2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

MSRP $47,215

Ranked #13 in Suv

7.7

Overall Rating

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 6, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe gets a line-up of three trims. The trims are LS, LT, and Premier, they all get a drivetrain option to choose from, 4WD or FWD. The price range goes from $47,215-$65,030. It goes without saying that the higher trims offer a better interior and more features. All three trims get the same powertrain, a 5.3L V8 engine that puts out 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

The 2017 Tahoe does not have the best record in acceleration but it does have a decent towing ability. On the other hand, the Tahoe has the best in class fuel efficiency, even better than the 2017 Ford Explorer, which comes in with the smallest engine in the class. The other competitors that give a tough time to the Chevrolet Tahoe are the 2017 Nissan Armada and the 2017 Toyota Sequoia.

 

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Pros

Smooth transmission

best-in-class fuel efficiency

Better than average towing capacity

Cons

Low on cargo room

What's New?

2 colors added to the lineup

No significant Change


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$47215

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

8

top speed

136 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

325 cu.in.

horsepower

355 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

383 lb.-ft. @ 4100 rpm

transmission

6 speed Automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front short and long arm suspension

suspension rear

rigid axle rear multi-link suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

116 in.

length

204 in.

width

81 in.

height

74 in.

curb weight

5356 lbs.

ground clearance

8 in.

capacity

cargo volume

94.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

8600 lbs.

payload capacity

1720 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9.2 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/19/23 mpg

highway range

598.0 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr./ 100,000 mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

LS$47,215 onwards

Colors and Styles

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe in Black color
Black

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

9.0

Engine and Performance

8.6

Fuel Economy

5.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

6.5

Safety

7.0

7.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.7

Overall Rating


The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is available in three trim offerings, priced at $47,215 for the base trim, LS FWD. The prices go up to $65,030 for the high-end Premier trim 4WD. Regardless of the trim and drivetrain, each and every Chevrolet Tahoe comes equipped with a 5.3-liter V8 engine that is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

This power unit is capable of generating 355 hp and 383-pound feet of torque, this power and torque are further translated to its ability to tow 8400 pounds. In terms of fuel efficiency, safety, interior space for passengers, and exterior design, the Chevrolet Tahoe 2017 model year delivers. However, it does fall back in terms of cargo space provided.


9.0/10
Features

8.6/10
Engine and Performance

5.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

6.5/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety


2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Features

9.0/10

"The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe ranks high in its class. It has an upscale interior, a muscular V8 engine, composed handling, and a solid predicted reliability rating." - Cars.USnews

Equipped with a 5.3-liter V8 engine that is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission for all three trims offered for the 2017 model year, the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is priced at $47,215-$65,030. All trims get 2 drivetrain options, an FWD and a 4WD. The 4WDs are no doubt more expensive.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

Chevrolet Tahoe comes equipped with plenty of features as standard. Features such as remote start, rear parking assist, tri-zone climate control, and active phone integration option. The high-end Premier trim comes in at $65,030 for the FWD variant and at $65,030 for the 4WD. It comes equipped with Xenon headlights, ventilated front rows, and more.

Trim LS LT Premier
MSRP $47,215 $52,345 $62,030
MSRP (4WD) $50,215 $55,345 $65,030
Key Features 18-inch alloy wheels, active grille All the features on the LS trim All the features on the LS trim
  shutters for improved aerodynamics Power liftgate 20-inch wheels
  heated mirrors leather upholstery xenon headlights 
  automatic wipers heated front seats adaptive Magnetic Ride Control suspension
  cruise control, remote keyless entry 10-way power-adjustable front passenger seat ventilated front seats
  remote ignition, rear parking sensors  telescoping steering wheel second-row bucket seats (reducing seating capacity to seven)
  trailer hitch receiver with wiring harness  driver-seat memory functions a navigation system with real-time traffic
  side assist steps and roof rails auto-dimming rearview camera 12-way power front seats
  Tri-zone automatic climate control  nine-speaker Bose audio system 10-speaker Bose premium surround-sound upgrade
  Cloth upholstery    
  10-way power-adjustable driver seat (six-way front passenger seat)    
  60/40-split folding second-and third-row bench seats    

We Recommend

Considering the features and price, we would recommend you to go in for the LT trim as it offers the most in terms of value for money. At $55,345, you get a telescoping steering wheel, 10-way power-adjustable front passenger seats, leather upholstery, a nine-speaker Bose setup, and more.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Engine and Performance

8.6/10
"At a time when car-based crossovers have taken over the SUV market, the Tahoe clings to its truck-based underpinnings, which is good for those who intend to tow trailers and boats. But anyone using the Tahoe as a daily driver will face trade-offs in comfort and drivability." - Edmunds

Engine specs of the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is back with its 5.3L V8 engine. This power plant is in sync with a 6-speed automatic transmission and drives out 355 HP and 383 lb-ft of torque. The drivetrain choice is left to the discretion of the buyer and they can choose between a forward wheel drive and a four-wheel drive.

Models 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe 2017 Nissan Armada 2017 Toyota Sequoia 2017 Ford Expedition
MSRP $47,215 $44,900 $45,560 $47,125
Engine 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 5.6L DOHC 32V Endurance V8 5.7L i-Force V8 DOHC 3.5L V6 Twin Turbo
Transmission 6-speed automatic 7-speed automatic 6-speed automatic 6-speed automatic
Horsepower (hp@RPM) 355 hp @ 5600 RPM 390 hp @ 5800 RPM 381 hp @ 5600 RPM 365 hp @ 5000 RPM
Torque (lb-ft@RPM) 383 lb-ft @ 4100 RPM 394 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM 401 lb-ft @ 3600 RPM 420 lb-ft@ 2500RPM

In comparison to its rivals, the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe delivers the least power and torque. The segment is led by the 2017 Nissan Armada with its 5.6-liter V8 engine that puts out 390 hp and 394 pound-feet of torque. This is closely followed by the 2017 Toyota Sequoia with a power output of 381 hp. Ranking closest to the Chevrolet Tahoe is the 2017 Ford Expedition with 365 HP as its max power output.

Acceleration of the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

Moving into the 21st century, we now see SUVs that have a significant acceleration time. The 5.3-liter V8 engine of the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe propels enough power to thrust it from 0 to 60 mph in seven seconds. It also runs the quarter-mile dash in 15.3 seconds.

Models 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe 2017 Nissan Armada 2017 Toyota Sequoia 2017 Ford Expedition
0-60 MPH (seconds) 7.0 sec 6.5 sec 6.7 sec 6.9 sec
Quarter mile (seconds) 15.3 sec 15.1 sec 15.4 sec 15.4 sec
Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year) 9.2 11.0 11.8 8.5

If you consider the performance of the Chevrolet Tahoe to be decent then wait until you watch its rivals, as each of them has better timings for the 0-60 mph acceleration test. With great power comes great acceleration and Nissan Armada has proved the same by doing the 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds. In this scenario, the power output rankings are in sync with the acceleration rankings as they remain the same.

Ride and Handling of the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is extremely capable of traversing uneven terrain even when the car is fully loaded. It further features magnetic ride control which reduces body roll and delivers a decent driver experience. However on the other hand Chevrolet Tahoe is known for its late response to the pedal and this creates several predicaments. Even the suspension system that is fitted into the Chevrolet Tahoe isn't as good as offered by the competitors. All the bumps and itches on rough pavements translate to jolts and jerks inside the car.

Braking of the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

Having a curb weight of 5631 lbs put the Chevrolet Tahoe in an average position. But once it is completely loaded, its weight might cause an issue in terms of handling and braking. This is where several technologically advanced features come into place and help Tahoe hold its ground. It takes a class-leading 125 ft to come to a standstill from a speed of 60 mph.

Models 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe 2017 Nissan Armada 2017 Toyota Sequoia 2017 Ford Expedition
Brake Front (in.) N/A 13.8 13.9 13.5
Brake Rear (in.) N/A 13.8 13.6 13.2
Curb Weight (lbs.) 5631 5963 5730 5562
60-0 MPH (ft.) 125 128 130 129

In comparison with its competition, only the Ford Expedition is lighter than the Tahoe, weighing 5562 lbs. The Nissan Armada and Toyota sequoia weigh much more and hence have a longer stopping distance. With 130 ft to come to a standstill, the Toyota Sequoia ranks last. Better by one foot, the 2017 Ford expedition takes 129 feet. And ranking second, we have the Nissan Armada with a measure of 128 feet

Towing Capacity of the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

Seeing the posh cabin one can mistake the Tahoe for those powerless luxurious SUVs but the truck-based SUV says otherwise. The Tahoe's 8400 pound trailering capacity is enough to drag a boat to a mountain.

Models 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe 2017 Nissan Armada 2017 Toyota Sequoia 2017 Ford Expedition
Towing Capacity (lbs.) 8400 8500 7400 9,200

The Tahoe's superior towing capacity is put to shame in front of the towing capacity of the 2017 Ford Expedition. The Nissan Armada SV delivers a little better with an 8500-pound capacity, however, the Toyota Sequoia performs poorly with its 7400-pound towing performance.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Fuel Economy

5.0/10

"The Tahoe gets good fuel economy for a large SUV." - Cars.USnews

If there is an aspect where the Chevrolet Tahoe can boast about, this is it. Equipped with a class-leading gas mileage delivery of 16 miles to a gallon in the city, 22 miles per gallon on the highway, and a combined reading of 18 miles to a gallon, it comes with a fuel tank capacity of 26 gallons.

Models 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe 2017 Nissan Armada 2017 Toyota Sequoia 2017 Ford Expedition
MPG (city) 16 13 13 15
MPG (highway) 22 18 17 21
MPG (combined) 18 15 15 18
Fuel Tank Capacity 26 26 26.4 28

The closest in competition is the 2017 Ford expedition with almost the same reading, however, it does have the advantage of a larger fuel tank, measuring 28 gallons. Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia have extremely similar readings and can be ranked in 3rd position together. Even their fuel tank capacities are extremely similar.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Interior

8.0/10

"The Tahoe's cabin is fitted with top-shelf materials and a stylish design that make it feel luxurious. Soft-touch surfaces permeate the interior, giving the Tahoe a premium look and feel" - Cars.USnews

Seating and Comfort of the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe proves to be extremely spacious at least for the first two rows. However, the third row gets cramped leg space. In terms of features, the first row seats are 10 -way power adjustable and offer average comfort. Apart from the third row, the interiors of the Chevrolet Tahoe are spot on.

Models 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe 2017 Nissan Armada 2017 Toyota Sequoia 2017 Ford Expedition
Passenger capacity 8 8 8 8
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 42.8/64.8/45.3 39.8/63.8/41.9 34.8/66.4/42.5 39.6/63.2/43.0
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 38.7/65.1/39.0 40.0/63.4/41.0 34.9/65.6/40.9 39.8/63.7/39.1
Third (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 38.1/62.6/24.8 36.4/60.5/28.3 34.5/65.7/35.3 38.3/51.9/37.7

Against its competition, it is the Nissan Armada that provides the second most spacious cabins. It is followed by the Ford Expedition with a margin of a couple of inches. With a cramped interior to offer, ranking in the last place we have the 2017 Toyota Sequoia. With regard to the cargo room, the details are mentioned below and the rankings have turned tables.

Infotainment of the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

Equipped with an 8-inch touch screen at the center of the dashboard, the Chevrolet Tahoe’s infotainment system kicks off with a MyLink interface. This interface system is known to be extremely user-friendly. One could opt for a navigation system and a Bose speaker setup along with two USB ports, all at an extra charge. It comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. The premium trim comes along with a rear seat infotainment screen.

Cargo volume of the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

The cargo space on the Chevrolet Tahoe is just about average for an SUV. It offers 15.3 cubic feet with all three rows of seating up. With the third row of seating folded, Chevrolet Tahoe has 51.7 cubic feet at your disposal. The maximum it can provide is 94.7 cubic feet with only the front row of seating up.

Models 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe 2017 Nissan Armada 2017 Toyota Sequoia 2017 Ford Expedition
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft.3) 15.3 16.5 18.9 18.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft.3) 51.7 49.6 66.6 55
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft.3) 94.7 95.4 120.1 108.3

Against its rivals, it is the Toyota Sequoia that offers the most. The maximum space it offers is 120.1 cubic feet. Ranking in second place, the Ford Expedition offers 108.3 cubic feet. Ranking closest to the Chevrolet Tahoe is the Nissan Armada, with an offering of 95.4 cubic feet.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Exterior

6.5/10

"Apart from being mistaken frequently for a law-enforcement vehicle, the squared-off Tahoe is a handsome behemoth. Its crisp lines look good contrasted with chrome, and blacked-out versions boast a sinister appearance"- Car and Driver

Dimensions of the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

The dimensions of the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe make it attractive in its own way. It comes with crisp lines that are perfectly angled and sharp. With the shortest wheelbase in the segment, Chevrolet Tahoe also proves to be the shortest in height. At the same time, it is the widest car with the least ground clearance.

Models 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe 2017 Nissan Armada 2017 Toyota Sequoia 2017 Ford Expedition
Curb weight (lbs.) 5631 5963 5730 5562
Length(in) 204.0 208.9 205.1 206
Width(in) 80.5 79.9 79.9 78.8
Height(in) 74.4 75.8 77.0 77.2
Ground clearance (in) 7.9 9.2 9.9 8.3
Wheelbase (in) 116.0 121.1 122.0 119
Track width (in) F/R N/A 67.5/67.9 67.9/69.1 67/67.2

Weighing the most, the 2017 Toyota Sequoia is the longest car in terms of wheelbase and has the best ground clearance. The heaviest and longest car is a Nissan Armada, measuring 5963 lbs. It has a length of 208.9 inches. 

Exterior features of the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

  • Bright Bodyside Moldings
  • Rear Fascia Closeout
  • Grille Insert
  • Body-Color Bodyside Moldings
  • Black Roof Rack Cross Rails
  • Wheel Locks
  • Power sunroof

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Safety

7.0/10

"The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2017 Tahoe a perfect five-star rating for front and side impact safety, as well as four stars for overall crash safety. " - Cars.USnews

Even though the Tahoe comes with a multicity of active safety features, the bulk of these features are either optional or are absent for the lower trim offerings. However, you can configure your lower trim and add some of the few optional safety features at an additional price. The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe gets an overall four-star rating from NHTSA. 

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

Overall the core safety of this SUV is something you could rely upon. Moreover, Chevrolet as a brand has a good reputation for its safety rating and features equipped in the car. Some of the features that showcase the reliability of its safety offering are mentioned below:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Forward Automatic Braking
  • Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Lane Keep Assist Lane
  • Change Alter Rear
  • Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Front and Rear Park Assist
  • Teen Driver
  • Intellibeam Headlamps

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Competition

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe vs 2017 Nissan Armada

The 2017 Nissan Armada, equipped with a V8 engine delivers the most power in class, and that too on a modest price tag of $44,900. However, the fuel efficiency of the Chevrolet Tahoe and its interiors are its strengths. Moreover, the Tahoe has a lighter curb weight and delivers better drive experiences.

2017 Nissan Armada

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe vs 2017 Toyota Sequoia SR5

Available at a price of $45,560, the 2017 Toyota Sequoia comes with a 5.7L engine that churns out 381 hp, as compared to the 355 hp that the Tahoe generates. In terms of fuel efficiency and interior passenger space, it is the 2017 Tahoe that is better. However, the Sequoia has a comeback with its cargo space offering, the best in class offering.

2017 Toyota Sequoia

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe vs 2017 Ford Expedition

The 2017 Ford expedition comes closest to the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe in its numbers and specs. Priced at $47,125, the Expedition offers extremely close power generation numbers, a 365 hp. The interior and cargo space offerings of the cars are extremely similar too, so are its fuel-efficiency numbers. Given that all the aspects are extremely similar, we keep the options open to your discretion.

2017 Ford Expedition

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Final Verdict

At the end of the line, Chevrolet Tahoe isn't the best car in the SUV territory, but it surely gets the job done. Where other competitors are focusing on limited areas the Tahoe plays on everything the buyer wants, a larger size, above average interior, satisfying power and nice trailering capacity. It offers a plethora of active safety features plus strong core safety. So, if you want an SUV who can do it all go for the Chevrolet Tahoe.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

 


2017 Chevrolet Tahoe FAQs

How many trims does the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe offer?

The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is offered in a total of three trims.

How much can the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe tow?

The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe can tow up to 8400 lbs.

What powers the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe?

The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is equipped with a 5.3L V8 engine

Are the interiors of the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe spacious enough?

Yes, the interiors of the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe are the most spacious in this segment.

Is the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe fuel efficient?

The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe delivers a gas mileage of 16/22/18 in city/highway/combined respectively, it also has a 26-gallon fuel tank capacity.

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