According to J.D. Power and Associates, the Chevrolet Tahoe is currently the most dependable full-size sport utility vehicle, and many Americans seems to agree as the Chevy Tahoe is also currently the best-selling full-size SUV in America. But what did it take for the Chevy Tahoe get all this success? Probably, it is the design and architecture of the vehicle. Or it can be the aggressive and muscular look that the vehicle has. But most likely, it is the high quality and good coordination of the various Chevy Tahoe parts that makes the Chevy Tahoe a well-loved SUV.
General Motors introduced the Chevrolet Tahoe in 1995, three years behind the GMC Yukon, which shares the same platform and most of its parts with the Tahoe. It is a full-size SUV available in 2-door and 4-door wagon body styles. It is based on the GMT 400 platform, the same platform used by the Chevrolet Suburban, although the Tahoe stands at a shorter base. This chassis is also the same frame used on the Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup truck.
The current version of the Chevy Tahoe is basically the same as the redesigned vehicle in 2000, with no further major redesigns expected for the Tahoe until the 2007 model year. The vehicle now stands on the GMT800 platform and is currently available in three trim levels: LS, Z71, and LT. Each trim level or package has something different to offer, with the LS trim containing most of the basic standard equipments. The only engine available for the Ls is the Vortec 4800 V8 engine while the LT and Z71 trims are equipped with the more powerful Vortec 5300 V8 engine. A special off-road suspension (Z71 suspension) is also standard on the Z71 trim. All trims, however, are equipped with the same standard Hydra-Matic four-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with overdrive and Tow/Haul mode.
Aside from these engine and mechanical parts, there are a lot of other premium and high performance parts installed on the Chevy Tahoe. Tahoe assist steps, bumpers, doors, grilles and other body parts and accessories are elegantly designed while being equally tough and rigid. The SUV is also complete with innovative equipments inside and out, like its new Touch-Screen Navigation Radio and a rear DVD entertainment system that makes both on-road and off-road driving equally exciting and comfortable.
Stock Chevy Tahoe parts are really of premium quality, making it hard to find replacement parts that can match or surpass the quality that the stock parts has. But there's no need to worry, as there are a lot of local and online shops that offer high quality genuine and aftermarket Chevy Tahoe replacement and repair parts as well as performance parts. One only needs to be careful and selective to be assured that he would get the parts of the right quality for their Chevy Tahoe.