When drivers think “Chevy” and “major capability” their minds probably jump first to the classic Chevy Silverado truck. While we do have several attractive trucks like the Silverado in our inventory, two other Chevy models currently in our inventory that can deliver serious towing, hauling, and transportation options are the Chevy Suburban and Chevy Tahoe. Both of these SUVs can offer enough seating for a growing family, or can deliver towing and hauling options. But what’s the difference between the Chevy Suburban and the Chevy Tahoe?
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Chevy Suburban vs Chevy Tahoe
Both the Chevy Suburban and the Chevy Tahoe are considered large SUVs and have either a seven-passenger or eight-passenger seating capacity. For the 2016 model year both also come standard with a 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V-8 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. However, the Chevy Suburban is slightly larger (and more expensive). The starting MSRP for the 2016 Chevy Suburban was more than $2,500 higher than the starting MSRP of the 2017 Chevy Tahoe. That size difference has some advantages and disadvantages for each of these models
Interior Cargo Space
The 2016 Chevy Suburban offers an impressive 121.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded , while the 2017 Chevy Tahoe has just 94.7 cubic feet. That means more room for people or passengers in the Suburban. However, there is a towing trade-off.
While the Suburban has the advantage on interior space, the 2016 Chevy Tahoe takes the lead in towing capability. Possibly because it has the same engine and less body weight, the 2016 Chevy Tahoe can tow up to 6,600 pounds, while the 2016 Suburban tops out at 6,300 pounds.
The numbers in this comparison are just for the 2016 models (which have not yet arrived in used Chevy inventory here at the Third Coast Auto Group in Austin TX), but the general passenger, cargo and towing patterns remain consistent for other years. If you are trying to decide if a used Chevy Suburban or used Chevy Tahoe is right for you, and you live in the Austin area, come check out our inventory of these models and learn about the financing options available at our dealership as well.