Best Bet
(4.9) 10 reviews
MSRP: $14,783$37,259
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 18
Engine: 320-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 (flexible; E85)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Seats: 7-9
2012 Chevrolet Tahoe

Our Take on the 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe

Our Take

Chevrolet's Tahoe full-size SUV has available four-wheel drive and seating configurations for up to nine people. Both the Tahoe and its corporate sibling, the GMC Yukon, compete with other full-size SUVs such as the Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada and Dodge Durango.LTZ models add a heated le... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Third-row seat doesn't fold flat
  • Power second-row seats are half-manual
  • Cargo volume lags competition
  • Roominess doesn't match exterior size

Notable Features

  • New hard-drive-based navigation radio is available
  • Standard 5.3-liter V-8
  • Seats up to nine people
  • Two- or four-wheel drive
  • Optional trailer brake controller

6 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.