The Chevy Tahoe is one of the most successful SUVs of all time and the 2012 Tahoe will not disappoint many longtime fans. The 2012 Tahoe has the great passenger and cargo room that many Tahoe fans love. Plus, it gives the impressive towing capacity that many Oklahoma City SUV drivers need.
The 2012 Tahoe will hold its own against many of its competitors, like the Expedition. There are a few new additions, like a new navigations radio and heated seats, steering wheels and a side blind zone alerts for some styles. Chevy has also added sway control and hill start assist to its StabiliTrak electronic control.
Fuel efficiency is always a big concern for large SUVs and the 2012 Tahoe delivers a decent 15/21 mpg for its class. Oklahoma customers who choose to go for the Tahoe Hybrid model can increase fuel efficiency up to 23 mpg. The hybrid system can even give you more power than other models. But towing strength will be diminished and cost is increased.
Performance is always a big issue when it comes to large SUVs like the 2012 Tahoe. But the 2012 Tahoe handles surprisingly well for its size—especially with its standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control system. Plus, it has the strong towing capacity many customers need.
The lower price of the 2012 Tahoe isn’t reflected in its interior. It’s cleanly designed and the dashboard controls have a nice car feel to them. But many may not like the lack of a telescoping steering wheel.
You can fit up to 9 passengers in the 2012 Tahoe but the third row is best left to kids. There is optional first and third row buckets available but that brings your seating down to 7.
There’s not as much space behind the third row as some SUVs, but removing it gets a vast 108.9 cubic feet of cargo space. It’s unfortunate that the Tahoe doesn’t have fold down seating like the Expedition, because it’s hard to remove.
The 2012 Tahoe is available in nine different colors from traditional black and white to the more stylish blue topaz and crystal red. The overall body style may seem dated for some people but is still more attractive than some of its competitors.
The 2012 Tahoe comes in eight different styles—four 2WD and four 4WD. Each comes with the same 5.3 liter V8 Flex-Fuel engine, horsepower and mpg. Some styles, like the LT, come with heated front seats. Many customers will also love the LTZ for its heated steering wheel and side blind zone alert system.
The 2012 Chevy Tahoe proves that the traditional SUV class is still innovating and going strong. Many may feel like traditional SUVs are a thing of the past. But the smaller, less powerful crossovers don’t have the room and power that many Oklahoma City SUV drivers need.
It’s good to see that the new Chevy Tahoe still delivers what longtime fans want, like roominess, power and reliability. With its more refined look, added comfort features and the hybrid option, the 2012 Tahoe is sure to bring in many new fans. Come by and check it out for yourself.