Chevrolet SUV Model Overview

Chevy SUVs Overview - Basil Cars
The search for the perfect SUV will inevitably lead you to Chevrolet. With such an extensive lineup of practical and exciting SUVs to choose from, Chevrolet has an SUV for whatever your needs might be. And to help you sort through all of these SUVs and pick out the right one for you, we have put together this guide to Chevrolet’s SUVs.

Chevrolet SUVs By The Numbers

Trax Trailblazer Equinox Blazer Traverse Tahoe Suburban
Starting MSRP $20,400 $23,100 $26,600 $35,400 $34,520 $54,200 $57,200
Standard Horsepower / Torque 137 hp / 162 lb-ft tq 137 hp / 162 lb-ft tq 175 hp / 203 lb-ft tq 228 hp / 258 lb-ft tq 310 hp / 266 lb-ft tq 355 hp / 383 lb-ft tq 355 hp / 383 lb-ft tq
Max Towing 4,000 pounds 7,500 pounds 14,000 pounds 10,000 pounds 40,000 pounds $44,970 $44,970
Seats 5 5 5 5 8 8 8
Max Cargo Space 54.1 cubic feet 54.3 cubic feet 63.9 cubic feet 64.2 cubic feet 98.2 cubic feet 122.9 cubic feet 144.7 cubic feet
Fuel Economy (Combined) 30 mpg 30 mpg 26 mpg 25 mpg 21 mpg 17 mpg 16 mpg


Chevrolet Trax

Key Features

  • Starting at $20,400 MSRP
  • ECOTEC 1.2L Turbo engine producing 137 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque
  • Chevy Safety Assist
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay/Wireless Android Auto capability for compatible phones

The most affordable of the Chevrolet SUVs, the Trax packs a lot of desirability into a subcompact package. The styling is sharp and modern, with a clear resemblance to the bigger Blazer. Inside, you’ll find a well-appointed and surprisingly spacious interior, with features like standard Active Noise Cancellation and an available 11-inch infotainment touchscreen. The Trax is powered by a 1.2-liter turbocharged engine that produces excellent low-end torque. This engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, providing a more enjoyable driving experience than you get from the CVT-equipped vehicles that compete with the Trax. This city-sized SUV delivers outsized practicality and fun.

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Chevrolet Trailblazer

Key Features

  • Starting at $23,100 MSRP
  • ECOTEC 1.2L Turbo engine producing 137 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque
  • Available AWD
  • Standard 11-inch infotainment touchscreen

Under the stylish sheet metal adorning the Trailblazer is a vehicle that is mechanically a close relative of the Trax. But while the Trax is built to be a practical city vehicle, the Trailblazer has been imbued with offroading ability, starting with the available all-wheel drive. There are also available skid plates, and all-terrain tires. You get the same cargo capacity as the Trax, and the easy-to-maneuver size of the Trailblazer means it’s just as at home in the city as it is on the trails. And although the Trailblazer has the same 1.2-liter engine as the Trax, it comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission, good for both the low-end torque that you want while offroading, but also giving a boost to the city fuel economy.

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Chevrolet Equinox

Key Features

  • Starting at $26,600 MSRP
  • 1.5L Turbo 4-cylinder engine producing 175 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque
  • Standard Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Standard AWD

Chevrolet’s best-selling SUV, the Equinox rules its segment thanks to its shockingly good value for money. Things like standard all-wheel drive can make a big difference in this fiercely competitive segment. The Equinox also delivers when it comes to fuel economy, and the ride is exceptionally comfortable. The Equinox also offers significantly better towing capacity than both the smaller Chevy SUVs, and also the other SUVs in its segment, coming in at 3,500 pounds. With an acoustic-laminated windshield and active noise cancellation, the cabin is quiet and refined, with charging ports for everyone, and wireless Apple CarPlay / Android Auto capability for compatible phones. With its good looks and comfortable interior, it’s easy to see why the Equinox is such a hit.

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Chevrolet Blazer

Key Features

  • Starting at $35,400 MSRP
  • Standard 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder engine or available 3.6L V6 engine
  • Standard 18-inch wheels, optional wheels up to 21 inches
  • Towing capacity up to 4,500 pounds

The Blazer is similar in size to the Equinox, but built to be a performance machine. Not only is the standard 2.0-liter engine noticeably more powerful, but the Blazer has the option of a 3.6-liter V6 that puts out 308 horsepower and 270 horsepower. Both engines come with a 9-speed automatic transmission, and you can choose front- or all-wheel drive with either engine. Handling is exceptional, as is befitting a performance machine, and fuel economy is quite good, despite all the extra power. The interior is the biggest of any of the Chevrolet’s 5-seat SUVs, and a towing capacity of 4,500 pounds means that you can easily tow whatever won’t fit in the back. Big wheels and standard all-LED exterior lighting gives the Blazer a look that matches its performance abilities.

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Chevrolet Traverse

Key Features

  • Starting at $34,520 MSRP
  • 3.6L V6 engine producing 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque
  • HD Surround Vision
  • Available Bose® premium audio system

If you’re looking to maximize interior space without turning to a vehicle that’s impractically huge on the outside, the Traverse is here to improve your life. This is Chevrolet’s smallest 8-seater, a vehicle for the whole family that will still fit in the garage. With its standard V6 and 9-speed automatic transmission, the Traverse will also tow up to 5,000 pounds, and with the seats folded down, you can fit a whopping 98.2 cubic feet of cargo inside as well. With its 310 horsepower, the Traverse will likely surprise you with its peppiness, and whether you opt for the front- or the all-wheel drive, the Traverse handles better than any 3-row SUV would ever be expected to. An available 10-speak Bose® stereo system gives you incredible sound quality, turning the spacious interior into a concert hall.

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Chevrolet Tahoe

Key Features

  • Starting at $54,200 MSRP
  • Standard 5.3L V8 engine, with optional 6.2L V8 engine, or 3.0L Duramax® Turbo Diesel engine
  • Available Adaptive Air Ride suspension
  • Available Head-Up Display

Today, most SUVs are built using unibody construction. This has its advantages, but when you need something tough, something that can handle whatever you throw at it, you need a body-on-frame SUV that’s built like a truck. You need a Chevy Tahoe. The huge interior seats 8, and that’s 8 adults, no cramped 3rd row here. With its standard V8 engine, and available larger V8 or 3.0-liter diesel engine, the Tahoe has more than enough power for whatever you need to do. The Z71 gives you a dedicated offroad trim, with an Autotrac® 2-speed transfer case, skid plates, recovery hooks, and all-terrain tires, all standard. This is the go-anywhere, do-anything SUV.

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Chevrolet Suburban

Key Features

  • Starting at $57,200 MSRP
  • Standard 5.3L V8 engine, with optional 6.2L V8 engine, or 3.0L Duramax® Turbo Diesel engine
  • OnStar® & Chevrolet Connected Services capable
  • Available 12-way power driver and front passenger seats

Chevrolet’s original SUV, the current Suburban is the roomiest vehicle in the lineup, with an absolutely cavernous 144.7 cubic feet of cargo space. In most areas, the Suburban is identical to the Tahoe, with the same engines, trims, and optional equipment. The big difference is that the Suburban has extra space behind the third row of seats, so that you don’t have to choose between willing all 8 seats and bringing a large quantity of cargo. Even with all of the seats filled, the Suburban still offers 41.5 cubic feet of cargo space, more than a lot of SUVs with only two rows of seats offer. If you need the most space you can possibly find in an SUV, the Suburban is the only choice.

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