The Tahoe's highlights are its responsive powertrain, quiet cabin, and good low-speed ride. But fit and finish are unimpressive, the third-row seat is very tight and handling is cumbersome.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Very reliable. Loud road noise."

Barbara C., TX (2003 Chevrolet Tahoe)

"Steering gear needs replacement, a $1200-1500 job"

Anonymous, PA (2003 Chevrolet Tahoe)

"It has plenty of power pulling a trailer full of furniture to Florida barely noticing the hills in Kentucky and Tennessee. It is comfortable and rides well. Mileage has been near 25 when it a few years old and around 16-17 in town. I would buy another, if they didn't cost more than double my first house."

Anonymous, NE (2003 Chevrolet Tahoe)

"5.3 litter V-8 15mpg but lots of get up and go!"

Manny Q., FL (2003 Chevrolet Tahoe)

"Still gets 15-mpg. Handles well ... tows well ... carries four passengers well."

Douglas H., NE (2003 Chevrolet Tahoe)

"Has trailering package with 4:11 rear differential so it is super quick and lots of torque"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Chevrolet Tahoe)

"smooth ride and tows a trailer well, with plenty of room for extra gear."

Anonymous, CT (2003 Chevrolet Tahoe)

"This SUV has been outstanding in every aspect. Great acceleration and handling. Very spacious interior."

Duane L., WA (2003 Chevrolet Tahoe)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Large comfortable, fully adjustable seats. Noise level is greater than a passanger car, but to be expected in a full isze 4X4 SUV. Ride is smooth for a SUV, much better than any of the Jeep brand SUVs."

Samuel S., FL (2003 Chevrolet Tahoe)

"This SUV is a comfortable as it gets."

Anonymous, CO (2003 Chevrolet Tahoe)

"In 2003 Chevrolet made this well designed full sized SUV with comfortable seats and heated seats as an available/much appreciated option. Noise levels inside the cabin are minimal."

David K., MO (2003 Chevrolet Tahoe)

"The Tahoe is our preferred vehicle when we are going on long trips. It's comfortable, we sit above the traffic, it feels safe."

Anonymous, CO (2003 Chevrolet Tahoe)

"Very comfortable to ride in for me as driver, and four up to 3 passengers"

Anonymous, OR (2003 Chevrolet Tahoe)

"lumbar, heated seats, leather, softness, width, overall comfortable"

Anonymous, TN (2003 Chevrolet Tahoe)

"The Tahoe has incredible comfortable seats front and rear. I originally bought the vehicle because my mother and mother in law were alive and they rode in the back seats in ultimate comfort."

Manny Q., FL (2003 Chevrolet Tahoe)

"Love the leather seats, seat heaters, adjustable lumbar. One of the seat heaters stopped working a few years ago, too expensive to repair. For an SUV has a very smooth ride. Also very quiet."

Lori S., CA (2003 Chevrolet Tahoe)

"Roomy, comfortable, stable ride"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Chevrolet Tahoe)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Original owner. Only major repair was air conditioning system. Would definitely buy another Tahoe."

Barbara C., TX (2003 Chevrolet Tahoe)

"Most all 2003 Tahoe's have about 200,000 miles on them and are mostly worn out....Bad Value"

Anonymous, CO (2003 Chevrolet Tahoe)

"I have had the Tahoe for 16 years. It has over 385K miles and I could not have asked for a better vehicle. It has had 1 transmission replaced and that is all the major repairs it has had. I wish I could afford to buy another one when the current one dies!"

Lorraine D., GA (2003 Chevrolet Tahoe)

"The car is 16-years old and looks spectacular. I have put some money into it from time to time but it generally has fulfilled my expectations."

Douglas H., NE (2003 Chevrolet Tahoe)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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