Like most large SUVs and crossovers, demand for the Chevy Tahoe is at a high right now. While this demand is only temporary and fueled (pun totally intended) by lower gas prices, automakers are making plenty of hay while the sun shines. Chevy is getting in on this with a new special-edition Tahoe Custom for 2018.
The Tahoe Custom will start life as an LS trim, which is the base level for the 2018 Tahoe. Turning the LS into the Custom involves adding a few extra standard features and dramatically cutting the price.
The additional standard exterior features on the 2018 Tahoe Custom include 18-inch painted aluminum wheels wrapped in all-season tires and a chrome-accented grille. Inside, the additional features include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 4G LTE connectivity with a Wi-Fi hotspot, an 8-inch touchscreen audio system, a rearview camera, up to five USB ports, a 110-volt outlet, and more.
Chevy also increases the Tahoe Custom’s standard cargo room to 54 cubic feet by deleting the third-row seat.
There also are a few new tech goodies that make the 2018 Tahoe Custom special. These include teen driver mode and remote start. Buyers looking for additional safety can add the Enhanced Driver Alert Package, which includes forward-collision alert, safety alert driver seat, IntelliBeam headlights with auto high-beam control, lane-keep assist, and automatic emergency braking.
The 2018 Tahoe Custom will hit showrooms in September 2017, and it’ll start from $44,995 — for those doing the math, that is $3,515 cheaper than the 2017 Tahoe LS.