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1997 Tahoe Base Utility Specs

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1997 Tahoe Base Utility Specs

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5,733 cc 5.7 liters 90° V 8 front longitudinal engine with 101.6 mm bore, 88.4 mm stroke, 9.1 compression ratio, cast iron block, cast iron head, overhead valve, automatic valve adjustment and two valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Fuel consumption: EPA urban (mpg): 13 and country/highway (mpg): 17
Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 17 and EPA city (mpg): 13
Multi-point injection electronic fuel system
30 gallon main fuel tank
Heavy duty battery
Power: 190 kW , 255 HP @ 4,600 rpm; 330 ft lb @ 2,800 rpm
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Four-wheel ABS
3.42:1 axle ratio
Two disc brakes including two ventilated discs
Fullsize steel rim under body spare wheel
Torsion beam front suspension independent with stabilizer bar and torsion springs , beam rear suspension rigid with stabilizer bar and leaf springs
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Black/grey medium body side molding
Chrome separate front and rear bumpers with rubbing strip
Chrome/bright trim on side of body and on bumpers
Day time running lights
Driver and passenger power black door mirrors
External dimensions: overall length (inches): 199.6, overall width (inches): 76.8, overall height (inches): 75, ground clearance (inches): 8.6, wheelbase (inches): 117.5, front track (inches): 62.6, rear track (inches): 63.6 and curb to curb turning circle (feet): 40.7
Mechanical foldable mirrors
Twin conventional lens halogen bulb headlights
Heat reflective glass
Gloss paint , metallic paint , black paint
Driver side and passenger side fixed rear side windows
Fixed rear window with defogger and intermittent
Removable roof rails
Chrome rear step
Privacy tinted glass
Trailer towing preparation
Weights: gross vehicle weight rating (lbs) 6,800, curb weight (lbs) 5,268, gross trailer weight braked (lbs) 6,500, gross trailer weight unbraked (lbs) 1,000, front axle weight (lbs) 3,600, rear axle weight (lbs) 3,750, max payload (lbs) 1,532 and max tongue load (lbs) 800
Two-speed windshield wipers with W/S wiper mist setting and variable intermittent wipe
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CFC free liquid air conditioning
Fixed mast antenna
Illuminated front ashtray
Audio anti-theft protection: code
Delco stereo two-band audio system with AM/FM, cassette, automatic reverse, search/repeat, seek, scan, front/rear fader and tape logic deck
Flexible cargo area cover/rear parcel shelf
Cargo area dimensions: length (inches): 77.8, front width (inches): 63.2, width between arches (inches): 49.4, height (inches): 40.8, loading floor height (inches): 30.5, loadspace volume (cu ft): 66.9 and measurement standard: manufacturer's own
Cargo area light
Cargo capacity: rear seat up; to lower window (cu ft): 66.9, rear seat down (cu ft): 118.2, all seats in place (cu ft): 66.9 and all seats removed (cu ft): 118.2
Rear double-hinged cargo doors
Front seats cigar lighter
Digital clock
Compass
Delayed/fade courtesy lights with five switches
Cruise control
Front seats and rear seats cup holders
Door pockets/bins for driver seat and passenger seat
Floor covering: carpet in passenger compartment and carpet in load area
Carpet floor mats
Driver and passenger front airbag
Split bench reclining driver seat with lumbar adjustment , split bench reclining passenger seat with lumbar adjustment , split bench center seat
Height adjustable 3-point reel front seat belts on driver seat , height adjustable 3-point reel front seat belts on passenger seat , lap static front seat belts on center seat
Folding front seat center armrest with integral box
Illuminated glove compartment with lid
Height adjustable head restraints on front seats and rear seats
Illuminated entry system on interior
Internal dimensions: front headroom (inches): 39.9, rear headroom (inches): 38.9, front hip room (inches): 59.9, rear hip room (inches): 59.7, front leg room (inches): 41.7, rear leg room (inches): 36.4, front shoulder room (inches): 64.7 and rear shoulder room (inches): 64.8
Internal button power locks with internal switch includes trunk/hatch and operates from passenger door
Vehicle speed proportional power steering
Front power windows with one one-touch and door mounted switches , rear power windows with door mounted switches
Front and rear reading lights
Height adjustable 3-point reel rear seat belts on driver side , height adjustable 3-point reel rear seat belts on passenger side , lap static rear seat belts on center side
Folding rear seat center armrest
Three asymmetrical bench front facing removable rear seats with zero adjustments
Rear view mirror
Front seat back storage
Seating: six seats
Upgraded cloth/velour seat upholstery with additional upgraded cloth/velour
Six upgraded speaker(s)
Leather covered steering wheel with tilt adjustment
Tachometer
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror with cover
Ventilation system with four fan speeds, recirculation setting and rear seat heater ducts
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