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MPG: 15 City / 21 Hwy
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Used Car: 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe Review

Review Last Updated: 7/25/12

The 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe can tow heavy loads and has three rows of comfortable seats. As a result, most reviewers said it was a solid vehicle when it was new. They also said it handles well, and has one of the higher fuel economy ratings in the class.

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When it was new, reviewers said the 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe was surprisingly maneuverable and had a comfortable interior. The Tahoe is smart for families, as models equipped with a front bench seat can seat up to nine. Additionally, the Tahoe gets decent fuel economy estimates for the class, only surpassed by the Tahoe Hybrid and Yukon Hybrid.

A major reviewer complaint was that the Tahoe’s bulky third-row seats don’t fold flat into the floor. However, once the seats are removed, you can carry up to 108.9 cubic feet of cargo. The Tahoe is powered by a 5.3-liter V8, which reviewers found plenty powerful, and also achieves 15/21 mpg city/highway with either rear- or available four-wheel drive. The Tahoe can tow up to 8,500 pounds.

Reviewers said the interior was well-made and the seats were comfortable when they tested the 2010 Tahoe. Standard equipment includes power windows, door locks and mirrors, USB connectivity, GM’s OnStar telematics system and cloth upholstery. Optional features when it was new include leather seats, Bluetooth, tri-zone climate control, a remote vehicle starter, a power folding middle seat, rear parking sensors, a backup camera and a navigation system. The 2010 Tahoe shares many similarities with the 2007 model, so you might be able to save some money by looking for an older model.

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Other Cars to Consider

If you’re looking at a Tahoe, be sure to take a look at the 2010 GMC Yukon. The two share a platform and are similar. The Tahoe’s performance outshines the Yukon’s, though the Yukon has a slightly better reliability rating. Unlike the Tahoe, the Yukon offers a luxurious Denali trim, but if you don’t need high-end luxury, your best bet is to shop for both models to find the one that offers you the best value.

Another large SUV to consider is the 2010 Ford Expedition. Its cargo volume is very similar to the Tahoe’s, but its third-row seats fold into the floor, and a power folding feature was optional when it was new. Still, reviewers said the 2010 Expedition wasn’t as easy to drive as the Tahoe, and its fuel economy estimates are a bit less.

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