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    Default Are the seats lower in the newer tahoes?

    I was reading that seats are getting lower in the newer SUVS to accomodate smaller drivers (women mostly) being able to get into the vehicle easier.

    I have a 96 Tahoe and was looking at a 2004 or 2005. Although they are all power seats, the new ones don't sit as high as my 96, in relation to the general seating position that is. Does anyone know how to raise the seats height. Is this a possibility?

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    I have not really noticed a difference. This may be due to the fact that I had one of those "low to the ground Yukons" and now I have 4x4 Tahoe. The Tahoe I have now does have 6 way adjustable seats, so you can pretty much get it where you want to. I have no problem with it.

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    I did see an article a few years ago in which they were discussing the trends that auto makers were focusing on. One of these trends was women driving 4x4 vehicles and SUVs. They were discussing adding options and changing features for smaller drivers, ie women. So it would make sense that you might be in a seat that is configured differently to make it easier for a woman to get into/out of the SUV.

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    I own a 99 Yukon and a 2005 Suburban. Seating position in the Suburban is in fact lower at it's highest position than in the 99 Yukon. You'd think having adjustable pedals would have been enough without lowering the seating position.

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    Well, it's also a question of being able to climb up into the rig too. Not just comfort when you get there.
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