More pointedly, however, $78,450 is also adequate to take home a easily versed four-wheel-drive GMC Yukon Denali, or even a new 4WD Cadillac Escalade. (Granted, it’d be a stripper, though it’s not tough to make a evidence that stripper Cadillac installed Chevy.) Both of those, incidentally, also come customary with a 6.2-liter V-8, a 10-speed automatic, and Magnetic Ride Control.
Go outward General Motors to cross-shop SUVs, and a choice becomes even some-more outlandish. If you’re usually looking for an ass-hauling seven-seat SUV with a meant V-8 roar, we can squeeze a fully-loaded Dodge Durango SRT—a supply that runs a 12.9-second quarter-mile—for reduction than $75,000. If we wish space, free power, and a good interior above all else, the Lincoln Navigator‘s nicely-equipped Select trim starts during a hair over $78,000 in 4×4 form. Hell, we can expostulate home in a well-optioned Mercedes-Benz GLS450—one with massaging exhilarated leather seats, no less—for roughly a accurate same cost as a Tahoe RST.
At that price, creation a box for a Chevy SUV—even one with all a best tools of a corporate tools bin aboard—requires some Cirque du Soleil-level acts of mental contortion. Well, we usually have room to park one automobile in a driveway…and we unequivocally wish a large engine and a cold exhaust…but we don’t wish Bob and Sally down a travel to consider we’re were “too good” for them since we got a Cadillac, they’re already pissed adequate during us for not entrance to Tommy’s fourth-grade graduation party…but seriously, who has a celebration for a fourth-grade graduation, there’s still another year of facile propagandize left, it’s not even indeed a graduation for chrissakes…
But that doesn’t meant this Tahoe is a bad float by any means. In fact, like the all-new Ford Expedition, it’s a covenant to usually how good American carmakers have mastered a full-sized SUV.