2014 Vs. 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe - Styling Showdown
How do you feel about the new 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe?
The new 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe may share its body-on-frame chassis and powertrain with the Silverado pickup truck, but both will have a distinctive look. As we reported in our First Look, General Motors claims that the Tahoe and the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban share "no exterior sheetmetal or lighting element" with the Silverado. And compared to the outgoing model, the 2015 Tahoe features bolder and cleaner styling elements -- do you agree?
Up front, the double-tiered grille is taller with thicker chrome-finished borders. Most notable are the headlight units that wrap around the fender in a C shape. The lower bumper has been simplified with a single black bar that integrates tow hook covers and fog lights that are topped with chrome accents. The hood features more creases than the outgoing model.
Front the side, the Tahoe has lost its rounded look thanks to a number of changes. For starters, there is a deep and straight crease at the beltline, while the front and rear door windows are seamlessly connected thanks to a blacked-out B-pillar. The wheel wheels are still relatively curvy, though the rear quarter window and C-pillar feature straighter edges. The lower door trim bar is narrower and it appears that LTZ models get chrome-capped side-view mirror housings. The roof appears cleaner, too, thanks to roof rails that are better integrated with the body.
Out back, the 2015 Tahoe retains its predecessor's boxy look, but improvements come in the way of a hidden wiper blade (housed within the upper spoiler. Additionally, the lower portion of the liftgate now features new creases while the taillights have a more smoky appearance.
Interior improvements are more dramatic. The instrument panel, for example, features larger gauges and a center-mounted information screen. The dashboard is now a mix of soft-touch materials, contrast stitching, and metallic accents that is more visually interesting than the outgoing model's overly simple design. Ergonomics are improved, too, thanks to an infotainment screen that is mounted higher up on the dash and larger audio and climate control buttons. The center stack has a more premium feel as well, thanks to storage units and cup holders that can be concealed behind doors.