2017 Chevy Tahoe

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2017 Chevy Tahoe - Phillips Chevrolet | Frankfort, IL and Lansing, IL www.phillipschevy.com

Chevy Introduces RST Edition for Tahoe and Suburban

Earlier today, Chevrolet introduced a new special edition soon to become available for the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban– the Rally Sport Truck or RST edition. The RST edition includes body-color grille surround and door handles, gloss-black grille and mirror caps, black roof rails, black window trim, black badging and black Chevy bowties, as well as exclusive 22-inch wheels with in Bridgestone P285/45R 22 tires. Additional available upgrades include a Borla performance exhaust system, a Brembo brake package, and, for the Tahoe only, an exclusive Performance Package that includes Magnetic Ride Control with performance calibration, 6.2L V-8 and the new 10L80 10-speed automatic transmission. “Chevrolet has continually invested in Tahoe and Suburban, developing models with varying combinations of capability, technology and performance to meet the needs of different customers,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Truck Marketing director.  “The RST is designed for customers who want a street performance look without sacrificing capability or refinement, along with the option of increased performance as well.”  Phillips Chevrolet in Frankfort & Lansing has Illinois’ Largest Chevy Inventory, including a great selection of Chevy Tahoes and Suburbans which the RST edition will join this fall.

Four Chevrolets Lead Segments in Dependability

J.D. Power and Associates have just released the results of their 2017 Vehicle Dependability study and we are pleased to report that four different Chevrolet models have come out on top of their respective segments. The Chevy Camarohas earned their top ranking in the Midsize Sporty Car segment for a remarkable five years in a row. For the second year in a row, the Silverado HD was named the most dependable Large Heavy Duty Pickup. The Chevy Sonic landed at the top of the list for the Small Car segment and the Chevy Tahoe leads all Large SUVs.  This study, now in its 28thyear, ranks three-year-old vehicles based on problems experienced during the past 12 months by their original owners. “We find buyers are increasingly avoiding models with poor reputations for dependability, so manufacturers can’t afford to let quality slip, particularly on their best sellers,” said Dave Sargent, vice president, global automotive at J.D. Power. “While many expensive and niche vehicles do have excellent quality, the fact is that most consumers are shopping in the high-volume mainstream segments. The good news is that consumers don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a very dependable vehicle.” Phillips Chevrolet in Frankfort and Lansing has Illinois’ Largest Chevy Inventory, including a great selection of these award-winning vehicles!

Chevy Tahoe Named to KBB’s Best Family Cars

Every year Kelley Blue Book compiles a list of the vehicles they most highly recommend for families, and we are pleased to report that once again the Chevrolet Tahoe has earned a spot in their 12 Best Family Cars. KBB was impressed by the Chevy Tahoe’s comfortable ride quality and tow-capable powertrain. But the bulk of their kudos go to the variety of family-friendly features the Tahoe offers including a roomy cabin that seats up to nine and tri-zone climate control to keep all those folks comfortable, as well as the host of technology possibilities afforded by built-in Wi-Fi, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay compatibility, and ample USB ports. Overall, KBB says, “the 2017 Tahoe still represents the single best total execution of a large SUV thanks to its superb combination of style, comfort and capability.” That must be why they also named the Tahoe in their Best Buy Awards earlier this year. Phillips Chevrolet in Frankfort & Lansing has Illinois’ Largest Chevy Inventory, including a great selection of Chevy Tahoes ready for your next family adventure.

Chevy Tahoe & Suburban Owners Love Wi-Fi

Chevrolet has crunched the numbers and found that Chevy drivers used 4,220,684 gigabytes of in-vehicle data in 2016, almost double the amount for 2016. The whole Chevy lineup of cars, trucks, and SUVs offers a 4g LTE Wi-FGI connection capable of connecting up to 7 devices so Chevy owners can take their internet connection on the go for work or play. And no Chevy owners made better use of that connection than Tahoe and Suburban drivers who used 713,669 gigabytes of data in 2016, a 260 percent increase over 2015. “Chevrolet has continually invested in new safety, convenience and connected technologies across our trucks, utilities and cars,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and global head of Chevrolet. “We are attracting new buyers to Chevrolet by offering technologies like OnStar 4G LTE not available on competitive models. New owners are in turn more likely to become repeat Chevrolet customers as these features become an integral part of their day-to-day lives.” Phillips Chevrolet in Frankfort & Lansing has Illinois’ Largest Chevy Inventory, including a great selection of Chevy Tahoes and Suburbans loaded with the latest technology.

Midnight Edition Coming to Chevy Tahoe & Suburban

New for 2017, the Tahoe and Suburban are offered with a Z71 Midnight Edition package. The Z71 Midnight includes all of the features found on the Z71 Package including off-road tuned suspension, off-road tires, skid plates, off-road tubular assist steps, fog lamps, tow hooks, sill plates, 3.42 axle, 2-speed transfer case, floor mats, hill descent control, high capacity air cleaner, Z71 badging and more. The Midnight Edition adds 18” black-painted Z71 wheels, roof rack cross rails, black grille insert, and black Chevrolet “bow tie” logos. The Z71 Midnight Tahoe also comes equipped with aggressive Goodyear DuraTrac off-road tires.

With their impressive size and refined styling, the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban are already sophisticated, imposing figures. For 2017 they’re about to become even more dramatic with the announcement of Midnight Editions coming to the two big SUVs for the 2017 model year. Both models will offer the Z71 Midnight package and the LT Midnight package, including black wheels, roof rack cross rails, and black Chevrolet “bow tie” logos. The Z71 Midnight includes all of the features found on the Z71 Package including off-road tuned suspension, off-road tires, skid plates, off-road tubular assist steps, fog lamps, tow hooks, sill plates, and more. The LT Midnight includes all of the features found on both the LT trim levels of Suburban and Tahoe and adds 20” black wheels, all-season tires, and black assist steps. Phillips Chevrolet in Frankfort & Lansing has Illinois’ Largest Chevy Inventory, including a great selection of Chevy Tahoes and Suburbans which the Midnight Edition will join later this year.

Chevy Tahoe is Best Selling SUV

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With nearly 60,000 units sold through the month of August, the Chevrolet Tahoe remains America’s best-selling full size SUV. And for good reason – the Tahoe’s 355 horsepower V8 engine has towing power for 8,600 pounds, making it perfect for family vacations with a boat, camper, or trailer. With available seating for up to nine people, or 94.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded down, the Chevy Tahoe can comfortably accommodate countless combinations of passengers and cargo for trips across country or across town. A responsive transmission and imperceptible cylinder deactivation help make the most of every drop of fuel yielding an EPA estimated 18 miles per gallon which, paired with a 26-gallon fuel tank, means that you’ve got 475 miles before you have to find the next gas station. Phillips Chevrolet in Frankfort & Lansing has Illinois’ Largest Chevy Inventory, including a great selection of Chevy Tahoes.

Chevy Tahoe Gets New Technology, Colors for 2017

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Though it isn’t undergoing any major changes for the 2017 model year, there are still some exciting new things in store for Chevy Tahoe. Two new exterior colors, Blue Velvet Metallic and Pepperdust Metallic, will be available, as will two new wheel choices: 22-inch, 7-spoke Silver wheels with Chrome inserts available on all trims and 22-inch Ultra Bright machined aluminum wheels with Bright Silver finish available exclusively on the Premier (1LZ) trim level. The 2017 Tahoe will also feature new technologies to improve safety and aerodynamics. The Teen Driver feature first introduced on the 2016 Chevy Malibu will be available in the Tahoe, allowing parents to keep tabs on their young drivers’ habits behind the wheel. Front active aero shutters have also been added, which close automatically during high-speed driving and open when the engine needs more air for cooling purposes. These shutters are designed to improve aerodynamics while remaining invisible from the outside of the vehicle. Phillips Chevrolet in Frankfort & Lansing has Illinois’ Largest Chevy Inventory, including a great selection of Chevy Tahoes.

Four Chevrolets Lead Segments in JD Power Study

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Market research firm J.D. Power has just released the results of their 2016 APEAL (Automotive Performance, Executions and Layout) Study and we are pleased to report that four Chevrolet models have come out on top of their segments. The APEAL Study measures how pleased drivers are with their new cars within the first 90 days of ownership based on over 84,000 new car owners’ responses. The Chevrolet Colorado comes in at the top of the Midsize Pickup category, the Chevy Sonic leads in Small Cars, the Camaro tops Midsize Sporty Cars, and the Chevy Tahoe stands tall among Large SUVs. The availability of advanced safety features and the ease of use of Chevrolet’s MyLink system are among the features that helped these Chevy models come out on top. Phillips Chevrolet has Illinois’ Largest Inventory, including a great selection of these award-winning vehicles, many priced 15-20% below MSRP.

Five Chevy Models Lead JD Power Initial Quality Study

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How impressed are Chevy buyers with their new Chevrolets? If the J.D. Power 2016 Initial Quality Study is an indication, it’s safe to say that they are extremely impressed. For the fourth consecutive year, Chevrolet leads all brands in Initial Quality with five vehicles at the top of their segments. The Chevy Silverado is a double winner, leading in both light-duty and heavy-duty segments. If you’re looking for an SUV, Chevrolet has an award winner at both ends of the spectrum, as the Chevy Equinox picks up the prize for compact SUVs and the Tahoe leads in large SUVs. But it isn’t just the big guys where Chevrolet excels – the Chevrolet Spark also brought home the Initial Quality award for the city car segment. The J.D. Power Initial Quality Study is based on problems experienced by new car owners after 90 days of ownership with the segment leaders being the vehicles with the fewest reported issues. Phillips Chevrolet has Illinois’ Largest Chevy Inventory, including a huge selection of these award winning vehicles.

Our Tahoe is a TV Star

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If you watched the hit NBC drama Chicago PD last night, you may have spotted a Chevrolet Tahoe sporting a Phillips Chevrolet sticker on the back. Last month, the Chicago PD production crew borrowed a Tahoe from our used car inventory to use in the episode and we were excited to see it figure so prominently in the plotline. The Chevy Tahoe is now back in our inventory and available for sale, and don’t worry, the damage incurred in the episode was all Hollywood magic – the Tahoe is in great shape! If you missed the episode, you can find it online here (http://www.nbc.com/chicago-pd/video/fortycaliber-bread-crumb/2992165) and keep your eyes peeled early in the episode for our superstar Tahoe. Phillips Chevrolet has Illinois’ Largest Chevy Inventory, including a huge selection of pre-owned vehicles, one of which is a TV star!