
Tahoe is an ideal vehicle for grabbing the dry-cleaning on the way home, carpooling in comfort, and putting hundreds of vacation miles in the rear-view mirror. The Tahoe shares its platform and powertrain with the popular Chevy Silverado pickup truck, providing a good deal of muscle under the posh interior. A good level of power assist accents power steering and the magnetic ride-control suspension provides remarkable, sharp handling. Tahoe’s backup camera system, assisted by its audible and haptic signaling, makes the task of parking the vehicle relatively easy even though parking a full-size SUV is normally a daunting task.
SUVs need to be versatile and, in this department, the 2016 Chevy Tahoe never disappoints. A power-folding third row of seats is new in this generation, and while the mechanism does use a small amount of cargo room, it makes the seating easier to use for a worthwhile trade-off. The third-row seating provides plenty of space for three people on short trips, and it seats two very comfortably on longer trips. The front seats are also quite comfortable, and behind them, you have two second-row options. Buyers can select a full three-seat bench or two captain’s chairs that power fold for easy entry into the third row.
Tahoe’s 5.3-liter V-8 engine is powerful while still providing a seamless ride. It delivers 355 hp, 386 lb-ft of torque, and is backed by an able six-speed automatic transmission. When you’re cruising on the highway or your load is light, the Active Cylinder Management allows the Tahoe to run on four cylinders for greater fuel economy. In the two-wheel drive models, this enables the Tahoe to deliver a fuel economy of 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. If you opt for the four-wheel drive version, the miles per gallon drops by just one in both categories.
Simply put, the 2016 Chevy Tahoe does everything a family vehicle is supposed to do. It provides flexible space with its collapsing rear rows, and offers great drivability and comfort.