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2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Anuron Deka Content Writer Updated on: November 25, 2019


Big, powerful and practical, the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe is here to remain and receive praise from full-size SUV lovers. Unlike a common crossover SUV that is usually based on Sedan, the Tahoe is based on a truck-like architecture of the Silverado. This helps the Tahoe to tow up to 8,600 pounds.

The SUV gets powerful V8 engine along with optional four-wheel drive configuration. Tahoe's price ranges from $50,000 to $70,000 and it justifies this price with what it offers. Don't you worry; the pricing is close to rivals like Nissan Armada, Ford Expedition, and its Cousin, GMC Yukon.

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Pros

Seating for up to nine people

Impressive towing capacity from the standard V8 engine

Quiet and well trimmed cabin

Optional 6.2-liter V8 provides additional power and capability

Cons

High trunk floor leads to a reduction in cargo space

Below average brake performance

Handling in tight spaces is compromised due to big size

What's New?

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe remains unchanged

Optional Premier Plus edition


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$48000

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

8

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

325 cu.in.

horsepower

355 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

383 lbs.-ft @ 4100 rpm

transmission

6-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Ladder Frame

suspension front

front independent suspension

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

13/13.6

dimensions

wheelbase

116 in.

length

204 in.

width

80.5 in.

height

74.4 in.

curb weight

5355 lbs.

ground clearance

7.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

40 cu ft.

cargo volume

94.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

8600 lbs.

payload capacity

1720 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/18/22 mpg

highway range

572 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / 100000 mi.

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.



Styles

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Ratings

Features

7.5

Engine And Performance

7.7

Interior

7.5

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe LS

LS

power
355 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Flex-fuel
mpg
18 combined

$48,000 - $51,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LS 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $48,000 MSRP (15/18/22) 355 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.3 L, V-8, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 8
LS 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $51,000 MSRP (15/17/21) 355 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.3 L, V-8, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 8

 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe LT

LT

power
355 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Flex-fuel
mpg
18 combined

$53,000 - $56,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LT 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $53,000 MSRP (15/18/22) 355 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.3 L, V-8, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 8
LT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $56,000 MSRP (15/17/21) 355 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.3 L, V-8, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 8

 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Premier

Premier

power
355 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Flex-fuel
mpg
18 combined

$62,700 - $65,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Premier 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $62,700 MSRP (15/18/22) 355 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.3 L, V-8, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 7
Premier 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $65,700 MSRP (15/17/21) 355 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.3 L, V-8, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 7

Expert Review

7.3

Overall Rating


Chevrolet has produced this SUV keeping utility in mind. The Tahoe is built using body-on-frame design and it is capable of accommodating as many as nine passengers at a time. You will find more when you start exploring this SUV. There's a lot more hidden inside. Let's take a deeper dive into the world of Tahoe. Shall we?

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Front View
2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Angular Front View
2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Rear View
2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Angular Rear View

7.5/10
Features

 

7.7/10
Engine and Performance

 
 

7.5/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Features

7.5/10

The available trims for the 2020 Chevy Tahoe include LS, LT, and Premier. The base LS trim level offers an array of standard features and a fully-functional infotainment system. Meanwhile, the LT trim turns out to be more luxurious as it comes with multiple option packages that can be customized easily. The top trim level Premier offers full-fledged luxury features along with some unique optional upgrades.

Trims

LS

LT

PREMIER

MSRP (2WD)

$49,295

$54,295

$63,995

MSRP(AWD)

$52,295

$57,295

$66,995

Features

5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine with Active Fuel Management, Direct Injection, and Variable Valve Timing

In addition to LS features:

In addition to LS and LT features:

Magnetic Ride Control

 

6-speed automatic transmission

Leather-appointed seats

Magnetic Ride Control

 

Chevrolet Infotainment System with 8-inch diagonal color touch-screen

Power liftgate with programmable height

Keyless Entry with Push-Button Start

 

Rear vision camera

Heated front bucket seats with memory

High-intensity discharge headlamps

 

18-inch aluminum wheels

Bose premium 9-speaker sound system

20-inch wheels

 

Fold-flat second- and third-row seats

Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning

12-way power-adjustable heated and ventilated front seats

 

Projector-beam headlamps

IntelliBeam automatic high beam headlamps

Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert

 

LED daytime running lamps

Low-speed automatic braking

Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert

 

Rear Park Assist

Safety alert seat

Foglamps

 

Remote vehicle starter system

Power adjustable pedals

Front and Rear Park Assist

 

Tri-zone automatic climate controls

Forward Collision Alert

Memory power tilt and telescoping steering column

     

Power-release second-row and power-folding third-row seats

     

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

We Recommend

We would suggest going for the LT trim as it comes with an array of respectable standard features such as a power-adjustable driver's seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and an upgraded premium stereo. The LT offers a long list of options to choose from.

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Engine and Performance

7.7/10
“The 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe has two solid V8 engine options that provide good power and acceleration. Fuel economy estimates and towing capabilities are about average for the class. The Tahoe also has easy steering, but its general driving dynamics leave something to be desired.” - carconnection

Engine and Transmission

The Chevy Tahoe is offered with two engine options. The base model gets a 5.3-liter V8 that propels 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. This unit looks underpowered in comparison to other contenders in the market, but Chevy's upgraded 6.2-liter V8 has a different story to convey. The powerful 6.2-liter churns out 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, making the Tahoe an ultimate powerhouse.

The powerful V8 engine is mated with either a six-speed automatic or a 10-speed automatic that also runs the Ford Expedition. You get an option to pair Tahoe's transmission to either rear- or four-wheel drive.

Models

Chevrolet Tahoe LS suv

Nissan Armada suv

Land Rover Discovery SE suv

Toyota Land Cruiser suv

Ford Expedition XLT suv

Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum suv

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium Quattro suv

MSRP

$49,195

$ 46,090

$53,295

$86,060

$53,425

$56,695

$60,945

Engine

5.3L V8 Gas/Ethanol

5.6-liter 8-cylinder

Gas engine

3.0L V6 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

5.7L V8 Regular Unleaded

3.5L V6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L I4

3.0L V6 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

Transmission

6 Speed Automatic

7-speed automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

10 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

Horsepower

355 hp @5600rpm

390 hp @ 5800 rpm

340 hp@ 6500rpm

381 hp@ 5600rpm

375 hp@ 5000rpm

316 hp@ 5700rpm

329 hp@ 5500rpm

Torque

383 lb/ft @ 4100rpm

394 lb/ft @ 4000rpm

332 lb/ft @ 3500rpm

401 lb/ft @ 3600rpm

470 lb/ft @ 3500rpm

295 lb/ft @ 2200rpm

325 lb/ft @ 2900rpm

Acceleration

The base engine is slow at first but picks up slowly and sprints zero to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds. Among the rivals, the Volvo XC90 is able to compete for the 60 mph sprint in 6.2 seconds. The Land Rover Discovery is the slowest of all in terms of acceleration. It manages to complete 0 to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds.

Models

Chevrolet Tahoe LS suv

Nissan Armada suv

Land Rover Discovery SE suv

Toyota Land Cruiser suv

Ford Expedition XLT suv

Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum suv

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium Quattro suv

0-60 MPH

6.7 sec

6.5 sec

7.8 sec

6.7 sec

6.2 sec

6.3 sec

7.1 sec

Quarter mile

15.2 sec

15 sec

16.1 sec

15.1 sec

14.8 sec

14.9 sec

15.2 sec

Engine

5.3L V8 Gas/Ethanol

5.6L

3.0L V6 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

5.7L V8 Regular Unleaded

3.5L V6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4

3.0L V6 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

10.4

11.0

9.8

N/A

9.3

7.7

8.4

Ride and Handling

The Tahoe roves like crazy and being built on the body-on-frame architecture, the car offers balanced ride and handling. The ride quality is comfy in long routes, thanks to its large size. It offers a turning radius of 19.5 inches, which is again decent for an SUV.

The steering is lighted and well gripped in order to provide better handling to the driver over uneven terrain. The Magnetic Rise Control Suspension adjusts the shocks automatically on rough pavements.

Braking

With a braking distance of 121 feet, the SUV has been doing wonders on the street. The brake pedal is soft and increases the confidence to further extent. Nissan Armada beats the Tahoe by offering a braking distance of 128 feet.

Model

Chevrolet Tahoe LS suv

Nissan Armada suv

Land Rover Discovery SE suv

Toyota Land Cruiser suv

Ford Expedition XLT suv

Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum suv

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium Quattro suv

Brake Front (in.)

N/A

13.8

14.3

13.9

13

13.6

14.8

Brake Rear (in.)

N/A

13.8

13.8

13.6

13.5

12.6

13.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5355

6000 

4751

5815

5443

4771

4927

60-0 MPH (ft.)

121

128 ft.

123

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Fuel Economy

The Chevy Tahoe offers a decent fuel economy, considering its stature and power output. In the city at 15 mpg and 22 mpg on the highway. It beats several rivals in this league like Nissan Armada and Toyota Land Cruiser.

Model

Chevrolet Tahoe LS suv

Nissan Armada suv

Land Rover Discovery SE suv

Toyota Land Cruiser suv

Ford Expedition XLT suv

Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum suv

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium Quattro suv

MPG (city)

15

14

16

13

17

19

19

MPG (highway)

22

19

21

18

24

26

25

MPG (combined)

18

16

18

15

20

22

21

Range (miles) (city/highway)

390/572

376/494

320/443

396/559

357/489

428/563

-

Tank Capacity (gal)

26.0

23.5

24.6

23.3

18.8

22.5

-

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Interior

7.5/10
“The cabin looks good at a glance. You'll find many soft touch points up front. But hard plastic pieces abound, and invariably there are some sharp edges.” - Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

Once you are inside the Tahoe, you’ll find wide and cushy seats that are ideal for long trips. The second row is equally enjoyable whether you opt for the bench seats or bucket seats. The cabin is spacious and airy around the first two rows. However, the third row offers very little space that can only accommodate small children or short people.

Model

Chevrolet Tahoe LS suv

Nissan Armada suv

Land Rover Discovery SE suv

Toyota Land Cruiser suv

Ford Expedition XLT suv

Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum suv

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium Quattro suv

Passenger capacity

8

8

5

8

5

7

7

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

42.8/64.8/45.3

40.9/63.8/41.9

39.4/60.4/42.4

38.3/61.0/42.9

42.0/64.9/43.9

38.9/57.7/40.9

39.9/59.5/41.7

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.7/65.1/39.0

40.0/63.4/39.0

39.0/59.5/37.6

38.9/61.1/34.4

40.0/64.8/41.5

38.5/56.5/37.0

38.8/58.5/38.8

Third(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

36.4/60.5/28.3

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The steering wheel’s telescopic range is not satisfactory but the power-adjustable pedals are a boon. The power folds rear seats make the third row easily accessible. The cabin offers a seating capacity for over 9 people. Competitors in this segment offer similar space on the interior front.

Infotainment System

The infotainment system comprises of an 8-inch touchscreen that comes integrated with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. When it comes to the standard tech, the Tahoe outshines its competitors. In addition to the refined infotainment, the Tahoe come standard with a premium six-speaker stereo, Satellite radio and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that is capable of connecting seven devices in one go.

Cargo Capacity

The Tahoe SUV offers 94.7 cubic feet of cargo space, however, the SUV falls bottom against its prominent rivals. The Ford Expedition is capable of holding 104.6 cubic feet of cargo and the Armada makes around 95.4 cubic feet.

Model

Chevrolet Tahoe LS suv

Nissan Armada suv

Land Rover Discovery SE suv

Toyota Land Cruiser suv

Ford Expedition XLT suv

Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum suv

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium Quattro suv

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

15.3

16.5

43.5

16.1

19.3

15.8

14.8

Interior Features

The standard stand-out features in the new 2018 Chevy Tahoe are:

  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Wi-Fi hotspot with OnStar 4G LTE
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Rearview camera
  • 10-speaker Bose surround-sound system
  • Navigation
  • Push-button start
  • Wireless charging for smartphones

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Exterior

“With a squared-off two-box design, the Tahoe keeps things relatively simple, with a silhouette that could as easily be from 1999 as 2020.”- thecarconnection

Design and Dimension

There are few SUVs that resemble Chevy Tahoe. The Tahoe stands unchallenged and bold above all. It has got sharp-edged exterior styling along with sculpted flanks and LED daytime running lights. The Tahoe is wider than its GMC sibling, thanks to the wide grille in the front.

Model

Chevrolet Tahoe LS suv

Nissan Armada suv

Land Rover Discovery SE suv

Toyota Land Cruiser suv

Ford Expedition XLT suv

Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum suv

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium Quattro suv

Curb weight (lbs.)

5355

6000

4751

5815

5443

4771

4927

Length(in)

204.0

208.3

195.7

194.9

210.0

194.9

199.6

Width(in)

80.5

79.9

81.6

78.0

79.9

79.1

77.5

Height(in)

74.4

75.8

73.0

74.0

76.6

69.9

68.5

Ground clearance (in)

7.9

9.1

8.7

8.9

9.8

9.4

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

116.0

121.1

115.0

112.2

122.5

117.5

117.9

Track width (in) F/R

N/A

67.5/67.9

66.5/66.4

64.9/64.7

67.6/67.2

65.7/65.8

66.1/66.6

Exterior Features

Some of the exterior features include:

  • HID headlights in premiere and halogens in other LS and LT
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog lamps in Premiere
  • Power adjusting and heated side view mirrors
  • Power folding, auto dimming, and side blind zone alert in side mirrors in Premiere
  • Running board
  • 18-inch wheels in LS and LT
  • 20 inches wheels in Premiere

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has rated the 2020 Chevy Tahoe an overall crash-test rating of four out of five stars. The Tahoe scored five stars in the frontal and side crash tests, and three stars in the rollover crash test.

All Tahoes come standard with a rearview camera and rear parking sensors. Available safety features include:

  • Automatic forward braking
  • Forward collision alert
  • Lane keep assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Competition

Chevrolet Tahoe vs. Ford Expedition

When it comes to towing capability, the Ford Expedition is Tahoe’s unbeaten rival. The Expedition beats Tahoe with a maximum towing capacity of up to 9000 pounds. The Expedition offers more cargo space than the Tahoe. Expeditions turbocharged V6 is also more powerful than the Tahoe. The Tahoe, on the other hand, offers a quiet and pleasant interior.

Chevrolet Tahoe vs. Nissan Armada

Nissan Armada offers comfortable seating across all the rows. The Tahoe offers more headroom and legroom on the front seats. Also, due to a smaller turning radius, maneuvering is quite easy with Chevy Tahoe. In terms of power, the Armada is a clear winner here. Nissan Armada is priced lower than the Tahoe, but Tahoe offers better towing and fuel efficiency.

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Final Verdict

We don’t say that the Chevy Tahoe is the best but we can say that it’s better than most of the rivals in the class. The standard features that come with the Tahoe are just making the SUV lovable. If you are looking for an all-round big-size SUV, a better choice can be a Nissan Armada or Ford Expedition. Tahoe, on the other hand, offers good handling in comparison to the rivals. The choice is yours.