2010 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Key Specs

of the 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Relative fuel economy
  • Fuel-saving technology (5.3-liter engine)
  • Interior quality
  • Seats up to nine
  • Towing capacity

The Bad

  • 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
2010 Chevrolet Tahoe exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe

  • Two-wheel-drive XFE trim
  • Standard three-passenger third-row seat
  • Two- or four-wheel drive

2010 Chevrolet Tahoe Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
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 Expedition, Nissan Armada and Dodge Durango. The Tahoe is also available as a hybrid model, which is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.

New for 2010
Later in the model year there will be an XFE trim for two-wheel-drive models, with improved fuel economy.

Exterior
The Tahoe's large headlights flank a wide grille split by a thick horizontal member with a large Chevy bowtie logo. Base models have black exterior moldings, while LT models add body-colored moldings and fog lights. The Tahoe LTZ features chrome body-side moldings and new chrome accent rear moldings. An available Z71 off-road package adds unique exterior details, including large color-keyed fender flares and a chrome front grille insert. At 202 inches long and 79 inches wide, the Tahoe is shorter than the Expedition and Armada but about the same width. It is close to the Durango in length, but is wider and taller.

Other exterior features include:
  • 17-, 18- or 20-inch wheels, depending on the model
  • Power-articulated running boards optional on LTZ
  • New exterior package with luggage rack, crossbars and fog lamps


Interior
A curvaceous dashboard and flush-mounted buttons give the Tahoe a carlike interio...
Vehicle Overview
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 Expedition, Nissan Armada and Dodge Durango. The Tahoe is also available as a hybrid model, which is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.

New for 2010
Later in the model year there will be an XFE trim for two-wheel-drive models, with improved fuel economy.

Exterior
The Tahoe's large headlights flank a wide grille split by a thick horizontal member with a large Chevy bowtie logo. Base models have black exterior moldings, while LT models add body-colored moldings and fog lights. The Tahoe LTZ features chrome body-side moldings and new chrome accent rear moldings. An available Z71 off-road package adds unique exterior details, including large color-keyed fender flares and a chrome front grille insert. At 202 inches long and 79 inches wide, the Tahoe is shorter than the Expedition and Armada but about the same width. It is close to the Durango in length, but is wider and taller.

Other exterior features include:
  • 17-, 18- or 20-inch wheels, depending on the model
  • Power-articulated running boards optional on LTZ
  • New exterior package with luggage rack, crossbars and fog lamps


Interior
A curvaceous dashboard and flush-mounted buttons give the Tahoe a carlike interior. Two rows of seats hold up to six occupants, with a third row increasing total seating capacity to nine. The third row is removable, but doesn't fold to the floor like the Ford Expedition's. With both rows stowed, maximum cargo volume is 108.9 cubic feet, which beats the Armada and Durango and is nearly the same as the Expedition. With the third-row bench in place, cargo volume falls to 16.9 cubic feet.

Interior features include:
  • Three-passenger third-row seat standard
  • Optional heated seats in first and second rows
  • Optional ultrasonic rear parking assist
  • Optional rearview camera system with a display screen in the rearview mirror or navigation screen
  • Optional rear-seat DVD entertainment system


Under the Hood
Tahoes are powered by flex-fuel 320-horsepower, 5.3-liter V-8 engines that make 335 pounds-feet of torque (gasoline) or 350 pounds-feet of torque (E85). When properly configured, the Tahoe can tow up to 8,400 pounds.
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Fuel-saving 3.08 axle ratio
  • Heavy-duty trailering package with 3.42 axle ratio
  • Optional two-speed transfer case
  • Integrated brake controller for electric-controlled trailer brake systems
  • New XFE trim expected to offer improved mileage


Safety
Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes are standard, as is an electronic stability system that features rollover mitigation technology, which senses impending rollovers and applies individual brakes in an attempt to keep the Tahoe on all four wheels.
  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Standard electronic stability system
  • Front seat belt pretensioners
  • Available blindspot warning system



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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Great car, comfortable and versatile!

by thebebop from Hurst, TX on February 19, 2018

Love the Tahoes. They have all the creature comforts and plenty of room to spread out. Extremely reliable and a great ride. Read full review

(5.0)

Very pleased with the vehicle.

by Keith from GRANBY on February 11, 2018

Great ride, plenty of room, good power for towing my 21 foot cuddy. Quiet ride. Has 128,000 miles on it. Would invest in a brand new one in the future. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe currently has 3 recalls

NHTSA Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe LS

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Overall Rollover Rating
3 Star
Driver's
5 Star
Passenger's
5 Star
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Chevrolet

Program Benefits

Two Factory-Backed Warranties, CPO Scheduled Maintenance Program, Vehicle Inspection & Reconditioning, 3-Day/150-Mile Vehicle Exchange Program, 24/7 Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation, OnStar & SiriusXM Satellite Radio Trial Offers, and a Carfax Vehicle History Report

  • Limited Warranty

    Two Factory-Backed Warranties

    6-Year/100,000-Mile, Powertrain Limited Warranty and a 12- Month/12,000-Miles, Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty, both with $0 deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172-Point Inspection & Reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Tahoe received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker