The Spartanburg County (S.C.) Sheriff's Office has added 23 Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs to its black-and-white patrol fleet as a more durable vehicle.

The pursuit-rated Tahoes replacing outgoing Ford Crown Vic sedans, and provide sheriff's deputies with more space to transport suspects and a more comfortable cab, Capt. Tim Metz told

The agency began using non-pursuit Tahoe SUVs as K-9 units several years ago.