2020 Chevrolet Tahoe

MSRP $50,295 - $75,520

Ranked #10 in Fullsize Suv

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 21, 2021

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Big, powerful, and practical, the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe comes unchanged this year, with prices ranging from $49,000 up to $65,700. Unlike other large crossover SUVs, the Tahoe is based on the truck-like body-on-frame architecture and offers seating for up to 9 passengers. Apart from boasting V8 engines, the Tahoe can tow up to 8,600 pounds.

The bold and locky styling still attracts the masses while its practical interior, the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe is one of the best buys in the market. Though it is not as efficient as the Ford Expedition, the ratings are in line with similar engines in the Toyota Sequoia.

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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 average cargo space.

Handling in tight spaces is compromised due to big size.

What's New?

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe remains unchanged


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$50295

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

8

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

325 cu.in.

horsepower

355 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

383 lbs.-ft. @ 4100 rpm

transmission

6 speed Automatic electronically controlled w/overdrive

chassis

suspension front

Independent front short and long arm suspension

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13.8/13 in.

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

6.5 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16.7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/17/21 mpg

highway range

546.0 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr./ 100,000 mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

LS$50,295 onwards

LT$55,095 onwards

Premier$63,995 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe in Black color
Black

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Ratings

Pricing and Feature

8.0

Features

7.5

Engine and Performance

6.5

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

7.5

Exterior

6.5

Safety

6.0

Competition

9.0

7.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.1

Overall Rating


Chevrolet's 2020 Tahoe comes unchanged this year and ranks in the top half of our large SUV rankings. The Tahoe is built using a body-on-frame design and it is capable of accommodating as many as nine passengers at a time. The key highlights of the Tahoe include powerful engine choices, a comfortable ride quality, and a superb predicted reliability rating. 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 SUV front angle view
2020 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV rear angle view

7.5/10
Features

6.5/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.5/10
Interior

6.5/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety

9.0/10
Competition


2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Features

7.5/10

The 2020 Chevy Tahoe is available in three trim levels, LS, LT, and Premier. The base Tahoe LS starts at $49,000 and offers an array of standard features and a fully functional infotainment system including Apple Carplay and Android Auto. It features a standard 5.3-liter V8 engine, a six-speed automatic transmission, and a rear-wheel drive. The mid-level LT trim costs $53,800 and the top-of-the-line Premier begins from $62,700.

The LT turns out to be more luxurious as it comes with features like leather upholstery and heated front seats and multiple option packages that can be customized easily. The top trim level Premier adds a stronger 6.2-liter V8 engine along with full-fledged luxury features.

Trims

LS

LT

PREMIER

MSRP (2WD)

$49,000

$53,800

$62,700

MSRP(AWD)

$52,000

$56,800

$65,700

Features

4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capable

In addition to LS features:

In addition to LS and LT features:

 

Active aero shutter

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

     

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

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Most shoppers will be happy with the base Tahoe LS as it offers the best value. You will get the most needed features as standard equipment, however, the optional Enhanced Driver Alert package ($695) can be added which includes a safety alert seat, power-adjustable pedals, automatic high-beam headlights, forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, and lane departure warning.

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Engine and Performance

6.5/10
“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.” - Thecarconnection.

The Chevy Tahoe comes with two engine options. The standard 5.3-liter V8 comes paired with a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission and generates good enough 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. This combination delivers quick acceleration in most driving situations but may need a little extra push on the highway merging or passing. Chevy's upgraded 6.2-liter V8 covers that up with a speedy acceleration. The powerful 6.2-liter churns out 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque and uses a 10-speed automatic gearbox.

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV driving view

You get an option to pair Tahoe's transmission to either rear- or four-wheel drive. The base engine is slow at first but picks up slowly and sprints from zero to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds. Towing is the grace of the larger V8 engine. When properly equipped, the 2020 Chevy Tahoe can tow up to 8,600 pounds. Standard trailering equipment includes trailer sway control, a trailering hitch platform, and a 2-inch receiver. 

Models

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe 

2020 GMC Yukon 

2020 Toyota Sequoia

2020 Ford Expedition

MSRP

$49,000

$49,600

$49,905

$52,810

Engine

5.3L V-8 Gas Engine

5.3L V-8 Gas Engine

5.7L V-8 Gas Engine

3.5L EcoBoost V6
Drivetrain RWD RWD RWD RWD

Transmission

6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic 10-Speed Automatic

Power

355hp@5,600 RPM 355hp@5,600 RPM 381hp@5,600 RPM 375hp@5,000 RPM

Torque

383lb-ft@4,100 RPM 383lb-ft@4,100 RPM 401lb-ft@3,600 RPM 470lb-ft@2,275 RPM

0-60 MPH

6.5 sec

6.5 sec

6.8 sec

6.2 sec

Quarter Mile

16.7 sec

16.7 sec

15.3 sec

15.1 sec

60-0 MPH

121 ft.

125 ft. N/A 121 ft.

With a breaking distance of 121 feet, the Tahoe has been doing wonders on the street considering its heavy curb weight. The brake pedal is soft and increases the confidence to a further extent. The Tahoe has a composed handling and decent ride quality on most surfaces. However, its truck-like body-on-frame architecture delivers a bumpy ride on rough roads. It offers a turning radius of 19.5 inches, which is again decent for an SUV.

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV ride and handling

The steering feels light which makes it easier to drive but also returns limited feedback. The available Magnetic Ride Control Suspension adjusts the shocks automatically on rough pavements for much better ride quality. The available off-road package brings value, but Tahoe's average ground clearance and sheer size keep it good for light off-roading only.

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Fuel Economy

6.0/10

With the base V8 and 2WD drivetrain, the Tahoe gets EPA estimated 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. These fuel economy numbers are about average in the class. The stronger V8 returns 14/23 mpg city/highway. The AWD models drop the ratings by 1 mpg on the highway. Every Tahoe comes with a 26-gallon fuel tank, which is good for an overall driving range of more than 490 miles.

Model

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe 

2020 GMC Yukon

2020 Toyota Sequoia

2020 Ford Expedition

MPG (City)

15

16

13

17

MPG (Highway)

22

23

17

23

MPG (Combined)

19

19

15

20
Fuel Capacity 26.0 gallons 26.0 gallons 26.4 gallons 23.2 gallons
Range (City/Hwy/Combined) 390/572/494 miles 390/572/494 miles

343/449/396 miles

394.4/533.6/464.4 miles

The Chevy Tahoe's MPG ratings beat several rivals in this league including Toyota Sequoia and Nissan Armada. The GMC Yukon is the sister concern of the Tahoe and uses the same powertrain. The 2020 Ford Expedition delivers above-average gas mileage, rated at 17/23 mpg.

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

One of the biggest strengths of Chevy Tahoe is its spacious interior. It is the only full-size SUV that can accommodate up to nine passengers, thanks to LS trim’s available 3-person front bench seat. 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. However, the third row isn't as spacious as the one in the Ford Expedition, it's still decent. The Custom Edition package eliminates the third-row seats and lowers the price by $4,200, making the Tahoe a 5-passenger SUV.

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV dashboard area

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 Tahoe SUV with third-row seating offers paltry15.3 cubic feet of cargo space. However, without the third row, the space expands to whooping  51.7 cubic feet. The Tahoe offers a total of 94.7 cubic feet of cargo space, which slightly lowers than the 2020 Ford Expedition's 104.6 cubic feet of cargo.

Models

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe 

2020 GMC Yukon

2020 Toyota Sequoia

2020 Ford Expedition

Seating Capacity

9

9

8

8

First Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(in)

42.8/64.8/45.3

42.8/64.8/45.3

34.8/66.4/42.5

42.0/64.9/43.9

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(in)

38.7/65.1/39.0

38.7/65.1/39.0

34.9/65.6/40.9

40.0/64.8/41.5

Third Row

(Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(in)

38.1/62.6/24.8

38.1/62.6/24.8

34.5/65.7/35.3

37.3/64.2/36.1

Cargo Volume

15.3 ft.3

15.3 ft.3 N/A 20.9 ft.3

The infotainment system comprises an 8-inch touchscreen that comes integrated with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. When it comes to the standard tech, Tahoe outshines its competitors. In addition to the refined infotainment, the Tahoe comes 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.

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV infotainment screen

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

6.5/10
“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

There are few SUVs that resemble Chevy Tahoe that stands unchallenged with their sharp and bold design. 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.

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV 

The Tahoe rides on 18-inch alloys, while the top-spec Premier gets larger 20-inch alloys. You can opt for even bigger 22-inch wheels. From the back, Tahoe looks broad and flat. The manual liftgate and a roof-mounted brake strip complement the tall taillights. A power liftgate is standard on the higher trims, and a sunroof is available.

Model

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe

2020 GMC Yukon

2020 Toyota Sequoia 

2020 Ford Expedition

Curb Weight

5,602 lbs

5,743 lbs

5,985 lbs

5,368 lbs

Length

203.9"

203.9"

205.1"

210"

Width

80.5"

80.5"

79.9"

79.9"

Height

74.4"

74.4"

77.0"

76.6

Ground Clearance

8.0"

8.0"

9.9"

9.8"

Wheelbase

116.0"

116.0"

122"

122.5"

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 inside mirror in Premiere
  • Running board
  • 18-inch wheels in LS and LT
  • 20 inches wheels in Premiere

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Safety

6.0/10

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave 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. IIHS has not released the ratings for the 2020 Tahoe.

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

9.0/10

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe vs. 2020 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.

Ford Expedition

The 2020 Expedition's turbocharged V6 is also more powerful than the Tahoe. The Tahoe, on the other hand, offers a quiet and pleasant interior.

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe vs 2020 GMC Yukon

The 2020 GMC Yukon is a corporate cousin to the Chevy Tahoe and both share many of the same features. Both SUVs have the same powertrain choices and almost the same feature list. The major difference between the two is the stylings.

GMC is a somewhat upscale brand to Chevrolet and thus offers better quality interiors. With the same engines, same fuel economy numbers, similar spacing, and cargo, the choice will depend on brand loyalty.

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.


2020 Chevrolet Tahoe FAQs:

Is the 2020 Chevy Tahoe redesigned?

No, the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe receives no major changes. However, if you are looking to buy new Chevy Tahoe, go for the redesigned 2021 Tahoe which is longer, wider and more spacious inside. You will also like the bigger infotainment system and available diesel engine on offer.

How much does a 2020 Chevy Tahoe cost?

Pricing of the 2020 Chevy Tahoe starts at $49,000, plus a destination charge of $1,295 for the base LS model. The top-range Premier model goes up to $66,995.

Does the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe come in a diesel?

No, the 2020 Tahoe does not come with a diesel engine, however, with the all-new 2021 model, there is a 3.0L turbocharged inline-6 diesel engine available. This diesel Tahoe gets 277 HP and 460 lb-ft of torque.

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