2023 Chevrolet Tahoe: exclusive specs and features


The 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe has plenty of room for passengers and cargo, making it ideal for those who need a larger SUV. It's also more agile on the road than other large SUVs, which is an added bonus. There are three engine options to choose from, all of which offer decent towing capacity. The entry-level engine is a 355-hp V-8 but there's also a beefier 420-hp V-8 available as well. Unlike past generations of the Tahoe, there is now also a six-cylinder diesel inline‑six option.

The Chevy Tahoe comes standard with three rows of seating and popular infotainment and driver-assistance features. If you're looking for an off-road vehicle, the Z71 model is the way to go; it includes a two-speed transfer case, an adjustable air suspension, and all-terrain tires. However, if you're wanting a more luxurious experience, you can find it in the pricier Premier and High Country models. Just be careful not to spend too much money - you don't want to end up spending Cadillac Escalade money on a Chevy!


Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The Tahoe has always had a V-8 under the hood, and that hasn’t changed for this latest generation. But now you can also get a 3.0-liter diesel six-cylinder engine in addition to the standard 355-hp 5.3-liter and available 420=hp 6.2-liter blocks. The diesel may have the least horsepower of the three, but it makes up for it with 460 pound feet of torque – which is equal to what the big V=8 produces. Every Tahoe comes with a 10=speed automatic transmission and either rear or all wheel drive configuration

The off-road Z71 model we tested came with a V-8 engine and standard features like 20-inch wheels, all-terrain tires, traditional four-wheel drive, and underbody protection. We were really pleased with its quiet cabin at highway speeds and found that it accelerated well and had a firm brake pedal.

The Z71 package not only comes with air springs, which allow the Tahoe's ride height to be automatically or manually lowered/raised, but also adaptive dampers--standard on the Premier and High Country. The RST model, in particular, rides on glitzy 22-inch rims for added curb appeal.


Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

For optimal fuel-efficiency in the Tahoe, choose the available diesel engine; it boasts a city rating of 21 mpg and highway rating of 28 mpg. If you go with the standard 5.3-liter V-8 ,you'll get slightly better gas mileage in the city than with the optional 6.2 -liter V-8, but both come out to 20 mpg on highways . In our own testing , which matches up closely with EPA standards, we got 27 mpg from driving a diesel Tahoe on our regular 75 -mph highway route .For more granular data about Tahoe fuel economy broken down by models and engines , visit  the EPA's website .

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

The Tahoe's interior is spacious, with plenty of room compared to smaller SUVs. Three rows of seats are standard, and the second-row seats can slide back and forth for added comfort. The independent rear suspension also provides a flat load floor for easy loading and unloading. With the second and third rows folded down, there is over 120 cubic feet of cargo space available.

We were able to fit six carry-on suitcases behind the third row. Chevy replaced the old column shifter with a push-button-and-slider setup, which we like. The motorized, retractable center-console lid seems gimmicky, especially since the control switch is located on the roof; however, thankfully, the rest of Tahoe's interior ergonomics are less severe.


Is the Chevy Tahoe a reliable car?

Compared to other midsize SUVs, the Chevy Tahoe has a relatively low reliability rating. While repairs aren't very frequent for the Tahoe, they do tend to be significantly more severe than repairs on other vehicles.

Do Chevy Tahoes last a long time?

According to Auto Trader, the Chevy Tahoe will last between 200,000 to 300,000 miles. So, a high mileage Tahoe is up there, around 200,000 miles. You can trust Tahoe models from, say, 2008 and earlier to make it all the way. However, this depends on if the Tahoe was taken care of.