2007 Chevy Tahoe—This is why I love an SUV!
By Becky J. Beall
know I should be ashamed of myself for loving SUV's with gas between $2 and $3 a
gallon, but I can't help it. They are my favorite vehicles! Sports cars are
always fun to take for a spin but when I'm headed out with my family, I love the
roominess and safety that I feel when driving an SUV.
my latest love affair…Chevy's full-size SUV—the 2007 Tahoe. Since 2001, the
Tahoe has topped the list for best-selling full-size SUV and this model makes no
apologizes for supreme status with a redesigned look. The '07 Tahoe offers
improved aerodynamics which largely contributes to the overall smooth exterior
of the vehicle. The windshield is more steeply raked and the grille is
distinctive to the Tahoe…all in all, I like the new, improved appearance of the
As a mom, I appreciate that Chevrolet designed the Tahoe to
be among the safest, most secure vehicles in the industry. There are some new
features with this model that enhance the safety of the Tahoe even more:
roof-mounted head curtain side air bags with rollover protection for all seating
rows and front-seat safety belt pretensioners that are linked to the vehicle's
sensing system to provide segment-exclusive deployment in rear-end crashes.
Other standard safety features that I have come to expect in a good SUV, which
the Tahoe most certainly is, are things like anti-lock brakes, tire pressure
monitoring and daytime running lamps.
The Tahoe is powered by a 5.3L Vortec
V8 engine with active fuel management. It delivers a comfortable ride with
secure road handling, and surprisingly, it is also a quiet ride. With third row
seating, six or seven can fit comfortably in this model Tahoe, a plus for my big
As far as rear storage space—it's limited if you are
utilizing all seating for passengers, but then again, there is a roof rack. I
can fit normal stuff in the back, but for a trip with a full load of passengers,
you'll definitely need to rely on the roof rack.
Okay, here's my "female factor"…you know…the things I love
that the average male might not consider important. I really like the rear
parking assist—it alerts me when things are obstructing my path. I also like the large console with deep storage space and the
abundance of cup holders. But most of all, I think anyone who has driven this
vehicle would agree, it handles like a dream.
All courtesy of Chevrolet.
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