Like the bigger Suburban, the 2019 Chevy Tahoe boasts seating for up to nine people, on par the Suburban, which admittedly has more cargo space. That being said, not all seat rows are created equal. Naturally, the front seats are wide and pretty comfy, perfect for long road trips. The second row is soft and comfortable as well, but flatter and unadjustable due to the seat-folding mechanism. Reserve the third row for car seats and kids, who won't mind the lack of legroom and shorter seats. The cargo space behind the third row numbers just 15.3 cubic feet, a far cry from the Chevy Suburban's 39.3 cubes. But the more affordable Tahoe is a better pick if you don't need quite that much cargo space.
But the comfort isn't just in the seats. Comfort is a characteristic hardwired into the very suspension of the Chevy Tahoe. Thanks to a solid-axle rear suspension, you don't much feel sharp impacts or jostling and floating sensations in the cabin. On top of that, the cabin is nice and quiet, shielding you from wind and highway noise.
The 2019 Chevy Tahoe is slated to tow up to 8,600 pounds, when properly equipped. That's just a hair's breadth away from the class-leading Ford Expedition's trailering capacity. The Tahoe comes standard with a trailering hitch platform, 2-inch receiver, and trailer sway control. Optional towing equipment includes different rear axle ratio, trailer brake controls, two-speed active transfer case, and air-leveling suspension.
We've discussed seating, now let's talk about the look. A few critics noticed the presence of lackluster materials but on the whole, the 2019 Chevy Tahoe has an upscale cabin serving up plenty of quality, soft-touch surfaces. The Tahoe receives high marks for its interior colors, its overall design, and the look of the center console, which houses an 8-inch color touchscreen with infotainment system and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The MyLink system is a smooth operator and plenty intuitive. Easy-to-reach physical knobs and buttons are a boon and a cinch to figure out.
We'd be remiss if we didn't give a shout out to the powerful engines that put the Tahoe in motion. You have your choice between the base 5.3-liter V8 serving up 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque and the 6.2-liter V8 good for 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. These are great numbers, providing plenty of power and acceleration whether you're cruising up a hill or pushing the SUV to 60 mph on the onramp.