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Starting at
$64,740
Engine
5.3L V8

Power
355 hp
EPA - est City/Hwy
16/22
Seats
7

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2016 Chevrolet Tahoe Overview

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Between last year's thorough makeover and this year's incremental improvements, the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe is unquestionably the best Tahoe yet. If you're looking for a traditional truck-based SUV with the ability to haul loads of people, cargo or a heavy trailer, the Tahoe isn't the best choice but it still merits your consideration.

With its old-school, truck-based design and cutting-edge amenities, the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe is one of the rare vehicles on the market with one foot solidly planted in the past and one in the future. Coming off a major redo just last year, the Chevy Tahoe benefits from improvements including a quieter and much higher-quality interior and a third-row seat that folds flat into the floor, a significant convenience feature it's been lacking for years (there's a caveat to this progress, but we'll get to that later). This is, of course, in addition to the reasons buyers look to traditional SUVs in the first place. The Tahoe boasts a 355-horsepower V8, four-wheel drive with low-range gearing, seating for as many as nine passengers and a healthy 8,600-pound tow rating. With its strong V8 engine and long list of comfort and convenience features, there's a lot to like about the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe. With so much going for it, there's no shortage of reasons the Tahoe is so popular. However, there are significant detriments -- and not just those indicative of any full-size truck-based SUV, such as ponderous handling and low fuel economy relative to large crossovers. That aforementioned fold-flat third row is a cheat of sorts, as its placement above the solid rear axle raises the cargo floor to an almost absurdly high level. Lifting luggage into the Tahoe is difficult, especially if you're short. The third row itself also only has enough legroom for small kids, whereas its competitors (and those large crossovers) can fit adults comfortably. As a result of these issues, the Tahoe receives an Edmunds.com "C" rating and we highly recommend that shoppers consider its top SUV rivals: the 2016 Ford Expedition and 2016 Toyota Sequoia. One would also be smart to consider large crossovers like Chevrolet's own Traverse as well as the Dodge Durango and Honda Pilot. There's still an awful lot to like about the Tahoe, but we think that others get the job done better.

Though the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe is better than this popular model has ever been, rival SUVs are more spacious and mechanically sophisticated. Large crossover SUVs are also easier to drive and more efficient.

For 2016, the Chevrolet Tahoe features a new standard 8-inch color touchscreen interface, updated OnStar with 4G LTE WiFi hotspot capability, an improved Chevrolet MyLink system now with Apple CarPlay capability, and new safety features including lane departure intervention and forward collision warning. A head-up display with digital readouts and a reconfigurable instrument cluster are also available.



2016 Chevrolet Tahoe Problems




2016 Chevrolet Tahoe Reviews From Owners (24 Reviews)

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By Happy TX Grandma

on Aug/04/16 02:02 PM (UTC)

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Feels like home.

Thought I would try a smaller SUV for more economic efficiency, so I traded in my 2009 Suburban (at 186,000 miles) a year ago for a Toyota 4-Runner, Limited Edition. While it was a nice vehicle, it never got over 18 mph. My suburban routinely got 20+ mpg hwy. Also, the 4-Runner didn't have near the "creature comforts" tht my new Tahoe has. Chevrolet tech gadgets, comfort, and control panel is far superior to the 4-Runner. My new 2016 Tahoe LT feels like home!

By Andrew Roberts

on Jul/17/16 07:43 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Tahoe


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This is a nice SUV

Get multiple bids and make the dealers fight for your business. Don't settle for the first price they throw out.

By Chris

on Jul/03/16 10:10 AM (UTC)

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By Victor Fuentes

on Jun/19/16 08:27 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Tahoe


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Great SUV

I have had three Tahoe trucks. This years Tahoe is the best yet. I got 23 gallons on a 14 hour trip. Great look inside. The only thing I wish this truck had was the push button start on standard models. It come with the upgraded package.

By Alessandra Mi

on Jun/17/16 08:11 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Tahoe


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By Carl Eberts

on May/20/16 11:38 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Tahoe


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I feel safe and comfortable holds value

Great family car safe for my grandaughter
I traded my 09 it was worth1/2 of what i paid forit. The new one i only had to belly up 1/2 the new price for a 2016
plus trade.
A great American Product

By Chris

on Feb/10/17 07:06 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Tahoe


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I'm on my second one!

Hello! My name is Chris and I live in the beautiful state of Connecticut. After owning a 2009 Ford Explorer Limited for a couple of years, I was really feeling the urge for more space in my vehicle. As a photographer, mom, teacher, and skier, I need SPACE. The Explorer just wasn't doing it for me. The gas mileage was horrific for it's size, the 3rd row was non-existent, and the interior was just plastic to be quite honest. I figured I would have to be willing to spend some bucks if I wanted to jump into a Large-SUV. That definitely was the case. In 2012 I purchased a White 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LT Z71 4X4. Best purchase of my life. Although I was averaging the same fuel economy, I was driving a MUCH bigger vehicle, had a great quality interior and a functional 3rd row. After 4 years of ownership, I took home my Black 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe LT Z71. If you can't already tell, I really like the Z71 appearance package. Such a fun, adventurous vehicle. I would have to tell you that my average mpg has increased by roughly 3mpg just from a 2013 up to a 2016. Truly impressive. I think that the interior is absolutely incredible for the price you pay. Leather stitched everything, Apple CarPlay, Bose Sound System, Power Liftgate, the list goes on. Overall, if you are looking for a fuel efficient, fun-to-drive, practical vehicle and you are willing to spend a few bucks, go for a Tahoe.

By Tina Gomez

on Feb/01/17 10:14 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Tahoe


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"unsatisfied buyer to many problems"

all electrical issues major radio went out 3x finding out their is a recall, transmission jerky feels like goin to die when coming to a stop, replaced head light, air condiotning system went out and water drips heavily from right gear shift when using air conditioning, air filter is directly facing right gear shift not normal i believe is a factory defect, top interior filters fall out often not sure why or maybe because they do not fit properly the battery to this extra large vehicle is only good for 3 years or 36,000 miles was told cannot handle all tahoe elecrtical system (dont know what that means) to much and they have seen a lot of vehicles come in, needed a software update for radio if radio doesnt work back camera doesnt ignition can be affected doors, top right exterior fin had to be replaced became loose from driving on the freeway flapping all the way home.. can go on and on but im sure everyone has same problems

By Patty Cason

on Jan/25/17 09:27 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Tahoe


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Tahoe Test Drive

Great ride and great space

By Tahoe In Texas

on Oct/05/16 11:29 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Tahoe


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Problems that GM wont fix.

I have had a rough idle since about 8,000 miles. I have had it worked on at the dealership and they added shims to the motor mounts. That didn't change anything. I seemed like it might even be worse after they shimmed the motor mounts. They say there's nothing else wrong or it would show up on the computer. After months of no answers from the dealer I searched online and found that it is a common problem with GM SUV's. The bottom line is that GM says there's nothing wrong and it runs fine. When you spend over $50,000 for a vehicle you don't want something that idles rough. I've had passengers that commented on the rough idle because they thought something was wrong. Everybody thinks something is wrong except GM. I also had to have all of the window appliques replaced and now there is a recall on the air bags. One other issue is that you cannot recycle cabin air unless you are using AC. Any other setting will pull outside air which is gross when you are stuck in traffic and there is a lot of exhaust. It's like having the windows down. Other than those issues it's a pretty nice vehicle.

By Jimmy

on Dec/11/16 10:03 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Tahoe


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First new chevy

Research before you buy. We rented the model we wanted for a week and put some miles on it. We haven't owned the Tahoe long enough for a indepth review. What we have learned is the audio system has issues like ,when listening through USB and a device and driving on a ruff road the music will skip like a CD would and the system is more complicated then it should be. I haven't towed anything yet but the outside mirrors seem like they're a little smallish compared to the 2014 model. The one we rented had both of the wires that attach to the rear window defogger broken. When you open the rear window on a Tahoe you will see the bad design. Lastly the biggest problem is that you have to learn how to use the gas pedal to accelerate smoothly. I get the complaints about how the transmission can be jumpy/jerky.

By Jon

on Jul/17/16 05:58 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Tahoe


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Disappointed:(

I traded in a 2012 Tahoe with 115k miles which I loved. Expectations were high with new 2016 Tahoe but as with our Presidential candidates I'm feeling a little uninspired!! Electronics and command response is lethargic. There is a annoying delay in response with all commands even the door locks take longer than they should. Changing radio channels with steering wheels controls has a much longer delay than the 2012 Tahoe. The key remote needs to be simplified, the rear window and rear door buttons look too similar which is confusing to operate. I want to open rear door and the darn window pops open " Just put W for window and D for door!!" Not some cute symbols that look alike; if people can't read they shouldn't be driving! Also the computer has the motor reving up to unreasonable rpms before shifting. I thought they sold me a 6cyl by accident!! If you mildly accelerate the thing revs up like an Indy car! Its embarrassing leaving a stop light, everyone under 30 thinks I'm trying to drag race them!! Maybe my standards have been elevated owning a BMW but come on chevy your trending backwards!:-(

By Joe Dilucia

on May/08/16 05:46 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Tahoe


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Usb and wireless charging

Radio and blue tooth not easy to use when smart phone plugged in.
Wireless charging not good

By Ayde Cantu

on Apr/25/16 08:58 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Tahoe


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Good SUV

the safety assist features take time to get used to. The AC fan noise even at the lowest level is loud. I know that in prior vehicles if we have the AC at the lowest fan setting you will not be able to hear it going.

By Tahoe2016

on Sep/18/16 02:59 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Tahoe


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2016 Tahoe is junk

This Tahoe is not well built at all. It had problems from day one when purchased may 2016. It came from the factory with the doors the the out side not even at all and the dealership we bought it from could not figure out how to fix it. Also there was defected trim peices and the leather seats had spots in it as well as the rear door plastic pannel. I had the lt z71 package with texas edition package. Also it had A/C problems when it was above 90 f out the compressor would cut off and a low pitch rumble sound when it went to v4 mode. Two Chevy dealerships could not figure out how to fix the probems and GM did not have a fix and the customer service department does not care either. It took them over a month to contact me back after a case number was set and none of the issues ever got fixed with the vehicle. After owning it for 4 months with 6500 miles on it and the chevy delaerships and GM not caring to fix the problem or buy back the vehicle I decided it was best that I take a loss on it instead of it being in the shop all the time and dealing with dealerships and GM customer service that does not care at all. I traded it for a Toyota product and have been very happy with it so far. I have owned a 2001 4wd LS and 2012 4wd LTZ tahoe but this one was the worst. I can see why the 2015 and newer models were on the top 20 unreliable vehicles this year. The older tahoes that I had were much better build. I would not recommend this vehicle at all until GM decided to spend the time and Produce the vehicle right. Also I lost over 20% of the value when I traded it in as well cause it is marked up to much and it even cost more that a Lincoln navigator.

By Alex M

on Aug/03/16 08:13 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Tahoe


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Overall A Great Vehicle, But Needs Improvement

Overall, we have been impressed with our 2016 Tahoe. We are especially impressed with the design of the interior and the technology packaging. The infotainment is very easy to use and is very responsive. Although we would rate this vehicle at 5 out of 5 stars, we have had some interior quality and safety tech issues. Within the first month of owning our Tahoe, the lane keeping assist and forward collision alert simply quit working. We took it in to our dealership where they kept out Tahoe for at least 2 weeks and were very thorough with the investigation and solution to the problem. Our interior quality problem is very minor, but we have never had this problem with any Ford, Toyota, or Mazda we have owned. The problem is the plastic pieces in the bottom of the door pulls keep popping out and is very annoying. We have had them replaced to try to solve the issue of them fitting, but they keep popping out. As far as performance and road manners, the Tahoe seems to be stable and has ample power. Our only complaint about the powertrain is the transmission, which is very quick to upshift when accelerating. The main issue is when we want to take off with a certain amount of throttle, then add more throttle, which causes the transmission to seemingly hesitate and jerk into the next gear when the transmission should hold the previous gear longer. Overall, the 2016 Tahoe is a practical and useful full size SUV, but GM needs to make powertrain and interior quality improvements. An 8 speed transmission may be the solution to the transmission issue over the current 6 speed.

By Andy

on Sep/14/16 08:20 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Tahoe


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Worst Decision We Ever Made

My wife wanted to upgrade to a full size SUV from a Honda Pilot. We did some research and test driving, and she concluded that the Tahoe was the one. She loved the look, and like the amenities. The problems started on the test drive, the radio kept freezing up and acting weird. The dealer was made aware of the issue and we were told we needed to use a factory iphone cable and the problem should be resolved. We swapped our iphone cable for a brand new factory cable, and for the next day the problem went away. We purchased the truck the following day. After the purchase on the drive home, the problem returned. We called the dealer, and they said, well it needs a software update, it's a known issue. So in to the dealership to a software update. Software flashed, tested, they say you are good to go. A few days later, the problem returns, we contact the dealer, now the story changed. They knew almost instantly it was a human interface controller board and the part was back ordered from Chevrolet for an unknown amount of time. They kept the vehicle for the week to fix a few other issues and then we received it back knowing the problem was there, but the part was ordered, and the regional chevrolet rep was in the mix to try and expedite this service request. At this point we are fairly upset with the whole situation. Brand new car, and not once has it been right. Over the next 2 months, roughly 10 electrical gremlins have reared their ugly head in this truck. Here are a few: headlights randomly switch to high beams, pedals won't adjust, front and rear parking sensors randomly think we are going to hit something even when nothing is around, front camera errors constantly, hvac control back lighting failures, memory seats haven't worked since day one, all of which has been communicated to my dealership and to chevrolet directly, we basically were going to wait for this inteface controller part to come in and try to tackle everything at that time, thinking that the part should fix most of the issues. Then after 2 months of dealing with all these problems, finally a glimpse of hope... I received a call from my dealer that the controller board arrived from chevy. Hooray for now!!! The dealer was nice enough to pickup my truck at my work, and drop me off another Tahoe as a loaner until mine was fixed. I received a call that night, everything was fixed, they will keep it one additional day for testing, then they will drop it off for me at work. I got scared that next morning when the loaner tahoe had the same radio problem that my tahoe has... I was assured by my dealer that everything is fixed, and that between the controller and software updates everything is 100%! On my drive home the parking sensors went crazy on me. This was 10 miles down the road after being told it's all fixed. The radio seemed ok at least, so we decided to give it a few more days before it goes back in. Well the next morning, the radio went crazy again. We sent video to the dealer showing the problem, and now we are apparently waiting to see what Chevy and the dealer want to do. So here we are, MSRP of $64k, and the truck has multiple major systems failing, all electrical. My recommendation is to wait until the bugs are out of this vehicle!!!!! I know multiple people with 2015 and 2016 Tahoes, Yukons, and Escalades, all of them have had major electrical issues.

By The Tahoe Owner

on Feb/22/16 11:04 AM (UTC)

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The TAhoe Owner

I have to admit GM did a good job with creating this 16 Tahoe, I originally had it is cousin the 2010 Yukon but got rid of it and I love it but figured it was time for a change; so I bought 2016 Tahoe LS; the other models were out of my budget. Overall, I am happy with the 16 Tahoe. I would have bought the 15 Tahoe but for a some reason General Motor thought it was a good idea to have a cell phone like screen in the LS models and not a screen that we can actually see plus the fact that in order to really utilize a navigation app (which I may add did not come with) had to plug your phone into the cigarette lighter to project the navigation tool you want to use on this IPhone like screen. By far, in my opinion was FUBAR design.

The 2016 Model however has a bigger screen and the navigation system however the navigation system is offered through ONSTAR which in a way is crazy because it forces you to really have a contract with ONSTAR; so in discovering this, I asked the question after the fact, what if you don't want to afford ONSTAR, there (dealership) said you can can plug it into a USB defice and project the visual on the BIGGER screen the comes with the LS models.

Overall, that is the only flaw that I have with the 2016 models; however I did give it a passing thought about getting the LT and LTZ models but after really thinking about it and test driving the other two, there was not really a whole lot of differences, except for leather seats, a couple extra speakers and a tow package.

By Dan

on Apr/17/16 02:48 PM (UTC)

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Luxurious Tahoe

We traded for our Tahoe LTZ after owning a 2012 GMC Yukon XL wanting a more nimble size and updated technology. The Tahoe has really met and exceeded our expectations. It is a very luxurious vehicle and is loaded with technology that exceeds any large SUV from Ford or Lincoln. In fact is has the luxury and technology of most expensive luxury cars. The Tahoe is extremely quiet inside and the front and second row seats are quite comfortable. For four people, the Tahoe is a perfect touring vehicle, comfortable, capable and usable. The third row seating is useless however. Not only is there no room between the second row and third row seats, but the floor is also about 4-5 inches below the seat cushion. I question why GM did not utilize an independent rear suspension system like the Ford Expedition and the Lincoln Navigator to alleviate this problem. Also by building the foldable third row seat on top of the solid rear axle, they also lifted the floor of the cargo area in the back of the Tahoe to a ridiculous height to where it is difficult to lift luggage in and out. It also limits the amount of volume you actually have for luggage and cargo. Ford and Lincoln have been building their SUV's with independent rear suspensions for years and the result is lots of usable space with an actual comfortable third row seat. That is the biggest complaint we have with the Tahoe. But for driving, comfort for four and all the luxury they have, it is a hard SUV to beat. We test drove Expeditions and Navigators right along with the Tahoe and we chose the Tahoe. It drove and handled better and was much quieter on the inside. Also the unique ability to have OnStar and Wifi only cinched the deal for us. A close to perfect SUV but limited by design.

By Texas Mom

on Oct/08/16 04:30 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Tahoe


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Best SUV in its class out there.

I was deciding between a Land Rover LR4, Toyota Land Cruiser or Sequoia, Mercedes GL series, Volvo XC90 and BMW X5. So, a wide range of choices. I test drove them all except the Mercedes. I have owned 2 Mercedes vehicles before, and I know what I am getting. I really couldn't get past the looks of the Mercedes. I hate, I mean HATE the minivan-ification of most SUVs. I owned a Honda Pilot when they first came out and they now look like an ugly sister to the Odyssey. My SUV of choice since 2005 has been a 2005 and a 2010 XC90, both top of the line decked out when purchased. Here is why I did not buy the other models and chose the Trailblazer. LAND ROVER: LR4, their sales people are freaks and they are super paranoid about selling to someone who will export to China. They made me sitter for 45 minutes while they googles by house and e-mail address. Then, they had so many in stock, but only offered MSRP, unlike dealerships a bit further away with half their inventory. They also lowballed my on my trade-in. No thank you. Car itself was cute, but even more of a gas guzzler than the Tahoe. Controls were okay, technology was not intuitive or very thoughtful. TOYOTA SEQUIOA: I loved the cargo space, but that was about it. Cheap controls and interior, the engine is super loud when accelerating fast. The Land Cruiser 3rd row seats doesn't even fold!!! I need cargo space. BMW SUV love that it comes in diesel, but try to find one, and the cargo space SUCKS! Finally, the Volvo. My local dealership's service department has gone way downhill fast, but mostly I drove the new XC90 and HATED IT!!! I was very surprised because I was this close to ordering one sight unseen like I had my other two Volvos. The interior contains no remnants of the Volvo button system. It is all digital and not intuitive at all. They few buttons that do remain are super cheap looking, I mean very ugly. Even the new remote key is cheap and ugly looking. My one I traded in was the last year it had a V8, and the acceleration was mediocre. I was very disappointed. The Tahoe plusses: GREAT INTERFACE!!!! I don't think you need to be tech savvy to get it, but there are two modes in my LTZ and you just need to choose one or the other. There are still enough knobs and buttons so you don't feel like you are a slave to the touchscreen. The bells and whistles are wonderful. The interface can connect with your iPhone and you can see and hear and send (verbal) messages, etc. The 2016 seats are truly COOLING (unlike the BMW). I think the display and controls are really well laid out and look durable and classy. I needed a vehicle with AWD/4WD and this has it. The cargo space is good but it is a bit high, and I am short. I LOVE the second row captains chairs that have hated seats!!! And, it doesn't look like a freaking minivan!!! I was surprised that they XC90 won the awards that it has, it really sucks. I was also supposed at the Tahoe's bad review. There is no accounting for taste. I suggest you test drive and price them out according to your own must haves. I LOVE my Tahoe.

By Lawrence

on May/08/16 08:35 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Tahoe


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Mylink the terrible

Do not buy this car! The infotainment system, if you could call it that, is the absolute worst on the market. Not only does bluetooth prevent me from receiving texts, it also takes over my phone preventing its use. Further, the my link system looks great. Thats about it! It is almost completely inoperable while driving! Your better off buying a garmin, its cheaper and it actually works. You could use on star, but that will run you $400.00 per year! Further, in a even greater insult, when starting the car the system must warn me not to take my eyes off the road. No kidding!! What am I three years old? Further, you have to click a check symbol to acknowledge this little gem of information! This is liberalism at its worst. Save your money if you buy this car. Get video displays, etc, placed after market so that they may actually work. Further, do not expect any help from Chevy. They are the most unhelpful group of people in the customer service industry I have ever encountered. Bottom line, you are wasting your money on this car.

By Saleem

on May/05/16 04:50 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Tahoe


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LS Model is a perfect fit for most people

Before buying this SUV you should really come to grips that you are not purchasing a sports car or sports type SUV. With that being said, I have purchased 11 vehicles over the years and I am completely satisfied with my purchase of the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe LS. The only difference between the base LS and the top of the line models is basically leather and a few extra gimmicks such as heads-up display. If you can live without the extras, the LS is the way to go for price point. Superior comfort and the cabin is surprisingly quiet. I'm 6'4" and have plenty leg room in the front and rear seat of my Tahoe. If you're in the market for a nice large SUV with plenty of room and towing capacity, I recommend looking at all trim levels of the Tahoe before jumping at the LTZ or LT because the LS might be able to satisfy what you need and save you over $20,000.00.

By Scott Smetana

on Feb/04/16 08:13 AM (UTC)

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Goodbye old Sequoia, Hello new Tahoe!! Very Happy

First American car I've owned in 20 years and after 1 year, I couldn't be happier.
Loved my Sequoia, but the "new" version is ugly and WAY outdated already with a terrible interior.
The Tahoe feel solid, drives quiet and smooth, and has great tech, looks great inside and out.

Pro's:
Quality, ergonomic controls, great tech/options for the price, super comfortable, looks great!

Con's:
Fair MPG, I'm getting about 16 with mostly city driving. Can't get a grey leather interior (the best) with the LTZ model. Can't set temperature to hot on heater when remote starting (isn't that the point?!). Back cargo area is OK, but would be fantastic if floor wasn't raised up 5 inches.

By Kimberly

on Mar/03/16 12:11 PM (UTC)

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OMG! What were they thinking!

Where do I begin!! I traded my Sequoia in for the 2016 fully loaded, every option available, Tahoe LTZ. After having it for a couple of days, I had a chance to really see the "non-thought" that went into this vehicle. This really is not a 7 passenger vehicle. I can honestly say it is a 4 vehicle passenger with very little leg room for whoever is sitting in the 2nd row. The outside of the vehicle is awesome. It's the inside that has it's faults! I have 5 kids that need to get in and out of this vehicle. (Mostly 4 of them ride with me when they need to. I have 6 kids total and thank goodness when I had them all riding with me I had the Sequoia. Tons of room and all seats were adjustable, including the third row in the Sequoia!) The seats in the Tahoe are stationary and DO NOT MOVE forward or backward to allow for ANY legroom whatsoever or even to allow passengers to get in and out of the car easily. My kids hate getting in and out of the vehicle because it is so ridiculous and they end up tripping inside the car getting to the back seat. The 2nd row seating (I have bucket seats) has NO legroom at all. The bucket seats do not adjust to sit up completely straight, so there is a lean to the seat and if you rest your back on the seat it feels like you are laying down a little bit. There is just a few inches of leg room behind the driver's seat and the front passenger seat. And if the driver adjusts his seat all the way back, well, forget it, you're down to just a couple inches of room with your knees hitting the back of the driver's seat. Not to mention, whoever gets in the second row seats has to squeeze in to begin with. NO ROOM AT ALL for passengers behind the driver and front passenger. The third row seat is pretty useless unless you have extremely small kids. It is very uncomfortable as well. The floor where the backseat is, has a platform, so you feel like your knees are up to your chin when sitting back there. If this was just a married couple with no kids, this car is perfect! You must have the headrests up when sitting in the 3rd row as well. If the headrests are up and the dvd screen is down, there is NO visibility in the rear hatch window. If the kids get out of the car and leave the headrests up, you have the blind spots in the back window, which is a pain for the driver. Also, the headrests are a little difficult to get down. Definitely would be for little kids.

The lighting in this car is not very good. It is ok, very shadowy kind of lighting, but my main complaint is that there is no light in the trunk area. It is almost hard to believe Chevy did not think to put a light in the trunk. Even my sister's GMC Acadia (which cost half of the Tahoe) has a trunk light when the hatch is opened. (The back seats on the GMC are adjustable, too) The Tahoe is so dark at night in the trunk, you cannot see anything. Literally. This has been a real problem, especially coming home and I have a bunch of groceries in the back.

There is not a lot of storage places, etc. in this vehicle. The storage areas in the doors are very thin and hard to get things out of if you put something in them. Not a lot of convenient storage, period. Could use more cup holders, too. If you are taking a vacation and do not have the third row seat folded down, there is room for just a couple small suitcases.

My Tahoe has been to the dealership several times now regarding the radio, bluetooth and lane departure features. It would take way too long to describe the problems, but the dealership is fixing them with no questions asked and hopefully soon it will once and for all be fixed. Mainly did this review to give you a feel for the interior of the vehicle, especially if you have kids. This is a great looking vehicle and would be great for when the kids are grown up and not riding with me anymore, but until then, there are other SUV's that would have been more comfortable and more convenient than the Tahoe!!


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Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    116.0 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    204.0 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    74.4 Inches
  • MIN GROUND CLEARANCE
    7.9 Inches
  • BASE CURB WEIGHT
    5602 pounds


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    7
  • Front Leg Room
    45.3 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room
    64.8 Inches
  • Second Leg Room
    39.0 Inches
  • Second Shoulder Room
    65.1 Inches
  • Cargo Volume
    15.3 cubic feet


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    AUTOMATIC
  • Final Drive Ratio
    3.08 Inches
  • Driven Wheels
    four wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Front Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Rear Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Independent Suspension
    Front
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Solid Axle
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
    Yes


Wheels

Wheels

  • Tire Type
    All Season
  • Rear Tire Width
    275
  • Rear Tire Profile
    55



Safety

Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
    Yes
  • Head Airbags
    Front, Rear And Third Row
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation
    Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Side Airbags
    Dual Front


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    Yes
  • Total Number Of Speakers
    10
  • Cd Player
    Single CD Player
  • Digital Audio Input
    Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
  • Cd Mp3 Playback
    Yes
  • Radio
    AM/FM
  • Subwoofer
    1


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Entry Lights
    Exterior Entry Lighting
  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Power
  • Heated Exterior Mirrors
    Yes
  • Turn Signal Side Mirrors
    Turn Signal In Mirrors
  • Auto Dimming Side Mirrors
    Electrochromatic
  • Side Mirror Memory
    Includes Exterior Mirrors


Interior

Interior Features

  • Rear Heat
    Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
  • Sun Sensor
    Yes
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones
    Dual
  • Front Air Conditioning
    Automatic Climate Control


Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    5.3L Ecotec3 V8
  • Front Suspension
    independent
  • Rear Suspension
    solid axle
  • Fuel Capacity
    26.0 galons
  • Rear Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

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Vehicle Performance

LTZ / 4x4 / 6A

  • 0-60 Mph
    7.1 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    15.6 sec @ 91 mph
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    Car and Driver

LTZ / 4x4 / 6A

  • 0-60 Mph
    6.7 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    15.2 sec @ 92 mph
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LT / RWD / 6A

  • 0-60 Mph
    6.7 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    15.1 sec @ 92 mph
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    Motor Trend

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edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $46,734
  • Private Seller Price
    $49,072
  • Dealer Price
    $50,835
  • Original MSRP
    $64,740


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INITIAL QUALITY STUDY

The Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines issues experienced within the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. This study measures car quality by analyzing problems reported in the mechanical quality and design of areas such as powertrain, body and interior, and features and accessories.


  • OVERALL QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - MECHANICAL
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Fuel Efficiency

  • CITY
    16 mpg
  • HIGHWAY
    22 mpg
  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    Federal Tier 2 Bin 5
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    5
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2016 Chevrolet Tahoe Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    3 years / 36,000 miles
    2 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    5 years / 100,000 miles
    4 years
  • CORROSION
    6 years / 100,000 miles
    5 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    5 years / 100,000 miles
    4 years

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Pros

  • Available nine-person seating capacity
  • Quiet highway ride
  • Impressive interior quality.
  • Stout towing capacity

Cons

  • Unimpressive cargo capacity
  • Cramped kids-only third-row seat
  • Lazy gas pedal responsiveness.
  • No telescoping steering wheel for base LS
  • Bumpy, trucklike ride without optional adaptive suspension
  • High cargo floor and load height


2016 Chevrolet Tahoe True Cost Of Ownership

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The TCO® is the total five-year costs of owing a vehicle. Seven cost categories make up the TCO® (depreciation, insurance, financing, taxes & fees, fuel, maintenance and repairs), also take into account any applicable federal tax credit.

ITEMS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 5 YEAR TOTAL
Insurance$1,121$1,160 $1,201$1,243 $1,286$6,011
Maintenance$56$469 $754$1,966 $1,311$4,556
Repairs$0$0 $152$362 $529$1,043
Taxes & Fees$4,392$293 $265$240 $218$5,408
Financing$1,517$1,203 $878$541 $193$4,332
Depreciation$9,519$4,336 $3,813$3,382 $3,033$24,083
Fuel$2,507$2,583 $2,660$2,740 $2,822$13,312
True Cost To Own ®$19,112$10,044 $9,723$10,474 $9,392$58,745

*Warranty’s Cover 75% Of Anticipated Maintenance And Repairs.

**Prices provided by Edmunds True Cost to Own® (TCO®)



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Date Complaint Filed: 10/25/2016

Component(s): FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

My brand new 2016 chevy tahoe shakes while at idle in "drive". this issue has been taken up with the dealership who acknowledges the rough idle but says "it's within acceptable limits". it is not acceptable to feel like you have gerbals running under your seat while stopped at a red light. it is constant and extremely annoying. if they are going to make a car that shakes, not tell the customer about the problem and then charge over $50,000 for the vehicle, shame on them. this will be the last gm vehicle that i purchase. i will also gladly discourage anyone looking for an suv to purchase a gm vehicle.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/03/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

No option to disable (only) the hands free lift gate feature. an open lift gate can be triggered by children helping load/unload the rear of the tahoe causing the heavy liftgate to begin to close (or open). all power features of the lift gate may be turned off, but not just the hand-free feature (kicking foot under bumper). gate has closed 3 times on my wife/children loading/unloading groceries. vehicle parked, off and key fob in pocket of wife (near the rear of the vehicle). this is dangerous for children especially.


Date Complaint Filed: 10/29/2016

Component(s): TIRES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Nylon ply coming out of sidewall of a goodyear tire on a 2016 chevy tahoe. dot pjxp jk1r size p265/65r18 and 2016 chevy tahoe's owners manual not explaining how to open the spare tire hoist shaft access door on page 380 or 386 of the owners manual.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/07/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 chevrolet tahoe. the contact stated that an error message appeared on the instrument panel, which indicated there was a camera malfunction. the contact stated that this was the safety camera that controlled the auto dimming of the headlights and also informed the contact when they were too close to another vehicle. the dealer stated that the parts were not available to replace the failed part. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vin was invalid. the failure mileage was 11,000.


Date Complaint Filed: 10/24/2016

Component(s): ENGINE

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

My 2016 tahoe ltz has a rough, shaky idle while in park. the pip5211e was performed at dealer about one month ago and condition persists. it is absolutely noticeable to all my passengers who sit in the vehicle while its idling in park! please help or advise on how to correct this problem. this is not the way a brand new $74k vehicle should run. it feels like the vehicle is going to stall at times. dealer service department is no help at fixing or addressing the problem. the condition is constant while in park idling and sllighy present when in drive with brake applied.


Date Complaint Filed: 01/16/2016

Component(s): SUSPENSION | UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

When driving my new 2016 chevrolet tahoe, i am experiencing a booming noise over bumps in the road and experiencing severe pressure and pain in my ears from some sort of pressure created in the vehicles cabin. the pain is unbearable, i cant drive more than 10 minutes due to the pain in my ears while driving.


Date Complaint Filed: 01/13/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

My 2016 chevrolet tahoe ltz displayed "service front camera" when i got into the vehicle but didn't even start it yet. ( see pic) . i took it to the dealership they looked at it and told me yes its a known issue but gm has no repair procedure yet for it.the vehicle has 89 miles on it, have only had the vehicle for a couple of days. the windshield is perfectly clean and no obstructions of the front camera. the dealership said i will have to live with it until they have a fix for it. the problem is that the front camera runs most of the highly touted saftey features such as the, fca forward collision alert, lane deviation alert, ebs emergency braking system, and on and on...... so now the $70k+ vehicle that was hyped up to be sooo safe for my family now has most of the saftey features non -functioning and gm knew about this and still continues to sell the vehicle and wont repair. there are also many other electrical issues with this vehicle, but will notify in different report. this is terrible for a vehicle of this caliber. im a loyal and dedicated past tahoe owner but this one may be going back. im appalled that gm is letting vehicles continue to be sold with known saftey issues especially since they just got caught with the whole ignition switch fiasco.


Date Complaint Filed: 01/27/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 chevrolet tahoe. the contact stated that after the ignition key was turned to the on position, the vehicle failed to start without warning. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 1,400. the vin was not available.


Date Complaint Filed: 03/01/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tahoe has a vibration when it shifts into v4 continues from 40mph through 55 or when you push on the accelerator. have had it in shop they resealed the bows in the roof , rotated tires , checked the exhaust nothing has fixed. i think the problem is in the motor with unburned gases when it shifts into v4.


Date Complaint Filed: 03/28/2016

Component(s): STEERING | SUSPENSION | UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 1Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

When driving, driver and passengers get severe headaches, dizziness, and disorientation. the car also vibrates quite a bit. the pressure inside the cabin can be felt upon turning on the vehicle, and opening the windows does not help. the sensation almost feels magnetic. the original tires failed a road balance test and were replaced. this did not help the issue.


Date Complaint Filed: 04/05/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: YesNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

While traveling on the pa turnpike 3/31/16 apprx.3:00 pm, i experienced total transmission failure. only after seeing smoke emitting from the vehicle, would the heavy traffic allow me to pull to the shoulder. i put the trans into park and back into drive, allowing me to move appx 100 yards to a safer pull off. the vehicle is at the dealer and gm has been contacted case # 8-1908837872. no further contact by me to gm, or from gm to me.


Date Complaint Filed: 04/15/2016

Component(s): STEERING | SUSPENSION

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Left front vibration, shake at all speeds when pulling a trailer. can be reproduced by placing two 60# sand bags in rear cargo area


Date Complaint Filed: 05/02/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

While driving on highway , when needing to accelerate to pass vehicle using medium to medium heavy acceleration, instead of transmission kicking down to passing gear, it hangs up into neutral and engine revs up to and pass redline before i was able to release accelerator pedal. after letting off accelerator when the engine winds down to around 3500 revs it severely engages into gear with a loud bang and jolts the entire vehicle. this has happened 3 times and is going in to dealership in 4 days. vehicle has 4473 miles on it. vehicle also has several other severe electrical issues but after exhaustive procedure to have gm replace or buy back vehicle they have refused. this is my fourth tahoe and will be my last. a loyal tahoe owner for a long time and the new one is the worse. terrible customer service for a vehicle of over $77,000 and less than 5000 miles on it.


Date Complaint Filed: 08/05/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

On 3 separate occasions, the 2016 tahoe i am driving has jumped from drive to neutral while driving down the road at speeds between 45-60 mph. on one occasion, i was fortunate to avoid a major accident while merging on the interstate. i have since turned the vehicle in. gm dealerships in baton rouge, la refuse to fix the vehicle. i have seen quite a few complaints on this same issue and hope that gm steps up to the plate before someone dies. owners around the world need to be notified because somewhere someone may have already lost their lives in an accident and did not live to tell about why the accident occurred. the family should be getting retribution from gm. very sad. my last gm vehicle.


Date Complaint Filed: 08/23/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Vehicle parked in lot on 8-18-16. when we came out of store, the tahoe had rolled into another spot. two cars were damaged. incident on tape at the walmart store. police report was filed. tahoe was in drive. two of us had exited the vehicle and collected several shopping carts, so people would not damage their vehicles. third person exited the vehicle. if left in drive, (electric start) no bells or alarms went off. doors weren't locked as person in back seat was able to exit. we were in the store for about 15 minutes. on video, the tahoe was in its spot for quite a while before rolling back. my wife had the vehicle at the time of the incident. there were several witnesses.


Date Complaint Filed: 09/18/2016

Component(s): AIR BAGS

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 1Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 chevrolet tahoe. while driving approximately 55 mph, the contact struck a bear with the vehicle. the air bags did not deploy. the vehicle was towed. the contact was not sure if a police report was filed. the contact received neck injuries that required medical attention. the vehicle was towed to the dealer and the body shop. the vehicle received repairs to the front frame; however, the additional repairs were unknown. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was included in an air bag recall. the nhtsa campaign number was not available. the approximate failure mileage was 10,004.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/29/2016

Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | EXTERIOR LIGHTING | SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

As i was driving the error light came on stating there was a camera malfunction. this is a safety camera/system on the front of the truck, which controls the stability control, speed, braking system, electronic bind spot detection, etc.






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2016 Chevrolet Tahoe Review

From Edmunds.com

Between last year's thorough makeover and this year's incremental improvements, the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe is unquestionably the best Tahoe yet. If you're looking for a traditional truck-based SUV with the ability to haul loads of people, cargo or a heavy trailer, the Tahoe isn't the best choice but it still merits your consideration.

With its old-school, truck-based design and cutting-edge amenities, the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe is one of the rare vehicles on the market with one foot solidly planted in the past and one in the future.

Coming off a major redo just last year, the Chevy Tahoe benefits from improvements including a quieter and much higher-quality interior and a third-row seat that folds flat into the floor, a significant convenience feature it's been lacking for years (there's a caveat to this progress, but we'll get to that later). This is, of course, in addition to the reasons buyers look to traditional SUVs in the first place. The Tahoe boasts a 355-horsepower V8, four-wheel drive with low-range gearing, seating for as many as nine passengers and a healthy 8,600-pound tow rating.

With its strong V8 engine and long list of comfort and convenience features, there's a lot to like about the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe.

With so much going for it, there's no shortage of reasons the Tahoe is so popular. However, there are significant detriments -- and not just those indicative of any full-size truck-based SUV, such as ponderous handling and low fuel economy relative to large crossovers. That aforementioned fold-flat third row is a cheat of sorts, as its placement above the solid rear axle raises the cargo floor to an almost absurdly high level. Lifting luggage into the Tahoe is difficult, especially if you're short. The third row itself also only has enough legroom for small kids, whereas its competitors (and those large crossovers) can fit adults comfortably.

As a result of these issues, the Tahoe receives an Edmunds.com "C" rating and we highly recommend that shoppers consider its top SUV rivals: the 2016 Ford Expedition and 2016 Toyota Sequoia. One would also be smart to consider large crossovers like Chevrolet's own Traverse as well as the Dodge Durango and Honda Pilot. There's still an awful lot to like about the Tahoe, but we think that others get the job done better.

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