2010 Initial Quality Study Results
2010 Chevrolet Tahoe
The Chevrolet Tahoe is a full-size sport utility vehicle built on a truck platform. The Tahoe offers 9-passenger seating, 8-cylinder power, and a choice between 4x2 and 4x4 drivelines. The Tahoe Hybrid is a full-size gasoline-electric hybrid variant.
The first Chevrolet Tahoe rolled into showrooms in 1992 as the Chevrolet "Blazer" (GMC called its model the "Yukon"). Nevertheless, the all-new sport utility vehicle was based on GM's "GMT400" platform, more commonly used for the Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and Chevrolet Suburban. The first models were offered in 2-door and 4-door configurations, with a variety of engines and powertrains. Second-generation Tahoe models appeared in 2000, again based on GM's body-on-frame truck platform. As the Tahoe moved upscale, upgrades such as Bose audio packages and DVD entertainment systems became commonplace.
The current, third-generation Chevrolet Tahoe was introduced in 2007. Again riding on a truck-based frame (still shared with the Silverado and Suburban), the Tahoe was offered with a choice of engine and drivetrain options. The 2010 models received slightly revised styling (inside and out), USB connectivity for the audio system, and safety enhancements.
Dimensions and Interior Room
|Passenger Volume||Not available|
|Cargo Volume||Not available|
Features and Options
The 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe is offered in four models, with a choice of 4x2 or 4x4 powertrains: LS, LT, LTZ, and Hybrid.
Standard equipment on the LS model includes air conditioning with dual-zone climate control, rear climate control, power windows, power driver seat, cloth upholstery, split-bench seating, and more. The LT model builds on the LS model by adding rear park assist, automatic climate control, power passenger seat, leather seating surfaces, bucket seats, pass-through or 60/40 split-folding rear seats, and more. The LTZ model adds as standard a rearview camera, heated driver and passenger seat, rear-seat audio controls, a navigation system, and more.
The standard powerplant for the 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe is a 5.3-liter 8-cylinder engine rated at 320 horsepower and 335 lb.-ft. of torque (the engine is flex-fuel compatible). Power is sent to an electronically controlled 6-speed automatic transmission to a rear- or 4-wheel drive powertrain.
The Tahoe Hybrid features a completely different powerplant. Under the hood of the Hybrid is a 6.0-liter 8-cylinder engine rated at 332 horsepower and 367 lb.-ft. of torque. There are two 60-kW electric motors to provide propulsion with or without the gasoline engine's assistance, based on driving conditions (a 300-volt nickel-metal hydride battery supplies power). The EPA rated fuel economy for the 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe ranges between 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.
Safety and Crash Testing
|Front Driver||5 stars|
|Front Passenger||5 stars|
|Side Driver||Not Tested|
|Side Rear Passenger||Not Tested|
|Rollover 2WD||3 stars|
|Rollover 4WD||3 stars|
|IIHS||** TOP SAFETY PICK **|
|Frontal Offset||Not Tested|
|Side Impact||Not Tested|
|Roof Strength||Not Tested|
|2010 IQS||Highest ranked in segment|
|2010 VDS|| |
Top-3* (GMC Yukon)
|2009 APEAL|| |
Top-3* (GMC Yukon)
To learn more visit:
2010 Chevrolet Tahoe Model Page
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