Chevrolet Adds Midnight Edition Trim to 2018 Tahoe Custom
Two-Row SUV Gets Black Accents, Added Features Compared to Tahoe LS
Last year, Chevrolet introduced the world to the Tahoe Custom, a unique offering in the company’s fullsize lineup because it jettisoned the third row of seating in favor of more cargo room. Based on the Tahoe LS, the Custom also added all-season tires, 18-inch wheels, and a chrome-accented grille for a bit more styling verve outside. Now, the Tahoe Custom is the latest Chevy to get a chic, blacked-out trim package. The wordily named Tahoe Custom Midnight Edition will hit Chevrolet dealers by the end of spring.
Using the company’s formula for its sinister lineup of special editions, the Tahoe Custom Midnight Edition swaps in black-painted 18-inch wheels, a black grille, black Chevrolet bow tie emblems, and black side steps. Like the “regular” Tahoe Custom special edition, the Custom Midnight ditches the third-row seat, opening up space for a massive 54 cubic feet of stuff behind the second row. The Tahoe Custom is also available with a front bench seat, expanding seating capacity to six passengers; it’s not clear if this configuration is also available on the Custom Midnight Edition.
Like all 2018 Tahoe SUVs, the Custom Midnight Edition gets standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a rearview camera, remote start, and 4G-LTE connectivity with a Wi-Fi hotspot. The Custom Midnight Edition is also available with the Enhanced Driver Alert package, which includes Chevy’s Safety Alert Seat, forward collision monitoring, automatic high beam control, lane-keep assist and lane departure monitoring, and low-speed automatic emergency braking.
The Custom Midnight Edition is also a bit more off-road–ready than some Tahoes. Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires are standard on the special edition, and it gets an automatic-locking rear differential shared with the other Tahoe trims. Available in two- or four-wheel drive, the Tahoe Custom Midnight Edition will ask $45,995 of its new owner, destination included. That’s just $1,000 more than a comparable Tahoe Custom and $2,800 less than a three-row Tahoe LS 2WD.
For those that like the murdered-out look, Chevy’s entire Midnight Edition lineup (and especially the Tahoe Custom) represents a very good value.