Chevrolet Tahoe

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2021
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2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Ratings & Reliability
Like the bigger Suburban, the 2021 Tahoe isn't just a Silverado pickup truck with a longer roof. The new model finally uses an independent rear suspension, which promises significant improvements in ride comfort, handling capabilities, and third-row room. The truck has grown a massive 6.7 inches longer, which translates into more rear legroom, and better separates it from the already-roomy Traverse SUV. A 5.3-liter V8 is standard, with a 6.2-liter V8 and a 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder diesel also available. All use a 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, with four-wheel drive optional. The interior is styled like the upscale SUV that it is, rather than a copy of the Silverado. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection are standard, but blind spot warning is optional.
2020
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2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Ratings & Reliability
The Tahoe has a luxurious and quiet interior, but the ride is too stiff and its 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. Available safety gear includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, and rear cross traffic warning. A redesigned Tahoe goes on sale soon. It brings independent rear suspension and interior ambience that's more commensurate with the price.
2015-2019
2015 Redesign Year
Chevrolet Tahoe 2019
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
2019 $36,625 - $51,125 $34,460 - $48,060
2018 $32,800 - $42,775 $30,640 - $39,940
2017 $30,950 - $41,050 $28,840 - $38,440
2016 $27,975 - $38,275 $25,800 - $35,800
2015 $23,125 - $32,400 $20,960 - $29,960
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 $16,200 - $24,050 $13,105 - $21,705
2013 $13,525 - $20,850 $10,535 - $18,535
2012 $11,625 - $18,100 $8,670 - $15,470
2011 $10,550 - $17,225 $7,615 - $13,915
2010 $9,000 - $15,450 $6,105 - $12,155
2009 $7,350 - $13,050 $4,550 - $9,900
2008 $6,275 - $11,725 $3,550 - $8,650
2007 $5,750 - $10,125 $3,050 - $7,150
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 $5,225 - $8,150 $2,540 - $5,290
2005 $4,825 - $7,075 $2,190 - $4,290
2004 $4,400 - $6,550 $1,840 - $3,790
2003 $3,775 - $6,025 $1,340 - $3,290
2002 $2,900 - $5,475 $805 - $2,755
2001 $2,650 - $4,950 $595 - $2,250
2000 $2,650 - $4,325 $575 - $1,740