|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2018 Chevrolet Tahoe
|Callaway PPV SC480||5.3L Supercharger V8||AWD||6A||5.7 sec||14.0 sec @ 100 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Motor Week|
|Callaway Premier RST SC560||6.2L Supercharger V8||AWD||10A||4.8 sec||13.1 sec @ 107 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Motor Week|
|LT Z71||5.3L V8||AWD||6A||7.9 sec||16.2 sec @ 87.9 mph||16/22/18.6 mpg||Motor Trend|
|Premier RST Performance Package||6.2L V8||AWD||10A||5.7 sec||14.1 sec @ 100 mph||14/22/14 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Premier RST Performance Package||6.2L V8||AWD||10A||5.8 sec||14.2 sec @ 98.4 mph||14/22/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2017 Chevrolet Tahoe
|LT Z71 Midnight Edition||5.3L V8||AWD||6A||7.0 sec||15.5 sec @ 91 mph||16/22/14 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Premier||5.3L V8||AWD||6A||7.2 sec||15.5 sec @ 90 mph||16/22/14 mpg||Car and Driver|
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe
|LT||5.3L V8||RWD||6A||6.7 sec||15.1 sec @ 92 mph||16/23/18.2 mpg||Motor Trend|
|LTZ||5.3L V8||4x4||6A||6.7 sec||15.2 sec @ 92 mph||16/22/17 mpg||Car and Driver|
|LTZ||5.3L V8||4x4||6A||7.1 sec||15.6 sec @ 91 mph||16/22/15 mpg||Car and Driver|
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe
|Hybrid 2 MODE||6.0L V8 + Elec||4x4||4A||8.2 sec||16.3 sec @ 88 mph||20/20/19 mpg||Car and Driver|
|LT||5.3L V8||4x4||4A||8.3 sec||16.1 sec @ 85.6 mph||14/19/13.4 mpg||Motor Trend|
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
|LTZ||5.3L V8||4x4||4A||8.5 sec||16.5 sec @ 84 mph||14/19/12 mpg||Car and Driver|
|LTZ||5.3L V8||4x4||4A||8.6 sec||16.6 sec @ 82.9 mph||14/19/14.2 mpg||Motor Trend|
|Police||5.3L V8||RWD||4A||7.3 sec||15.6 sec @ 88.5 mph||14/20/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe
|LT||5.3L V8||4x4||4A||8.8 sec||16.41 sec @ 83.52 mph||13/17/15.7 mpg||Motor Trend|
|Z71||5.3L V8||4x4||4A||8.9 sec||16.7 sec @ 82 mph||13/17/13 mpg||Car and Driver|
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe
|LT||5.3L V8||4x4||4A||8.3 sec||16.5 sec @ 85 mph||13/16/13 mpg||Car and Driver|
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe
|LT||5.3L V8||4x4||4A||8.6 sec||16.7 sec @ 80.9 mph||13/16/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Z71||5.3L V8||4x4||4A||8.5 sec||16.3 sec @ 86.1 mph||13/16/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe
|LT||5.7L V8||4x4||4A||8.5 sec||16.5 sec @ 83.4 mph||12/16/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe
|Gibson||5.7L V8||4x4||4A||9.3 sec||16.9 sec @ 81.8 mph||12/16/---- mpg||Motor trend|
|LT||5.7L V8||RWD||4A||8.0 sec||15.7 sec @ 84 mph||12/16/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|LT||5.7L V8||4x4||4A||8.8 sec||16.7 sec @ 80.4 mph||12/16/13.7 mpg||Motor Trend|
|LT||5.7L V8||4x4||4A||9.5 sec||17.1 sec @ 79.7 mph||12/16/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
About Chevrolet Tahoe
The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe is one of a dying breed: the full featured SUV with the capabilities of a pickup. There are still some truck based SUVs, but they’re no longer full sized and don’t have the specs this one does. While the truck based SUV is an endangered species, the 2015 Tahoe will be around for a while thanks to its features.
The 2015 Tahoe is a family-sized SUV and it’s got enough power to carry tools or tow a boat. In terms of appearance and style the Tahoe drew inspiration from GM’s SUV and pickup trucks, and the front end in particular bears some resemblance to the 2014 Chevy Silverado. The sheetmetal for the Tahoe is different however, and the wagon’s folded body is imposing.
The wheelbase is 116 inches long, and in terms of aerodynamics, the 2015 Tahoe is much improved despite the lack of “softness” that was prevalent in previous Tahoe models. While the exterior is all hard and straight, the cabin is very smooth, and the curves provide a nice contrast to the exteriors, with the LCD touchscreen very conspicuous.
Engine and Performance
The Tahoe sports just one drivetrain, a 5.3-liter V-8 and a 6-speed automatic. The horsepower is set at 355 and you also get 383 pound-feet of torque for the four-wheel and rear wheel. Like the other GM SUVs, the 2015 Tahoe has cylinder deactivation and direct injection, and to no one’s surprise, holds up well with other SUVs.
The Tahoe has fuel saving features too courtesy of an electric power steering, and the body is made up of heavy duty steel that’s designed to give it a stiffer structure. There’s an optional Magnetic Ride Control with magnetically charged fluid shocks that adjusts the damping rates continuously.
When fitted with the MRC, the Tahoe is even easier to control even on twisty roads and remains comfortable. But even with the regular live-axle, leaf-spring rear suspension, the Tahoe more than holds up well in the comfort and driving departments.
In terms of features, the 2015 Tahoe is right up there with the best Chevy SUVs with a nice combination of safety, infotainment and functional elements. The seats can be folded flat so getting to the third row is much easier. But it isn’t just the third row seats that have been improved but the second row as well with additional leg room.
Like the other Chevrolet SUVs, the Tahoe has a console bin for storing electronic gadgets, and there’s a power folding option for the rear passenger seats, making seat to cargo mode conversion quicker. This has been a well-known issue with past Chevy SUVs, and it’s good to see the company has addressed the problem here.
The Chevy line has always been known for its safety features and the Tahoe is no exception. The entire safety package in fact, has been revamped for the 2015 edition, and features front center airbags on those with front bucket seats. There’s an option for adaptive cruise control as well as a fully functional lane departure system. Other safety features like front parking sensors and haptic alerts are built in as well.
If you’re going on a long road trip, you won’t get bored as the Tahoe comes with half a dozen power outlets and up to six USB ports so you can bring several gadgets along. You’ll also find a cargo management system, a practical heads-up display and an 8 inch LCD touchscreen radio. That’s the basic setup, but add-ons are available including a Blu-Ray DVD system as well as 22 inch wheels.
The Tahoe is very responsive on the road, and the V8 engine runs smoothly even as you make shifts with the equally responsive transmission. Even when you’re driving at full speed there isn’t much noise inside the cabin, a significant improvement over the previous Tahoe models.
The quietness inside the cabin is matched by the spaciousness, and seats are very comfortable and stylish. For all its style the Tahoe has a lot of muscle too as it’s capable of towing 8500 lbs. Even if you’re towing something, the Tahoe runs along just fine and doesn’t drag, a problem common with some of the popular SUVs.
- Engine type: direct fuel injection, direct fuel injection
- Torque: 383 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm
- Power: 355 hp @ 5600 rpm
- Displacement: 325 cu in, 5328 cc
- Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/ manual mode shifting
- Wheelbase: 116.0 in
- Width: 80.5 in
- Height: 74.4 in
- Curb weight: 5756 lb
- Zero to 60 mph: 6.7 – 7.1 sec
- EPA city/highway: 16/22 mpg
The 2015 Tahoe breathes new life into the Chevrolet SUV line, and it delivers in the departments that matter. With the 2015 Tahoe you get the best of both worlds, the classic features of an SUV with all the convenience and power of a pickup truck.
To learn more about Chevrolet Tahoe, visit the official Chevrolet website.
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