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. Electronic stability control (ESC) was made standard with this version in 2005.
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There are 7 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

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

"Larger motor = more power. Acceleration great. Handling can be tricky due to higher center of gravity, have to take into account when driving. Manuverabilityh can be tricky."

Anonymous, NC (2005 Chevrolet Tahoe)

"When trying to accelerate to merge onto a highway, the car just doesn't want to go. It feels like the car is too heavy for the engine. It's especially problematic when on a highway or on ramp with an uphill grade."

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Chevrolet Tahoe)

"Excellent handling and acceleration --can count on it when you need it for passing etc . . ."

Anonymous, IA (2005 Chevrolet Tahoe)

"test of time"

Anonymous, ID (2005 Chevrolet Tahoe)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Can't beat a GM product for comfort. Seats, and ride are very comfortable. More road noise due to SUV vs. car, but that's acceptable trade off for better field of vision."

Anonymous, NC (2005 Chevrolet Tahoe)

"Very comfy heated seats very adjustable including power lumbar, quiet for a truck like vehicle, smooth ride on pavement"

John P., NY (2005 Chevrolet Tahoe)

"Having kept it for 13 years and 216000 miles you can surmise that I like it. It has a very comfortable ride, hauls anything I want and pulls a trailer like it isn't there."

Anonymous, MA (2005 Chevrolet Tahoe)

"Even now, seats and ride are still comfortable. No interior or exterior noise."

Anonymous, IA (2005 Chevrolet Tahoe)

"Like riding in living room chair."

Anonymous, VA (2005 Chevrolet Tahoe)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"The machine is wonderful. We were actually told by a Chevy Service Manager never to let go of this one as 2005 was Tahoe's best year in his opinion. we treated it right and it returns the favor"

Anonymous, MA (2005 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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