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Chevrolet Tahoe

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2019
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  • Predicted Reliability
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2019 Chevrolet Tahoe Ratings & Reliability
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 suspension on the Premier trim significantly improves ride comfort, as well as handling response and capability. Properly equipped versions can tow 8,500 pounds. But if towing isn't a main concern, car-based SUVs drive better and are roomier. A 6.2-liter V8, paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, is available. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking are available.
2015-2018
2015 Redesign Year
Chevrolet Tahoe 2018
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
2018 $35,275 - $48,075 $33,040 - $44,840
2017 $33,950 - $46,275 $31,740 - $43,140
2016 $31,275 - $43,550 $29,000 - $40,500
2015 $27,350 - $37,650 $25,060 - $35,060
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 $17,975 - $27,150 $15,305 - $24,705
2013 $15,675 - $23,550 $12,535 - $21,135
2012 $13,950 - $20,550 $10,870 - $18,170
2011 $12,350 - $18,600 $9,315 - $16,215
2010 $10,600 - $17,700 $7,605 - $14,455
2009 $8,850 - $15,450 $5,950 - $12,150
2008 $7,775 - $13,425 $4,950 - $10,250
2007 $7,250 - $11,400 $4,450 - $8,350
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 $6,175 - $9,600 $3,440 - $6,640
2005 $5,650 - $8,425 $2,940 - $5,540
2004 $5,125 - $7,250 $2,440 - $4,440
2003 $4,525 - $6,450 $1,940 - $3,690
2002 $4,075 - $5,875 $1,555 - $3,130
2001 $3,300 - $5,325 $1,100 - $2,600
2000 $3,025 - $5,000 $890 - $2,290