The word “Z71” is the RPO code granted to a special off-road package offered by General Motors to buyers. This option was used for the first time on the GMT400 trucks that were manufactured between 1987 and 1998. Later, the same package was used on the Chevrolet Blazers and the two-door Chevrolet Tahoe.
The Chevrolet Z71 package included a four wheel drive system, an automatically locking rear differential, color-coded bumpers, on and off-road tires, fog lamps, five spoke aluminum alloy wheels and “Z71” badges. As an optional feature was available the two wheel drive system.
The Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 was manufactured for the fist time in 1999 and was available in both on and off-road driving and terrain versions. This Tahoe Z71 is based on the redesigned Silverado pickup platform. The 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 was equipped with a four speed automatic transmission with overdrive and its original price was of $38,894. When it comes to its size, this Chevrolet Z71 is 199.6 inches long, 76.8 inches wide and 72.4 inches high while the weight of the Tahoe is around 5,300 lbs. Having the SUV look, this Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 uses an electronic power-assist system which helps the driver handle the car and a transmission electronic control.
Under the hood, the 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 hosts a 5.7 liters V8 engine which can produce 255 horsepower at 4,600 rpm. In addition to this, the engine includes a 4.0 inch bore and a 3.5 inch stroke. The 2000 Tahoe Z71 uses a multi-point fuel injection system and its fuel tank has a 30 gallons capacity. The fuel consumption for the 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 is of 12 miles per gallon when you drive in the city and of only 16 miles per gallons on the highway.
The interior of the 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 is comfortable and spacious. The material used to cover the interior of the 2000 Tahoe is leather. The standard interior includes power locks, front and rear power windows, a rear window wiper, a remote trunk release and power steering. To improve comfort the Chevrolet Z71 is equipped with height-adjustable seat belts for the front and the rear seats, an illuminated entry system and power height-adjustable seating for both the driver and the passengers. Other features that improve the interior of the 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 are the lockable glove box, the front seat cup holders and the standard cruise control. The entertainment space is well accentuated by the AM/FM radio which is equipped with a CD player and eight speakers.
The 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 takes care of the safety measures as well, providing a standard package that includes front airbags for the driver and the passenger. To help the driver handle the car, this Chevrolet Tahoe is equipped with four disc brakes with ventilated discs, an antilock braking system and an anti-theft protection system. In addition to this, the Tahoe Z71 uses also a full-size spare tire. In the frontal impact crash tests this Chevrolet Z71 received four star ratings.
The Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 is more powerful, more spacious and more efficient than other SUVs. It’s the perfect car for a family of five and is easier to handle on the city’s roads or off the roads. The car is available with a basic warranty of 36 months or 36,000 miles. Nowadays, you can retail one of these 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe for a price ranging between $11,105 and $15,453 and if you really want to buy it a price of around $12,000 will be enough to cover all the extra features you might like.