2020 Chevy Tahoe Premier: A Top-of-the-Line Full-Size SUV

July 29th, 2020 by

A red 2020 Chevy Tahoe is driving past a corner facing forward on a mountain road.

The 2020 Chevy Tahoe is one of two three-row full-size sport utility vehicles from the folks at Chevrolet; the other is the Suburban. Where the Suburban is more about utility, the Tahoe puts the sport in ‘SUV’. It is bold, stylish, comfortable, and forward. This is why J.D. Power named the 2020 Chevy Tahoe the highest-ranked large SUV in initial and long-term quality. If your goal in buying a full-size SUV includes long-term quality, luxury features, performance, and power, then the 2020 Chevy Tahoe is the perfect SUV for you.

If you are looking for a luxury option with that same power and performance that Chevy is known for, the 2020 Chevy Tahoe has an option for you. So, what exactly is the luxury trim level on the 2020 Chevy Tahoe? This would be the Premier. This is the trim that offers most luxury amenities inside and out, and that is the top-of-the-line SUV in the Tahoe lineup. If you are in the market for a fully loaded luxury 2020 Chevy Tahoe Premier, then you should stop in to our dealership at McCluskey Chevrolet and find out why this SUV is the definition of luxury. Test drive one today, and drive out happy with a Tahoe Premier.

Exterior Luxury From Bumper to Bumper

Just one look at the Tahoe Premier will show you that this is one luxurious vehicle. It starts with a distinctive grille that is only available on the Premier trim. This grille features the classic gold Chevy bowtie logo, although if you want to make your Tahoe even more distinctive, you can add optional black bowtie emblems. The grille is set off with a pair of high-intensity discharge headlamps. These are daytime running lights as well for added safety. A pair of fog lamps in chrome housings is mounted just below the front bumper. The hood features active aero shutters that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional, providing increased airflow at low speeds while closing at high speeds to enhance the vehicle’s aerodynamics. The windshield features a pair of rain-sensing automatic wipers that work as soon as there is precipitation, so you can focus on your driving.

The rugged good looks of the Tahoe Premier are carried further with body-color side moldings and black roof-mounted side rails. Black assist steps on each side will help you and your six passengers enter and exit your Tahoe Premier. This vehicle is also outfitted with deep-tinted acoustic laminated glass to increase privacy while reducing exterior noise when you are seated inside. There are also heated power auto-dimming outside mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators on each side of the front row to improve your driving, particularly in low light or cold weather.

Moving to the rear, you will be struck by how the designers at Chevrolet have carried over the Tahoe Premier’s looks to every exterior aspect of the vehicle. The rear bumper is sturdy, and the taillights well placed to enhance overall vehicle safety. The Tahoe Premier features a standard hands-free power programmable liftgate. This will open and close when you are holding the key fob and make a kicking motion under the left-hand side of the rear bumper. Now you won’t have to fumble for the keys and the tailgate handle when you have your hands full with groceries or other cargo. There is also an intermittent rear wiper on the rear windshield that you will find very helpful when driving in inclement weather.

A silver 2020 Chevy Tahoe is parked on a city street at night.

Interior Luxury That Needs to Be Seen to Be Believed

The first thing you are sure to notice when you open the door and step inside a 2020 Chevy Tahoe Premier is just how roominess of the vehicle’s interior. There is an amazing amount of space in all three rows of this SUV. The Tahoe Premier is configured with two bucket seats in the front row, two bucket seats in the second row, and a third-row bench seat with room for three passengers.

Front-row passengers will enjoy 42.8 inches of headroom, 45.3 inches of legroom, 64.8 inches of shoulder room, and 60.8 inches of hip room. Second-row passengers will have 38.7 inches of headroom, 39 inches of legroom, 65.1 inches of shoulder room, and 60.3 inches of hip room. One of the reasons to buy a full-size luxury SUV like the Tahoe Premier is the amount of room for third-row passengers. Sure, many midsize SUVs offer a third-row, but it is often an afterthought. Not with the Tahoe Premier, which offers 38.1 inches of headroom, 24.8 inches of legroom, 62.6 inches of shoulder room, and 49.3 inches of hip room to third-row passengers.

The interior of the Tahoe Premier is just bursting with luxury features. There are leather-appointed bucket seats and a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel. The front row seats are heated and ventilated, and are adjustable 12-ways so that you and the lucky person riding shotgun are sure to enjoy. If you really want to make a statement with your Tahoe Premier, you can opt for available jet black, cocoa/dune, cocoa/mahogany, or jet black/mahogany perforated leather-appointed seats.

The 2020 Tahoe Premier is equipped with a 4.2-inch diagonal driver information center and the Chevrolet Infotainment System with Navigation and an 8-inch color touchscreen. This system features Bluetooth connectivity, a GPS navigation system with 2D and 3D maps, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, voice-activated technology, a simple-slot CD/MP3 player, and USB ports.

If you love music as much as we do, you are going to get blown away by the premium Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound 10-speaker audio system. This is combined with an HD radio, SiriusXM NavTraffic for real-time traffic updates, and a SiriusXM radio trial subscription. With all these features, it is like having your own mobile concert system.

Luxury Performance

The standard engine on the 2020 Chevy Tahoe Premier is a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine. This is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, giving it 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. This engine features active fuel management, direct injection, and variable valve timing to improve engine efficiency. If the standard engine is not powerful enough for you, you can opt for the available 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine, paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. This produces an insane 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, and also features direct injection, active fuel management, and variable valve timing for better efficiency.

Your passengers are going to notice the Tahoe Premier’s smooth ride. That is because it features Chevrolet’s magnetic ride control. This system monitors each of the Tahoe’s wheels independently while you’re driving. It then continuously adjusts the wheels suspension and uses electro-magnetism to adjust the damper fluid on each wheel’s shock absorbers.

In addition, the Tahoe Premier rides on 20-inch polished alloy wheels with P275/55R20 20-inch all-season blackwall tires. These are larger than on the other Tahoe trims, and provide the Tahoe Premier with greater grip and control.

A red 2020 Chevy Tahoe is driving on a city street at night in Cincinnati, OH.

Luxury Safety

Chevy vehicles are known for their innovative safety features. The 2020 Chevy Tahoe Premier is no different. The Tahoe is equipped with a number of standard active and passive safety features, including 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, seven airbags, daytime running lights, OnStar and Chevrolet Connected Services, a rear vision camera, StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with traction control, a tire pressure monitoring system, and the Teen Driver system.

The Tahoe Premier adds a number of additional safety features as well. Automatic emergency braking alerts you if the system detects an imminent front-end collision, and will automatically provide assistance for hard braking. Forward collision alert provides an alert if you are following another vehicle too closely, which is especially helpful while driving in heavy traffic. Front and rear park assist provides distance alerts to help you park your Tahoe Premier. Lane change alert with side blind zone alert helps you avoid accidents when changing lanes by alerting you to vehicles driving in either of your blind spots. Lane keep assist with lane departure warning helps keep you on the straight and narrow by detecting if you are drifting out of your lane and steering you back into the proper place. Rear cross traffic alert is especially helpful when you are backing out of a spot by alerting you to any pedestrians or vehicles passing behind your Tahoe Premier. The safety alert seat gives you the option of getting vibrations in the driver’s seat instead of alert beeps when one of the sensing safety systems is engaged.

Sometimes, luxury involves keeping you and your passengers safe. These are the kind of features you’re glad you have, even if you hope you never have to use them.

Luxury at an Affordable Price

With the 2020 Chevy Tahoe, there is quite a lot to love, from incredible luxury features to unbeatable performance; you can’t go wrong parking this SUV in your garage. The starting MSRP for the 2020 Tahoe is $49,000. If you opt for the Chevy Tahoe Premier, you’ll find an MSRP of $62,700. Did we mention that this SUV can tow an incredible 8,600 lbs? You won’t find that level of performance just anywhere.

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