The 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe has adopted a similar contemporary style to some of the brand’s newest SUVs. However, the Tahoe is a traditional truck-based SUV with up to eight seats, and the kind of capability crossover rivals can’t match. Although you’ll recognize it as a Tahoe when you see one around Woodbridge, Vaughan, Brampton, Kleinburg, or Mississauga, the 2023 model is a full-size SUV that bridges the gap between the traditional and the contemporary.
The 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe is available in six different trim levels that cover a good range of specifications and cater to an equally broad range of budgets. The range starts with the entry-level, fleet-favourite LS trim level, but retail shoppers will likely look to the LT, RST, Z71, Premier, or top-of-the-line High Country. The LS and LT trim levels are rear-drive models that you can specify with all-wheel-drive, but the rest of the family gets all-wheel-drive as part of the standard specification.
Although the 2023 Tahoe retains the immense capability of a traditional truck-based ladder-frame construction, it has exterior styling that’s achingly contemporary. Longstanding Tahoe fans will be pleased that old-school angular lines and the unapologetically boxy silhouette remain, but the front fascia is fabulously on-point. The front features those now-ubiquitous slim LED headlights that sit proudly above and to either side of a tall, razor-sharp grille now available in several shades of black or chrome, depending on the trim level.
As soon as you set eyes on the 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe, you know this is a vehicle that means business, so it has to have an appropriately capable engine under its hood. In fact, the Tahoe is available with a choice of three appropriately powerful engine options. The base engine is a 5.3-litre gas V-8 putting out 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, which gets sent to the rear or all four wheels through a 10-speed automatic transmission found in every version of the 2023 Tahoe.
If you’d prefer something more powerful, the second powerplant is a 6.2-litre gas V-8 that puts 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque at the disposal of the Tahoe. The larger of the two gas engines is the standard powerplant for the High Country and is available as an option for the RST, Z71, and Premier trim levels. The last of the trio is a 3.0-litre Duramax turbodiesel with a relatively modest 277 horsepower but the same 460 lb.-ft. of torque as the 6.2-litre gas V-8. You can have the diesel engine with every version of the 2023 Tahoe, apart from the Z71.
The sheer size, mass, and rugged construction of the Tahoe guarantees a certain level of inherent driver and passenger safety. Still, plenty of the latest safety and driver-assistance technology is also standard or available. Some of the advanced safety technology available includes Automatic emergency braking, active lane control, parking sensors, Enhanced Automatic Parking Assist, an HD rear vision camera, and blind-spot monitors. Every model also gets a raft of airbags throughout the cabin, and adaptive cruise control is available.
The 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country is one of the latest GM models now available with Super Cruise, a hands-free driver-assistance system for pre-mapped highways that delivers a degree of autonomous driving. The LT trim level or higher is where retail shoppers will likely start looking, as the LT adds standard equipment that includes a 10.2-inch diagonal Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium System with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility and the 12.0-inch diagonal colour Driver Information Centre.
The Tahoe has always been an immensely spacious and capable SUV, even though it still isn’t the largest model in the family, and the 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe is no exception. However, the latest Tahoe adds more style and swagger to the nameplate than ever before, so check it out with a test drive from Roy Foss Chevrolet Buick GMC Woodbridge at 2 Auto Park Circle, Woodbridge, ON. Alternatively, call us at (905) 850-1000 for more information about pricing and availability, and book an appointment for a time that fits your schedule.