2016 Chevrolet Tahoe vs. the 2016 Ford Explorer

2016 Chevrolet Tahoe

2016 Chevrolet Tahoe

2016 Ford Explorer

2016 Ford Explorer

When scouring the market for full-size SUVs, shoppers often find themselves down to the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe and the 2016 Ford Explorer. It’s no contest though, when it comes to what you really care about. The 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe offers you a roomier interior, and smoother ride, with space for all family members. Not to mention its advanced safety features, impressive driving range, and competition-beating power. Did we mention JD Power ranked it highest in initial quality for large SUVs in 2016? Let’s dive in to see why the Tahoe is the right choice for you and your family.

Interior Space

When it comes to interior space, the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe takes the cake. From the greater dimensions in overall width, to wheelbase and height, the Tahoe has more space where it counts: inside. With 42.8 inches of front headroom and 38.1 inches of rear headroom to the Ford Explorer’s 41.4 inches of front headroom and 37.8 inches of rear headroom, the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe gives you more space where it matters. And with that space, your passengers can enjoy the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi, so the trips around Ohio and Kentucky can be that much more connected and enjoyable.


While both vehicles may offer the laundry list of standard safety features, including In-Vehicle Communications and Assistance Service, Blind Spot Monitor, and Electronic Stability Control System, the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe wins out with its Lane Departure Warning, which will alert the drive if the car begins to drift into an adjacent lane with no turn signal. That sort of safety will let everyone sleep a little sounder.

Driving Range

Both the Tahoe and the Explorer offer impressive MPG, at 16 in the city and 22 on the highway. But where the Tahoe goes the extra mile is in its driving range. With a 26-gallon fuel tank, compared to the Explorer’s mere 18.6-gallon capacity, you’ll be sitting pretty in your Tahoe, taking in an extra leg of scenery on your trips through the hills of southern Ohio and northern Kentucky.  


It’s obvious at this point that the Tahoe is the clear winner, but if you need any more convincing, just look at the power offered. The 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe gives you a V8, compared to the Explorer’s V6, and a greater amount of Torque @ RPM, at 383 @ 4100, versus the Ford Explorer’s 350 @ 3500. We don’t need to tell you which SUV offers more power here.

Take the Tahoe for a Spin

In the end, it’s no contest. The Tahoe is the full-size SUV you and your family have been looking for. Drop in at Tom Gill Chevrolet and experience the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe for yourself. The Tom Gill Chevrolet team is ready to show you your brand new 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe.