Drive the New 2016 Chevy Tahoe
According to The Weather Channel, five states saw snow this weekend. Fall has barely arrived, but it looks like winter is already muscling in and bringing colder temperatures, whether we’re ready for it or not. That means this is a great time to start thinking about winter driving and consider your next set of wheels.
Call or stop by your DePaula Chevy Albany, NY dealership to scope out leasing and financing deals on a host of Chevy models, including the rugged, reliable, and refreshed 2016 Chevy Tahoe.
The 2016 Chevy Tahoe – More Refined, Still Rugged
Last year brought about a major redesign in the Chevy Tahoe, so this year sees some minor, but notable improvements. For instance, it has a new color touchscreen, measuring eight inches and featuring enhanced OnStar with 4G LTE Wifi technology, along with a revised Chevy MyLink and Apple CarPlay.
Chevy also added new standard safety features like forward collision and lane departure alerts.
For the 2016 model year, the Chevy Tahoe comes in three trim levels, the LS, the LT, and the LTZ. Although standard seating accommodates up to eight passengers, you can opt for captain’s chairs in the second row, which brings the number of seats down to seven. Or, make room for more by adding the available 40/20/40-split bench seat, which brings total seating to nine.
The base level LS is the only one of the three trims to offer this option, so if you need room for nine, the LS is your target. Extra features and options are available across the Tahoe’s trim levels, thanks to packages like the Enhanced Driver Alert, the Luxury package, the Sun, Entertainment, and Destination package, or, for all-terrain enthusiasts, the Z71 Off-Road package on the four-wheel drive LTs.
All three of the Tahoe’s trim levels are equipped with the same 5.3-liter V8 engine, which is able to generate 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, in either rear-wheel or four-wheel drive, operated by a standard six-speed automatic transmission.
When properly outfitted, the 2016 Chevy Tahoe can tow a maximum of 8,600 pounds with the two-wheel drive configuration, and 8,400 pounds for the four-wheel drive setup.
According to performance testing done by Edmunds, the 2016 Chevy Tahoe LTZ with four-wheel drive was able to reach sixty mph from a standstill in 7.3 seconds, and the two-wheel drive LT was even quicker at 7.1 seconds.
Fuel economy is solid, especially with respect to the full-size SUV segment. EPA estimates return ratings of 16 city, 23 highway, and 18 mpg combined from the two-wheel drive, while the four-wheel drive gets nearly the same at 16 city, 22 highway, and with matching combined mpg of 18.
The interior is noticeably refreshed, and far more refined than the earlier generation. Throughout the cabin, drivers and passengers alike will appreciate more high-end materials and a contemporary appearance with respect to instruments and controls, many of which are configurable, depending on the driver’s preferences.
With winter and its often challenging road conditions fast approaching, the 2016 Chevy Tahoe is an outstanding choice when it comes to safety features and ratings. Federal crash test results returned five out of five stars for total frontal impact and total side-impact protection.
Edmunds brake testing resulted in short stopping distances from sixty mph, with the four-wheel LTZ coming to a standstill in 126 feets, and the two-wheel drive LT doing the same in 121 feet.
Start gearing up for the winter months by test driving a 2016 Chevy Tahoe at your DePaula Chevy Albany, NY dealership. After all, behind the wheel of a Chevy you can “Find New Roads,” no matter the weather.