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Kevin Powers | PoliceLink

Chevrolet Tahoe

full-sized SUV is now built with a V8, 5.3L engine and plenty of room for gear. The six-speed can carry a full load of people or equipment, but gets a relatively low 21 mpg highway.

The Tahoe is offered in two versions for police officers: four-wheel and two-wheel-drive.

The four-wheel version is advertised as a “Special Service Vehicle” and is preferred by agencies where snow, ice and other rough terrain are common. Although rouged and powerful, it rides high and isn’t suitable for high-speed pursuits.

The two-wheel drive version can be used during police pursuits because it sits lower than the four-wheel version. Highway patrol agencies prefer the two-wheel version as it’s the only SUV on the market that is pursuit-rated.

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