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2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Expert Rating
4.2 (Excellent)

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2017 LS 4x2
most popular
Price:   -  From $47,215
2017 LS 4x4 Price:   -  From $50,215
2017 LT 4x2 Price:   -  From $52,455
2017 LT 4x4 Price:   -  From $55,455
2017 Premier 4x2 Price:   -  From $62,140
2017 Premier 4x4 Price:   -  From $65,140

Overview

The Chevrolet Tahoe is a large SUV that features seating for up to nine and a powerful drivetrain capable of towing 8,600 pounds. Even with all that capacity and capability, the Tahoe still returns up to 23 mpg.

The gargantuan SUV is loaded with safety and infotainment features. It's perfect for big families or those who simply need to haul a ton of stuff. All models are powered by a 5.3-liter V8 with 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. The big ute can be had with either rear- or all-wheel drive.

What's New for 2017

A new Teen Driver feature allows parents to check how many times the active safety features were activated during a drive, distance driven, and the vehicle’s maximum speed. The Premier replaces last year’s LTZ trim level. The rear entertainment system now includes digital headphones and device projection, an HDMI/MHL connector, an additional USB port, and a new video voiceover to benefit the visually and hearing impaired. Highway aerodynamics are enhanced with active shutters on the front of the vehicle. Low-peed automatic braking is now on the option list. Chevrolet’s MyLink app gains an in-car shopping features.

Chevrolet Tahoe

Choosing Your Chevrolet Tahoe

The Tahoe puts passengers first in a quiet, well-appointed cabin. Heated bucket seats are available for the second row, along with up to seven USB ports and six power outlets, wireless charging, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, and an available eight-inch color touchscreen radio. A front bench seat can also be ordered for nine-passenger capacity.

With the second and third rows folded, the Tahoe can carry up to 94.7 cubic feet of cargo. A power liftgate is available to help to load and unload cargo with ease.

The available Maximum Trailering package includes a 3.42 axle ratio and a trailer brake controller.

Chevrolet Tahoe

LS

The base model comes well-equipped with a rearview camera, parking sensors, power front seats, and 18-inch polished aluminum wheels. Options packages include Driver Alert and Interior Protection. The available All-Season package includes the trailering package, all-weather floor mats, and 20-inch polished aluminum wheels.

Chevrolet Tahoe

LT

The LT trim adds a power liftgate, a premium Bose sound system, leather-trimmed first- and second-row seats, heated front bucket seats with memory, lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, and forward collision alert.

Chevrolet Tahoe

Premier

The top-of-the-line model comes with 20-inch wheels, fog lights, magnetic ride control, HID headlights, 12-way power-adjustable heated and cooled front seats, a power-release second-row, a power-folding third row seats, and a power-adjustable steering wheel with memory. The standard Enhanced Driver Alert Package includes lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. Adaptive cruise control with automatic braking can be added.

CarsDirect Tip

For the built-in WiFi hotspot to work, you need to order a dedicated data plan for your Tahoe. Since nearly everyone has a smartphone these days, why pay more for the same data usage? Unless OnStar is vitally important to you, let the three-month trial plan expire.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Impressive towing
  • Decent fuel economy
  • Roomy interior
  • Tons of standard features
Cons
  • Unimpressive cargo space
  • Cramped 3rd row
  • Poor safety scores
Expert Rating
4.2 (Excellent)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Automotive Editor

Crossovers may be the hot sellers, but there is still plenty of room for big, body-on-frame SUVs, like the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe with its higher ride, potent V8 engine, and truck-like towing capabilities.

Pricing and Equipment

There is nothing inexpensive once a buyer makes their way into the full-size SUV class, and the Tahoe is an example of that with its $48,410 (destination fees included) base price for the LS 4x2 trim. With this higher price does come a little extra room for additional features, like:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Active grille shutters
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Rearview camera

For just an extra $695, buyers can get the Enhanced Driver Alert Package, which adds low-speed auto braking, lane-keep assist, driver-alert seat, forward-collision alert, power adjustable pedals, and automatic high beams.

Performance Pros

Chevrolet Tahoe

The Tahoe surprised us in many ways, particularly its road manners.

  • For a big, bulky, truck-based SUV, the 2017 Tahoe feels surprisingly comfortable on the road, especially with the Premier model’s available Magnetic Ride Control.
  • The 5.3-liter V8 engine delivers smooth power and its cylinder deactivation improves fuel economy.
  • When properly equipped, the Tahoe can tow up to 8,600 pounds.
  • The six-speed automatic transmission's shifts are smooth and well timed.

Performance Cons

  • The Tahoe's V8 engine isn’t quite as strong as some of the competition – the 6.2-liter V8 in the GMC Yukon Denali and Cadillac Escalade might serve well-heeled GM loyalists looking for a full-size SUV better.
  • Navigating through urban settings can be a little problematic with its large footprint.

Interior Pros

  • The Tahoe’s huge interior is plenty roomy, even fully loaded with passengers.
  • The list of standard equipment is very long and the options list is even longer, making this a highly customizable SUV for all families.
  • Chevy's MyLink infotainment system is refreshing and uncomplicated.
  • Fold-flat seats make sliding in cargo simple.

Interior Cons

  • Despite its size, the Tahoe's max cargo capacity is 20 cubic feet less than the Traverse crossover.
  • The third row of seats are best for shorter adults or children.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

The styling of the interior was unexpectedly sharp. Chevrolet merged rugged, upright elements and with car-like aspects to limit the truck-like feel, while higher-grade materials, modern shapes, and robust color palates distance the Tahoe from its pickups.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

The Tahoe isn't an old truck, but you wouldn't know that based on its poor safety ratings. One would expect an SUV of this size and cost to have more than a four-star rating in government crash testing.

The Bottom Line

The 2017 Tahoe is great for buyers who need the added towing power a body-on-frame construction and V8 engine offer. Surprisingly, though, its cargo room isn’t as good as we’d expect.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
5.3L V-8 / 355 HP / 383 ft.lbs.
Transmission
6-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
16 / 23 / 19 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
8 / 9
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
5.3L V-8 / 355 HP / 383 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
16 / 23 / 19 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel / Full-size
Fuel Tank
26.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$100
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
94.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
204.0 "
Exterior Width
80.5 "
Exterior Height
74.4 "
Front Headroom
42.8 "
Rear Headroom
38.7 "
Front Legroom
45.3 "
Rear Legroom
39.0 "
Front Shoulder Room
64.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
65.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
5,356 Lbs.
Wheel Base
116 "
Turning Radius
19.5 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Polished Aluminum / 20.0 " Polished Aluminum / 22.0 " Steel / 17.0 " Painted Steel / 22.0 " Machined Aluminum / 22.0 " Black Aluminum / 22.0 " Silver W/painted Accents Aluminum / 22.0 " Silver W/chrome Accents Aluminum / 22.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated, Convex Spotter Driver
Bumpers
Body-colored / Front Body-colored With 2 Front Tow Hook(s) / Black
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround / Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
8 / 9
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket / 40-20-40 Split-bench
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power) / (4-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Chevrolet Mylink Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Clock / Chevrolet Mylink Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
5 / 4
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision Alert With Automatic Braking Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keep Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Intellibeam Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear Park Assist Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
24 Months / 24,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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