2015 Chevy Tahoe LTZ Cylinder Deactivation
One of the things that makes the 2015 Chevy Tahoe LTZ such a great vehicle for the whole familia – the perfect road-trip vehicle in my opinion – is the Cylinder Deactivation feature. It’s part of the Active Fuel Management feature on some of Chevy’s newer vehicles to date. While the Power Folding 2nd and 3rd row seats are a huge convenience and the BD/DVD player will keep the kiddos entertained, Cylinder Deactivation is the silent hero. It’s there in the background day-in and day-out to save you money at the pump.
So what exactly is it? In a nutshell, under light loads Active Fuel Management with Cylinder Deactivation will “shut off” half the cylinders (or rather the air flow and fuel injection to them) to improve fuel economy. The system will quickly re-activate the cylinders when it detects a need to or when the driver pushes the accelerator to call for more power. Now, that’s just a mile-high view of the system. For some of you, that may not be a satisfactory explanation. In fact, it’s very difficult to find one page to direct you to get a more in-depth dive into this feature from a General Motors website. Thankfully, The Free Encyclopedia (Wikipedia) has a very detailed page to give you a much more technical dive into the technology behind this fuel saving technology.
However, if you don’t need all that and would just like to see this feature in action you need only to reach out to our World Class Internet Department at (800) 680-0835 (or with this form if you’d prefer communication via email) and ask them to schedule you an appointment for a test drive and let them know you’d like to see the Cylinder Deactivation feature in-person. You can also check out our selection of Tahoes on our website, or you can see the reference video we shot if you just don’t have time to make it in yourself right now.
Thanks for reading!
Jason Lee Gibson
Your Automotive Digital Informant