|aka|| GMC Yukon |
|Body Style||5-door wagon|
|Engine|| 5.3 liter OHV V8 |
6.0 liter OHV V8
|Power|| 320 hp @ 5400 RPM |
|Similar|| GMC Yukon |
The Chevrolet Tahoe (and similar GMC Yukon) is a full-size SUV from General Motors. Chevrolet and GMC sold two different-sized SUVs under their Blazer and Jimmy model names through the early 1990s. This situation changed when GMC rebadged the full-size Jimmy as the Yukon in 1992. Chevrolet waited until 1995's introduction of a four-door version to rebadge the compact S-10 Blazer as the Blazer, renaming the full-size Blazer as the Tahoe.
The Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon currently serve as General Motors' full-size SUVs. Lengthened wheelbase models are available for both as the Suburban for the Tahoe and Yukon XL for the Yukon. A luxury Denali model joined the Yukon lineup in 1998. As of 2002, a Denali version of the Yukon XL was also available as the Yukon Denali XL.
In the United States, the Tahoe is a popular alternative to the Ford Crown Victoria for police car use, especially in rural areas.
See Autopedia's comprehensive Chevy Tahoe Review.
The new redesigned 2007 Chevy Tahoe was launched in early January and features improved power, improved segment-leading fuel economy and increased interior refinement. The biggest improvement for GM has been the Tahoe's fuel economy. With gas prices on the rise; this was much needed. Additional contributors to efficiency include a lower, wider front air dam, tighter tolerances and gaps between the fascias, lamps and grille openings, and improved front-end sealing that nearly eliminates air leak paths. These features all contribute to enhanced fuel economy and improved driving quietness, compared with previous models. The new 2007 Tahoe takes over at the top of the segment in sales, quality and comfort and has been the best-selling full-size SUV since 2001.
The 2007 Chevy Tahoe shares the new body design shared by the GM family of SUV’s. The 2007 Tahoe features a more angular design that supposedly gives the vehicle a more upscale appearance. The interior was significantly redesigned as well. It features a new wooded trim dashboard with new chrome accented instrument controls. New door panels as well as new seats were also added to the interterior.
Styles and Major OptionsEdit
- Tahoe LS
- Tahoe LT
- Tahoe LT1
- Tahoe LT2
- Tahoe LT3(2007-2008)
- Tahoe LTZ
- All models are available as a 4x2 and a 4x4.
- The Tahoe uses a Vortec 5300 V8 engine - new with Active Fuel Management technology and available Ethanol-85 flexible fuel capacity.
- StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System
- The Tahoe can seat anywhere from 5-9 passengers
- CD player with MP3 Compatibility and eight speakers
- OnStar with one-year Safe & Sound Plan
- Head-curtain airbags
- Power Liftgate
- Power-release fold-and-tumble second-row seating
- Remote starter heated first and second row seats
- Rear proximity warnings
- Rearview camera and power-deploying running boards
Tahoe LS 4x2
Tahoe LS 4x4
Tahoe LT1 4x2
Tahoe LT1 4x4
Tahoe LT2 4x2
Tahoe LT2 4x4
Tahoe LT3 4x2
Tahoe LT3 4x4
Tahoe LTZ 4x2
Tahoe LTZ 4x4
EPA estimates for various trims are as follows:
4x2 w/ Vortec 5300
4x4 w/ Vortec 5300
Ethanol-85 V8 engine
Chevrolet's full size SUV line has proven reliable in past years with minimal problems. The new design in 2006/2007 has also proven reliable, though oddities such as OBD-II onboard diagnostics readouts that are random have occured.
No major engine or transmission problems have been reported Hundreds of reports have been found across various websites, blogs and review as well as some major news sources all reporting a MAJOR flaw in the transmissions in this vehicle. Almost all are reporting some slippage right before a loud bang, followed by immediate inability to drive forward, only to find that reverse and 2nd gear are the only things to work. most have had their vehicles serviced under warranty, and have been told that a "
"forward sprag clutch" had to be replaced. In some extreme cases people have reported having to replace thier transmission every 10,000 - 15,000 miles! In fact one person reportedly had his transmission replace 11 times! Please see http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f1043e0/00 titled: Chevy Tahoe Transmission Problems, which has more than 94 posts from a great many people with the exact same problem.
- RECALL ALERT: On August 29, 2008, GM issued a GM-wide recall (no.08V441000) affecting 857,735 vehicles built between 2006-2008 and equipped with heated windshield washer fluid option including the 2007-2008 Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL. The system was liable to short out causing cessation of function, smoke, possible fire and malfunctioning of other electronic systems in the car. GM urges owners of affected vehicles to go to their nearest local dealer so the problem can be remedied.
Front Air Bags With Passenger Sensing System
- The Passenger Sensing System is standard on Chevy Tahoe.
Head-Curtain Side Air Bags
- Head-curtain side air bags are available on the all new Chevy Tahoe.
- The StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System improves vehicle stability, particularly during emergency maneuvers.
- The Anti-Lock Brakes system (ABS) is designed to help you maintain steering control by reducing wheel lockup during hard braking on most slippery surfaces.
DIC (Driver Information Center)
- This feature helps keep you up to date on various functions of your vehicle.
- OnStar is the in-vehicle safety and security system created to help protect you and your family on the road. A one-year OnStar Safe & Sound Plan is standard on the Tahoe.
The Chevy Tahoe offers the following exterior color choices:
- dark blue metallic
- Dark Blue Metallic
- Bermuda Blue Metallic(2007 only)
- Summit White
- Gold Mist Metallic
- Bronze Metallic
- Birch Metallic
- Sport Red Metallic
The Tahoe interior comes in:
- Ebony/Light Cashmere
- Dark Titanium/Light Titanium
The Tahoe primarily competes with the following Full-size SUVs:
The Tahoe has a hybrid version, called the Tahoe Hybrid which uses a 6.0L V8 mated to the GM/DaimlerChrysler Advanced Hybrid System 2, producing 332 HP and 367 ft-lbs. of torque. With a 6,200 lbs. towing capacity, the SUV still manages to return a 21 mpg city/22 mpg highway Fuel Economy rating which is a marked improvement over the 5.3L V8's 14 mpg city and 20 mpg highway.
GM's Displacement on Demand Technology, in which half of the engine's cylinders are deactivated in low-demand driving situations. The power plant should get an estimated 20.5 miles per gallon on average in a combination of city and highway driving, which is on par with estimates for the Mid-Size Hummer H3, which gets roughly 16/19 MPG.
The 2007 Chevy Tahoe was featured on, and promoted through Donald Trump's The Apprentice, where the two teams put together a show for the top General Motors employees to learn about the new Tahoe. Also, The Apprentice sponsored an online contest where you can create your own commercial for the new Tahoe, and the winner's ad would air on national television. The online Chevy Apprentice make your own ad contest backfired causing many of the haters to make fun of its fuel usage and its link to global warming. A few of the ads had coarse language and sexually explicit content. The website is still up causing critics to think Chevrolet is slow to act to the negative publicity.
Fourth Generation (2007 - present)Edit
For 2007 the GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Tahoe received different front fascias and hood. The GMC Yukon features a monolithic grille and headlights, while the Chevrolet Tahoe's grille is divided by a body colored bar similar to the chrome bar found on most of today's Tahoes. While the Tahoe's hood now features a design attribute obtruding from its otherwise smooth contour, the Yukon features a smooth hood with two slight curves on both sides of the hood. Both the new Yukon and Tahoe feature a more angular design that supposedly gives the vehicles a more upscale appearance. The interior was significantly redesigned as well. It features a new wooded trim dashboard with new chrome accented instrument controls. New door panels as well as new seats were also added to the interior.
Third Generation (2000 - 2006)Edit
The vehicles were redesigned for the 2000 model year on the new GMT800 platform, still shared with the full-sized pickups. Two new engines replaced the old 5.7 L small-block, and while both were smaller, both produced more power. The manual transmission was dropped. In Mexico, the GMT800 Chevy Tahoe is called a Chevrolet Sonora.
Both vehicles received significant updates with only the grille and headlights distinguishing one from the other. Both vehicles now featured softer lines as part of a more aerodynamic design. The interior was also updated with new seats, dashboard, and door panels.
"StabiliTrak" stability control was offered for the first time in 2003, as were XM Satellite Radio, Bose audio, and a DVD entertainment system as the models continued to climb upmarket. Both engines received 10 hp (7.5 kW) more for 2004.
Second Generation (1992 - 1999)Edit
In 1992, a new body style was introduced across the model line. For the first time, the new full-size Blazer was no longer a convertible. It now has a fixed hard top making the Blazer essentially a short-wheelbase, two-door version of the Suburban.
In 1995, Chevy renamed the Blazer to "Tahoe" and moved the "Blazer" name to a smaller SUV. In 2000 the two-door full-size Tahoe body style was discarded by Chevy, leaving only the larger four-door style.
The new GMC Yukon was introduced for 1992, while Chevrolet continued calling their version the Blazer. All were 2-door models through 1994. The Tahoe/Yukon were shorter than the Suburban on which they were based, but shared that vehicle's GMT400 platform. This was a true truck chassis, and was based on that used in the Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup truck. Both two-door and four-door models were produced, as well as rear- and four-wheel drive.
"AutoTrac" full-time all-wheel drive and OnStar were added for 1999. The upscale Denali trim line to the Yukon appeared around this time as the vehicles became popular with wealthy families.
When the GMT800-based SUVs were released in 2000, a Tahoe Limited was produced for demand
First Generation (1969-1991)Edit
This first generation Blazer shared a lot of similarities of Chevy pickups and Suburban of these early generations. As with the Suburban, the interior was open from the cab area to the trunk and cargo space in the rear, but similar to the Pick up's, the cargo area was uncovered. Powertrain and suspension features were based on the half-ton level; to ensure a higher GVWR one would have to go to a Suburban (which was offered in 1/2 and 3/4 ton) or pickup (1/2, 3/4 and 1-ton.)
Early marketing represented the Blazer as a 4x4 utility vehicle designed, for hunting and camping, and as a 'Recreational' vehicle -- for camping trips. Most were sold with a hardtop and fully configured, interestingly the base model Blazer came only with a seat for the driver. Passenger seating including Rear Seating, the hardtop and softtop were all "optional". One of the most popular options was the 4x4, but a two-wheel drive model was available.
See the separate Chevrolet Blazer entry for more information about the 1969-1991 C/K5 Blazer.
The 1995 to 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe was exported to Germany and Russia.
- The Tahoe was Motor Trend magazine's Truck of the Year for 1996.
- The Chevy Tahoe also won an award from Consumer Guides as a Best Buy. 
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- Official Chevy Tahoe Site
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