Designed for pursuit use, the Tahoe Police Vehicle features a lowered suspension and is offered only with rear-wheel drive. Introduced in 2005 and based on the GMT800 truck platform, the Tahoe Police Vehicle tackled a weakness found in the previously offered Tahoe Police package. Featuring H-rated tires, 16-inch wheels, four-wheel anti-lock braking discs with Hydroboost and a heavy-duty suspension system, the 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Vehicle was suited for high-speed emergency operations.
Propelled by a 295-horsepower 5.3-liter Vortec V-8 engine connected to a four-speed automatic transmission, the 2005 Tahoe Police Vehicle can delivered quick acceleration. Heavy-duty cooling system, high-capacity 770 CCA battery with run-down protection and E85 blended fuel compatibility are standard equipment related to the sport utility vehicle’s powertrain. A locking rear differential was optional with the Tahoe Police Vehicle for improved traction under certain driving conditions.
A Skid Plate Package was also found on the 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Vehicle protecting the front part of the underbody with aluminum shielding. Interior accommodations for the specialized law enforcement vehicle provide 63.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind second-row seating. When seating is folded, the Tahoe Police Vehicle rear storage area expands to 104 cubic feet. Dual-stage frontal airbags and GM’s Passenger Sensing System protected the front driver and passenger of the sport utility vehicle. Minor changes made to the 2006 model year Tahoe Police Vehicle consisted of relocated catalytic converters and a manual-adjust parking brake system. For 2007, the law enforcement version of the Chevrolet Tahoe was classified as the Police Pursuit Vehicle and the Special Service Vehicle.