Like the Suburban, the Tahoe gets an independent rear suspension that improves ride comfort, handling, and, as a result of better packaging, third-row room.
This is a massive vehicle that's very functional, comfortable, and high-tech.
The standard 5.3-liter V8 is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, and together the powertrain supplies plenty of predictable, uninterrupted power.
The ride is comfortable, but it's steadier in the Premier trim because of its electromagnetic dampers.
Handling feels ponderous but secure.
The enormous cabin is eerily quiet for such a large vehicle.
Controls are very easy to use, except for the tricky gear selector.
It's a big step up to get into the Tahoe, and the tall hood cuts forward visibility.
FCW, AEB with pedestrian detection, LDW, and LKA are standard, but BSW and RCTW are optional.