Chevrolet Tahoe Models and Tahoe History

A smaller version of the Suburban sport utility vehicle, the Chevrolet Tahoe shares the same design and mechanics. Built on the chassis used by General Motors full-sized pickup trucks, the 1998 Tahoe sport utility vehicle featured two-wheel and four-wheel drivetrains powered by either a 5.7 liter Vortec V-8 engine or a 6.5 liter diesel powerplant.


In 1998, the Chevrolet Tahoe was available as a two-door and four-door body style. The two-door version of the Tahoe was dropped the following year along with the diesel engine option. In 2000, the Chevrolet Tahoe was completely redesigned on top of a brand-new chassis. A 275-horsepower 4.8 liter and a 280-horsepower 5.3 liter eight-cylinder engine option were offered on the 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe. Whereas previous models of the Chevrolet Tahoe offered a choice of a manual transmission, the 2000 version committed to only automatic gearboxes for the sport utility vehicle.


In 2002, the Chevrolet Tahoe presented an optional FlexFuel version. The Chevrolet Tahoe was given an all-new appearance for the 2007 model year featuring a more sophisticated interior and exterior look as well as improved engine performance. On the 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ model, a 395-horsepower 6.2 liter V-8 represented the top-end of the performance scale for the large sport utility vehicle. In addition to the traditional V-9 powered Tahoe models, 2008 added a hybrid version of the Chevrolet Tahoe. The Chevrolet Tahoe Two-Mode Hybrid utilizes a pair of 60-kilowatt electric motors and a unique transmission to achieve better fuel economy.

New and Used Tahoe Prices, Chevrolet Tahoe Model Years and History

The Tahoe has become Chevrolet’s gold standard luxury SUV, with economy base model options to appeal to buyers of all levels.
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The Tahoe remains a best-selling full-size SUV due to its versatility, ever-evolving design and impressive list of standard features.
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The attractive Tahoe is Chevrolet’s flagship SUV, offered in numerous configurations for buyers of all levels.
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All new inside and out, modernized styling, a greater interior convenience features and enhanced V-8 power are all refinements found on the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe.
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 4.4
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 3.4
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 4.0
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 3.0
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 2.4
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 4.0
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 4.2
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 2.8

A five star safety rating, plenty of room, and a towing capacity of 8,500 lbs., make the 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe the ultimate full-size SUV.
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 4.5
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 3.0
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 4.5
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 3.5
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 4.5
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 4.0
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 4.5
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 4.5

Offering new exterior paint for 2013, the Chevrolet Tahoe is a full-size crossover SUV with seating for nine and a maximum towing capacity of 8,500 lbs.
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Featuring four-wheel drive and seating for up to nine occupants, the 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe is built as a traditional truck-based sport utility vehicle making itself a tough, commanding presence.
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 5.0
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 3.0
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 3.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 3.0
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 5.0
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 5.0

Assembled as a modern, full-sized sport utility vehicle, the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe features a Vortec V-8 engine that boasts 20 miles per gallon highway.
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 5.0
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 3.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0

The 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe is a full-size SUV that is slightly smaller than the Suburban but offers the same nine-passenger seating capacity.
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A top pick in the full-size SUV segment, the 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe boasts an attractive cabin, a comfortable ride, capable powertrains and superb towing capability.
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A full-size SUV, the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe features impressive standard features including dual-zone climate control and an eight-speaker audio system.
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 4.5
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 4.0
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 4.0
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 4.5
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 4.5
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 4.5

The 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe is a full-size SUV which has been redesigned with a more stylish and refined interior and exterior.
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 3.0
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 2.0
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 4.0
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 2.0
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 5.0
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 3.0
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 4.0
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 4.0

The 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe is a full-size SUV with seating for up to seven passengers and a powerful 5.3L V8 under the hood.
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The 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe is a full-size SUV that is equipped with a powerful V8 engine and can seat up to seven passengers.
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 4.0
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 4.0
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 2.0
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 3.0
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 3.0
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 4.0
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 3.0
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 2.0

The 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe is a full-size SUV that can seat from five up to nine passengers depending on the interior configuration you prefer.
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 4.0
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 4.0
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 5.0
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 4.5
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 5.0
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 4.5
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 5.0
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 5.0

The 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe is a full-size SUV that can be optionally equipped with all bench seating to allow for a nine-passenger seating capacity.
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The 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe is a full-size SUV that can seat up to nine passengers when equipped with the optional bench seats or five passengers in standard guise.
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 4.5
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 3.0
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 4.5
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 4.5
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 4.5

A full-size SUV that is available with optional bench seating to expand capacity to nine, the 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe is a well-equipped and rugged utility vehicle.
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 4.0
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 2.0
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 3.0
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 4.0
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 3.0
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 3.0
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 3.0

A full-size SUV with room for five, the 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe is offered in two well-equipped trims; the Limited and the Z71, which features standard 4WD.
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 4.0
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 3.0
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 5.0
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 3.0
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 4.0
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 5.0
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 5.0

A full-size SUV with seating for up to six, the 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe is available as a two-door or a four-door and comes standard with a 5.7L V8 engine.
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 3.5
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 2.2
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 4.0
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 3.2
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 4.0
Handling
 3.8
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 3.8

The 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe is a full-size SUV that can seat up to six passengers and is available as a two-door or a four-door.
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