You may not be able to cross the desert on a horse with no name, but the band America was right when they sang that you can do magic. It doesn’t take much, especially if you choose the right vehicle for you and your family. The key to making this vehicle magic is choosing a model that is roomy enough to grow with you. This is why the 2023 Chevy Tahoe is the ideal model for the family driver with a practical mind, but who also wants driving magic that is fun for the whole family.
You may find that getting where you are going with the kids is an absolute chore in your current vehicle. It doesn’t have enough room, everyone feels cramped, and there is nothing to keep the little ones amused while you are on your way. A 2023 Tahoe will help everyone relax and enjoy the ride, because the Tahoe comes chock full of comfort features that make this model the perfect one for the family driver. It is also configurable, able to give you different seating and cargo space arrangements that will come in handy as your little ones start getting bigger.
Three Practical Engines Make Magic
The key to any vehicle is its performance, which relies in large part on the choice of powertrain. Chevy gives you three options to choose from on the 2023 Tahoe. All engines come with a ten-speed automatic transmission. The base engine is a 5.3L V8 that produces up to 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, making it capable of towing up to 8,400 pounds and hauling 1,834 pounds of cargo. This is the engine that gives the Tahoe the most capability in these two categories. The Tahoe gets up to 17 miles per gallon in combined fuel economy with this engine, regardless of whether you choose rear-wheel drive or the added traction provided by four-wheel drive.
Chevy also offers a larger 6.2L V8, providing 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, which gives it better acceleration over the 5.3-liter V8 engine. However, it tops out at 8,300 pounds of towing capacity and 1,671 pounds of payload. Still, it gets a solid 16 miles per gallon in combined fuel economy with both rear-wheel and four-wheel drive.
The Tahoe is one of the few full-size, three-row SUVs to offer a diesel engine option. This is a 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel I-6, which gets an amazing 24 miles per gallon in combined fuel economy on rear-wheel drive models, and an exceptional 22 miles per gallon in models with four-wheel drive. This engine has an output of 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, making it capable of towing up to 8,200 pounds and carrying up to 1,717 pounds of cargo.
Plenty of Practical Space
One of the best things about driving a full-size SUV is the space for passengers and cargo. The Tahoe has three rows of seating that can provide room for up to nine passengers. Unlike many SUVs, you get almost 35 inches of legroom in the third row of a Tahoe, large enough to be practical for people other than small children. This will allow you to run through the various stages of car seats for your young ones while being able to fit them in the back seats of your Tahoe when they reach adolescence and their teen years. In other words, your Tahoe will grow with you as your family expands and your kids grow up.
Chevrolet has done a great job of maximizing the usefulness of the Tahoe’s spacious interior. Chevy has placed conveniences like cup holders and USB charging ports throughout the Tahoe’s cabin. The Tahoe features a truly voluminous trunk. The rear liftgate opens to provide an incredible 25.5 cubic feet of space for all of your things, even with all three rows of seats up. This is another benefit of a full-size SUV like the Tahoe. While many three-row models are a compromise between passenger and cargo space, the Tahoe gives you both at the same time. In this way, you will have plenty of room for all of your kids’ toys and schoolbooks, not to mention luggage for that family road trip you’ve all been dreaming of. In addition, when you need extra space for those home projects, you can easily fold down the rear two rows of seats on your Tahoe to free up an astounding 122.9 cubic feet of cargo space.
Chevy also makes it easy to manage your packages and your kids when you are looking to get everyone into your Tahoe. Most models feature a programmable power liftgate. This will allow you to open the Tahoe’s trunk to get your things inside, while also securing your kids in their car seats. Convenience is one of the keys to the success of the 2023 Chevy Tahoe.
Technology to Make Magic
Arthur C. Clarke wrote, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” This statement comes true in the Tahoe, both for entertainment and safety purposes. As a parent, you will be sure to appreciate the Chevy Safety Assist features that come standard on the Tahoe. Forward Collision Alert will let you know if there is an imminent front-end collision involving your Tahoe. When this happens, the system will engage Automatic Emergency Braking system to bring your Tahoe to a safe stop, or at least reduce the impact of an unavoidable collision. There is also a standard Following Distance Indicator that will let you know if you are getting too close to the vehicle in front of you, as well as Front Pedestrian Braking that will engage if a pedestrian steps off the curb in front of your Tahoe.
Chevy also has made its SuperCruise technology available on its 2023 Tahoe Premier and High Country models. This is the first hands-free driver assistance technology available on the Tahoe. When you enter compatible roads around the United States, you will be able to engage SuperCruise and let your Tahoe take you and your family for a ride. Not only will this reduce driver fatigue, but also it will allow your Tahoe to operate more safely and efficiently.
The Tahoe’s technology will also help keep you and your family entertained, even on the longest road trip. Each Tahoe comes with a Chevy infotainment system featuring wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This will allow you to connect your devices without the hassle of charging cables. You can easily stream your favorite apps, as well as navigate your way to your destination while listening to your choice of music. Most 2023 Tahoe models feature a 10.2-inch diagonal color touchscreen that is easy to navigate.
Some models of the 2023 Tahoe offer an available rear seat media system. This features a pair of 12.6-inch diagonal color touch HD screens mounted to the back of the front headrests. These are Wi-Fi capable, so you can stream from such apps as Hulu and YouTube. This will allow your kids to choose their favorite entertainment during your trip. Your kids are sure to appreciate being joined by Big Bird, Spongebob, and Curious George, while you will enjoy not hearing choruses of the popular song, Are We There Yet? The system comes with a pair of two-channel wireless headphones, and is also compatible with Bluetooth headphones as well. This will allow the kids to watch their cartoons while you can still listen to your music, news, talk radio, or sports.
Make Memories Magical in Your Chevy Tahoe
Chevrolet has shown how you can use practical features to improve the enjoyment of a full-size SUV with the 2023 Tahoe. This model is the perfect vehicle for a growing family. Its spacious interior gives your family room to grow without anyone feeling like your vehicle is cramping their style. The Tahoe also has plenty of standard and available features to make every family trip magical. Get behind the wheel of a 2023 Chevy Tahoe and start making magical memories with your family.