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Which Cars Will Most Likely Go Beyond 200,000 Miles? 20
May
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford, Ford Expedition, GMC, GMC Yukon, Reports, Study, TOYOTA, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Sequoia on 05 20th, 2017


According to a study by iSeeCars, some of the highest mileage vehicles on the road are SUVs.
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2018 Chevrolet Tahoe And Suburban Get Sporty RST Package 6
Apr
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, Galleries, new cars, SUV on 04 6th, 2017


The Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban may be huge, bulky SUVs but that hasn’t stopped the automaker from adding some sporty touches to them with the new RST package.
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Ex-Candidate With Sexual Car Fetish Arrested On Valentine’s Day For Stealing 3 Chevys And A Buick 18
Feb
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Tahoe, Reports on 02 18th, 2017


A former Republican candidate for a Michigan House seat with a 'cranking' fetish was arrested on Tuesday after taking four cars on joyrides from a local Chevrolet dealership.
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US & Canadian Police Services Starting To Favor SUVs 29
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Canada, Chevrolet Tahoe, Dodge Charger, Ford Explorer, Ford Taurus, Police, Police Cars, Reports, SUV on 12 29th, 2016


Apparently, the fact that citizens are favoring SUVs and crossovers has not gone unnoticed in police circles, with both Canadian and US police utilizing the Chevy Tahoe and Ford Explorer with pursuit-rated packages.
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GM Recalls Chevy Tahoe Pursuit Vehicles For Possible Fire Risk 13
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Tahoe, Police Cars, Recalls, Reports on 12 13th, 2016


General Motors has announced a new safety campaign that covers certain Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit vehicles.
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These Are The 10 Least Reliable New Cars For 2016, According To CR 27
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chrysler 200, Consumer Reports, Fiat 500L, Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus, GMC Yukon, Jeep Renegade, RAM, Reports, Tesla Model X, video on 10 27th, 2016


The annual Auto Reliability Survey from Consumer Reports is not only for crowning the most reliable new car you can get in the USA, but also finding out which ones were the poorest performers.
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GM Wants To Delay Recall Of 1 Million Trucks, SUVs Fitted With Defective Takata Airbags 19
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Accidents, Cadillac, Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GM, GMC, GMC Sierra, GMC Yukon, Recalls, Reports on 09 19th, 2016


General Motors have turned to the US safety regulators to get a one-year delay of approximately 1 million vehicles equipped with the problematic airbag inflators produced by Takata Motor Corp.
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Chevy Gives Tahoe & Suburban The Midnight Edition Treatment 12
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, new cars on 09 12th, 2016


Chevrolet has been steadily bolstering its truck lineup with special, murdered-out Midnight Editions.
It's already applied the treatment to the Trax and Equinox crossovers and to the Colorado and Silverado pickups, and even to the Impala sedan.

Now it's doing the same with the Tahoe and Suburban.
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GM Vehicles Struck By Defective Takata Airbags, Preliminary Recall Announced 2
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Accidents, Cadillac, Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GM, GMC, GMC Sierra, GMC Yukon, Recalls on 06 2nd, 2016


Joining the long list of automakers whose vehicles have been equipped with defective Takata airbag inflators, General Motors has issued a preliminary recall.
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GM Recalls 4,800 Full-Size SUVs & Trucks Due To Suspension Issue 4
May
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GM, GMC Sierra, GMC Yukon, Recalls on 05 4th, 2016


As revealed by filings with the NHTSA, 4,789 large SUVs and pickup trucks are being recalled by GM due to "inadequate welds" within the front upper control arms.
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Deadpool Highway Scene VFX Breakdown Is Awesome 16
Mar
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Videos, Movie Cars, video on 03 16th, 2016


Even though watching how Deadpool's SUV highway scene was put together from a visual perspective is pretty amazing, be aware that it reveals more than what you've only seen in the trailers.
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GM Recalls Tahoe PPVs, Silverado and Sierra For Brake Pedal Issue 10
Feb
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Tahoe, GM, GMC, GMC Sierra, Recalls on 02 10th, 2016


Amid the Takata airbag inflators recall and VW's emission scandal, General Motors has announced its own separate campaign for several SUVs and pickup trucks.
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GM Will Reportedly Boost Production Of Large SUVs And Trucks On Rising Demand 14
Aug
Posted by Dan Mihalascu in Cadillac, Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GM, GMC, GMC Sierra, GMC Yukon, Reports on 08 14th, 2015


General Motors will be significantly boosting production of its highly-profitable large SUVs and trucks due to rising demand. According to a report from Reuters, the automaker could build between 48,000 and 60,000 additional vehicles for the 2016 model year.
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2012 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2WD Review – ‘Road Warrior Deluxe’ 25
Jul
Posted by Harvey Schwartz in Automotive, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Tahoe, SUV, Test Drives on 07 25th, 2012

The new 2012 is big but the perfect vehicle for active lifestyle singles, couples and families that need the larger size to take care of their everyday needs and weekend fun.  With three rows of seats you can seat up to eight people with the latest in comfort and high-tech features that today’s consumers want to enjoy during their drive.  You can easily pull out the third row seats and use the LTZ’s power folding and lift second-row seats to flatten the rear section to haul 8X4ft. sheets of plywood, and up to 1,652lbs. of payload.  The LTZ model also comes standard with a power opening/closing rear liftgate and liftglass for easy loading and unloading of cargo.  For fun during the week or on the weekends attach a trailer to tow up to 8,500lbs.   The new 2012 Chevy Tahoe 2WD Tahoe offers even more for your comfort, personal needs and safety. In LTZ trim the 2012 Tahoe is the deluxe full-size sport utility for the road, and off-road with the optional 4X4 system.

New this year is a Hard Drive navigation radio with AM-FM-XM stereo and C D player, USB port, Time Shift Recording capability and optional Sirius XM weather service; a leather-wrapped/heated steering wheel is standard on the new LTZ and the standard StabiliTrak stability control system now includes electronic trailer sway and hill start assist.  For improved safety the gets side blind zone alert standard.

Tahoe features the global face of Chevrolet, with a large Chevy gold bowtie, centered twin-port horizontal grille.  The grille surround is inset with an argent texture or available chrome finish.  Foglamps and headlamps feature detailed optics.  The lower fascia, incorporating the front license plate holder and integrated recovery hooks, is aggressively styled with a skid plate look that enhances Tahoe’s rugged off-road appearance.  Standard running boards make entry and exit easy.  Also coming standard on the exterior on the LTZ are power heated outside mirrors with turn signal and curb tilt, 20X8.5 inch polished aluminum wheels, luggage rack side rails, body-color body side molding, power liftgate with liftglass and trailering equipment.

Interior highlights inside the LTZ include almost no exposed metal hardware or latches enclosing ‘close-outs’ around the seat bottoms and door sill trim plates, the largest in segment center console storage bin, a large glovebox and numerous storage compartments, three rows of seating with second-row three-person bench or two bucket seats that recline and are removable with a standard power-assist release, a third row that features 50/50-split design and is easily removable; power-adjustable front driver/passenger/leather appointed bucket seats; heated and cooled front seats and heated second-row seats with their own temperature settings; heated and leather-wrapped/tilting steering wheel; dual-zone automatic climate control, Sirius satellite radio; Bose Counterpoint Surround Sound system with Bose nine-speakers; navigation radio with touch screen operation; Bluetooth phone connectivity; power adjustable pedals; and a remote vehicle start system.  Also standard inside power windows/door locks, cruise-control, auto dimming rearview mirror, rain-sensing wipers/washers; rear wiper/washer, dual map lamps, two lighted vanity mirrors, grab handles at each passenger door, thick-cut pile carpeting and front/middle/rear floor mats.  You can say that the Tahoe’s interior cabin is a duplicate of your family room with the optional sun & entertainment package that includes a power sunroof and DVD video system for the middle and rear seat passengers including two wireless headphones and remote control.

All Chevy Tahoe’s are powered by a Vortec 5.3 liter that balances power and efficiency.  Variable valve timing helps the 5.3 V8 optimize performance, efficiency and emissions pumping out 320hp and 335lb.ft. of torque.  GM’s Active Fuel Management (AFM), cylinder deactivating technology helps improve fuel economy in certain light-load driving conditions by 6%.  AFM temporarily deactivates four of the engine’s cylinders under light throttle and seamlessly reactivates them when full power is required.  The transition takes less than 20-milliseconds.  A heavy-duty timing chain delivers quiet operation and long lifte-up to 200,000 miles of operation.  The cast iron block/aluminum heads V8 is also E85 capable and matched with GM’s smooth-shifting Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission with sequential shifting ability.

The Tahoe is built on GM’s full-size SUV platform, incorporating a fully-boxed frame, coil-over shocks up front and a leaf-spring rear suspension with precise power-assisted rack & pinion steering guiding the Tahoe where you want it to go.  The wide front (68.2 inches) and wide rear track (67inches) enhance both stability and handling for a more confident road feel.  A stiff frame reduces vibrations transmitted to the passenger cabin, while the strength and accuracy of the fully-boxed frame also enable precise mounting and tuning of chassis and suspension components.  The Autoride suspension is standard on LTZ and features a segment-exclusive bi-state, real-time damping system that provides a refined ride with greatly reduced body motion.  The system consists of a semi-active two-position damping control system that responds in real time to road and driving conditions based on body and wheel motion sensors.

Slowly and safely stopping the new Tahoe LTZ are large, power-assisted steel disc brakes with standard ABS, Traction Control and StabiliTrak electronic stability control all working together to keep your on your chosen track on wet or slick pavement.  Up front are 13 inch vented discs clamped with big, dual-piston calipers while 13.5 inch solid discs in the rear are clamped with large single-piston calipers.  The new Tahoe LTZ rides on large, 20X8.5 inch polished aluminum wheels wrapped with 275/55R20 inch Bridgestone all-season radials with a smooth and quiet ride with excellent traction.

Standard safety features include 6-month ONSTAR directions & connections with automatic crash response, turn-by-turn navigation and ONSTAR direct link, side blind zone alert, tire pressure monitor, 3-point safety belts for all seats plus front load limiters/pretensioners, rear vision camera, driver/front passenger front and seat-mounted airbags, head curtain side airbags for all rows plus rollover mitigation, LATCH system for child seats, front/rear crush zones, and steel beams in each door.

In by inch and pound for pound the new 2012 Chevy Tahoe LTZ remains one of the best choices for consumers, both personal and business, looking for a full-size, up to eight seat sport utility vehicle.  There isn’t much that the Tahoe can’t manage whether it is people moving, recreation cargo moving, etc.  Chevy runs deep and remains one of the longest running sport utility vehicles on the road.

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COPYRIGHT: 2012: HARVEY SCHWARTZ

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Price: Base Tahoe LS $38,755 As-Tested Tahoe LTZ 2WD $56,550
  • Engine: 5.3-liter V8 320 hp @ 5400 rpm/ 335 ft-lbs torque @ 4000 rpm
  • Transmission: 6-speed Automatic w/ tow mode
  • Drive: 2WD (rear-wheel-drive)
  • Wheelbase: 116in.
  • Total length: 202.5in.
  • Total width: 79in.
  • Total height: 76.9in.
  • Track: f/r-68.2/67in.
  • Ground clearance: 9.1in.
  • Approach angle: 17-degrees
  • Departure angle: 21.9-degrees
  • Curb weight: 5,448lbs. 4WD
  • Headroom: f-m-r-41.1/39.2/37.9in.
  • Legroom: f-m-r-41.3/39/25.4in.
  • Cargo volume: behind front seats-108.9/behind 2nd. row-60.3/behind 3rd. row-16.9cu.ft.
  • Towing: Up to 8,500 lbs. with proper configuration
  • Fuel tank: 26.0 gallons
  • Turning circle: 39.0ft.
  • EPA mileage: 15 mpg city/21 mpg highway

 



2012 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Review – Trailblazing the Traditional Path 24
May
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Tahoe, featured, SUV, Test Drives on 05 24th, 2012

The new 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe remains virtually unchanged from last year’s model keeping a long-standing traditional approach to offering a large SUV that can handle anything you throw at it. With configurations allowing up to 9 passengers, the Chevrolet Tahoe keeps its conventional versatility and large SUV towing capabilities.

For the 2012 Tahoe, Chevrolet adds a hard-drive based navigation system for improved functional response and internal music storage.  The only other change for 2012 is a heated steering wheel option, which is standard on the top-of-the-line LTZ trim level.

It is hard to believe that the Chevrolet Tahoe is still in its 3rd generation. Over the years, Chevrolet has added different powertrains along with refinements to better position the large boxed-frame SUV among competition including a growing large-crossover segment.

The large SUV is somewhat of a dying breed, however, the Chevrolet Tahoe, alongside of its close siblings (GMC Yukon, Cadillac Escalade) attempt to keep this dwindling breed alive. The Tahoe has stood the test of time due to General Motors making improvements in efficiency, easy of drivability and over-all interior comfort. All of these attributes have received notable improvements over the past 5 years within the current 3rd generation Tahoe.

My 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ test vehicle is at the top of the trim chart. Tahoe’s come in 3 different trims, LS, LT and LTZ. All feature a 5.3-liter V8 engine with 320 horsepower and 335 ft. lbs. of torque. Those numbers may seem small on paper but are modest enough to give the Tahoe the ability to tow up to 8,500 when equipped with the towing package. A Tahoe Hybrid is an excellent alternative for those who wish to better the 15mpg city and 21 mpg highway figures and get up to 20mpg city and 23 mpg highway.

On-road mannerism in the new 2012 Tahoe LTZ is somewhat unexpected but that is a good thing. The new Tahoe LTZ is surprisingly easy to maneuver provided it is equipped with the convenience package (standard on the LTZ trim level) including a rearview camera system and park assist (audible alerts beep faster when objects in the rear get closer), along with remote ignition and power-adjustable pedals. The steering is very light at low speeds with a slight weight added at highway speeds.

The Tahoe LTZ trim is equipped with an autoride system, which incorporates variable dampers and an air-assisted load leveling system proving useful when towing or hauling heavy loads. The variable dampers and air suspension give the Tahoe a smooth ride that is never too harsh or truck-like. I would even go as far as to say my Tahoe LTZ rode much like a large luxury sedan with an active dampening system.

Performance of the new Tahoe is consistent and predictable at best. The 320 horsepower V8 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission work well together but may start to lack oomph when you load the Tahoe with 7 or more passengers while towing several thousand pounds. An optional trailer brake controller, equipped on my test vehicle, is a nice addition to include if you plan on towing large trailer items.

Stability control and traction control tend to step in early to keep the boxy and tall Tahoe from getting out of line. Braking distance is average for a big SUV but tends to give the body a surprising amount of front-end dive under emergency braking, though – it still remains controllable pending ABS activation. The Tahoe’s off-road prowess is improved with the 4-wheel-drive option but comes at a slightly higher price.

It seems the styling department at Chevrolet took a long hiatus when it comes to the Tahoe’s exterior. The sheet metal and design cues on the Tahoe remain unchanged through the current generation and are unmistakable, in a good way.  My philosophy on that is if the exterior styling isn’t broke, then why fix it?

Being that aerodynamics is not the Tahoe’s strong suit, it is amazing to still get around 21 mpg on the highway. During my time with the new Tahoe, I was able to match the 21 mpg highway EPA figure. The 5.3-liter V8 has a fuel-saver mode that basically deactivates 4-cylinders when under light loads. Although the cylinder deactivation does considerably save fuel, the Tahoe rarely switches to the fuel-saver mode when you are attempting to maintain highway speeds. The only time I took notice to the fuel-saver mode kicking in was coasting and going downhill. However, you hardly notice the transition from fuel-saver 4-cylinder mode to the normal V8 mode – virtually no vibrations or odd sounds.

Interior quality along with fit and finish is about average until you actually start to touch the dashboard plastics. There are hardly any soft-touch materials used on the dashboard. Possibly, the comfortable heated and cooled leather bucket front seats and heated leather 2nd row captain’s chairs in my Tahoe LTZ made up for the interior’s lack of plushness. The new leather wrapped heated steering wheel and bright center-stack LCD touch-screen (intergrates audio, navigation & rearview camera) spruce up the over-all perception of the dashboard’s quality.

The 2nd row seating configuration in my Tahoe LTZ test vehicle only included two bucket seats while the 3rd row was a 50/50 split removable bench. One downfall of the Tahoe, especially when compared to other large SUVs, is that the 3rd row does not fold flat into the floor. Cargo space is considerably cut down due to the folding 3rd row bench unless you remove it completely. Removal of the rear bench can easily become a two-person objective, too. The Tahoe can be had in 7, 8 or a full 9-passenger configuration. To seat 9, the Tahoe uses a 40/20/40 front bench.

The Chevrolet Tahoe integrates all of the expected safety features of any other SUV. The Tahoe received 4 out of 5 stars in overall government crash tests. Frontal and side impact tests received 5 out of 5 stars. An optional blind-spot notification system, standard on my Tahoe LTZ, is beneficial due to the Tahoe’s shear size. Other standard safety equipment includes front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and OnStar emergency telematics.

The new 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe, part of a vanishing large SUV segment, confronts today’s economic conditions with confidence. Being that there are not many large SUV offerings, the Tahoe firmly stands its ground with a short list of direct competitors. A new 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe can be had for a starting MSRP of just $38,755 while my loaded-up Tahoe 2WD LTZ, with its sun & entertainment package (rear-seat DVD & sunroof), heavy-duty cooling package and trailer-brake controller, comes in at $56,550.

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Copyright: 2012 AutomotiveAddicts.com

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Price: Base Tahoe LS $38,755 As-Tested Tahoe LTZ 2WD $56,550
  • Engine: 5.3-liter V8 320 hp @ 5400 rpm/ 335 ft-lbs torque @ 4000 rpm
  • Transmission: 6-speed Automatic w/ tow mode
  • Drive: 2WD (rear-wheel-drive)
  • Wheelbase: 116in.
  • Total length: 202.5in.
  • Total width: 79in.
  • Total height: 76.9in.
  • Track: f/r-68.2/67in.
  • Ground clearance: 9.1in.
  • Approach angle: 17-degrees
  • Departure angle: 21.9-degrees
  • Curb weight: 5,448lbs. 4WD
  • Headroom: f-m-r-41.1/39.2/37.9in.
  • Legroom: f-m-r-41.3/39/25.4in.
  • Cargo volume: behind front seats-108.9/behind 2nd. row-60.3/behind 3rd. row-16.9cu.ft.
  • Towing: Up to 8,500 lbs. with proper configuration
  • Fuel tank: 26.0 gallons
  • Turning circle: 39.0ft.
  • EPA mileage: 15 mpg city/21 mpg highway






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