2014 Chevrolet Tahoe LS

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The 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe is one of the more practical SUVs on the market. What’s peculiar about this is that its price sits comfortably at $51,580, which is reserved mainly for luxury vehicles. The most practical aspect of this vehicle is beyond a doubt its 5.3-litre V8 FlexFuel engine, which can produce 326 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque when running on E85. The vehicle’s cabin space and comfort are excellent attributes as well, even though cabin itself is not particularly attractive.




Full Review

The 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe comes from a long line of SUVs that have existed since before even the Traverse entered the market. In today’s world, however, the most prevailing problem is affordability, and one of the issues that plagues SUVs is the fact that they are often expensive. The Tahoe is no exception to that rule, being priced at $51,580. That being said, it’s an excellent truck-like vehicle that is both powerful and comfortable, despite being a little less attractive than it should at such a high price.

On the outside, the 2014 Tahoe features somewhat inexpressive yet neatly-chiselled sheetmetal that nice complements the well-recognized Chevrolet face, which consists of twin horizontal grille sections separated by the brand’s badge. You’ll also notice the car’s bulging hood and big wheels and tires, which give the SUV a tough-to-ignore attitude that makes it look almost like government vehicle when painted black. The exterior is rounded off by Tahoe’s flush headlights, smooth wrap-around bumper, lower air dam and steeply-raked windshield, contributing to a low 0.36 coefficient of drag, which practically allows this car to fly. It sure is big, but it’s also sexy.

On the inside, the Tahoe has a little more hard plastic than should be acceptable in a vehicle like this, but the interior is big and every single piece seems to serve a purpose. The seat upholstery patterns are attractive enough, but the soft leather seating that you get in the higher trims is the best. The dash is attractive too, with its blue-backlit controls and white-backlit instruments. Not surprisingly, getting in and out of Tahoe's third-row seats is very easy, even for bigger individuals. To get in, you can either remove that second-row bench, using the power-release fold-and-tumble mechanism, or head through the walkway between the optional second-row captain's chairs. You can also get second-row heated seats and a navigation system with touchscreen functionality.

The Tahoe's sole engine offering is a 5.3-liter V8. For improves performance and efficiency, it features variable valve timing, Active Fuel Management and FlexFuel capability. When running on E85, which is an 85-per cent ethanol and 15-per cent gasoline combo, fuel economy drop by around 25 per cent, while power and torque increase. The vehicle comes with a six-speed automatic transmission, which is unfortunately the only option available.

Overall, however, the 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe is a decent vehicle that suffers only from two things – being too expensive and having a slightly cheap-looking cabin. Still, if you need a large SUV and you have enough cash to afford it, then by all means – give it a look!

2014 Chevrolet Tahoe
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Rating: 7.6 / 10



Trim / StyleMSRPEst. Monthly PaymentAverage PriceInvoice Price
LS$51,580 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
LS 4x4$56,040 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
LT$56,410 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
LT 4x4$60,865 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
LTZ 4x4$70,865 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
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General Specs

Engine 5.3000 L
Horsepower @RPM320
Fuel TypeUnleaded
Body typeSUV
Number of Doors5
Passenger9
Drive TrainRear Wheel Drive
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Power and Performance:

All 2014 Chevrolet Tahoes come with a 5.3-liter V8 generating 320 horsepower and 335 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission transmits power through the rear wheels on 2WD models or all four wheels on 4WD models. The 4WD Tahoe is offered with a choice of either a traditional two-speed transfer case or a single-speed unit without low-range gearing (not available on LTZ). A locking rear differential is standard for the Tahoe's two upper trims and is optional for the Tahoe LS.

Originally appeared on Edmunds.

Interiors and Special Features:

The Chevy Tahoe's interior has more hard plastic than we'd like, but there's a lot of interior to cover and it's all quite durable and probably perfectly suited to its use. The seat upholstery patterns look nice, we like the optional soft leather seating, and the dash is attractive with its blue-backlit controls and white-backlit instruments. Getting into and out of the Tahoe's 3rd-row seats is easy, even for less-than-nimble adults, either through the power release fold-and-tumble mechanism on the standard 2nd-row bench seat or with the walkway between the optional 2nd-row captain's chairs. Other appreciated features include the available 2nd-row heated seats and the excellent navigation system with its touch-screen operation.

Originally appeared on Kelley Blue Book.

Safety features:

Occupant protection comes from six airbags and OnStar telematics, while LTZ models offer a blind spot monitoring system. The Tahoe also comes equipped with ABS and stability control with newly added trailer sway control and hill start assist.

The Tahoe received an overall 4-star rating in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash tests. That rating combines a 5-star front- and side-impact score with a 3-star rollover score, owning to the Tahoe's tall proportions.

Originally appeared on Auto Trader.


Audio

Element antenna
Audio Connectivity: AUX jack and USB
Audio system with AM/FM radio, satellite radio, CD player (reads MP3 format)
Remote audio controls: steering wheel mounted
6 speakers

Body Exterior

Side platform step
Trailer towing preparation
Roof spoiler
Body side moulding

Brakes

Electronic brake distribution
Height adjustable pedals
4 disc brakes (4 ventilated)
ABS

Bumpers

Painted front and rear bumpers

Cargo area

Load restraint: hooks

Charges

Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00
Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,650.00

Convenience

Cargo area light
Internet navigation system: arrows and voice info and mono screen
Front and rear reading lights
Voice activating system; includes phone and naviagtion system
2 12V in front, 1 12V in cargo area
Cruise control
Rear radar & camera parking distance sensors
Bluetooth ; includes phone connection
OnStar telematics system : includes engine shut down
4 passenger assist handles
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror

Dimensions

Cargo capacity(in litres): rear seat down: 3,084 and all seats in place: 478
Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 1,044, rear headroom (mm): 996, front hip room (mm): 1,636, rear hip room (mm): 1,539, front leg room (mm): 1,049, rear leg room (mm): 991, front shoulder room (mm): 1,659 and rear shoulder room (mm): 1,656
Cargo area dimensions: length (mm): 2,068, height (mm): 1,059 and loading floor height (mm): 804
4X4 specifics: approach angle (degrees): 17.0 and departure angle (degrees): 21.9
External dimensions: overall length (mm): 5,131, overall width (mm): 2,007, overall height (mm): 1,953, ground clearance (mm): 229, wheelbase (mm): 2,946, front track (mm): 1,732, rear track (mm): 1,702 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 11,900

Doors

Black exterior door handles
Rear door: lifting gate
Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger and rear passenger : front hinged

Engine

Emissions data: CO2: 5,803 kg/yr
Engine: 5.3L Vortec V8 OHV with VVT
Remote engine starter
Cylinder shutdown: # of cylinders: 4

Engine Performance

Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 14.3 ; highway= 9.4 ; combined= 12.1 ;
Power: 320 hp @ 5,400 rpm; 335 ft lb of torque @ 4,000 rpm

Fuel

Fuel system: multi-point injection
Fuel tank: 98 litre capacity
Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane)

Instrumentation

Main dashboard display
Service interval indicator
External temperature
Low tire pressure monitor
Compass
Trip computer: includes avg fuel econ, current fuel econ and fuel range
Tachometer

Interior Trim

Luxury trim: alloy look on center floor console, alloy look on doors and alloy look on dashboard
Floor covering: carpet in passenger compartment and carpet in load area
Carpet floor mats

Lights

Daytime running lights
Headlights: halogen with complex surface lens
Headlight control with dusk sensor

Locks

Remote keyless power locks ; speed sensing
Anti-theft protection
Immobilizer

Paint

Metallic paint

Roof

Roof rails black

Safety

Third row seat belts for driver, third row seat belts for passenger, 3-point third row seat belts for center
2 height adjustable head restraints for front seats, rear seats and 3rd row seats
Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag
All three rows protected by curtain airbags
LATCH
Rear seat belts for driver, rear seat belts for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for center
Front side airbags
Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver, height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for passenger, front seat belts for center

Seats

Front driver seat : 40/20/40 split with 3 power adjustments ; details: power height, manual lumbar and power tilt, front passenger seat : 40/20/40 split, front center seat : 40/20/40 split
Front seat center armrest
Rear seat center armrest
Seat upholstery: upgraded cloth
Seating: 9 passengers
Third row seats: split-folding, removable split bench with seating for three
Rear seats: split-folding split bench with seating for three split

Service

Intermediate service 12,000, variable distance/period and 7,456

Steering

Leather multi-function steering wheel ; includes height adjustment
Power steering

Storage

Partial overhead console
Cupholders in front row, rear seats and 3rd row seats

Suspension

Independent front wishbone suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, rigid rear beam suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs

Transmission

StabiliTrak stability control
Rear mechanical limited slip differential
Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/manual mode ; incl. shifter on column
Rear-wheel drive
Roll stability control
Electronic traction control (via ABS & engine management)
3.080:1 axle ratio

Ventilation

Engine auxiliary heater
Passenger seat and rear seats secondary ventilation controls
Air conditioning with automatic control, three-zone
Ventilation system

Version

Powertrain type : combustion
5-door SUV
Date introduced: version: 18 Jan 2008 and model: 18 Jan 2006
Data completeness
Version information
Trim level: LS

Visibility

Rear side windows: wind-up on driver side and passenger side
Tinted glass
Privacy glass on rear and rear side
Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe
Hinge rear window with defroster and intermittent wiper
Front power windows with 2 express, rear power windows
Driver and passenger fixed 3rd row windows
Zone tinted windshield
Auto-dimming rear view mirror ; also includes rear view camera
Driver and passenger door mirror: heated, black, power adjustable

Warranty

Anti-corrosion warranty: 72 months/ 160,000 km
Powertrain Warranty: 60 months/ 160,000 km
Whole vehicle warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km
Roadside assistance warranty: 60 months/ 160,000 km
Paint warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km

Weights

Weights: gross vehicle weight (kg): 3,220, published curb weight (kg): 2,388, gross trailer weight braked (kg): 3,810 and payload allowance (kg): 832

Wheels

Front and rear alloy wheels: 17"x 7.5"
Front and rear all-season tires 265/70/S
Spare wheel: fullsize with steel rim