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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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  • Overview
    MSRP *$23,507$26,157$28,885
    Invoice *$20,568$22,887$25,274
    Engine5.7L V-8 255 HP 330 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpmStandard:5.7L V-8 255 HP 330 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpmAvailable:6.5L V-8 180 HP 360 ft.lbs. @ 1,800 rpm5.7L V-8 255 HP 330 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm
    Transmission4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/OD
    Fuel Economy City15.0 mpg13.0 mpg15.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy19.0 mpg17.0 mpg19.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine5.7L V-8 255 HP 330 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpmStandard:5.7L V-8 255 HP 330 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpmAvailable:6.5L V-8 180 HP 360 ft.lbs. @ 1,800 rpm5.7L V-8 255 HP 330 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm
    Transmission4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/OD
    Alternator100 amp100 amp100 amp
    Battery600 amp heavy duty600 amp heavy duty600 amp heavy duty
    Axle RatioStandard:3.08Available:3.42Standard:3.42Available:3.73Standard:3.42Available:3.73
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedStandard:regular unleadedAvailable:dieselregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank30.0 gal.30.0 gal.30.0 gal.
    Exhauststainless steelstainless steelstainless steel
    Drive Typerear-wheelpart-time four-wheelrear-wheel
    4WD ShiftN/AStandard:manualAvailable:electronicN/A
    Locking Hub ControlN/AautomaticN/A
    Limited Slip DifferentialAvailable:limited slip differentialAvailable:limited slip differentialAvailable:limited slip differential
  • Steering and Suspension
    Front SuspensionN/AtorsionN/A
    Front Anti-Roll Barheavy dutyfront anti-roll barheavy duty
    Front SpringsStandard:coilAvailable:heavy duty coilStandard:torsion barAvailable:heavy duty torsion barcoil
    Front Torsion BarN/Afront torsion barN/A
    Front ShocksN/AAvailable:brand nameN/A
    Rear Springsleafleafleaf
    Steeringre-circulating ballre-circulating ballre-circulating ball
    Brakesfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drum
    Vented Disc Brakesfrontfrontfront
    Wheels15.0 " painted styled steel16.0 " painted styled steel15.0 " silver aluminum
    Front TiresStandard:P235/75SR15.0BSW ASAvailable:P235/75SR15.0RWL ASStandard:P245/75SR16.0BSW ATAvailable:LT245/75SR16.0BSW ATP265/75SR16.0BSW ATP265/75SR16.0OWL ATLT245/75SR16.0OWL ATStandard:P235/75SR15.0BSW ASAvailable:P235/75SR15.0RWL AS
    Spare Tire and WheelStandard:full-size steelAvailable:full-sizeStandard:full-size steelAvailable:full-sizefull-size steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating CapacityStandard:5Available:6Standard:5Available:6Standard:6Available:5
    Front Seat TypeStandard:bucketAvailable:60-40 split-benchStandard:bucketAvailable:60-40 split-benchStandard:60-40 split-benchAvailable:bucket
    Front Headrestsadjustableadjustableadjustable
    Front ArmrestsAvailable:center w/storagedriver and passengerAvailable:center w/storagedriver and passengerStandard:center w/storageAvailable:driver and passenger
    Front Driver Seat Direction ControlsStandard:4-wayAvailable:8-way (4-way power)Standard:4-wayAvailable:8-way (4-way power)Standard:4-wayAvailable:8-way (4-way power)
    Easy Entryrear seat easy entryrear seat easy entryN/A
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls4-way4-way4-way
    Rear Seatsfull benchfull bench60-40 split-bench
    Rear Headrestsadjustableadjustableadjustable
    Rear ArmrestsN/AN/Acenter
    Seat TrimStandard:vinylAvailable:premium clothleatherStandard:vinylAvailable:premium clothleatherStandard:premium clothAvailable:leather
    Door TrimAvailable:leatherette w/carpet lowercloth w/carpet lowerAvailable:leatherette w/carpet lowercloth w/carpet lowerStandard:cloth w/carpet lowerAvailable:leatherette w/carpet lower
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothfull cloth
    Floor TrimStandard:vinyl/rubberAvailable:carpetStandard:vinyl/rubberAvailable:carpetcarpet
    Floor MatsAvailable:rubber front & rearAvailable:rubber front & rearrubber front & rear
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Roof FeaturesAvailable:roof rackAvailable:roof rackroof rack
    Vanity MirrorsStandard:passengerAvailable:dual illuminatedStandard:passengerAvailable:dual illuminateddual illuminated
    Auxiliary VisorsAvailable:dualAvailable:dualdual
    Rearview MirrorStandard:day-nightAvailable:auto-dimming day-nightStandard:day-nightAvailable:auto-dimming day-nightauto-dimming day-night
    Glove Boxglove boxglove boxglove box
    Dome Lightdome lightdome lightdome light
    Reading Lightsfront & rearfront & rearfront & rear
    Floor ConsoleAvailable:partialAvailable:partialAvailable:partial
    Overhead ConsoleAvailable:full with storageAvailable:full with storageAvailable:full with storage
    Cup HolderStandard:frontAvailable:front and rearStandard:frontAvailable:front and rearfront and rear
    Interior Concealed Storageinterior concealed storageinterior concealed storageN/A
    Seatback StorageAvailable:2Available:22
    Door Binsdualdualdual
    Cargo Floor Trimvinyl/rubbervinyl/rubbercarpeted
    Cargo CoverN/AN/Arigid
    Cargo NetAvailable:cargo netAvailable:cargo netcargo net
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo lightcargo light
    Front Air ConditioningAvailable:manualAvailable:manualmanual
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ducts
    RadioStandard:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:AM/FM stereo, seek-scanclockStandard:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:AM/FM stereo, seek-scanclockStandard:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
    CDAvailable:singleAvailable:singleAvailable:single
    SpeakersStandard:4Available:6 performanceStandard:4Available:6 performance8 performance
    Radio Theft DeterrentAvailable:radio theft deterrentAvailable:radio theft deterrentradio theft deterrent
    Antennafixedfixedfixed
    Cruise ControlAvailable:cruise controlAvailable:cruise controlcruise control
    Door Lockspowerpowerpower
    Remote Keyless EntryAvailable:keyfob (all doors)Available:keyfob (all doors)Available:keyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door ReleaseAvailable:powerAvailable:powerN/A
    Rear Child Safety Door LocksN/AN/Arear child safety door locks
    Power Outlets333
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    Tachometertachometertachometertachometer
    Oil Pressure Gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gauge
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Volt Gaugevoltmeter gaugevoltmeter gaugevoltmeter gauge
    CompassAvailable:compassAvailable:compasscompass
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering WheelStandard:sportAvailable:tilt sportStandard:sportAvailable:tilt sporttilt sport
    Steering Wheel MaterialAvailable:leatherAvailable:leatherleather
    Front WindowsStandard:manualAvailable:powerStandard:manualAvailable:powerpower
    Rear Windowsfixedfixedpower
    1-Touch OpenAvailable:driverAvailable:driverdriver
    Tinted WindowsStandard:lightAvailable:deepStandard:lightAvailable:deepdeep
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Rear Windshield WiperAvailable:fixed intervalAvailable:fixed intervalN/A
    Rear DefrosterAvailable:rear defrosterAvailable:rear defrosterrear defroster
    Rear Windshield TypeAvailable:flip-upAvailable:flip-upAvailable:flip-up
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Daytime Running Lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lights
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count2 doors2 doors4 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume99.4 cu.ft.99.4 cu.ft.123.0 cu.ft.
    Exterior Length188.0 "188.0 "199.6 "
    Exterior Width77.4 "77.1 "76.8 "
    Exterior Height71.1 "71.1 "72.8 "
    Wheelbase112 "112 "118 "
    Turning Radius19.0 '19.5 '19.9 '
    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating6,100 lbs.Standard:6,250 lbs.Available:6,450 lbs.6,300 lbs.
    Front Gross Axle Weight Rating3,200 lbs.3,925 lbs.3,200 lbs.
    Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating3,686 lbs.3,750 lbs.3,686 lbs.
    Payload1,629 lbs.1,423 lbs.1,484 lbs.
    Max Trailer Weight5,000 lbs.5,500 lbs.6,000 lbs.
    Front Legroom41.7 "41.7 "41.7 "
    Rear Legroom36.4 "36.4 "36.7 "
    Front Headroom39.9 "39.9 "39.9 "
    Rear Headroom37.8 "37.8 "38.9 "
    Front Hiproom60.0 "60.0 "59.9 "
    Rear Hiproom60.7 "60.7 "59.7 "
    Front Shoulder Room65.4 "65.4 "64.7 "
    Rear Shoulder Room66.0 "66.0 "64.8 "
    Interior Cargo Volume51.6 cu.ft.51.6 cu.ft.70.3 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats Folded99.4 cu.ft.99.4 cu.ft.123.0 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Running BoardsAvailable:running boardsAvailable:running boardsAvailable:running boards
    Skid PlatesN/AAvailable:1N/A
    BumpersStandard:front chrome with chrome insertAvailable:front chrome with chrome insert, 2 front tow hook(s)Standard:front chrome with chrome insert, 2 front tow hook(s)Available:front argent with chrome insert, 2 front tow hook(s)Standard:front chrome with chrome insertAvailable:front chrome with chrome insert, 2 front tow hook(s)
    Rear Step Bumperrear step bumperrear step bumperrear step bumper
    Bodyside Moldingsblackblackblack
    Bodyside Insertchromechromechrome
    Wheel Wellchromechromechrome
    Fender FlaresN/AAvailable:coloredN/A
    Grille MoldingsStandard:coloredAvailable:chromeStandard:coloredAvailable:chromechrome
    PaintmonotoneStandard:monotoneAvailable:monotone with badgingmonotone
    Exterior MirrorsStandard:dual manualAvailable:dual power remoteStandard:dual manualAvailable:dual power remotedual power remote
    TraileringAvailable:heavy dutyAvailable:heavy dutyAvailable:heavy duty
    Trailering Harnesstrailering harnesstrailering harnesstrailering harness
    Trailering HitchAvailable:trailering hitchAvailable:trailering hitchAvailable:trailering hitch
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Major Components Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles72/100,00072/100,00072/100,000
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Accessories Months/Miles96/80,00096/80,00096/80,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
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