LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (Wednesday, March 5, 2014) – Today’s full-size SUV customer are passionate about their full-size SUVs as they both uniquely represent their lifestyle and mobility needs. The all-new 2015 Tahoe and Suburban offer first-class comfort, unmatched capability and innovative technologies for the different needs of different customers.
Tahoe offers great roominess, capability and maneuverability for customers on the go, while Suburban delivers maximum passenger and cargo-hauling capability for those more likely to transport passengers in the third-row seat – particularly children. Suburban owners are also more likely to use their vehicle for trailering.
In fact, Suburban owners are seven times more likely to transport passengers in the third row on a daily basis than Tahoe owners – and they’re three times more likely to use their vehicle for transporting kids to school.
Dimensionally, the Suburban’s 3,302 mm (130-inch) wheelbase is 355 mm (14 inches) longer than Tahoe, and its 5,699 mm (224.4-inch) overall length is about 508 cm (20 inches) longer than Tahoe. Inside, that translates to 254 mm (10 inches) more legroom for the third-row passengers, which is a purchase decision for many Suburban customers.
Both vehicles offer ample cargo room, but Suburban’s extra length enables it to haul more. Its maximum cargo volume of 3,429 liters (121.1 cubic feet)) compares to Tahoe’s 2,681 liters (94.7-cubic-foot) maximum volume; and behind the third-row seats, there is 433 liters (15.3 cubic feet) of cargo room in the Tahoe and 1,113 liters (39.3 cubic feet) in the Suburban.
For perspective, a cubic litre is roughly the size of a milk carton. That means whether it’s the Tahoe or Suburban, there’s plenty of room for everyone in the family and all of their stuff.
And when it comes to trailering capability, Tahoe and Suburban are engineered to make it easier, with features including a tow/haul mode, trailer sway control, auto grade braking and hill-start assist. The ratings between them are similar, but because of the gross vehicle weight rating differences between the vehicles, the lighter Tahoe carries a slightly higher maximum capacity: 3,900 kg (8,600 pounds) vs. the Suburban’s 3,765 kg (8,300-pound) rating (2WD models).
The new face of Chevrolet SUVs
With their different sizes tailored to distinctly different customers, the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban share design elements that make the vehicles more refined and precisely sculpted.
New inlaid doors fit into the body side openings instead of over the top of the body, significantly improving the quietness of the interior cabin and contributing to improved aerodynamics.
A standard rear spoiler on the liftgate houses a relocated rear window wiper that is hidden when not in use and provides a cleaner, sleeker look.
Projector-beam headlamps flank the Chevrolet-signature dual-port grille – chrome on all models – and sweep into the front fenders. High-intensity discharge headlamps and light-emitting-diode daytime running lamps are included on LTZ models.
Additional exterior features include:
LTZ models feature more bright trim on the fascias, grille, body sides, mirror caps and more, and the LTZ also offers power-retractable and illuminated side steps.
Nine exterior color choices are available, including Plumberry Metallic, Silver Ice, Black, Crystal Red, Summit White, White Diamond, Champagne Silver Metallic, Tungsten Metallic and Brownstone (with later availability).
Comfortable and connected interiors
For vehicles that customers wrap into their daily routines, the interiors of the new Tahoe and Suburban have been refined to enhance functionality and comfort, while delivering the technologies and connectivity that are more important than ever. Premium materials and enhanced ergonomics demonstrate the SUVs’ blend of sophistication, craftsmanship and function.
The instrument panel, for example, has a straightforward design featuring a large, easy-to-view cluster. It includes a 4.2-inch colour driver information centre display in the centre of the cluster, for vehicle, infotainment and other data. There’s also an eight-inch-diagonal colour touch screen radio on LT and LTZ models in the centre of the instrument panel, which incorporates a secured storage bin behind the motorized screen.
The console also has map pockets along the side, multiple USB ports and a new 110-volt outlet. Plus, there’s a spot designed specifically for cell phone storage. There is also a new overhead console sunglasses holder that features a conversation mirror and the rear-seat cupholders have been relocated from the back of the floor console to the rear doors, creating a new storage area for rear-seat passengers.
Additional interior features:
All of the Tahoe and Suburban’s seats are designed for greater comfort and durability. A new high-wear cloth seat material is available on LS and LT, and the second-row bench seat now reclines. Additional seating features include:
To give owners the added functionality of going from passenger space to cargo usage, the third-row seat now folds flat to the floor. The second- and third-row seats’ available power-release folding option makes it easier to load bulky items from the rear, and eases entry/exit to the third row. Power-release folding switches are located at the second-row doors and at the rear liftgate opening.
Tahoe and Suburban are offered in four interior color combinations: Jet Black, Cocoa/Dune, Jet Black/Dark Ash and Cocoa/Mahogany.
Infotainment and connectivity
To accommodate the increasingly connected lives of customers – and their passengers – the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban deliver infotainment and connectivity features that enable seamless incorporation of mobile devices and smartphones.
The available, next-generation MyLink infotainment system gives customers the best of both worlds when it comes to infotainment. It provides easy, intuitive operation of basic functions, yet it is also highly customizable and capable of linking up to 10 devices such as smartphones, SD cards and MP3 players, giving customers more ways of staying connected.
Depending on the model, there are up to six USB ports and six power outlets – up to 12 charging locations altogether – offered to support electronic devices of all types.
Three levels of radios are offered in the Tahoe and Suburban:
Tahoe and Suburban also offer a rear-seat entertainment system that features an integrated 9-inch-diagonal screen, Blu-ray/DVD player and two wireless headsets. Tahoe systems feature a single fold-down screen and Suburban has dual screens.
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