(4.5) 18 reviews
MSRP: $10,859$25,103
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 16-18
Engine: 295-hp, 4.8-liter V-8 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Seats: 5-9
2009 Chevrolet Tahoe

Our Take on the 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe

Our Take

Available in base LS, LT and top-of-the-line LTZ trim levels, Chevrolet's Tahoe full-size SUV has available four-wheel drive and seating configurations for up to nine occupants. Both the Tahoe and its corporate partner, the GMC Yukon, compete with other full-size SUVs such as the Ford Expedi... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Third-row seat doesn't fold flat
  • Powered second-row seats are half manual
  • No seat-mounted side airbags
  • Cargo volume lags competition
  • Roominess doesn't match exterior bulk

Notable Features

  • Choice of three V-8 engines
  • Standard three-passenger third-row seat
  • Two- or four-wheel drive
  • Four- or six-speed automatic

10 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.