2011 Chevrolet Tahoe

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2011 Chevrolet Tahoe
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

Rear-wheel drive



The good:

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

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • Police

  • LS


  • LT


  • LTZ


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Notable features

  • Optional trailer brake controller
  • Standard three-passenger third-row seat
  • Two- or four-wheel drive

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

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.

New for 2011
The optional towing package includes an integrated trailer brake controller.

The Tahoe’s large headlights flank a wide grille split by a horizontal bar with a large Chevy bowtie logo. An available Z71 off-road package adds unique exterior details, including large color-keyed fender flares and a chrome front grille insert.

Other exterior features include:

  • 17-, 18- or 20-inch wheels, depending on the model
  • Power-articulated running boards optional
  • Available exterior package with luggage rack, crossbars and fog lamps

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 it doesn’t fold to the floor like in the Ford Expedition.

Interior features include:

  • Three-passenger third-row seat standard
  • Optional heated seats in first and second rows
  • Optional ultrasonic rear parking assist
  • Optional backup 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 a flex-fuel 320-horsepower, 5.3-liter V-8 engine that makes 335 pounds-feet of torque on gasoline or 326 hp and 348 pounds-feet of torque on E85. The engine has a cast-iron block on two-wheel-drive models and an aluminum block on four-wheel-drive Tahoes. 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 caseIntegrated brake controller for electric-controlled trailer brake systems

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 blind-spot warning system


Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.4
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value 4.2
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Test drive with no inspection sticker

Had me drive to Hampton to test drive with no inspection sticker wanted me to drive around the parking lot hmm they do there own inspection be careful and wanted me secure a the price without an inspection so if it won't pass inspection cause of frame to rusty or etc I would have paid 17k for scrap something shady about that By law it surprise to be inspected before a dealer can sale a car


I love my Tahoe!

I will continue to purchase a Chevy Tahoe as long as I have children and grandchildren! Safe and reliable for travel and commuting to work.


Amazingly Built Machine - Lasts for 300,000

Rugged, manly, dependable, notorious, and stays powerful for 300,000 miles or more if properly maintained. Do the recommended maintenance (hoses, belts, plugs, fluids, oil changes) and you'll have a strong ride that holds value through maximum mileage. Everybody wants a Tahoe.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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