The Tahoe is a full-size SUV made by Chevrolet. The Tahoe’s first model year was 1995, but production of this vehicle actually began in 1992 and was introduced for that model year as the full-size Blazer. On similar platforms, in 1992, the full-size GMC Jimmy was rebranded as the Yukon, following suit two years later Chevrolet rebranded all of its full-size Blazers as Tahoes. The Chevrolet Tahoe fills Chevrolet’s full-size SUV slot, with the Suburban as the larger full-size version, but using a similar platform and layout.
The Tahoe has a good reputation as a reliable, moderately powerful, comfortable, and convenient SUV. Models are roomy with a range of quality features. For 2007, Chevrolet overhauled much of its full-size SUV lineup, including the Tahoe. Chevrolet increased the overall dimensions, added more powertrain options and engine power and efficiency, and added a range of luxury features, technologies, and safety features.
Body Styles: full-size SUV
Engines: 4.8-liter V-8, 5.3-liter V-8, 5.3-liter V-8 flex-fuel
Transmissions: four-speed automatic with overdrive
Models: Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4x2, Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4x4, Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4x2, Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4x4, Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 4x2, Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 4x4
Chevrolet Tahoe revamped and re-engineered its models for 2007. The body style is more rounded and more aerodynamic, but maintains its aggressive look. It is longer, offers two V-8 options, incorporates cylinder deactivation technology for improved fuel economy, offers electronic stability standard, and can now seat up to nine occupants with an optional third row.
The 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe’s exterior sports several new features, including integrated front and rear fascias for the lower bumper cladding, larger headlights with a clear lens, a thick horizontal frame bisecting the grille, and a larger Chevrolet logo at the center of the grille. Seventeen-inch wheels are standard on base models with 18- and 20-inch wheels available, and there is a Z71 off-road package available.
The 2007 Tahoe’s inside has been redesigned with higher quality materials, even on the base models. The driver and front passenger will notice a more car-like feel. The Tahoe seats six with the standard two rows and up to nine with an optional third row. Some of the standard equipment includes a power driver seat and an eight-speaker CD stereo. The LT model gets a rear audio system, leather seats, power passenger and driver seats, and dual-zone climate control. The LTZ has all of the above, plus heated first and second-row seats and many more luxury features.
Performance & Handling
The 2007 Tahoe’s 4.8-liter V-8 produces 290-hp and 290 lb-ft of torque. The 5.3-liter V-8 models with flex-fuel and regular gasoline compatibility make 320-hp and 340 lb-ft of torque. This is an increase over past models. All models feature a new fuel management system that deactivates four cylinders when they’re not needed in order to save fuel. Chevrolet estimates that this feature improves fuel economy by two to three mpg on the highway. All models use a simple but smooth and trustworthy four-speed automatic transmission. The V-8 models can tow up to 7700 pounds when fully equipped.
One of Tahoe’s most positive attributes has always been its maneuverability and handling for a full-size SUV. It is far superior to the larger Suburban in urban settings. The Tahoe provides a very smooth and comfortable ride with plenty of acceleration.
Standard features include four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, StabiliTrak electronic stability, which can sense a rollover and apply brakes automatically and at the proper pressure to try to keep it upright, and side-curtain airbags are standard on LTZ models and optional on the LT and LS models. Front-side side-impact airbags are not available.
EPA Fuel Economy
Chevrolet Tahoe LS: 14/19 mpg city/highway
Chevrolet Tahoe LT: 14/20 mpg city/highway
- Improved fuel efficiency
- Seating capacity
- Quality interior
You Won't Like
- Third row doesn’t fold flat
- Side airbags not standard
- Less cargo capacity than competition
Better suited for family driving than workloads and is comfortable with plenty of amenities.
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