4 Beach-Ready Full-Size SUVs for 2016

February 9th, 2016 by

Chevy Tahoe

Whether you’re conquering dunes on your way to the coast or simply cruising through the city to reach the golden sands of the shoreline, nothing is quite as satisfying as a drive to the beach. Between the smell of salt water drifting in through the cabin to the feel of the hot sun pouring in through the windows, a drive to the beach is one of the hallmarks of a pleasant summer day – and with the right vehicle to ride in, it can be one of the best experiences you’ll have all year.

Chances are, you’ve seen plenty of folks cruising around in everything from sporty little roadsters to full-size SUVs, like the Chevy Tahoe, in Miami and other beach destinations. While everybody has a preference as to what they’d like to take along to the sandy shores of the beachfront, few compare to the comfort and stylish design of a full-size SUV.

Here is a look at some of the best beach-ready full-size SUVs available for this model year, ready to take you as far as it takes to reach those golden sands and colored umbrellas that have been calling all winter long.

Chevy Tahoe

Chevy Tahoe 2

Between its comfortable, full-size interior that features an acoustic-laminated windshield and triple-sealed inlaid doors and its impressive 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine, the 2016 Chevy Tahoe offers one of the best rides for a trip to the beach available today.

Not only can this impressive SUV pump out 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft of torque at an impressive 23 miles per gallon highway, but it can also tow up to 8,600 lbs – plenty of power for your boat, jet skis, or whatever you like to bring along with you.

The Tahoe boasts a bold, stylish design thanks to muscular sculpted body panels and impressive available 22-inch wheels. Plus, with accessories like a chrome mesh grille and striking headlamps, the Tahoe commands attention on the road unlike any other SUV.

Plus, with the available Chevy MyLink infotainment system there to blast your favorite summer tunes and 4G LTE Wi-Fi available throughout the cabin you and your passengers can ride in total connected comfort all the way to your favorite beach hangout.

As far as great beach machines go, few match the overall value and abilities of the impressive 2016 Chevy Tahoe.

Ford Expedition

Ford Expedition

Boasting the power to take you on any weekend adventure as well as to provide a quiet, comfortable ride to that special, secret beach spot, the impressive Ford Expedition is built to take you further than you ever thought possible.

Get behind the wheel of this SUV, complete with a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine capable of up to 365 horsepower and a best-in-class 420 lb.-ft of torque, and you’ll see why we think the Expedition is one of the most impressive full-size models to come around in a long time.

Plus, the bold exterior styling – highlighted by the available 22-inch polished aluminum wheels and available chrome exhaust tips and door handles – seamlessly matches the passenger-centered, stylish interior, with its premium cloth or available leather upholstery, spacious seating for seven, and access to SYNC phone connectivity technology.

Passengers can also blast tunes and SiriusXM Satellite radio through the impressive high-quality 12-speaker premium audio system from Sony, available on all Expedition trim levels. Match this with a 9,200 lb maximum towing capacity and up to a whopping 108.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the front seats and you’ve got an SUV that’s perfect for any long family trip – and you won’t have to leave the boogie boards behind.

As far as providing all the power and luxury you need to reach those hard-to-find beach spots goes, few full-size SUVs currently sitting in dealer lots today can match the raw power of the Ford Expedition to get you where you need to go.

Chevy Suburban

Chevy Suburban

When it comes to picking an SUV that offers safe, efficient performance mated to innovative and functional styling, few deliver more fully than the Chevy Suburban. Built to handle the worst of your daily chores with ease, the Suburban offers the perfect getaway vehicle to bring you and your family out of the suburbs and onto the beach during those hot summer months.

While the Suburban’s 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine offers plenty of power for the average driver – boasting 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft of torque alongside an 8,300 lb maximum towing capacity for all your biggest jobs – it’s the innovative safety features that come standard on this model that truly set the Suburban apart from the competition.

Seven standard airbags and a high-strength steel safety cage both work together to keep you and all six of your passengers safe on the road, while preventative safety tech like Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Keep Assist, and Front Park Assist all help stop collisions befoe they ever happen – meaning you can drive confidently to the beach ith the knowledge that your Suburban is looking out for accidents.

Boasting up to 121.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first row seats and everything from 4G LTE Wi-Fi to a premium Bose Centerpoint 10-speaker audio system spread throughout the luxurious interior cabin, this impressive Chevy model offers just about everything the beach-loving family needs to get there and back in total comfort – and safely, all in one piece.

Dodge Durango

Dodge Durango

While plenty of full-size SUV models offer all the basic options that modern drivers want and look for, few go as above and beyond to provide total tech luxury like the Dodge Durango – and as beachgoing families know, few things are more important after a long, hot day at the beach like a good way to keep everyone entertained on the drive home.

Not only does the Durango offer one of the most spacious cabins in the market, complete with up to 84.5 cubic feet of cargo space, but also some of the most impressive tech we’ve seen on a commercial model so far. This includes everything from the 8.4-inch touchscreen with UConnect infotainment services to the two available seatback-mounted nine-inch screens, connected to the Blu-Ray entertainment system which backseat passengers can enjoy with their own wireless headphones.

Plus, while your backseat passengers enjoy their favorite movie or play video games you can still blast your favorite tunes through the available nine-speaker Beats Audio premium audio system. You will also be able to connect your favorite smart devices through MP3 and Bluetooth connectivity, and keep everything charged on the available wireless charging pad.

Combine all this with a comfortable, stylish interior cabin with 4G LTE Wi-Fi throughout as well as a bold, muscular exterior style and you’ve got one of the most impressive full-size SUVs we’ve seen in a long time. If you’re looking for a full-size SUV that’s ready to take on the future, look no further than the Dodge Durango.

These are the best beach-ready full-size SUVs available for 2016. If you or your family loves the ride to the beach as much as we do and want a good way to seriously improve the time spent getting there and getting back, few models beat these impressive SUVs. So get out there and get ready for summer – hopefully, you won’t have to wait too long to get on those swim trunks and fire up your great new SUV.

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