There isn't an automotive company out there that produces
as comprehensive a line of rugged vehicles as Chevrolet.
Its combination of pickups and SUVs is unmatched. Consistent
throughout the lineup is an adherence to the principles
of performance, durability and safety. Stepping right into
the fold with all of these traits, and then some, is the
2003 Chevy Tahoe, a sport-utility vehicle with incomparable
ability. After all, it is the best-selling full-size SUV
in the country.
The 2003 Chevy Tahoe is offered in two models: LS (base)
and LT. Two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations
are both available.
The four-door Tahoe offers comfortable nine-passenger seating.
Like 2003 Suburbans, 2003 Tahoes have a new electrical architecture
that results in a 'smarter' vehicle. Likewise, the instrument
panel and cluster have been redesigned to accommodate this
increased processing power. To keep everyone inside the
spacious cabin happy, manual rear air conditioning is standard.
Additionally, rear electronic climate control is available,
providing second-row passengers an automatically controlled
temperature setting independent from that of the front.
The options are aplenty with the 2003 Chevy Tahoe. Chief
among them is a passenger DVD system, which consists of
a DVD player, an overhead screen, two wireless headphones
and a remote control. Other options include the OnStar system,
an in-dash 6-disc CD changer and XM Satellite Radio.
The Tahoe is almost as big as its cousin Suburban, though
it has a slightly shorter wheelbase of 116 inches. Two new
exterior colors are available for 2003: Sandalwood Metallic
and Dark Spiral Gray Metallic.
The Tahoe can pull as much as 7,700 pounds when properly
equipped. The standard engine is a 4.8-liter V8 with 275
horsepower at 5200 rpm. 4 speed automatic is the transmission
of choice. For more power, LS model owners can upgrade to
a 5.3-liter V-8 with 285 horsepower at 5200 rpm, which is
standard on uplevel LT models.
For more stability, StabiliTrak is an enticing option.
An advanced system, StabiliTrak intervenes when it senses
one or more of the wheels slipping, loss of lateral traction
or understeer or oversteer difficulties. For off-roaders,
a Tahoe Z71 model is available with specially tuned off-road
suspension, specific shock absorbers and jounce jumpers
with standard stabilizer bars.
Safety and Security
StabiliTrak is a significant safety feature that can be
added to the 2003 Chevy Tahoe. However, the standard package
is quite thorough in itself, as it includes four-wheel disc,
four-wheel antilock brakes featuring dual piston calipers
with Dynamic Rear Proportioning, dual-level airbags with
a passenger-sensing system and the LATCH (Lower Anchors
and Tethers for Children) child-seat system.
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