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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$35,915 - $39,515
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14-15 City / 18-20 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • Engine, Vortec 5300 V8 SFI (295 HP [219.7 kW] @ 5200 rpm, 335 lb.-ft. [452.3 N-m] @ 4000 rpm)
  • Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive and tow/haul mode
  • Transfer case, electronic Autotrac, includes push-button controls (Requires 4WD Models)
  • Rear axle, 3.23 ratio (Requires 2WD Models. Upgradeable to (GT4) Rear axle, 3.73 ratio.)
  • Rear axle, 3.42 ratio (Requires 4WD Models. Upgradeable to (GT5) Rear axle, 4.10 ratio.)
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 4-wheel drive
  • Battery, heavy-duty, 600 cold-cranking amps, includes rundown protection and retained accessory power
  • Alternator, 160 amps
  • Cooling, external transmission oil cooler, auxiliary, heavy-duty air-to-oil
  • Trailering wiring harness, 7-wire
  • Trailering equipment, heavy-duty, includes trailering hitch platform, 7-lead wiring connector, auxiliary transmission oil cooler, trailer brake pre-wire harness and 7-way to 4-way adapter
  • Recovery hooks, front, frame-mounted (Requires 4WD Models)
  • GVWR, 6800 lbs. (3084 kg) (2WD Models only)
  • GVWR, 6900 lbs. (3130 kg) (4WD Models only)
  • Body, liftgate with liftglass, rear door system, includes rear-window wiper/washer
  • StabiliTrak, vehicle stability enhancement system
  • Suspension Package, Premium Smooth Ride (Upgradeable to (Z55) Suspension Package, Autoride)
  • Suspension, front, independent torsion bar, and stabilizer bar
  • Suspension, rear, multi-link with coil springs
  • Tires, P265/70R17, all-season, blackwall (Upgradeable to (QAS) Tires, P265/70R17, all-season, White outlined-letter. Included and only available with (P25) Wheels, 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) 5-spoke premium aluminum.)
  • Tire, spare, full-size, 16" (40.6 cm) steel wheel located at rear underbody of vehicle, blackwall
  • Wheels, 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) 5-spoke aluminum, includes 16" x 6.5" (40.6 cm x 16.5 cm) steel spare
  • Tire carrier, lockable, outside spare, winch-type mounted under frame at rear
  • Steering, power
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, hydroboost
  • Fuel capacity, approximate, 26 gallon (98 liters)

Exterior Features

  • Luggage rack, roof-mounted, Black, side rails only
  • Bumper, front, chrome (Refer to Color Compatibility chart for Matte Black vs. color-keyed top pad)
  • Bumper, rear, chrome step, includes pad
  • Air dam, Gray
  • Moldings, bodyside (Refer to Color Compatibility chart for Matte Black vs. color-keyed moldings)
  • Assist steps, Black, mounted between front and rear wheels at bottom of rocker panel
  • Grille, chrome surround
  • Headlamps, dual halogen composite, includes flash-to-pass feature and automatic lamp control
  • Daytime running lamps, includes automatic exterior lamp control
  • Fog lamps, front, rectangular, halogen
  • Mirrors, outside rearview, power folding, power adjustable, heated, color- keyed, driver side electrochromic (light-sensitive auto dimming), turn signal in glass, with ground illumination and curb-tilt
  • Glass, Solar-Ray deep tinted (all windows except light tinted glass on windshield, driver and front passenger)
  • Wipers, intermittent, front wet-arm with pulse washers
  • Door handles, color-keyed

Interior Features

  • Seats, front leather seating surfaces power reclining full-feature buckets, includes driver and passenger adjustable head restraints, power lumbar, 10-way power adjustable, inboard armrests, heated seat cushion and seatbacks, 2-position driver-side memory, storage pockets and floor console
  • Seats, middle leather appointed 60/40 split-folding bench, 3-passenger with center armrest (Upgradeable to (AL4) Seats, middle leather seating surfaces buckets.)
  • Seats, rear 3rd row vinyl 50/50 split-bench, 3-passenger, removable
  • Console, floor, includes storage area, map pocket, cupholders and integrated 2nd row audio controls
  • Console, overhead mini, includes map lights and rear seat HVAC controls (Includes sunroof controls when (CF5) Sunroof is ordered)
  • Floor covering, color-keyed carpeting
  • Floormats, color-keyed, carpeted front and 2nd row, removable
  • Steering column, Tilt-Wheel, adjustable includes brake/transmission shift interlock
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped rim, Black
  • Steering wheel, mounted controls includes audio and driver information center controls
  • Driver Information Center, monitors numerous systems depending on vehicle equipment
  • Instrumentation, analog, includes speedometer, odometer with trip odometer, fuel level, voltmeter, engine temperature, oil pressure and tachometer
  • Warning tones, headlamp on, key-in-ignition, driver and right front passenger safety belt unfasten, turn signal on
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (does not apply to spare tire)
  • Windows, power, includes driver express-down and lockout features
  • Door locks, power programmable includes lockout protection
  • Universal transmitter, HomeLink, includes garage door opener, programmable
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed, includes telltale in instrument panel cluster
  • Keyless entry, remote, includes 2 transmitters, panic button and content theft alarm
  • Pedals, power adjustable
  • Theft-deterrent system, PASSLock II
  • Air conditioning, tri-zone, automatic, individual climate settings for driver, right front passenger and rear passengers, includes front and rear HVAC systems
  • Defogger, rear-window, electric
  • Sound system, ETR AM/FM stereo with in-dash 6-disc CD changer, includes seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, speed-compensated volume, TheftLock and Radio Data System (RDS) (Upgradeable to (UM8) Sound system, ETR AM/FM stereo with CD player, Touch-screen Navigation Radio (TNR).
  • Sound system feature, Bose Premium speaker system, 9 speakers, includes subwoofer in center console
  • Sound system feature, rear audio controls, includes dual headphone jacks (headphones not included), power outlet and controls for volume, station selection and media
  • Sound system feature, XM Satellite Radio features 67 channels of 100% commercial-free music included in its over 150 channels of the best in music, news, sports, talk, comedy, XM Instant Traffic and Weather, and more. Digital quality sound with coast-to-coast signal coverage. Three trial months - no obligation. (Subscription fees apply. Available only in the 48 contiguous U.S.)
  • OnStar, 1-year Safe and Sound Service, includes automatic notification of air bag deployment, stolen vehicle tracking, emergency services, roadside assistance, remote door unlock, remote horn and lights, GM Goodwrench remote diagnostics, AccidentAssist and online concierge. Drivers can also obtain the available voice-activated, hands-free Personal Calling service and Virtual Advisor that provides location-based traffic and weather reports and other personalized information (Not available with FDR order types. Not available with a ship-to of Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. If the order type is FDR, (UE0) OnStar, delete will be forced on. Visit www.onstar.com for system information and details.)
  • Power outlets, auxiliary, 2 on instrument panel, 1 in cargo area, 12-volt
  • Mirror, inside rearview, 8-point compass, outside temperature indicator and right front passenger air bag status
  • Headliner, cloth
  • Visors, padded, driver and passenger side with cloth trim, extenders, illuminated vanity mirrors and corner storage pockets on back of visors
  • Assist handles, front passenger and outboard 2nd row seats
  • Lighting, dome lamp, driver and passenger side door switch with delayed entry feature, cargo lamps, door handle or keyless remote activated illuminated entry, map lights in front and 2nd seat positions
  • Cargo Package, includes (AP9) Cargo net and (V1K) Luggage rack center rails
  • Key, single, 2-sided

Safety Features

  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, hydroboost
  • Air bags, frontal, dual-stage driver and right front passenger, includes Passenger Sensing System (front passenger air bag status on inside rearview mirror) (Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the Owner's Manual for more safety information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger, in all seating positions except center seating position in 1st and 3rd row which are lap only
  • LATCH system, (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for Children), for child safety seats
  • StabiliTrak, vehicle stability enhancement system
  • Daytime running lamps, includes automatic exterior lamp control

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Reviews

159 Reviews
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GREAT FAMILY SUV. Great vehicle overall from performance to reliability

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LT

My SUV is great because it fits all of my children and more. It reliable runs great for the age of its I will not fade it in until it's absolutely doesn't run. The inside has held up well and it's leather the only thing that bad happens is natural wear from the driver seat hopping in and out so much. Still get great gas mileage. I can go to the grocery store in one trip. I love the second row of captives chairs it makes getting on the 3Rd row a breeze. Overall this the best vehicle I've ever owned. When I do get rid of it I will definitely be upgrading to a newer Model of the exact SUV

- Brittany A

The Tahoe has been a great investment!

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LT

I love my Tahoe. It provides enough room for the whole family and extra friends. My car has lasted us 13 years! We've traveled on vacations and it gets me to and from work and any other place I usually go. We've had only a few minor problems that most cars have. The heated seats stopped working just a couple of years ago. The AC had to be worked on. Other than that, it's been a great car. I have a dependable car and no car note. I plan on driving it until it won't go anymore!

- Tina T

Pros and Cons of 2005 Chevy Tahoe

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LT

It's great riding and handling SUV, plenty of power. It has plenty of room for hauling stuff and dogs to the cabin every weekend. Not the best on gas mileage, averages about 13 miles to gallon. Electronic instrument cluster had to be rebuilt at a cost of $250 and AC line to back part of vehicle had to be replaced and system had to be recharged at a cost of $500. Both are quite common with this type of SUV

- Tim W

My family car. A Tahoe!! We love it.

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LT

Love the room for all 4 of my kids. And the TV that can keep them quiet on a long ride and trunk space. It's good on gas long miles. Heated seat are a plus and ac in back for kids as well. Insurance is bad. Side steps help a lot with being short and having a major leg issue. Seat belts for every seat in the vehicle. Sunroof that kinda love. And it also tell you the degrees on the outside for the day.

- Lacy M

Old to others but still New to me

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LT

Very comfortable ride for long trips, provides plenty of room for a large family. If you keep up with the maintenance of the vehicle it will run forever. Has a great A/C and Heat also has Bose stereo system. I feel comfortable in a big vehicle that if I was to get in an accident I would be more safe. This is a very dependable SUV and if I get another car it will be a Tahoe.

- Kaye O

This vehicle has wide turns

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LT

This car over heats , I'm not doing anymore fixing on it. It's nice for family events because of the Space. It has 3 rows but is a gas guzzler getting to and from work The front two seats are extremely comfortable but the back seat not so much. The trunk is big the radio went out and I had placed a new one. The tires was almost 800 and when it's hot the car won't start

- Cheyenne C

Yes! My Tahoe is The Best.

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LT

Overall I like my car it offers two rows in the back. Which allows for a total of 8 passengers. I love all the functions it had to offer. I have 4WD which is great in the winter months. I also have a sunroof for those beautiful spring and summer days. I just overall wish it was a newer year.

- Dominique J

gold 4 door Tahoe with eagles and Yankees stickers on the back

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LT

spark plugs went out and the car shakes a lot when driving. Gas meter does not work and it always says car is on empty when it's a full tank of gas. Tires are great and we've kept up with oil changes ac also works amazing. Heater is out though and blows cold air only on drivers side.

- Danielle V

Love the space for hauling things not to mention 4 wheel drive capabilities.

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LT

05 Chevy Tahoe is great. Lots of room, drives well, gas mileage is decent. Good for off road as well. Interior is nice-cloth seats, XM radio capable, on star. AC is available. No third row seating but provides a lot of extra space. Can tow and haul well also.

- Amy H

Most reliable SUV on the road.

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LT

Runs like a champ. Handles well in all weather/road conditions. Reliable. Comfortable. Roomy. Easy to work on. Has 2 radiators. Includes tow package. Has 4 wheel drive. Handles itself well on muddy dirt roads. Great Bose stereo system comes stock in this vehicle.

- Megan C

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