I'm ready to drop my Ford Explorer like a bad habit and get myself a Chevy
Tahoe. I've been wanting a Z71, but then that brings me to this question.
I want the smoothest ride, and I'm confused at a few details of the LT and
Z71 suspension. The LT says it has an "autoride" feature which minimizes the
vibration of the road of highway and city streets. The Z71 doesn't mention
this feature. Does that mean the Z71 would have a rougher ride? or is it,
because the Z71 has the off-road suspension, it would be smoother than the
Thanks for any info!
Thanks for the information. I hardly EVER go off-road. Only times are when I
go out to one of this area's lakes and it's just some rough terrain to get
to where I want to be. So I'd be willing to sacrifice that for a smoother
I think you have a couple of things confused. Mine is a pickup but it is a
Z71 with LT trim. I think the Z71 is a suspension package and the LT is a
trim package. Mine doesn't have the autoride feature but it was an
available option. I know nothing of which I speak so its just my .02 cents!
Don't listen to Edmunds, they have leather listed as an option on my 97 S-10
and premium sound system, which neither of it did that vehicle have as an
option. The LS and LT are the trim levels, Z71 is the off road package. I
have a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado which is a LT trim level and its has the Z71
off road package. LT comes with all the goodies such as leather and other
toys, the LS is mostly cloth seats and some goodies. Z71 is basically
stiffer and more ridged shocks and a beefier springs. I have seen LS trucks
with the Z71 package, but thats only on trucks, I never have seen an LS
Tahoe with the Z71 Off Road Package.
In fact, Edmunds (and the Chevy website :) is correct for the Tahoe
which (for nbs) is available in 3 models: LS, LT, Z71 ... Z71 being a
distinct, separate model and not an add-on option ... However, there
are some LT options that you can't get on the Z71 (like AutoRide)
Kiel Uyttenhove wrote:
Dude, we're talking about the TAHOE in which the Z71 is an entirely
separate model from the LS and LT, not just an optional package ...
whereas on the Silverado, Z71 is simply an optional package.
Kiel Uyttenhove wrote:
Read some of the first few posts on this topic, people were thinking that
the Z71 package was part of the trim level, I was simply saying its not, as
you said, its an optional package. I know someone who has a 2002 Chevy
Tahoe LT Z71, I have not seen many LS Tahoes with the Z71 Off Road Package.
Markeau, I stand corrected, sorry...... I didnt know that there were 3
models, I was refering to the older tahoes, 1999 and older. I now see that
they have a 2wd drive version of the Z71 also. Thanks for pointing that out.
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