The base Tahoe LS comes with a 5.3-liter V8 engine and either rear or four-wheel drive. Six-way power driver's seat, tri-zone climate control, SiriusXM radio and OnStar are also standard, along with the ability to tow up to 8,500 lbs. The LT adds leather seats, a remote starter, foglights, automatic climate control and heated front seats. Top-trim LTZ brings 20 -inch alloy wheels, power-folding mirrors, blind spot monitoring and 12-way cooled front seats and heated first-and-second rows.
The Ford Expedition offers a better third-row seat and nicer interior finish, but is not as powerful as the Tahoe. The Toyota Sequoia has a more powerful V8 that's also more refined, but its interior fit and finish is mediocre. The Nissan Armada also has a gutsy V8, but it's an aged design. The Dodge Durango offers better fuel economy and is more carlike, but doesn't tow as much and only seats 7 passengers.
While a crossover is a better choice for most families these days, the Tahoe makes a lot of sense for SUV shoppers who need a burly V8 to tow big loads and a sturdy chassis that offers higher payload than anything car-based. If you need a workhorse more than a people mover, the Tahoe is worth hard consideration.
The Tahoe LS comes well-equipped for full-size SUV shoppers. Standard is the 5.3-liter V8 with a six-speed automatic transmission, 17-inch alloy wheels and a choice of either two or four-wheel drive. Also standard is seating for 8, six-way power adjustment for front passengers, tri-zone climate control, six-speaker audio system with USB, Bluetooth and OnStar telematics system as well as SiriusXM radio. Options include a Convenience Package, with a backup camera, rear parking sensors and a remote starter. An optional front bench seat brings total passenger capacity up to 9. The All-Star Package adds 20-inch alloy wheels, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated and power folding outside mirrors, heavy-duty trailering package and chrome exterior details.
LTZ combines the capability of other Tahoe models with more luxury. Standard are striking 20-inch alloy wheels, along with a power liftgate, blind spot monitoring, Autoride air suspension, 12-way power front seats that are cooled in the first row and heated for the first and second rows. A Bose 10-speaker audio system with touchscreen navigation and backup camera is also standard. Second-row captain's chairs are optional. Four-wheel drive models get the two-speed transfer case that's optional on other trim levels. The Sun, Entertainment and Destinations Package includes a power sunroof and rear DVD entertainment system. Power retractable running boards and 22-inch alloy wheels round out the options list.
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|Build & Price|
2013 Chevrolet Tahoe$33,995 | 26,850 mi
2013 CHEVROLET TAHOE$35,871 | 19,401 mi
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe$37,995 | 53,806 mi
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe$39,088 | 61,753 mi
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe$39,700 | 46,643 mi
2010 Chevrolet Tahoe$26,850 | 77,000 mi
2009 Chevrolet Tahoe$19,000 | 99,101 mi
2009 Chevrolet Tahoe$25,329 | 107,308 mi
2009 Chevrolet Tahoe$31,500 | 75,256 mi
2009 Chevrolet Tahoe$32,499 | 58,000 mi
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe$16,377 | 139,432 mi
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe$21,995 | 97,469 mi
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe$26,850 | 73,810 mi
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe$14,885 | 181,527 mi
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe$17,900 | 110,853 mi
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe$18,495 | 119,199 mi
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe$18,499 | 76,345 mi
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe$19,695 | 56,430 mi
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe$20,990 | 63,433 mi
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe$21,495 | 97,513 mi
2006 Chevrolet Tahoe$11,980 | 106,029 mi
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe$11,578 | 125,661 mi
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe$9,599 | 152,672 mi
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe$10,400 | 131,152 mi
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe$7,995 | 118,383 mi
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe$7,995 | 169,774 mi
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe$8,997 | 158,218 mi
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe$7,995 | 167,548 mi
Flat load floor and more third-row seat room, but lacks power.
Powerful V8 and vast space but interior lacks typical Toyota quality.
Good for towing but dated design shows in infotainment systems.
Usable third row, more fuel-efficient, but only seats 7 and doesn't tow as much.