Both the 2018 Tahoe and Suburban are spacious, well-appointed, and handsome. Both are ranked in the top four at U.S. News and World Report. Yet the two aren't exactly the same, and this comparison will seek to tease out the differences to help you decide which family ride is right for you.
Under the hood of each of these SUVs, you'll find a powerful V8 engine generates 355 horsepower and has the solid push of 383 lb.-ft. of torque. This potent unit is also used on pickup trucks such as the Chevy Silverado. Rear-wheel drive is enhanced by a locking rear differential. The Tahoe can tow 8,600 pounds while the heavier Suburban can tow 8,300 pounds. A trailer hitch is standard equipment on both vehicles and a trailer brake controller is a popular add-on. With four-wheel drive, you can get a two-gear transfer case. This permits higher torque levels at lower speeds. A new ten-speed automatic transmission has been added to the menu for the Chevy Tahoe.
Both the 2018 Chevy Tahoe and Chevy Suburban have the classic Chevy bowtie grille with horizontal bars with high tech headlights. A power lift gate can give you easy access to the large hatch. For the Tahoe's lower base price, you get a smaller vehicle, although it is still quite substantial. The wheelbase is 116 inches. A Suburban measures 130 inches. For many people, the Tahoe has more pleasing overall proportions as a result of its smaller size, giving it the edge in curb appeal. The Suburban is bigger and, therefore, more imposing.
Soft touches and a welcoming design are two reasons why the two cabins are praised for above-class quality. Second row seats offer a reclining feature. Third-row space is ample in the Tahoe, but the stretched Suburban offers more inches for longer legs. Compared to the Tahoe, The Chevy Suburban has a double-sized cargo hold area (39 cu.ft.). With the seats folded, the Chevy Suburban measures 120 cubic feet versus 94.7 cubic feet in the Chevy Tahoe. Trim levels are similar for both the three-row SUVs, and both offer three configurations, letting you choose to seat seven, eight or nine people. The Tahoe and Suburban LS base editions help to lead their class by offering a standard large touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Many rival SUVs reserve this advanced smartphone integration for higher editions. Another aspect is OnStar 4G LTE. Drivers can get a subscription to a WiFi hotspot. Standard on LT and Premier edition is a long list of crash avoidance systems are available as an affordable package on the base editions of both models. This includes Chevy's Safety Seat with forward collision alert and lane departure watch. You also get collision mitigation braking, which can eliminate or reduce impact in certain situations.
Now that you know more, make your way to Stonebriar Chevy. You can see how they will fit your family.
All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.
* Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.