Chevrolet Tahoe
Chevrolet Tahoe
Chevrolet Tahoe

2019 Chevrolet Tahoe

Pros: Ample passenger and cargo space; quiet interior; tractable and easy to drive for the size; third-row seats fold flat with the cargo floor as do 2nd-row seats; towing capability

Cons: Fuel economy; tight-quarters maneuverability; cramped legroom in third-row seats; jittery ride with available 20-inch wheels; high-end models get very expensive

CG Says: The 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe gains a Premier Plus Edition package that includes a 6.2-liter V8, power-retractable side steps, 22-inch polished alloy wheels, and other luxury features. Tahoe is a large SUV with three rows of seating that can hold up to nine passengers with available front- and second-row bench seats. The third-row seatbacks fold flat into the floor. Designers had to raise the cargo floor to accomplish this, which makes for a higher liftover, but also allows for some handy under-floor storage bins. A Custom Package for the LS model deletes the third-row seat for 5-passenger seating. Tahoe shares its basic design with the Chevrolet Suburban, which is 14 inches longer in wheelbase and 20 inches longer overall. GMC sells versions of the Tahoe and Suburban named Yukon and Yukon XL, respectively. The base powertrain is a 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8 paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. A 420-hp 6.2-liter V8 mated to a 10-speed automatic is available in RST and Premier Plus Edition packages. Rear–wheel drive is standard and 4-wheel drive is available with a single-speed or 2-speed transfer case. Safety features include forward collision alert, low-speed automatic braking, lane-departure warning, and rear cross-traffic alert. Some of the safety features use GM’s Safety Alert Seat, which vibrates to warn the driver of potential obstructions. Interior materials are of high quality, especially on higher-end models. Enhancing the upscale feel are available features such as adaptive cruise control, a power-folding 3rd-row seat, and keyless entry and starting. The very notion of a hulking, V8-powered full-size SUV seems anachronistic to many shoppers these days, but for those who need the power, interior room, and towing capacity that only a large SUV offers, the Tahoe is an excellent choice.

The Facts
Class Large SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5-9
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices LS: $49,195
4WD LS: $52,195
LT: $54,195
4WD LT: $57,195
Premier: $63,895
4WD Premier: $66,895

Base Engine
5.3-liter V8
Horsepower
355
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
21-22

Optional Engine
6.2-liter V8
Horsepower
420
Std. Transmission
10-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
14
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22-23

Chevrolet Tahoe
2019 Chevrolet Tahoe
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 4
80%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 5
100%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 3
60%

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