Choose to drive the new Chevy Tahoe, and you will automatically get an incredibly powerful V8 engine. Although there isn’t another option available, this V8 is ideal for the vast majority of drivers, offering the perfect combination of ride quality, power, towing, and fuel economy. Although you can’t choose the engine, you can pick from two drivetrains.
Get to Know the Chevy Tahoe Engine
The engine in the Tahoe is a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 that offers the best highway fuel economy of full-size SUVs across the industry. This is thanks to Variable Valve Timing, Active Fuel Management, and Direct Injection, along with other proven technologies. The Tahoe’s V8 engine generates 355 horsepower and a torque of 383 pound-feet.
Chevy Tahoe Mechanics
Every 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe also has a 6-speed automatic transmission that is easy to use and provides smooth shifting. You can pick rear-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive. Opting for 4-wheel drive gives you a 2-speed transfer case featuring low-range gearing. The 4-wheel drive Tahoe can tow an impressive 8,400 pounds, while the rear-wheel drive does even better with a maximum towing capability of 8,600 pounds.
Chevy Tahoe Fuel Economy
Because of the technology mentioned above, fuel economy in the Tahoe is good, especially for an SUV of its size. Either drivetrain will give you 18 mpg combined and 16 mpg in the city*. Rear-wheel drive delivers 23 mpg on the highway; 4-wheel drive gives you 22 mpg*.
Learn more about the new Chevy Tahoe or get a feel for its engine on a test drive around Sulphur Springs, Texas. The team at Jay Hodge Chevrolet will be glad to help you arrange a test drive.
*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.