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2013 Chevrolet Tahoe

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2013 Chevrolet Tahoe Review

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Vehicle Overview

The 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe full-size SUV packs the capabilities of the Suburban onto a smaller frame for those looking for slightly better gas mileage. Powered by a 5.3-liter V-8 engine, the Chevrolet Tahoe delivers 320 horsepower and an EPA-estimated 15/21 mpg city/highway. The Chevrolet Tahoe is available in three models, the LS, LT, and LTZ.

The base model LS standard features include six-way power front seats with driver lumbar support, OnStar, Bluetooth, 50/50-split removable third row seat, satellite radio, rear audio controls, with an optional Convenience Package that includes power-adjustable pedals, remote ignition, rear parking assist, and a rearview camera. The LT add foglamps, rear locking differential, driver memory functions, leather upholstery, and a nine-speaker Bose audio sound system. Available features for the LT models include second-row captain's chairs, power-folding mirrors, heated front and second row seats, and a power liftgate. The Z71 Off-Road package is also available, adding specially tuned springs, 18-inch alloy wheels with all-terrain tires, skid plates and unique front and rear fascias. For the LTZ models, expect to have an upgraded air suspension, heated and ventilated 12-way power front seats, a heated steering wheel, navigation, and power flip-and-fold second row seats to come standard.

Optional features for the LT and LTZ models include the Sun, Entertainment, and Destination package. It includes a sunroof, rear-seat entertainment system, and for the LT, it adds a navigation system. A trailering package is also available for the 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe. Inside the Tahoe, the control layout is intuitive, with large front seats to accommodate longer drives, as well as seat up to nine passengers when needed. Without the third row seat, the cargo area increases to 109 cubic feet, more than many of its competitors.

New for 2013

The Chevrolet Tahoe remains unchanged for the 2013 model year, aside from the addition of powertrain grade braking that can be activated in normal transmission mode, and the addition of Champagne Silver Metallic, Concord Metallic, and Blue Ray Metallic exterior paint colors.

You'll Like:

  • Hybrid model increases fuel economy
  • Same capabilities as the Suburban
  • Smooth V-8 engine

You Won't Like:

  • Poor fuel economy
  • Size prevents easy maneuvering
  • Third row seat doesn’t fold into floor

Key Competitors:

  • Ford Expedition
  • GMC Yukon
  • Nissan Armada
  • Toyota Sequoia

See the New 2015 Tahoe.

Front & Driver Side View