Without question, one of the finest vehicles we’ve driven all year has been the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe. Back in the early 90’s Chevy rebadged the full-sized Blazer, the new name was the Tahoe and it certainly marked a turning point for this platform. The name Tahoe comes from, and refers to a rugged and scenic area located in the western part of the country named Lake Tahoe and one thing is certain, the name is appropriate for this vehicle.
Back in 2007 General Motors completely redesigned the vehicle with significant improvements to both powertrain and chassis. Here in 2015, the improvements continue to impress even the toughest critics. The fully boxed frame is built using high-strength steel that is considerably more rigid structurally than on earlier models and the hydroformed rails and front axle mounts are redesigned to increase the overall structural strength of the platform. Even with the optional 22-inch wheels, the Tahoe maintains its luxury-car ride.
The body structure has also been redesigned and strengthened using high-strength steel. Those owners of earlier Tahoes will immediately notice a solid, redefined type of feel in this newest 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, the body roll is significantly reduced and the overall feeling of stability permeates all aspects of the drive. The suspension is responsive and crisp and while the ride quality is firm, it doesn’t leave you feeling exhausted after extended drive times. We put more than 1,000 miles on our test model and we felt no lower back pain or lumbar discomfort.