2017 Chevrolet Suburban vs. 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

2017 Chevrolet Suburban

2017 Chevrolet Suburban

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

If you need a supremely capable vehicle that can do it all, then there are two enticing options from Chevrolet. Both the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban and the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe come with a powerful engine, an expansive cabin, a long list of standard features, the latest in safety tech, and all-purpose utility that empowers a vehicle to rise to any occasion. That is good news for drivers who need a powerful people mover, but picking between the two models can be a challenge. Compare the most important aspects head-to-head before checking out both models in person at Tom Gill Chevrolet in Florence, just 15 minutes from Cincinnati.

Each Model at Glance

2017 Chevrolet Suburban

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

  • MSRP from $47,215
  • Maximum towing capacity of 8,600 pounds
  • 120.8 cubic feet of interior volume

2017 Chevrolet Suburban

  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi connection standard
  • 121.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity
  • Standard V8 engine with 355 hp

Price

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

These models are quite similar, even in terms of price. But if your goal is to pay less, then you will want to go with the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe which has an MSRP ranging from $47,215 to $65,030. The great news is that the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban has a little more to offer overall, but the price is barely higher. You can expect to pay an MSRP ranging from $49,915 at the low end to $67,730 at the high end.

Performance

Performance is one of the factors that truly distinguishes these models from other family-friendly vehicles. And while both offer plenty of power, there are differences in the performance specs that you will want to note. The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe runs on a 5.3L V8 engine that puts out 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. Maximum towing capacity is rated at 8600 pounds. The 2017 Chevrolet Suburban has the same engine and most of the same specs, but towing capacity is limited to 8300 pounds. That is a small difference, but something to be aware of if you regularly tow heavy loads.

Size

Performance

Another great point about these models is that they can handle all your travel needs. Both offer seating for a crowd and a ton of space for cargo. That means you can carry more instead of making due with less. The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe has seating for up to nine spread throughout 120.8 cubic feet of interior space. There is 15.3 cubic feet of dedicated cargo capacity, and 94.7 cubic feet for storage overall.

The 2017 Chevrolet Suburban also has seating for nine, but the slightly lager footprint of this vehicle gives it 122.4 cubic feet of interior volume. The space has been configured to give you more room for cargo with 39.3 cubic feet of dedicated cargo space and a cavernous 121.7 cubic feet overall.

Features

The list of standard and available features for both of these models is largely identical. Their base trims come with 18-inch alloy wheels that gives the big vehicles a lot of exterior style, active grille shutters to improve aerodynamics, remote keyless entry and ignition to get you going faster, and rear parking sensors to help you back up with precision. You can also take advantage of advanced and upscale features like tri-zone climate control to keep everyone comfortable, lots of options for adjusting the seating and configuration of the cabin, and an 8-inch touchscreen loaded with information and entertainment features.

Which Model is Right for You?

Since these models are so similar, it’s easy to focus what distinguishes each one to help you make up your mind. If you want maximum towing power, then go with the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe. If you want to carry more inside the cabin, then go with the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban. And if you want to spend a little bit less, then the Tahoe is also the better choice. Think about your daily drive as well as the most outrageous type of travel you do to determine which Chevrolet model can meet every one of your transportation needs.

Take a Test Drive at Tom Gill Chevrolet

It becomes a lot easier to make your decision once you see both these SUVs up close and have a chance to explore their interiors. Visit Tom Gill Chevrolet off of I-71 at Exit 181. Find our location at 7830 Commerce Dr. in Florence, KY, and feel free to contact us at anytime with any of your questions.