Need a 9-passenger SUV? Try the Chevy Tahoe or Suburban

September 20th, 2016 by


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The Chevy Tahoe and Chevy Suburban are two of the largest SUVs on the market. Since both are built by Chevy they have many similarities, especially when it comes to technology, but they both have a few differences including pricing, passenger seating and towing capacity. Thankfully Miami Lakes Automall has both of these vehicles available, so you can come check out both today to see which one fits you best!

Performance + Fuel Economy

The 2016 Chevy Tahoe and the 2016 Chevy Suburban are powered by the same 5.3-liter EcoTec V8 engine that is paired to a six-speed shiftable automatic transmission. The engine and transmission combination produces 355 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque.

Based on the GM large SUV segment, the Tahoe and the Suburban both offer Best-in-Class fuel economies of 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. However, the Suburban has a longer range because it has a 31-gallon gas tank, whereas the Tahoe has a 26-gallon tank.

Both vehicles are offered in rear-wheel or four-wheel drive and despite the engine similarities, there is a 200-pound difference in maximum towing capacity due to the Suburban’s larger cabin. The Tahoe can tow up to 8,500 pounds when it is equipped with the two-wheel drive system, and the max capacity for the Suburban is 8,300 pounds.


To give buyers the option to customize their vehicle to their needs, both the Tahoe and Suburban are available as seven- eight- or nine-passenger vehicles. While the back row is standard with three seats, both the second and front rows can be three-passenger bench seats or captain’s chairs.

Either way, the Suburban has an extended cabin that offers more cargo capacity. The Tahoe has 15.3 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the rear third-row seats and 94.7 cubic feet of total cargo volume. Whereas the Suburban offers 39.3 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the rear row, and 121.7 cubic feet of total cargo volume.


A Luxury package and Sun, Entertainment and Destination package are available on both SUVs. In addition, a Midnight package will be released on both models in late 2016. The Luxury package comes with many bonus features such as keyless entry with a push-to-start button, heated second row power-release 60/40 split-bench seats, wireless charging for smart phones, a hands-free power liftgate, an additional nine months of complimentary SiriusXM radio.

Ths Sun, Entertainment, and Destination package is exactly as it sounds. The package comes standard with Chevrolet MyLink radio with navigation on LT models, the rear seat Blu-ray entertainment system, a power sunroof, and an additional 9 months of complimentary SiriusXM and NavTraffic.

The all-new Midnight edition is coming for those seeking a dark and mysterious appeal. Features of this package will include 20-inch black wheels with all-season tires, black cross roof rails, black assist steps with black Chevy bowtie logos. Buyers can get this package with black or dark blue exterior and a black interior for the full “midnight” look.

Price and Warranty

Prices for both these SUVs vary based on trim levels and drive train. Both SUVs have the same three trims which are named LS, LT, and LTZ. The MSRP for the base Tahoe, Tahoe LS 2WD, is $47,000, and the same trim and drivetrain on the Suburban begins at $49,700.

They both have the standard Chevy warranties which include a three year or 36,000 mile basic warranty, and a five year or 60,000 mile powertrain warranty.

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