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2009 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid 2009 Chevrolet Suburban 2009 Ford Expedition
     
2-Wheel Drive Hybrid
  • 2-Wheel Drive Hybrid
  • 4-Wheel Drive Hybrid
1/2-Ton 2-Wheel Drive LS
  • 1/2-Ton 2-Wheel Drive LS
  • 1/2-Ton 2-Wheel Drive LT 1LT
  • 3/4-Ton 2-Wheel Drive LS
  • 3/4-Ton 2-Wheel Drive LT 1LT
  • 1/2-Ton 4-Wheel Drive LS
  • 1/2-Ton 2-Wheel Drive LT 2LT
  • 1/2-Ton 4-Wheel Drive LT 1LT
  • 3/4-Ton 4-Wheel Drive LS
  • 3/4-Ton 2-Wheel Drive LT 2LT
  • 3/4-Ton 4-Wheel Drive LT 1LT
  • 1/2-Ton 4-Wheel Drive LT 2LT
  • 3/4-Ton 4-Wheel Drive LT 2LT
  • 1/2-Ton 2-Wheel Drive LTZ
  • 1/2-Ton 4-Wheel Drive LTZ
2WD 4dr XLT
  • 2WD 4dr XLT
  • 4WD 4dr XLT
  • 2WD 4dr XLT
  • 2WD 4dr Eddie Bauer
  • 4WD 4dr XLT
  • 2WD 4dr Eddie Bauer
  • 2WD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Eddie Bauer
  • 2WD 4dr King Ranch
  • 2WD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Eddie Bauer
  • 4WD 4dr Limited
  • 2WD 4dr King Ranch
  • 4WD 4dr King Ranch
  • 4WD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr King Ranch

Prices

MSRP $50,455 $40,370 $34,845
Invoice $47,680 $37,544 $32,060
Avg. Paid $23,638 $20,819 $15,322

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.0 7.9
Critics' Rating 8.6 9.3 9.1
Performance 8.1 8.6 8.4
Interior 9.0 8.5 8.3
Operating Cost 7.8 7.3 7.2
Safety 8.7 8.7 9.1
Reliability 2.5 2.5 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great fuel economy
  • Spacious interior
  • Long list of standard features
  • Best-in-class cargo capacity
  • Ample towing capability
  • Good fuel economy for the class
  • Available adult-sized third row that easily folds
  • Strong towing capacity
  • Class-leading safety scores
Cons
  • Third row doesn’t fold flat
  • Third row must be removed to expand cargo space
  • Cumbersome handling
  • Subpar reliability rating

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric V8 6.0L/366 Gas V8 5.3L/323 FFV V8 5.4L/330
MPG 21 City / 22 Hwy 14 City / 20 Hwy 14 City / 20 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 1500 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 116.0 130.0 119.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.0 79.1 78.8
Height, Overall (in) 76.9 76.8 77.2
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD -

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional
Sunroof Wind Deflector Optional
Running Boards Standard Standard Standard

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front On/Off Road Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Luggage Rack Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 8 9 5
Front Head Room (in) 41.1 41.1 39.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3 41.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.3 65.3 63.2
Front Hip Room (in) 64.4 64.4 60.2
Second Head Room (in) 34.1 38.5 39.8
Second Leg Room (in) 39.0 39.5 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 65.2 63.7
Second Hip Room (in) 60.6 61.8 59.9
Third Leg Room (in) 25.6 34.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 108.9 137.4 108.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 60.3 90.0 55.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 16.9 45.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Standard Optional
Satellite Radio Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard
Entertainment System Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Standard
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Optional Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Optional
Adjustable Pedals Standard Optional Optional
Front Tow Hooks Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard Optional
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric V8 Gas V8 FFV V8
Displacement 6.0L/366 5.3L/323 5.4L/330
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 332 @ 5100 310 @ 5200 310 @ 5100
Torque (Net @ RPM) 367 @ 4100 335 @ 4400 365 @ 3600
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 39.04 43.0 40.83

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Optional Standard
Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 14 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 20 20
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 24.0 31 28

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Coil springs Coil springs Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Coil springs Coil springs Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Transmission Overdrive Switch Standard