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Chevrolet Tahoe

2018
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The Tahoe has a luxurious and quiet interior, but the ride is too stiff and the third-row seat is tight. In addition, the 5.3-liter V8 engine and six-speed automatic transmission combine to form a lackluster powertrain that returned 16 mpg overall. The touch-screen infotainment system is easy to use, and the front seats are very comfortable. The Magnetic Ride Control suspension on the Premier trim improves ride comfort, as well as handling response and capability. Properly equipped versions can tow 8,500 pounds. But if towing isn't your main concern, car-based SUVs drive better and are roomier. Lane-keeping assist is now available, joining the already-available blind-spot monitoring and cross-traffic alert systems. A 6.2-liter V8, paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, is available on the new RST version.
All Ratings & Reliability
2015-2017
2015 Redesign Year
Chevrolet Tahoe 2017
The 2015 redesign brought a sumptuous and quiet interior, power folding second- and third row seats, and optional advanced safety features like forward-collision and lane-departure warnings. Beyond that, it's pretty much your tried-and-true Tahoe, with a 5.3-liter V8 and a six-speed automatic transmission. If your budget permits, the LTZ's Magnetic Ride Control package significantly improves the Tahoe's emergency handling, as well as ride quality. The LTZ also brings blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. If you plan to frequently tow a big trailer, get the Max Trailering Package with its built-in trailer brake controller and 3.42 rear-axle ratio. We found it makes a minimal difference in fuel economy. Changes for 2016 included optional Apple CarPlay capability, a head-up display, and lane-keeping assist.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 $41,525 - $45,400 $38,395 - $41,895
2016 $33,875 - $47,000 $31,040 - $43,340
2015 $31,125 - $43,225 $28,340 - $39,840
2007-2014
2007 Redesign Year
Chevrolet Tahoe 2014
The 2007 redesign brought a better ride and steering, along with an improved interior. The powertrain remains strong, though unrefined. The third-row seats lack thigh support and don't fold into the floor, eating up cargo room. Handling is cumbersome, stopping distances are long, and fuel economy -- though improved over earlier models -- is poor. However, the highway ride is comfortable and the first two rows of seats are spacious. Curtain airbags are standard, as is a six-speed automatic transmission.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2014 $22,950 - $35,175 $20,200 - $32,200
2013 $20,600 - $29,275 $17,760 - $26,260
2012 $16,425 - $25,400 $13,520 - $22,320
2011 $14,850 - $22,650 $11,935 - $19,535
2010 $12,850 - $20,200 $9,980 - $17,080
2009 $10,850 - $17,850 $8,020 - $14,720
2008 $10,000 - $15,275 $7,165 - $12,165
2007 $9,500 - $12,950 $6,665 - $9,965
2000-2006
Chevrolet Tahoe 2006
This full-sized SUV offers impressive towing and an absorbent low-speed ride. However, it offers little cargo space behind the raised third row and the ride deteriorates on the highway. Fit and finish are unimpressive and the third-row seat is very tight. Handling is imprecise, steering is vague, and the brakes are so-so. However, on the plus side, 4WD models have a full-time system that can remain engaged indefinitely and electronic stability control (ESC) was made standard for 2002.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2006 $6,625 - $9,175 $3,960 - $6,360
2005 $6,200 - $8,000 $3,560 - $5,260
2004 $5,675 - $7,175 $3,055 - $4,455
2003 $5,150 - $6,525 $2,555 - $3,855
2002 $4,575 - $6,250 $2,150 - $3,700
2001 N/A N/A
2000 N/A N/A