Robinson Brothers Ford Lincoln specializes in one owner lease returns and trade in vehicles - not cars from rental companies! We believe it is a much better value for your money to purchase a one owner lease return or a customer trade-in as opposed to rental units that have not been taken care of! We offer a complimentary vehicle history report on all of our vehicles! Buy with confidence!
The 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban are lines of full-size sport-utility vehicles that are nearly identical to each other mechanically and cosmetically, but the Suburban is 20 inches longer overall.
Both the Tahoe and Suburban are offered in LS, LT, and LTZ models, with either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive for each. Suburbans can be specified either as standard-duty 1500 models or heavy-duty 2500 models. The Tahoe can tow up to 8200 pounds, while the Suburban 2500 can tow up to 9,700 pounds, when properly equipped.
A 295-horsepower, 4.8L V8 engine is standard on rear-wheel-drive Tahoes; an E85-compatible 5.3L V8 making 320 horsepower and 340 lb-ft of torque is optional on 2WD models, standard on 4WD Tahoes and Suburban 1500 models. The heavy-duty Suburban 2500 models have a standard 6.0L V8 making 352 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque.
The 4.8L and 5.3L engines all come with a four-speed automatic transmission; the 6.0L gets a new, fuel-saving six-speed automatic. The 5.3L and 6.0L engines also have active fuel management, which cuts off fuel to half of the cylinders in some conditions when full engine power isn't needed.
The new Tahoe Hybrid model, which joined the lineup later in the model year, gets a gasoline-only, 5.3L V8, as part of a so-called 2-Mode hybrid system that's capable of powering the Tahoe at low speed on electric power alone; at higher speeds the electric motor system assists the gasoline engine for more efficient accelerating and passing. The Hybrid has eight-passenger seating and can tow up to 6,200 pounds, which matches the towing ability of other Tahoe models.
A stiff, fully boxed frame helps provide the structure for heavy hauling and towing and also reduces vibration in the passenger cabin. There's also extensive noise-reduction material used throughout the Tahoe and Suburban inside the headliner, over the engine, in front of the dash, and in door seals.
Luxurious LTZ models get a smooth Autoride suspension system, which has two modes of damping--one firmer, one softer--which it can switch between quickly depending on driving conditions.
Inside, the Tahoe and Suburban have a sophisticated instrument panel design, with LED backlighting and chrome accents, that's smoother and more carlike in design than most other full-size SUVs.
Roof-mounted head-curtain air bags with rollover protection, covering all three seating rows, are standard across the model lines, and StabiliTrak electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes are also included with both models.
Standout features available on the Tahoe and Suburban include a remote start system, heated seats for the first and second rows, a power-release fold-and-tumble second row, ultrasonic rear parking assist, a rearview camera system, touch-screen navigation, and an eight-inch rear DVD entertainment system.
Towing And Hauling Ability
Compliant Ride And Handling Relative To Other Large SUVs
Frugal New Hybrid Model.
After being completely redesigned for 2007, both the Chevy Tahoe and its longer sibling, the Suburban, see only minor changes for 2008. The 40/20/40-split bench seat in LS models gets a new center-section storage space, along with center console wood grain trim and brighter pointers for the gauge cluster. Head curtain side air bags, formerly optional on some models, are now standard on every Tahoe and Suburban.
The big news for the Tahoe lineup is the addition of a new Hybrid model. Using GM's new 2-Mode full hybrid system, the Hybrid gets 21 mpg in city driving--a 50-percent improvement versus the standard model.
On heavy-duty Suburban 2500 models, StabiliTrak electronic stability control is newly standard, as is a six-speed automatic transmission, and new 17-inch wheels.
Two new exterior colors, Blue Granite and Deep Ruby Metallic, join the line.
Chevy's 2008 Tahoe and Suburban pair sturdy, capable truck underpinnings with more modern, carlike interiors and features, and stand out for their comfortable ride and decent handling. With the addition of the new Hybrid model, those who intend to be green but need to tow trailers or haul heavy loads now have an alternative.
Suspension Package, Premium Smooth Ride (1/2 ton models only. Not available with (Z71) Off-Road Suspension Package.)
Engine, Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI FlexFuel with Active Fuel Management capable of running on unleaded or up to 85% ethanol (310 hp [231.1 kW] @ 5200 rpm, 335 lb-ft of torque [452.3 N-m] @ 4400 rpm), aluminum block (Requires 4x4 1/2 ton models.)
Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive and tow/haul mode (Requires 1/2 ton models.)
Rear axle, 3.73 ratio
Alternator, 160 amps (Standard on 1/2 ton models. Included and only available with (VYU) Snow Plow Prep Package on 4x4 3/4 ton models. Not available on 2WD 3/4 ton models.)
Recovery hooks, front, frame-mounted (Not available on 2WD 1/2 ton models, except when (Z71) Off-Road Suspension Package is ordered. Included and only available with (Z71) Off-Road Suspension Package.)
Transfer case, electronic Autotrac with rotary controls (Not available on 2WD models.)
Battery, heavy-duty 600 cold-cranking amps, maintenance-free with rundown protection and retained accessory power
Trailering equipment, heavy-duty, includes trailering hitch platform, 7-wire harness with independent fused trailering circuits mated to a 7-way sealed connector and (VR4) 2" trailering receiver
GVWR, 7400 lbs. (3357 kg) (Requires 4x4 1/2 ton models.)
Suspension, front coil-over-shock with stabilizer bar (1/2 ton models only.)
Suspension, rear multi-link with coil springs (1/2 ton models only.)
Wheels, 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) aluminum, 5-spoke with smooth surface and rectangular pockets (1/2 ton models only. Not available with (Z71) Off-Road Suspension Package.)
Tires, P265/70R17 all-season, blackwall (Requires 1/2 ton models. Not available with (Z71) Off-Road Suspension Package.)
Fog lamps, front, halogen
Tire, spare P265/70R17 (1/2 ton models only. Upgradeable to SEO (4JP) P265/70R17 on-/off road, blackwall spare tire.)
Tire carrier, lockable outside spare, winch-type mounted under frame at rear
Luggage rack side rails, roof-mounted, Black
Fascia, front color-keyed
Fascia, rear color-keyed
Moldings, color-keyed bodyside
Assist steps, Black (Not available with (Z71) Off-Road Suspension Package.)
Headlamps, dual halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control and flash-to-pass feature
Daytime Running Lamps, with automatic exterior lamp control
Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, power-folding and driver-side auto-dimming, with integrated turn signal indicators, ground illumination and curb-tilt (Mirror caps are color-keyed. Mirror caps are satin chrome with (Z71) Off-Road Suspension Package.)
Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted (all windows except light-tinted glass on windshield and driver- and front passenger-side glass)
Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
Door handles, color-keyed (Included and only available with (Z71) Off-Road Suspension Package.)
Body, liftgate with liftglass, rear door system with rear-window wiper/washer
Audio system, AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible 6-disc in-dash CD changer seek-and-scan, digital clock and auto-tone control and auxiliary audio input jack (Not available with (PCJ) Sun, Entertainment and Destinations Package.)
Audio system feature, Bose premium 9-speaker system with subwoofer in center console
Audio system controls, rear with 2 headphone jacks (headphones not included), power outlet and controls for volume, station selection and media
XM Satellite Radio, With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you - coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. 3 trial months - no obligation (Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit gm.xmradio.com.)
Seats, front bucket with leather-appointed seating, 10-way power driver and front passenger seat adjusters, including power lumbar control, heated seat cushion and seatbacks, 2-position driver memory, adjustable head restraints, storage pockets and floor console
Seats, third row 50/50 split-bench 2-passenger, removable, all-belts-to-seat includes 2 cup holders and storage bin
Console, floor with storage area, cup holders and integrated second row audio controls
Pedals, power-adjustable for accelerator and brake
Rear Parking Assist, Ultrasonic with rearview LED display and audible warning
Remote vehicle starter system includes Remote Keyless Entry
Floor covering, color-keyed carpeting
Floor mats, color-keyed carpeted first and second row, removable
Air conditioning, tri-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger
Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, programmable (Deleted when (VYU) Snow Plow Prep Package is ordered.)
Seats, second row 60/40 split-folding bench 3-passenger with center armrest
Steering column, Tilt-Wheel, adjustable with brake/transmission shift interlock
Steering wheel, leather-wrapped
Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and cruise controls
Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, odometer with trip odometer, fuel level, voltmeter, engine temperature, oil pressure and tachometer
Warning tones, headlamp on, key-in-ignition, driver and right-front passenger safety belt unfasten and turn signal on
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (does not apply to spare tire)
Windows, power with driver Express-Down and lockout features
Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III
Heater, rear auxiliary with rear passenger heating ducts
Air conditioning, rear auxiliary
Defogger, rear-window electric
Power outlets, 5 auxiliary, 12-volt, includes 2 on the instrument panel, 1 in the cargo area, 1 inside the center console and 1 at the back of the console.)
Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with 8-point compass and outside temperature display
Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, padded with cloth trim, extends on rod
Assist handles, front passenger and second row outboard
Lighting, interior with dome light, driver- and passenger-side door switch with delayed entry feature, cargo lights, door handle or Remote Keyless Entry-activated illuminated entry and map lights in front and second seat positions
StabiliTrak, stability control system with Proactive Roll Avoidance
Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, VAC power (1/2 ton models only.)
OnStar, 1-year of Directions and Connections plan. Includes the innovative easy to use Turn-by-Turn Navigation services which provide voice-guided directions (where available). Also includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling, AccidentAssist, Remote Horn and Lights, Information and Convenience Services, and Driving Directions (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Turn-by-Turn Navigation requires ABS and is not available in certain areas. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details.)
Air bags, dual-stage frontal, driver and right-front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (right-front passenger air bag status on overhead console) (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
Air bags, head curtain side-impact, first and second row outboard seating positions with rollover sensor, includes third row seating positions with (AS3) 3-passenger third row 50/50 split-bench seat or (AW2) 2-passenger third row 50/50 split-bench seat (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
Safety belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger in all seating positions
LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
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