Chevrolet was founded on November 3, 1911. Since that time, the car company has produced more than 200 million vehicles. When the company began, 270 different American automotive brands were in operation, producing and selling cars and trucks. Today, only four of those 270 automotive brands are still around. The four are Chevrolet, Buick, Ford and Cadillac. In 1912, the first Chevrolet Series C hit the market. Today, you can purchase stylish and comfortable vehicles from Chevy like the Tahoe LT.

Built for Utility

The 2019 Chevy Tahoe is built for utility. While many of today’s SUV crossovers are constructed based on ride quality that sacrifices the ability to tow, the Tahoe is manufactured using a classic body-on-frame design. The vehicle can transport up to nine people and tow as much as 8,400 pounds.

A powerful V8 engine is what gives you this kind of towing and hauling capacity. Most Tahoe’s on the car dealer lot feature the standard 5.3-liter V8 engine that produces 355 horsepower. However, last year, Chevy gave buyers the option of upgrading their vehicle with a 6.2-liter V8 engine that generates a whopping 420 horsepower. In the past, this engine was only available with the vehicle’s corporate siblings like the Yukon and the Escalade. If you get the bigger engine in the Tahoe, then you’ll also have a 10-speed automatic transmission, one that lets the engine get about the same kind of fuel economy that you would enjoy with the 5.3-liter V8.

Trim Levels

Chevy is bringing out the 2019 Tahoe in three trim levels, which are the LS, LT and the Premier. Those who buy the base LS model will have a vehicle with plenty of useful features. This model comes with a nice infotainment system. However, creature comforts are lacking at this trim level. If you go with a base Tahoe, your vehicle will come with 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic wipers, rear parking sensors and a trailer hitch receiver. The interior of the vehicle features tri-zone climate control, a driver’s seat that’s power-adjustable and bench seats in the third row.

The Chevy Tahoe LT has a few more amenities. With this trim level, you’ll enjoy amenities like a power liftgate, telescoping steering wheel and leather seat covering. Chevy is also equipping the LT with a Bose audio system, driver-seat memory feature and a rearview mirror that dims automatically.

If you want to go all out with your Tahoe, then spring for the Premier trim. This model will come with 20-inch wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, xenon headlamps and ventilated front seats. It also features a navigation system as well as a 10-speaker Bose sound system.

Optional Packages

You can get your Tahoe equipped with the Enhanced Driver Alert package. This package adds:

• Automatic high beams
• Low-speed automatic braking
• A lane departure warning system
• Power-adjustable pedals

You can outfit your Chevy Tahoe LT with the automaker’s optional Luxury package. With this package, your vehicle will come with:

• A hands-free tailgate opener
• Front parking sensors
• Keyless entry and ignition
• Heated seats in the second row
• Wireless charging pad

The RST Edition is Chevy’s appearance package. You can add it to your Tahoe if you purchase the LT or Premier trim levels. If you upgrade your ride to include this package, then you’ll enjoy blacked-out wheels and badging.

To increase the features of your Premier Tahoe even more, you can get the RST Performance Edition. The package equips the vehicle with the 6.2-liter V8 engine. It also comes with a sport-tuned suspension and a trailer brake controller.

Driving Overview

According to reviewers, the vehicle can feel big and heavy, which isn’t exactly a surprise since it is a big, heavy vehicle. Buyers usually choose this SUV because they need something that can transport a lot of people and is powerful enough to tow a boat or a trailer.

As long as you press down energetically on the gas pedal, you won’t have any trouble with the SUV accelerating. The vehicle features a solid thrust. In fact, the Tahoe reached 60 miles per hour in just 7.2 seconds. With braking, the SUV stopped from a speed of 60 miles per hour in just 123 feet when tested, which is impressive for a vehicle of this weight.

Riding Comfort and Interior

The Tahoe won’t let you forget that you own a full-size SUV on a stiff suspension, but the interior of the vehicle is super quiet. The first two rows of the Tahoe’s seats are spacious and comfortable. This vehicle is pretty high off the ground, so plan to take a big step. You may want to spring for the running boards.

Utilitarian with a Dash of Comfort

The Chevy Tahoe LT is a vehicle that is both utilitarian and comfortable. A variety of trim packages are available, making it easy for you to customize your SUV. With its full-size design and traditional driving elements, the vehicle is as useful as it is a pleasure to drive.