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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe

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1997 Base 2dr 4x2
most popular
Price:   -  From $23,507
1997 Base 2dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $26,157
1997 LS 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $28,885
1997 LS 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $31,485

Overview

The rationale behind the Chevrolet Tahoe is based on the Goldilocks syndrome, with trucks taking the place of bowls of porridge. There are some buyers for whom the Blazer is too small and the monstrous Suburban is too large. For them, the Tahoe will be just right. Unlike a good story, the Tahoe saga has no suspense. If you want a 4-door vehicle of this type and size, you buy a Tahoe, or its twin from GMC, the Yukon. No other manufacturer offers a similar machine at the moment, though Ford will be joining the battle later this year with its new Expedition, a 4-door replacement for the Bronco. The closest competitor is the Chevy/GMC Suburban, which is, in all respects save length and seating capacity, identical, although it could be argued that the Toyota Land Cruiser nibbles at the fringes of this size/price class. Smaller truck/wagons abound, from the aforementioned Chevy Blazer/GMC Jimmy to Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer to Range- and Land Rovers to a host of alternatives from Japan. All are a little easier to handle in urban situations and slightly more economical to operate, but none offer Texas-sized interiors or the ruggedness and trailer-pulling capacity of a fullsize truck platform underneath. First introduced in 1969 as a K-Blazer (not to be confused with the smaller Blazer/Jimmy), Tahoe got its current name last year. It has come a long way from its early pickup-truck-with-plastic-roof beginnings, evolving into a unique and versatile people-carrier. Tahoe is a rugged beast, a go-almost-anywhere, do-almost-anything sport-utility vehicle. With last year's interior refinements and an added model, plus this year's powerplant upgrade and new drivetrain variants, Tahoe would be a standout even if it had direct competitors.

Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
5.7L V-8 / 255 HP / 330 ft.lbs.
Transmission
4-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
15 / 19 / 17 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5 / 3 / 6
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
5.7L V-8 / 255 HP / 330 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
15 / 19 / 17 Mpg
Brakes
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel / Full-size
Fuel Tank
30.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$115
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
99.4 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
188.0 "
Exterior Width
77.4 "
Exterior Height
71.1 "
Front Headroom
39.9 "
Rear Headroom
37.8 "
Front Legroom
41.7 "
Rear Legroom
36.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
65.4 "
Rear Shoulder Room
66.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
Wheel Base
112 "
Turning Radius
19.0 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
Wheels
15.0 " Painted Styled Steel
Paint
Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual / Dual Manual Convex Spotter / Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Front Chrome With Chrome Insert / Front Chrome With Chrome Insert, 2 Front Tow Hook(s) / Front Black With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Colored / Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5 / 3 / 6
Seat Trim
Vinyl / Premium Cloth / Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket / 60-40 Split-bench
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way / 8-way (4-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
4-way / 8-way (4-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Full Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm Stereo, Clock, Seek-scan / Am/fm Stereo, Seek-scan / Clock
Speakers
4 / 6 Performance
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Sport / Tilt Sport
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Light / Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Passenger / Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
3 / 2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months
96 Months / 80,000 Miles

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