The Chevrolet Tahoe is essentially an upgraded version of the old Blazer lineup that Chevrolet and GMC sold on and off for what seems like forever. The first Tahoe was introduced in 1995 by Chevrolet and it has been a mainstay of their vehicle lineup ever since.
It is a full-size SUV, larger than the Traverse or Equinox, but it does feature much more hauling and towing capabilities than its smaller SUV cousins, which is a huge plus for anyone who has a lot of stuff they need to move around on a daily basis.
The 2012 Tahoe comes available in three models: the LS, LT and LTZ, with a fourth hybrid variant that we will discuss in a separate article.
The LS, like all other Tahoe models, features eight-passenger seating, though that’s really it when it comes to comparing to the more expensive models. It does come standard with front bucket seats with six-way power controls, tri-zone manual temperature control, USB ports, Sirius XM satellite radio with three trial months, OnStar navigation and support for six months, Bluetooth compatibility and premium cloth seats.
The LT, the next up from the LS, features available nine-passenger seating (though eight passenger seating is standard), leather-appointed front and rear seats, heated front seats, fog lamps, a Bose-powered nine-speaker sound system, a remote vehicle start system, automatic-locking rear differential and power-adjustable pedals.
The LTZ, the most expensive version of the Tahoe, features just seven passenger seating, front bucket seats with 12-way power adjusters on both driver and passenger seats, perforated leather-appointed seats, an upgraded Bose-powered ten-speaker sound system, a power-remote lift gate, 20-inch aluminum wheels, touch-screen navigation and radio, a rear camera display, Sirius XM navigation for three months, a heated steering wheel and side blind zone alerts. Definitely worth the hike in price.
The problem with the Tahoe, when it comes to securing auto transport for it, is the size. Being a full-size SUV, the Tahoe can cost more money to ship because of its size.
While it shouldn’t be too big for most normal auto shipping trucks, it does weigh a lot, and the more weight an auto shipper is carrying, the more fuel he will consume, which means more money he has to pay out. Hence the price hike for vehicle transport. But still, like most other vehicles, the most important thing is where it is picking up from and driving to, as the route is the most important factor.
With something like a Tahoe, it’s best to ship it from a major city to another major city unless time isn’t a problem for you, as pickup for a Tahoe from a rural area is expensive for most auto transporters to do, and most will avoid something so large if it isn’t paying enough or if it’s too far out of the way. You can discuss these in more detail with your specific vehicle shipping company, and you can learn more about the Tahoe itself by visiting the official website for it here.
But regardless of where you’re shipping your Tahoe to or from, American Auto Shipping is here to help. Simply fill out our free online vehicle transportation quote request form to get a free quote to ship your vehicle right now. You can also call our toll-free telephone number and speak to our own live representatives. They can give you a free quote, answer questions you have, and more. So fill out our form, or give us a call, and find out what American Auto Shipping can do for you.