When we took our monster road trip to the east coast last year, I was planning on driving a Chevy Tahoe. The Tahoe is very large, and with the six of us driving 5837.4 KM, I wanted the space. Instead, we took that trip in a Chevy Traverse, but I had a mental note to try out the Tahoe next summer.
That's exactly what I did last week. With the week off work, I planned a camping trip for me and my oldest and family trips to the aquarium, CNE and bowling alley. As advertised, the Tahoe is full-sized. Three rows of seats and 94.7 cu. ft. of cargo space.
When I parked my '99 Mazda Protege and hopped in the 2017 Chevy Tahoe, I not only had to adapt to the size difference, but the upgraded power. It's great fun zipping along in a 5.3L V8 and rather addictive. My kids also appreciated the 4G LTE Wi-Fi while I enjoyed the satellite radio.
Another feature I quickly took for granted and seriously missed when I returned to my Mazda was the in-windshield display. As you looked through the front windshield, you could see your current speed. It wasn't distracting or annoying but rather clever and convenient. Now that I have to take my eyes off the road to check my speed, I realize how much safer this was in the Tahoe.
In summary, if you're looking for a large SUV with power, the Tahoe fits the bill. It's one of several 3-row cars I'm test driving before I buy something that will fit my entire family of six. Here are previous such test drives: