2018 Chevrolet Tahoe


Ranked #9 in Fullsize Suv

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$46,340 - $65,130

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Key Spec of 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe
fuel economy


fuel type

Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)


355 hp @ 5600 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Roaring V8 engines

Low on cargo capacity

RST package

Wide array of optional features

Size is an issue for maneuvring

6.2L engine with 10-speed transmission optional

Spacious and feature-rich interior

Small third row

Simple infotainment system

Can get expensive with optional equipment

High towing capacity

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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One among the top full-size SUVs in the market today, the Chevrolet Tahoe returns for the 2018 model year with all its bells and whistles. The Tahoe makes the most of its body-on-frame construction with powerful engines to tow massive loads. A well-done interior that is loaded with features, packed with tons of creature comforts, and still has enough on offer to customize it according to your liking makes the Tahoe's interior a desirable place to be in.

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST Edition

The Tahoe can seat up to nine people, but this also affects the cargo capacity of this SUV. In terms of safety as well, the Tahoe packs in a strong list of advanced safety features. The 2018 Tahoe is powered by a 5.3L V8 engine coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission and has the rear-wheel-drive as standard. The car is offered in three trim levels, and pricing starts at $47,500 for the base trim.

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Trim wise pricing breakdown

NameInvoice PriceMSRPNumber of Listings
LS 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 6A)$44650$474500 Listings
LS 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)$47470$504500 Listings
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#9 in Fullsize Suv

#20 in Suv

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Base$46,340 onwards

LS$47,450 onwards

  • 10-Way power-adjustable driver seat
  • 60/40-Split folding second- and third-row bench seats
  • Chevy'S MyLink infotainment system
  • Onstar communication
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Remote ignition
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Teen-Driver monitoring system

LT$52,580 onwards

  • 10-Way power-adjustable front passenger seat
  • Auto-Dimming rearview camera
  • Driver-Seat memory functions
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Nine-Speaker Bose audio system
  • Power liftgate
  • Telescoping steering wheel

Premier$62,130 onwards

  • 10-Speaker Bose premium surround-sound system
  • 12-Way power front seats
  • 20-Inch wheels
  • Adaptive suspension dampers
  • Navigation system
  • Second-Row bucket seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Xenon headlights

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe is available in 3 trims levels. A 5.3L V8 is standard on all trims, with an output of 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission and comes with RWD as standard, and 4WD is optional on all the trims. For 2018, the Tahoe gets a new performance package, the RST package that adds a 6.2L V8 which has an output of 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, and comes with a 10-speed automatic and 4WD. The Tahoe has a powerful engine, with a refined ride, but does not have the best handling. The Tahoe, for its weight, has a decent fuel economy as well. It also gets a spacious and feature-loaded interior, which is open to customization of all sorts. The Tahoe has an impressive array of safety features as well.

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe

However, the Tahoe is limited by its flaws. It has a relatively small cargo capacity, and the engine might feel sluggish as well. The Tahoe has not got any safety ratings, and with the optional equipment, it can get quite expensive as well. At $47,500, the 2018 Tahoe goes up against the 2018 Ford Expedition, the 2018 GMC Yukon, and the 2018 Nissan Armada. The Yukon is very similar, whereas the Armada is quite affordable at the base level. The Expedition has got a few upgrades for the year 2018.


The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe is available in three trim levels: LS, LT, and Premier. All three trims are available in RWD and 4WD configurations. Pricing for the trims starts at $47,500 and goes up to $65,200 for the top trim. All trims come standard with a 5.3L V8 engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Alloy wheels, remote keyless entry and ignition, trailer hitch receiver with wiring harness, roof rails, tri-zone automatic climate control, 60/40 split-folding second and third-row bench seats, and Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system are some of the standard features across all trims.

Trims LS LT Premier
MSRP (RWD) $47,500 $52,600 $62,200
MSRP (4WD) $50,500 $55,600 $65,200
Features Heated mirrors Adds/Repalces features on the LS with Adds/Repalces features on the LT with
  Automatic wipers Power liftgate Foglights
  Heavy-duty locking rear differential Leather upholstery Heated second-row seats
  Rear parking sensors Driver-seat memory functions Ventilated front seats
  Leather-wrapped steering wheel Power-folding mirrors Heated power-adjustable steering wheel
  Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Universal garage door opener 12-way power front seats

The Tahoe comes with a few optional packages and a lot of standalone options. These options range from $35 to $2,995. All the trims get the Max Trailering package, which adds a different rear axle ratio, trailer brake controller, and other features for a price of $580. The LS trim gets an optional Enhanced Driver Alert package that adds advanced safety systems for $695. The LT trim gets the Z71 off-road package that adds features meant for the Tahoe to go off-roading for a premium of $1,850. The Luxury Package adds a few creature comforts on the inside and is priced at $2,860. Both the LT and the Premier trim to get the Sun, Entertainment, and Destination packages which add a few infotainment features for around $2,880. The all-new RST Edition package, which is an appearance package for the LT and Premier trims are priced at $2,640. The RST performance edition, available only on the Premier adds a 6.2L V8 engine, 10-speed automatic gearbox, sport-tuned suspension, and a trailer brake controller. It is priced at $5,450.

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According to us, the LT trim is the most balanced trim for a seven-seater requirement. It is well-equipped in terms of interior features, has a lot of creature comforts on offer, optional seating for eight passengers, and the safety net of some advanced driver assistance features. The RST appearance package is recommended, and so is the Luxury Package. All in all, the LT with these packages will cost around $60,000. If a third row is not needed, then the LS with the custom package that makes it a five-seater will be sufficient.

Engine and Performance

“The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe belies its trucky roots with a smooth ride and strong V-8s." -TheCarConnection

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Engine and Transmission

The 2018 Chevy Tahoe is powered by a 5.3L V8 engine that outputs 355 hp @ 5600 rpm, and has a torque output of 383 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed transmission, and comes with RWD with 4WD being an optional extra. The RST Performance Edition adds on a 6.2L V8 engine that outputs 420 hp @ 5600 rpm, and 460 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm. This engine comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission and with 4WD.

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe EcoTec V8 Engine

Performance-wise, the 5.3L engine is quite refined and is suited for most of the work. Even while towing, the engine never feels underpowered or stressed, and the 6-speed transmission does a good job with its precise shifts. The RST 6.2L V8 engine is aroar, it's powerful and refined as well. The transmission is better than the 6-speed, as it allows for better engine modulation under load. When going off-road with the Z71 package, the Tahoe's ground clearance and its tall wheels make a good job in most situations, but the Tahoe's length and width can be a problem sometimes.

Models 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe 2018 Nissan Armada 2018 Ford Expedition 2018 GMC Yukon
MSRP $47,500 $46,090 $51,790 $49,100
Engine 5.3L V8 5.6L V8 3.5L V6 5.3L V8
Transmission 6-speed automatic 7-speed automatic 10-speed automatic 6-speed automatic
Drivetrain RWD RWD RWD RWD
Power 355 hp @ 5600 rpm 390 hp @ 5800 rpm 375 hp @ 5000 rpm 355 hp @ 5600 rpm
Torque 383 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm 394 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm 470 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm 383 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm

The GMC Yukon is very similar to the Tahoe, and both use the same engine with the same power and torque output. However, the GMC is nearly $1,600 more than the Tahoe. The Armada is the most affordable car here, and it also has the most power output among all at 390 hp. The Ford Expedition is the only one with a V6 and the most expensive car in the lot. It also has a 10-speed transmission as standard and makes the most torque at 470 lb-ft. Peak torque kicks in the earliest on the Expedition as well.

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Acceleration

The 018 Tahoe with the 5.3L V6 sprints from 0-60 mph in a time of 7.5 seconds, with the quarter-mile coming up in 15.7 seconds. The car has a top speed of 144 mph. The RST Tahoe with the 6.2L V8 accelerates from 0-60 mph in a quick 5.7 seconds and reaches the quarter-mile in 14.1 seconds. Despite the increase in curb weight, the performance improvement is excellent.

Models Chevrolet Tahoe Nissan Armada Ford Expedition GMC Yukon
0-60 mph (sec) 7.5 6.2 7.3 7.4
Quarter-mile (sec) 15.7 14.8 15.6 16.7
Engine 5.3L 5.6L 3.5L 5.3L
Top Speed (mph) 144 142 120 140

The Nissan Armada is the quickest of the lot, with a 0-60 mph time of 6.2 seconds. The other three cars are very close, the Expedition at 7.3 seconds, the Yukon at 7.4 seconds, and the Tahoe at 7.5 seconds. The Armada also has the quickest quarter-mile time of 14.8 seconds. The Yukon is the slowest, at 16.7 seconds. The Tahoe and the Expedition take 15.7 seconds and 15.6 seconds respectively. The Tahoe has the most top speed, at 144 mph.

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Handling and Steering

The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe handles like most other big SUVs, with a constant reminder of its heavyweight. The suspension setup works well, absorbing most bumps and undulations on the road. Around turns, the Tahoe has a lot of body roll, with any disturbance in the turn causing the car to sway even more. As a result, the large size limits the Tahoe's maneuverability. It's best to drive the Tahoe without pushing it too much.

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe in motion

The Tahoe’s steering is quite stable on straights but loses composure around corners. The steering is light, but there's a limited response from the chassis and the wheels. The Magnetic Ride Control is recommended, as it adjusts the damping based on existing conditions. 

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Braking

The Tahoe has a braking setup of 13 inches front rotor, and a 13.6-inch rear rotor. This has helped the Tahoe stop from 60-0 mph in 123 feet, which is quite efficient for an SUV this large and this heavy. The brakes on the Tahoe are disc brakes and are ventilated as well.

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST Brakes

The brake pedal has a long travel, and it has no response under minimum modulation. The brake pedal is slow to respond, with a progressive braking application. Under emergency braking, the Tahoe has a significant nosedive.

Model 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe 2018 Nissan Armada 2018 Ford Expedition 2018 GMC Yukon
Brake pads-front (in) 13.0 13.8 13 13
Brake pads Rear (in) 13.6 13.8 13.5 13.6
Curb weight (lbs.) 5,355 5,576 5,562 5379
60-0 mph (feet) 123 ft. 128 ft. 121 ft. 137 ft.

The Ford Expedition has the least stopping distance among these four at 121 feet. The Tahoe comes second, with a stopping distance of 123 feet. The Armada stops within 128 feet. The Yukon has the slowest stopping distance, of 137 feet. The largest front brake is on the Armada at 13.8 inches. The Armada has the largest rear brake rotor at 13.8 inches.

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Towing Capacity

The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe has a towing capacity of 8600 lbs, with a payload capacity of 1670  lbs. The Tahoe gets a concealed 2-inch receiver with integrated 4-and 7-pin wiring. While towing, the standard engine is the same, smooth and refined.

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe towing

The Max Trailering Package adds a trailer brake controller.

Model 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe 2018 Nissan Armada 2018 Ford Expedition 2018 GMC Yukon
Engine 5.3L V8 5.6L V8 3.5L V6 5.3L V8
Towing Capacity (lbs.) 8,600 8,500 9,300 8,500
Payload Capacity (lbs.) 1670 1724 1757 1690

The Expedition has the most towing capacity at 9300 lbs. The Tahoe has the second-best at 8600 lbs. The Armada and Yukon have the least at 8,500 lbs. The Expedition also has the most payload capacity at 1757 lbs. The Tahoe has the least. The Armada has a payload capacity of 1724 lbs. The Yukon's payload capacity is 1690 lbs.

Fuel Economy

The Tahoe’s new 6.2-liter V-8 and 10-speed automatic performed well on our highway fuel-economy loop, matching their 22-mpg estimate. While the more powerful engine is expected to be less efficient in the city at 14 mpg, it exceeded the smaller engine’s observed figure on the interstate by 3 mpg” – TheCarConnection.com

The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe with the 5.3L V8 returns 16 mpg in the city, 23 mpg on the highway, and has a combined mileage of 19 mpg. With 4WD, the highway mileage drops to 22 mpg. The 6.2L powered Tahoe returns 14 mpg in the city, 22 mpg on the highway, and 17 mpg combined. The Tahoe has a fuel capacity of 26 gallons, which gives it a range of 416 city miles and 598 highway miles, with the 5.3L V8 engine. The V8 engine on the Tahoe uses half its cylinders during low-load conditions, which helps improve fuel economy. 

Model 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe 2018 Nissan Armada 2018 Ford Expedition 2018 GMC Yukon
MPG (city) 16 14 17 16
MPG (highway) 23 19 24 23
MPG (combined) 19 16 20 19
Fuel Capacity (gallons) 26 26 23.3 26
Range (city/highway) (miles) 416/598 364/494 396.1/559.2 416/598

The Ford Expedition has the most fuel economy at 20 mpg combined. The Yukon and the Tahoe have the same combined mileage at 19 mpg. The Armada, with its excellent performance has the least economy at 16 mpg combined. The most range is on the GMC twins, at 416 city miles and 598 highway miles. The Armada has the least range at 364 city miles and 494 highway miles.


The Tahoe offers a typical big SUV driving position with a wide range of seat height and fore-aft adjustment. The steering wheel’s telescoping range is not great, but this is offset somewhat by the LT’s power-adjustable pedals” – Edmunds

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Seating and Comfort

The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe interior is a great place to be in. Its comfortable, spacious, and the space management on the inside has been done well. In terms of quality, the materials used are all of high quality, with good fit and finish levels. A variety of these materials come together, to form the interior, from soft-touch materials to hard plastics, leather, and some cloth inserts as well. The hard plastics are well finished and have a sense of premium to them. Controls are logically placed and are easy to access apart from a few tiny ones located in the center console. Stitched panels cover the dash and the doors, and there are absolutely no panel gaps as well. Ride comfort is decent, with the suspension taking care of most of the bumps and undulations to provide a smooth experience on the inside. The cabin is one the quietest in this class, with little to no road and wind noise, and no engine sounds as well.

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe interior seating

The Tahoe can seat up to 8 passengers, but with bucket seats, it goes down to seven. In the front, the seats are wide and are well-cushioned, and offer a lot of support. The front row has a long legroom, making it one of the most comfortable spots to be in for a long drive. In the middle row, space is slightly compromised but there's a decent amount of support and comfort on offer. The middle row seats are not as well-cushioned as the front seats. The third row fails to impress, with its flat and tight seating space. Visibility is good all-around, with the pillars not being an interference of any sort. However, the small mirrors do limit the rearview. Ingress and egress are not difficult, but the Tahoe's tall height can give an extra effort to some. The grab handles and the running boards help.

Model 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe 2018 Nissan Armada 2018 Ford Expedition 2018 GMC Yukon
Passenger capacity 8 8 8 8
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 42.8/64.8/45.3 40.9/63.8/41.9 39.5/63.2/41.1 42.8/64.8/45.3
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 38.7/65.1/39.0 40.0/63.4/39.0 39.7/63.7/39.1 38.7/65.1/39.0
Third (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 38.1/62.6/24.8 36.4/60.5/28.3 38.0/67.1/37.7 38.1/62.6/24.8

All the above cars seat up to 8 passengers. The Chevrolet Tahoe's and the GMC Yukon's front row is the most spacious, with a headroom and legroom of 42.8 inches and 45.3 inches respectively. In the middle row, the Armada offers the most headroom at 40 inches, whereas the Expedition has the most legroom at 3.1 inches. The third row is the roomiest in the Expedition, with a legroom of 37.7 inches. Some interior features on the Tahoe include:

  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Driver-seat memory function
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Second-row bucket seats

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Infotainment

The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe uses the latest version of the Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system. This system is up to date with all the necessities required by customers. The layout is simple, with an easy understanding of the interface. Navigating through the menu is easy, and responses to touch inputs have no lag. The sound quality, however, is not the best.

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe dash and infotainment

As standard, the infotainment system gets Chevy's OnStar communications with 4G LTE and WiFi hotspot, an eight-inch touchscreen, 110-volt power outlet, Bluetooth, satellite radio, and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player. There is also an optional rear-seat entertainment system ranging from $1,720 to 1,995. Some other infotainment features include:

  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Five USB ports
  • Nine-speaker Bose audio system
  • Wireless charging pad
  • 10-speaker premium Bose audio system

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Cargo Capacity

The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe does not have the best cargo capacity in this segment. The Tahoe has a standard cargo capacity of 15.3 cu-ft, which increases to 51.6 cu-ft with the second-row seats folded down. With the second and third-row folded, the Tahoe has a maximum cargo capacity of 94.7 cu-ft.

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe cargo space

A power liftgate and the power-folding third-row seats do make it easy to expand the cargo space. However, the load float is high off the ground, which will make loading and unloading slightly hard. On the Custom LS trim, there is no third row, so the standard cargo capacity stands at 51.6 cu-ft.

Model 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe 2018 Nissan Armada 2018 Ford Expedition 2018 GMC Yukon

Volume (ft. cube)(Behind 3rd row)

15.3 16.5 36.0 15.3
Volume (ft. cube) (2nd Row Folded) 51.6 49.9 79.6 51.7

Volume (ft. cube) (2nd & 3rd  Row Folded)

94.7 95.4 121.4 94.7

The most standard cargo space is on the Expedition, at 36 cu-ft. The Tahoe and the Yukon have the same standard capacity at 15.3 cu-ft, whereas the Armada has a slightly larger space at 16.5 cu-ft. The Expedition also has the most cargo capacity at 121.4 cu-ft, with the Armada having the second-best at 95.4 cu-ft. In the second row, all four cars offer a decent amount of space.


 "The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe's clean exterior wins it points in our eyes." -TheCarConnection

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Dimensions and Weight

The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe gets no changes to its exterior for the year 2018, since its redesign back in 2015. The Tahoe has a boxy profile, and it does remind us of the Tahoe's old roots. However, this new-age Tahoe flaunts a sharp styling and has sculpted flanks. In the front, the Tahoe gets a split headlamp set up with a wide blacked-out (or chrome finished) grille that integrated well into the headlamps. The thick front bumper houses the small rectangular foglights and gives an imposing look from the front.

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe front three quarters

At the side, the car gets a more aerodynamic shape that is clearly seen from the crisp lines that run all along the side. The square wheel arches, and the straight lines along the roof and the door highlight its upright stance. The large 18-inch wheels give an off-roader look with the tall height. At the rear, the Tahoe is simple, with no flair to the vertical taillights. A large rectangular window continues the boxy look.

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe side view

The main highlight to the exterior is with the RST package, which adds a few exterior cosmetics. RST stands for Rally Sport Truck, and the design changes follow. It gets 22-inch alloy wheels and body-colored exterior pieces. The Custom package LS trim gets grey finished alloy wheels. The Z71 off-road package also adds unique exterior cosmetic elements, skid plates, and tubular side steps.

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe rear three quarters

Dimensionally, the Tahoe is 204 inches long, with a width and height of 80.5 inches and 74.4 inches. It sits 7.9 inches off the ground and has a wheelbase of 116 inches. The Tahoe weighs 5355 lbs with the FWD and 5602 lbs with the AWD.

Model 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe 2018 Nissan Armada 2018 Ford Expedition 2018  GMC Yukon
Curb weight (lbs.) 5,355 5,576 5,562 5,379
Length (in) 204 208.3 206.5 203.9
Width (in) 80.5 79.9 78.8 80.5
Height (in) 74.4 75.8 77.2 74.4
Ground clearance (in) 7.9 9.1 8.7 8.0
Wheelbase(in) 116.0 121.1 119.0 116.0
Track width (in) F/R 68.7/68.7 67.5/67.9 67/67.2 68.7/68.7

The four SUVs are very close dimensionally, but there are a few differences. The Nissan Armada is the longest, at 208.3 inches, whereas the Yukon is the shortest. The GM twins have the most width, and the Expedition is the narrowest. The height on the Expedition is the most, and the least on the GM twins. In terms of weight, the Armada is the heaviest of the lot, whereas the Tahoe is the lightest. The Armada also has the most wheelbase at 121 inches. The Tahoe and the Yukon have the least. Some exterior features on the Tahoe are:

  • Alloy wheels
  • Roof rails
  • Sunroof
  • Automatic wipers
  • Power liftgate
  • Running board

The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe has not been tested by the IIHS, so there are no crash results for the same. However, the NHTSA gave the Tahoe an overall rating of 4-stars, with 3-stars to its rollover test due to the high center of gravity. The Tahoe uses body-on-frame construction and is based on the GMTK2XX platform (K2UC to be precise). As standard, the Tahoe is equipped with seven airbags, stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes, engine immobilizer, and emergency braking assist.

Some other safety features on the Tahoe include:

  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic high beams
  • Low-speed automatic braking
  • Lane-departure warning and intervention
  • Hill descent control
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe vs 2018 Nissan Armada

The 2018 Nissan Armada gets a more powerful engine, which has better output than the Tahoe. The Armada's performance runs are much faster than the Tahoe's, and the Armada also has a better payload capacity. The braking performance of the Tahoe's is stronger and much better. The Tahoe however, has a higher towing capacity than the Armada. Coming to driving dynamics, the Armada is a better handler, and is much more stable than the Tahoe in corners. Coming to fuel economy, the Tahoe has a better economy, with a longer range as well.

2018 Nissan Armada

In the interior, both the cars have pretty well-polished interiors and are very loaded with features. In terms of seating comfort, the Armada is more spacious in the rear than the Tahoe. The Tahoe however has a higher roof, giving it better headroom. On the technology front, the Armada's screen is bigger, but the Tahoe's system is very advanced, more straightforward, and easier to use as well. The Armada has not been safety rated, whereas the Tahoe has got a rating of 4-stars from NHTSA. Both the cars are well-equipped in terms of safety features. Between these two, the Armada is the more affordable ones, but the Tahoe is the better package.

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe vs 2018 Ford Expedition

The 2018 Ford Expedition is also a very high-ranking SUV like the Tahoe. The Expedition also has a powerful array of engines and also gets a better performing 10-speed transmission. The Ford Expedition also has been updated for 2018, which makes it a more modern car overall. The steering feedback in both the cars is not great, but the Ford handles much better than the Tahoe. The Expedition can tow a lot more than the Tahoe. The Ford's fuel economy is much better than the Chevy's, but the Tahoe has a bigger tank capacity than the Expedition which gives it a longer range.

2018 Ford Expedition

The Ford Expedition's interiors are quite spacious, and both the cars come close in terms of interior quality and seating comfort. However, the Ford has more passenger space and has more cargo capacity as well. In terms of ease of technology, the Tahoe has a more user-friendly interface and a much smoother system. Coming to safety, the Expedition has not been rated at all, whereas the Chevy Tahoe has been rated 4-stars from the NHTSA. All in all, despite the Expedition's higher price, it makes a much better car overall.

Final Verdict

For a large family with a large tow requirements, the Tahoe is the right choice. It has a rugged body, is built on a proven frame, and packs in all the necessary safety equipment as well. The Tahoe can be a daily driver as well, despite its large size and average handling. The Tahoe has a decent fuel economy as well. The Tahoe gets a superb interior, which offers all the basic amenities expected at this price, and is loaded with features The seats are comfortable and spacious. However, the Tahoe does have its limitations. The third row is tight, and there's not much cargo capacity as well. It's not the easiest to drive, and its large size restricts maneuverability. As a result, the Tahoe does impress in most factors, but it is not the most well-made full-size SUV out there. We do recommend the Tahoe but have a look at some other SUVs as well.


vehicle bio
base price


body style

4dr SUV

engine type

325 cu in

horse power

355 hp @ 5600 rpm


383 lb.-ft. @ 4100 rpm


6-Speed Automatic


204 in


116 in


81 in

curb weight

5355 lbs


74 in

Ground Clearance

8 lbs

passenger volume

40 cu ft

cargo volume

94.7 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy

16/19/23 mpg

highway range

598.0 mi

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

Chevrolet Tahoe 5 year Cost To Own

Cash Price(MSRP)
5 Year Cost To Own
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $62,797
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Financing Interest$3,433$2,736$2,067$1,291$514$10,041
Taxes and Fees$4,637$312$322$259$275$5,805
Total Cost-To-Own$22,079$10,259$9,708$11,231$9,520$62,797
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