Prices for the 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe start at $49,195 for a rear-wheel-drive LS, but rises to over $81,000 for the new Premier Plus Edition with all the trimmings. Two engines are offered. Most models feature a 355-horsepower, 5.3-liter V8 paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, while buyers who opt for either the RST Premier Edition with the Performance Package or the Premier Plus edition will find a 420-hp, 6.2-liter V8 under the hood mated to a 10-speed automatic, as well as Chevy's Magnetic Ride Control suspension.
Base LS models come with a boatload of standard features, including third-row seating, 18-inch alloy wheels, an eight-inch touchscreen, power front seats, satellite radio, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, three-zone automatic climate control, 4G LTE and available WiFi hotspot, a rearview camera, and rear park assist. Drivers with cargo to haul should appreciate the standard locking rear differential, auxiliary transmission oil cooler, seven-wire harness, trailering hitch platform, two-inch receiver, trailer sway control, external oil cooler, and hill start assist.
Forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, and automatic headlights with high-beam assist are optional on the LS and standard on the LT and Premier trims.
Most 2019 Tahoes will exit the Arlington, Texas factory equipped with the 5.3-liter V8, and the typical advice when shopping for a Chevy applies – go with the mid-level trim. This leads to the LT, which adds leather upholstery, heated front seats, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, and the aforementioned safety gear for a reasonable $54,195. Aside from four-wheel drive, we'd pass on optional extras, as they don't really contribute any must-haves to the Tahoe equation. Here’s how we’d build it:
- Model: 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe LT/span>
- Engine: 5.3-liter V8
- Output: 355 hp / 383 lb-ft
- Transmission: Six-speed automatic
- Drivetrain: Four-wheel drive
- MPG: 15 City / 21 Hwy
- Options: Four-wheel drive ($3,000)
- Base Price: $54,195 (including a $1,295 destination charge)
- Best Value Price: $57,195