The 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe is a full-size SUV, essentially a shorter version of the Chevrolet Suburban. Three rows of seats are standard, with seating options for as many as nine people. The 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe comes in three finishes: LS, LT, and Premier. Moving through the three finishes brings more standard features and available options packages, ranging from appearance to power station options. Thanks to a large number of available upgrades, the 2020 Tahoe can be customized to suit different needs, from something more work-oriented to quite luxurious. The rear and four-wheel-drive models are offered, including the Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada, GMC Yukon, and Toyota Sequoia.
The full-size 2020 Tahoe is a strong candidate for buyers who need a large SUV to tow or transport many people with minimum fuss. The Tahoe has 51.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row, though it drops to just 15.3 cubic feet when the third row is up.
The Tahoe is also loaded with technical features, such as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hotspot, up to seven USB ports and six power points. As far as safety features are concerned, forward collision warning and the low-speed automatic emergency brakes are included on LT and Premier finishes.
2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Features
Features like engine shutdown, three-zone remote climate control, and front seats make it more than just a large work van. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also here, and the available Enhanced Driver Alert package adds a range of useful driver tools. The LT trim provides leather upholstery and other luxury features inside, but the luxury package further enhances the LT and adds more driver aids. If you want to venture off the highway and off the beaten track, the Z71 off-road package, unique to the LT, is equipped with the Tahoe with off-road suspension and off-road tires and under protection.
2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Interior
Inside, the first two rows of the Tahoe are excellent in terms of comfort, space, and access, and even the third row is reasonably accessible. But the back floor is high because of the solid ash suspension that eats up the legroom of the third row. The cargo space is also compromised by the high rear floor to the point where larger or heavier objects may need a helping hand. Fortunately, visibility is quite good in all directions thanks to high windows and relatively thin pillars. The exterior mirrors are simply too small for the Tahoe, but with standard rear parking sensors and a backup camera, it’s not much trouble to park. The climate control always has a handle on the cabin temperature. Outside of temperatures above 100 degrees, the Tahoe or any of its inhabitants did not get annoyed, and although the blower could be a bit loud at full speed, this setting was rarely necessary.
2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Engine
Engine choices include a 5.3-liter or 6.2-liter V-8. Both have cylinder deactivation to save fuel when power is not needed. The 5.3-liter V-8 pairs with an automatic six-speed, while the 6.2-liter V-8 gets an automatic 10-speed. The LS is equipped with a 5.3-liter V8 engine (355 horsepower, 383 pounds of torque) and a six-speed automatic transmission. The Premier trim is at the top of the Tahoe range and is the only way to get the customizable Magnetic Ride Control suspension and even more comforts such as ventilated seats. It’s also the only way to access the 6.2-liter V8 (420 hp, 460 hp) and the accompanying 10-speed automatic transmission. If you choose the Premier Plus edition, the Tahoe gets dressed to nine and includes the 6.2-liter V8. That powerful V8 is available on other packages, but especially in the 6.2L Performance package, which is new to 2020.
2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Safety
The Chevrolet Tahoe in 2020 gets mixed results from the federal government but does offer optional active safety features, one leg up from its bakkie siblings. The 2020 Tahoe comes standard with seven airbags, including a central airbag that prevents front-seat occupants from crashing into an accident. Locking brakes and stability control are also standard, while the LT and Premier finishes are standard as active safety features and the 2020 Tahoe LS trim is optional. These include automatic emergency braking, active lane control, automatic headlights and an alert system for the driver. Customizable cruise control is also available on the Premier trim. The Tahoe receives four stars overall from the NHTSA, with benefits and side effects reaching five stars. However, a three-star overload rating keeps the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe from being the fifth overall star.