ABS standard. Side air bags standard from 2000-2002, available until 2006, standard from 2010. ESC available from 2003, standard from 2005. Head protection air bags available in 2007, standard from 2008.
The Chevy Tahoe/GMC Yukon twins have moved to a new platform that's more refined than before. Handling is much improved. A third row of seats is available as well, and access is fairly easy. Both models are roomy and quiet, and the ride is commendable. Both V8s feel stronger and are more efficient, and the transmission shifts smoothly. Two-wheel-drive models are available with traction control. Four-wheel-drive models have a selectable four-wheel-drive system.