2016 Chevy Tahoe price, mpg, specs – The Chevrolet Tahoe has been redesigned last year when it was launched with its twin, the Escalade. Both of them use a truck chassis so both of them should be more than capable of towing up to 9,000, depending on the selected engine. At first many thought that the 2015 Tahoe was going to be kept for quite some time on the market without any changes but it seems that a new model is going to be released with the new Chevy Tahoe 2016. This is going to feature a few changes and improvements and it will also get some interior equipment removed which in our opinion is the biggest problem with it. Under the hood on the other hand, GM is likely going to keep this model unchanged for the new year.
2016 Chevy Tahoe price changes
The release date has been set for the end of 2015 when it will come on the market at the same time with the GMC Yukon as well as with the Escalade. All three of them will receive pretty much the same changes for the model year which is to be expected. The 2016 Chevy Tahoe will still be available for around $48,000 for the base model which is a great price if you think about it. The car offers nine seats on the base model, a massive tow rating as well as a very powerful engine which is not going to disappoint anyone.
New Chevy Tahoe 2016 redesign
The design of the new model will not change but there are going to be a few additions on the exterior which are going to make the new Chevy Tahoe 2016 a bit more impressive. Firstly, two colors are going to be changed to the Siren Red and Iridescent Pearl which are only going to be available on it. Other available colors are Black, Brownstone, Champagne Silver Metallic, Sable Metallic, Silver Ice, Summit White and Tungsten Metallic. On top of that the Tahoe should get new wheels for the top end model as well as a slightly different grille.
Inside the 2016 Chevy Tahoe cabin on the other hand there are going to be a few more changes. Firstly, the SD card reader as well as the CD-player is going to be removed completely and replaced with GM’s new audio system which will feature satellite radio as well as Bluetooth and line-in connectivity. This should offer a crisper sound than before while taking less space in the center console. A satellite navigation unit will also be available on certain models as well as on the base model for the first couple of months after its official launch. A lot of safety features are also going to be added to the Tahoe such as a standard lane-keep assist system, an optional adaptive cruise control unit as well as intelligent headlamps and even a reconfigurable LCD cluster for the instrument panel as well as a head-up-display.
2016 Chevy Tahoe specs
Engine wise, the new Chevy Tahoe 2016 will come with the same engine as before, a naturally aspirated 5.3 liter V8 good for 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. The engine has now been rated for 16 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway for the two wheel drive model and 16 MPG in the city and 22 MPG on the highway for the all wheel drive version. This small bump in its efficiency will be possible thanks to the Hydra-Matic 6L80 6-speed automatic transmission. In the future a new turbocharged engine is very likely going to replace the old V8 which will provide just as much power but with a much better fuel consumption, thus making the 2016 Chevy Tahoe a really good choice for people looking for an off-road vehicle with a lot of space available for their family or friends.