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2012 Chevrolet Tahoe

At a Glance

Pricing $41,600 - $57,860
Drive Types RWD, 4WD
Engines 5.3l V8
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 15 (city), 21 (highway)

The Chevrolet Tahoe is a shorter wheelbase variant of the Suburban. Other divisions of GM sell variations as the Escalade and Yukon. Inside, there are three rows of seats for up to 9 passengers depending on the equipped seating. The standard 5.3L V8 engine can tow 5000 lbs. (8000 with towing package). Although full-size SUVs have become popular as family haulers, their only real advantage is higher tow ratings. Full-size SUVs with truck underpinnings are robbed of interior space with the body mounted over the frame. Most families would be better served with a crossover SUV such as the Chevrolet Traverse. Many offer similar legroom with improved maneuverability, cargo capacity and fuel efficiency for less money.

What Changed:

Hybrid models have been dropped.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Tahoe LS 1LS 5.3l V8 (320-bhp) A6 RWD 15/21/18 $41,600
Tahoe LS 1LS 5.3l V8 (320-bhp) A6 4WD 15/21/18 $45,660
Tahoe LT 1LT 5.3l V8 (320-bhp) A6 RWD 15/21/18 $46,140
Tahoe LT 1LT 5.3l V8 (320-bhp) A6 4WD 15/21/18 $48,990
Tahoe LTZ 1LZ 5.3l V8 (320-bhp) A6 RWD 15/21/18 $54,755
Tahoe LTZ 1LZ 5.3l V8 (320-bhp) A6 4WD 15/21/18 $57,860