The redesigned Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban have been out a very short time, but 2015 is bringing a host of new features. One that will be appreciated by many is the hands-free liftgate sensor that allows you to open the rear compartment with the swipe of a foot.
This handy feature is included with the optional Luxury Package on LT models and it’s standard on LTZ, both of which include wireless phone charging. The hands-free liftgate feature allows you to open and close the liftgate by waving your foot under a sensor beneath the rear fascia. As long as the keyless entry fob is in your possession, this convenience is always there for you when you find your hands full.
Of course, there’s a lot more that’s new for 2015:
- Bucket seat models get the segment’s only Front Center Air Bag, which deploys from the inboard side of the driver’s seat and inflates between the driver and front passenger. This provides additional protection for both in side-impact crashes.
- Fold-flat second- and third-row seats make loading cargo more convenient. A power-folding feature is also available.
- Six USB ports and six power outlets, including a 110-volt three-prong outlet, are available for all kinds of electronic devices.
- The obligatory rear-seat entertainment system with Blu-ray DVD player is an option.
- “Conversation mirror” in the overhead console provides a panoramic view of the rear seats.
- Keyless entry and push-button start.
- With the rear seats folded, you have up to 94.7 cubic feet of cargo room behind the front seats for the Tahoe and up to 121.1 cubic feet for the Suburban.
“The 2015 Tahoe and Suburban have resonated with families who want maximum capability combined with comfort and efficiency,” says director of Chevrolet Marketing Sandor Piszar. “These new technologies make Chevrolet’s class-leading full-size SUVs even more attractive as the go-to vehicles for active lifestyles.”