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Top-Notch Chevy Tahoe Outshines Its Peers

The 2015 Tahoe continues to show that Chevrolet makes more than tough trucks and sports cars. A combination of impressive interior space, superior towing capacity and first-rate features confirms this full-size SUV as the number one choice among its peers. The Tahoe doesn’t sacrifice practicality for looks. Its bold, striking contours create an appearance both rugged and professional. The top-notch 2015 Tahoe certainly outshines the new Ford Expedition and Toyota Sequoia models.

Power and Fuel Economy

Equipped with a 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8, the Chevy Tahoe has the base power to move large loads and delivers impressive fuel economy from Chevy’s direct fuel injection and automatic cylinder shut-off. At a fixed cruise, I’m saving gas and loving every minute. While the 2015 models of the Ford Expedition and Toyota Sequoia offer slightly more horsepower with their respective 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 and 5.7-liter V8 engines, they sacrifice fuel economy to do so. That’s unacceptable for my family of four, who split up daily and need to be transported to different locations. For other busy drivers and people needing the space, power and transportation conveniences of an SUV, I highly recommend the uncompromising Tahoe. It doesn’t give up fuel efficiency for excess power you’ll never use. Look at the gas mileage comparisons below.
  • Chevy Tahoe 16/23 mpg (2WD), 15/22 mpg (4WD)
  • Ford Expedition   16/22 mpg (2WD), 15/20 mpg (4WD)
  • Toyota Sequoia   13/17 mpg (RWD), 13/17 mpg (4WD)

Comparative Cost

The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) sits at approximately $46,000 for the base-line Tahoe. Mid-range LT models cost about $5,500 more and the 4-wheel drive LTZ trim tops out at $64,000. Considering the fluid handling, superb fuel economy and plush interior, this price remains both fair and competitive when compared to those of the previously mentioned SUVs. The new Toyota Sequoia’s limited towing capacity, poor fuel economy and lifeless interior bring its top-end price down to $62,000. Certainly, my comparison with the Tahoe is meant to give a “you get what you pay for” lesson. The Ford Expedition doesn’t fare any better. It's similar to the Tahoe in cost, but take one look at the Expedition’s enormity and imagine pulling frightfully into a crowded parking lot, backing into a space and being unable to take the tight corners necessary to leave. A whopping length of 207” can cause a lot of trouble. No thanks.

First-Rate Features

Advanced technology and a luxurious interior set the 2015 Chevy Tahoe apart from the pack. My mid-range Tahoe LT came equipped with safety features such as lane-departure warning and forward-collision alert. I enjoy family fun with MyLink infotainment and a well-balanced Bose audio system. Entertainment features like these complement the comfort and spaciousness of the interior, making long road trips pleasant. The raised floor includes an additional storage unit, providing more space than meets the eye. The Tahoe provides still more room with its fold -flat third row seat.

Choose Chevy

Unsurprisingly, the only competing features of the Ford Expedition and Toyota Sequoia don’t come standard. So, why settle? Forget unnecessary inconveniences and expenditures by choosing a vehicle that is accommodating from the start. Pulling the Chevy Tahoe off the lot was one of the wisest decisions I've ever made for my family. Your Valley Chevrolet Dealers stock this versatile vehicle in the Phoenix metro area. For more information or a test drive contact any of your local Valley Chevrolet Dealers.    

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