The Tahoe’s hybrid powerplant, consisting of GM’s 6.0 liter Vortec V8 teamed with dual electric motors, produces 332 horsepower. Towing capacity is 6,200 pounds, enough for most buyers’ needs. Folks with serious stuff to haul might prefer the standard Tahoe and its 8,500-pound capacity.
In addition to its unique engine, the Tahoe comes standard with a slew of premium features: leather in the first and second rows, touch-screen navigation, rearview camera, remote starter, and more. In fact, the only options are a DVD entertainment system and power sunroof. Everything else that can be ordered on a Tahoe is included in the base price.
The Tahoe is a true SUV with truck-like weight, size, and capabilities. Whereas much of the market is now occupied by car-based, SUV-styled vehicles known as crossovers, the Tahoe continues to share its basic platform and dimensions with GM’s full-size trucks.
The Tahoe Hybrid is equipped to provide near-optimal luxury and maximum fuel efficiency in a full-size SUV. It’s aimed at fans of Chevy trucks who are looking for superior comfort and convenience and better mileage in addition to the traditional virtues of the brand.
The Base model of the Tahoe Hybrid comes in 2WD and 4WD versions. If towing is a priority, the two-wheel-drive model gives you an extra 300 pounds of capacity (6200 vs 5900). Otherwise, the decision simply comes down to price. The 2WD Tahoe lists for about $2,800 less than its 4WD counterpart. This savings might be more important to you and 4WD capability. If you plan on taking your Tahoe off road or want the freedom of going anywhere in any weather, there is no substitute for 4WD.
|Find great Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid used car deals in your area.||See Used Listings|
Very competitive on price and luxury, but no match for the Chevy's power.
A virtual twin to the Tahoe, the Yukon offers exclusive Denali trim for true luxury.
The Cadillac of hybrid SUVs with a Cadillac price.
Expensive for a Volkswagen, but justified by strong performance and a refined interior.