Complete Chevrolet Tahoe lineup, specs, economy, dimensions

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe (GMT1YC) - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions2020 Chevrolet Tahoe SUVTahoe (GMT1YC)6 Trims 277 to 420 Hp 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe (GMTK2UC/G) - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions2014 - 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe SUVTahoe (GMTK2UC/G)3 Trims 355 to 420 Hp 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe (GMT900) - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions2007 - 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe SUVTahoe (GMT900)9 Trims 295 to 395 Hp 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe (GMT820) - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions1999 - 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe SUVTahoe (GMT820)10 Trims 273 to 305 Hp 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe (GMT410) - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions1995 - 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe SUVTahoe (GMT410)11 Trims 180 to 258 Hp

The Chevrolet Tahoe is a full-size SUV manufactured and marketed by General Motors for the Chevrolet brand since 1994. In the western United States, the term "Tahoe" refers to the rocky and picturesque region surrounding Lake Tahoe. The Tahoe is available with a left-hand drive configuration in North America and some Asian nations like the Philippines, the Middle East, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Angola. U.S. News & World Report named the 2014 Tahoe the best Affordable Large SUV in February 2014. The Chevrolet Tahoe has for many years outsold every other full-size SUV in America by a factor of two or more.

History of the Chevrolet Tahoe

First Generation Chevrolet Tahoe (1991–2000)

Even though the Chevrolet K5 Blazer was lauded for its toughness and ability to slice through a building site like a sharp knife in a loaf of bread, the Tahoe aimed to provide customers with more. The American public rapidly caught on to the fact that a large sport utility vehicle (SUV) could serve a family's needs just as well as a station wagon, with the bonus of being able to pull a boat or clear snow from the driveway in the wintertime. In 1991, Chevrolet released the Tahoe as a replacement for the K5. Besides a sturdy chassis, it had a spacious and pleasant cabin with room for at least five people in the three-door model. Before the 1995 mid-life cycle makeover, the SUV was known as the K5 Blazer, but the bow-tie brand renamed it the Tahoe.

Three-Door Version

The 1991 Blazer/Tahoe, still called Blazer, had a new front fascia design that included two rows of lamps divided by a horizontal slat. The Tahoe's three-door iteration was a cross between the K5 and a spacious people-mover for families. Behind the B-pillar, on the long side, was a window that was 30% bigger than the one in the previous K5. Chevrolet reused the whole dashboard from the Suburban, including the large, square gauge cluster, climate control knobs, and radio volume controls. There was enough space for three adults to sit comfortably, with their legs and heads up. General Motors fitted a V8 engine with 5.7L of displacement and two available power ratings. Chevrolet also added a diesel V8 engine with a displacement of 6.5L to the vehicle's features.

Five-Door Version

Customers in the United States increasingly valued SUVs above minivans as the need for larger vehicles coincided with the availability of sufficient highway width to accommodate them. On the other hand, minivans were generally weak and didn't provide significant fuel savings compared to SUVs. General Motors upgraded the Chevrolet Tahoe with more powerful engines and convenient amenities than any minivan could supply. The front fascia of the 1991 Tahoe was modified to have two rows of lights separated by a horizontal slat. The car's five-door configuration featured large back doors and tall rear windows. The Tahoe, in contrast to the Suburban, had seating for a family of five. The five-door model was the only one without a base trim, and the CK dashboard design gave it a more upscale appearance. It wasn't the same unit that came standard in the Tahoe with only three doors. The base engine options were a 5.7L V-8 engine with 381 hp and an automatic transmission with four gear ratios. The Tahoe, like the Suburban, offered an on-demand 4x4 system that allowed for a seamless transition between 2WD and 4WD.

Second Generation Chevrolet Tahoe (2000–2006)

The Tahoe was revamped and introduced for the 2000 model year in March on the newer GMT800 platform, primarily shared with the full-sized pickups and SUVs, except for the Tahoe Limited Edition. The previous Chevrolet 5.7L (350 cu in) small-block V8 was replaced by two new engines, both smaller but generating more horsepower but much less torque. The Chevrolet Tahoe is known as the Sonora in Mexico. There was a concept GMT800 Tahoe with two doors, but it was never mass-produced. The 5.7L Small-Block Chevrolet V8 (RPO Code R31) was an early option for Mexico-bound Suburbans and Tahoes but was later phased out in favor of the newer 5.3L Vortec V8 in all other markets.

Third Generation Chevrolet Tahoe (2007–2014)

In 2007, General Motors introduced the third generation of the Chevrolet Tahoe to maintain the SUV's position as the market leader in the full-size SUV sector in the United States. The Chevrolet Tahoe, the GMC Yukon, and the Cadillac Escalade are all SUVs that share their platform with the Silverado pickup. The large SUV has risen to the top of its class, surpassing rivals like the Ford Expedition and Toyota Sequoia thanks to a redesigned look and interior and upgraded powertrains. In the third generation, rather than having two rows of lights, there is now just one large headlight rather than two rows of lights. Two power bulges on the bonnet highlight the V8 engine under the hood. With the best package, the Tahoe's cabin could have passed for that of a luxury model. General Motors provided cloth upholstery for the base model. At the same time, the upper trim levels featured wood accents on the dashboard and door panels, leather upholstery, a touchscreen navigation system, and power-operated second-row seats.

Fourth Generation Chevrolet Tahoe (2015–2020)

The original Suburban debuted in 1935 and quickly became the industry standard. Thus, they preserved the name for an incredible seven decades. Like its bigger brother, the Suburban, the redesigned Tahoe was unveiled in late 2013, with production beginning in 2014 and a 2015 model year name. Chevrolet produced the vehicles in Texas at a GM factory. The third-generation magnetic ride control improved body control via a real-time damping system and was also included in the LTZ models' redesigned, stronger, and wider-tracked chassis. Improved legroom in the second row, six USB ports, an 8-inch touchscreen radio, six power outlets, a rear-seat entertainment system with keyless entry, a Blu-ray DVD player, and many more features are available for both the Tahoe and the Suburban.

Fifth Generation Chevrolet Tahoe (2020–Present)

Chevrolet unveiled the fifth-generation Tahoe at Detroit's Little Caesars Arena on December 10, 2019. General Motors has opted to launch its full-size SUV lineup with the Chevrolet models in 2019, followed by the GMC Yukon in January 2020 and the Cadillac Escalade in February 2020. The SUVs went into production at the Arlington factory on May 18, 2020, and dealers began receiving them in June 2020, after they had shut the industry down due to a coronavirus outbreak. The Tahoe has the most trims of any vehicle in its class, including the standard LS, LT, and Premier models, the Z71 and RST packages, and the new High Country trim at the top. The Premier and High Country come standard with quad exhaust pipes, while the LT has the option. The Tahoe logo is now prominently displayed on the larger liftgate. The limited production of large SUVs and a local company willing to make the changes caused General Motors to briefly shelve plans to deliver the Tahoe to right-hand drive territories for the first time in the Australasian region. General Motors announced that the Chevrolet Tahoe would be available in South Korea beginning with the 2022 model year in November 2021. By replacing the Traverse, Chevrolet's current largest SUV in that East Asian market, the Tahoe will become the brand's flagship SUV. On April 18, 2022, Tahoes were first available in that country.


For the 2022 model year, Chevrolet retails the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe with a starting MSRP of $53,695 for the base LS trim, rising to $74,295 for the top-spec High Country trim.

Features of the Chevrolet Tahoe

Exterior Features

Some people don't like the bold new look of the Chevrolet Silverado or the much more daring new Tahoe. This SUV is larger than the one it replaced. All versions feature a wide grille with LED headlights, and while the base model rides on 18-inch wheels, higher-tier variants upgrade to 20- and 22-inches. Moving up the lineup, you'll notice that the grille no longer remains black but gains chrome accents. For example, the grille details on the High Country are bronze. In the upper trim levels, the manual liftgate is changed by a hands-free power liftgate, and the RST gets a completely blacked-out exterior with a black Chevy bowtie logo. The option of a powered sunroof is on the table.

Interior Features

Compared to the outgoing model, the cabin of the newest Tahoe seems to expand by acres. The formerly tight third row now has nearly 10 inches of extra legroom, and the second-row seats move fore and aft for added versatility. The formerly inaccessible rearmost seats are now suitable for adults. With the second and third rows folded, the Tahoe's cargo space increases to 123 cubic feet. The vehicle's interior architecture allows for a lower and smoother load floor due to its independent rear suspension. Fortunately, the Tahoe's other interior aesthetics are not as bad.

Standard Features

LS and Upper Trims

  • Front Seats Power-Adjustable (10-Way for the Driver; 8-Way for the Passenger)
  • 12-Volt Power Outlet in Front
  • Two 120-Volt Power Outlets
  • 4.2-Inch Driver's Information Display
  • HD Rearview Camera
  • Keyless Open
  • Keyless Start
  • Cruise Control
  • Tri-Zone Climate Control
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Driver-Assist Technologies (additional costs)

LT and Upper Trims

  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Front Two Rows - Heated Seats
  • Ventilated Front Seats
  • 15-Inch Color Head-up Display
  • Front Parking Sensors
  • Surround-View Camera System
  • Blind-Spot Monitoring
  • Power-Folding Third-Row Seats
  • Panoramic Power Sunroof
  • Rear Camera Mirrors
  • Rear Camera Mirror Washer
  • Integrated Trailer Brake Controller

Infotainment Features

  • 10-Inch-Diagonal Color Touchscreen
  • 4.2-Inch Color Driver Information Center (LS, LT, RST, and Z71)
  • 4.2-Inch Configurable Color Driver Information Center (Premier and High Country)
  • Apple Carplay (Wireless - optional)
  • Android Auto (Wireless - optional)
  • Six Speakers (LS)
  • Two Optional Bose System (LS Option)
  • Nine-Speaker Option (LT and RST options)
  • 10-Speaker Centerpoint Sound System (Premier and High Country)

Safety Features

LS and Upper Trims

  • Seven Airbags
  • HD Rearview Camera
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Configurable Teen Driver Function
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Tire-Pressure Monitoring
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Hill-Start Assist
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System
  • Traction Control
  • Blind-Spot Monitoring
  • Front Parking Sensors
  • Lane-Keep Assist
  • Lane-Change Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning

Upper Trims

  • HD Surround-View Camera System
  • Rear Pedestrian Alert
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind-Spot Monitoring
  • Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking
  • 15-Inch Head-up Display

Release Date

General Motors has been producing the Chevrolet Tahoe since 1994. The Tahoe model is currently in its fifth generation and 2022 model year. The company is set to release the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe in November.