2014 Chevrolet Tahoe Interior
Most auto reviewers like the 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe’s cabin, saying that build quality is good, and the materials used have a nice appearance. Still, some note the Tahoe’s interior design is showing its age, and some of the materials feel a little low-quality.
- "The cabin presents reasonably well, despite an aging design layout and a lack of soft-touch surfaces. Most interior panels look upscale, though many of them are comprised of hard, hollow plastic." -- Consumer Guide
- "The Chevy Tahoe's interior has more hard plastic than we'd like, but there's a lot of interior to cover and it's all quite durable and probably perfectly suited to its use." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "A sleek dashboard and flush-mounted buttons give the Tahoe a carlike interior." -- Cars.com (2013)
- "The Tahoe's cabin features an attractive design supported with high-quality fit and finish, including wood trim on the LTZ model." -- Edmunds (2013)
The 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe comes standard with seating for eight, cloth upholstery and power-adjustable front seats. A front bench seat is available on the base trim, which boosts seating capacity to nine. Leather seats, heated and cooled front seats and reclining second-row bucket seats are optional.
Critics report that the front seats are comfortable and supportive, though some are displeased by the lack of a telescopic steering wheel. One reviewer appreciates that exiting the third row is fairly easy, thanks to the ability to fold the middle bench forward at the touch of a button or walk between the available bucket seats.
- "Both the bench and bucket seats provide very good support. Headroom and legroom are ample. The available bench seat's center position is useful in a pinch, but it's a little too cramped for frequent use. The available power-adjustable pedals help shorter drivers tailor a comfortable driving position, but the lack of a telescopic steering wheel is disappointing." -- Consumer Guide
- "Getting into and out of the Tahoe's 3rd-row seats is easy, even for less-than-nimble adults, either through the power release fold-and-tumble mechanism on the standard 2nd-row bench seat or with the walkway between the optional 2nd-row captain's chairs." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "Large front seats provide comfort and support for long drives, though the lack of a telescoping steering wheel might be a drawback for some drivers." -- Edmunds (2013)
The Tahoe comes standard with manual tri-zone climate control, a six-speaker stereo, a USB port, satellite radio, Bluetooth phone connectivity, a backup camera and rear parking sensors. Features available on higher trim levels or as stand-alone options include a power sunroof, nine- or 10-speaker Bose stereo, a rear-seat entertainment system, automatic tri-zone climate control, navigation and a 30-gigabyte hard drive.
Reviewers generally agree that the navigation, stereo and climate controls are straightforward and easy to use. One critic notes that the gauges can be difficult to read at a quick glance.
- "Tahoe's instruments are large, but some testers find the speedometer markings too indistinct for easy legibility at a glance. The audio and climate controls are simple to use, even on vehicles equipped with the available navigation system." -- Consumer Guide
- "Other appreciated features include the available 2nd-row heated seats and the excellent navigation system with its touch-screen operation." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "The control layout is straightforward and the switchgear operation is intuitive." -- Edmunds (2013)
The Tahoe can hold up to 16.9 cubic feet of cargo behind the third row, 60.3 cubic feet with the third row removed and 108.9 cubic feet with the third row removed and the second row folded forward. These capacities are comparable with what rival large SUVs offer. Most reviewers complain that the Tahoe’s third-row seats must be removed to increase cargo space, while most rivals’ third rows simply fold flat. One reviewer notes that small-item storage in the cabin is fairly good.
- "… instead of folding flat with the cargo floor, the 3rd row rests a good six inches above it. To make the floor level, the two seat sections must be physically removed. At 50 pounds apiece, this is a difficult process. ... Decent small-items storage is highlighted a large center console bin and roomy pockets in the front doors." -- Consumer Guide
- "The 50/50 split rear bench seats are heavy, awkward to remove and must be stored elsewhere to open up the cargo area to its full 109 cubic feet of storage capacity." -- Edmunds (2013)