TodayApril 15, 2022

Chevy Tahoe turns 25 and gets awards

Initial Quality Study

The Chevrolet Tahoe was honored in the J.D. Power 2019 Initial Quality Study and 2018 Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Awards.

Since 1995, the first model year of the Chevrolet Tahoe combined the maneuverability of a short-wheelbase truck with the functionality of four doors. It was positioned to be a multi-purpose family vehicle, with the versatility to tow a trailer, go off-road, or take the family on a road trip. That quickly led to the Tahoe becoming the best-selling full-size SUV in the U.S., a title it has held for 19 consecutive years.

Chevy Tahoe from 1995 to 2019

Chevy Tahoe from 1995 to 2019

“The Tahoe delivered the perfect blend of capability, cargo space and comfort just as the four-door, full-size SUV market ignited in the United States,” said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet marketing. “The Tahoe is a wildly successful and enduring favorite with customers and has helped Chevrolet lead the full-size SUV segment since its introduction.”
The Tahoe has consistently been honored for reliability, durability, and customer experience. Today, Tahoe accounts for nearly one of every four full-size SUVs sold in the U.S.

Combined with the long-wheelbase Suburban, Chevrolet accounts for 45 percent of the full-size SUV segment, almost double the share of its closest competitor so far in 2019.

Also, Tahoe remains among Chevrolet’s best-selling models to government agencies for various uses, including law enforcement.
The Tahoe PPV (Police Pursuit Vehicle) features suspension and control modifications to handle high speeds and frequent stopping, in addition to a high output alternator and an auxiliary battery, which helps increase demands required by computers, lights, and sirens.

“When the Tahoe was introduced 25 years ago, our police customers saw its potential for their highly demanding environments,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of GM Fleet. “Today, the Tahoe PPV is the most aspirational police vehicle on the market – combining a strong visual presence with uncompromising capability, new safety technologies, and impressive interior and cargo space.”

Much of Tahoe’s success with both families and law enforcement can be attributed to its evolution – each model year added more technology, better performance, and greater capability – to meet the changing needs of customers.

2019 Full Size SUV Market Share Through Q3

2019 Full Size SUV Market Share Through Q3

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.

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