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2012 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe 2013 Chevrolet Suburban
     
2WD
  • 2WD
  • 4WD
2WD 1500 LS
  • 2WD 1500 LS
  • 4WD 1500 LS
  • 2WD 1500 LT
  • 4WD 1500 LT
  • 2WD 1500 LTZ
  • 4WD 1500 LTZ
2WD 1500 LS
  • 2WD 1500 LS
  • 2WD 2500 LS
  • 4WD 1500 LS
  • 2WD 1500 LT
  • 4WD 2500 LS
  • 2WD 2500 LT
  • 4WD 1500 LT
  • 4WD 2500 LT
  • 2WD 1500 LTZ
  • 4WD 1500 LTZ

Prices

MSRP $51,970 $40,405 $43,870
Invoice $49,112 $37,577 $40,799
Avg. Paid $34,838 N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 8.5 8.2
Critics' Rating 7.8 8.8 8.7
Performance 7.6 8.1 7.6
Interior 7.6 7.7 7.8
Safety 8.7 8.7 8.7
Reliability 3.5 4.0 3.0
Operating Cost 7.6 N/A N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great fuel economy for the class
  • Good cabin fit and finish
  • Good ride and handling for its size
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Good fuel economy for a large SUV
  • Nicely-appointed interior materials
  • Comfortable ride
  • Excellent towing capacity
  • Abundant cargo space
Cons
  • Third-row seats are cramped and hard to remove
  • Overly sensitive regenerative brakes
  • Uncomfortable third row is also a pain to remove
  • Cargo space isn't very versatile
  • Removing third-row seats are a hassle
  • Light steering
  • Cheap-looking interior

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/Ethanol V8 5.3L/323 Gas/Ethanol V8 5.3L/323
MPG 20 City / 23 Hwy 15 City / 21 Hwy 15 City / 21 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 116.0 116 130.00
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.0 79 79.10
Height, Overall (in) 74.6 76.9 76.80
Step Up Height - Front (in)
Step Up Height - Side (in)

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Optional Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
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
Remote Engine Start Standard Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard Optional Optional
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 9
Front Head Room (in) 41.1 41.1 41.10
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3 41.30
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 65.3 65.20
Front Hip Room (in) 60.3 64.4 60.50
Second Head Room (in) 34.1 39.2 38.50
Second Leg Room (in) 39.0 39 39.50
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 65.3 65.20
Second Hip Room (in) 60.6 60.6 61.80
Third Leg Room (in) 25.6 25.6 34.90
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 108.9 108.9 137.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 60.3 60.3 90.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 16.9 16.9 45.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard 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 Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

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

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Optional Optional
Adjustable Pedals Standard Optional Optional
Front Tow Hooks Optional Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard Optional Optional
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric V8 Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V8
Displacement 6.0L/366 5.3L/323 5.3L/323
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 332 @ 5100 320 @ 5400 320 @ 5400
Torque (Net @ RPM) 367 @ 4100 335 @ 4000 335 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 39.0 39.0 43.0

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard Standard
Hybrid Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 15 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 21 21
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25.0 26 31.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Coil-Over-Shock Independent Coil springs
Suspension Type - Rear Multi Link 5-Link Multi link

Transmission

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