2016 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Driving ease, considering its size
  • Ride composure
  • Interior quality
  • Estimated gas mileage
  • Storage provisions

The Bad

  • Numb steering, brakes
  • Poor rear visibility
  • Front seats have hard backrests
  • Tight third row
  • Small cargo area behind third row

Notable Features of the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe

  • MyLink multimedia system with Apple CarPlay standard
  • OnStar 4G LTE connectivity and Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Seats up to nine
  • Fold-flat third-row seat
  • Collision warning system available
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive

2016 Chevrolet Tahoe Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Chevrolet Tahoe is a full-size SUV with room for up to nine people. It was redesigned last year and is powered by a 5.3-liter V-8 engine that works with a six-speed automatic transmission. Rear- and four-wheel-drive versions are offered. Competitors include the Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia.
New for 2016
An 8-inch dashboard touch-screen is standard, and the MyLink multimedia system adds Apple CarPlay for mirroring of select smartphone apps on the screen. It works with the iPhone 5 and later models. A head-up display and a reconfigurable instrument panel with an 8-inch screen are available for LTZ models.
Significant Standard Features

  • Remote start system
  • Tri-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Fold-flat second- and third-row seats
  • Side-impact airbag between front seats 
  • MyLink multimedia system with 8-inch touch-screen and Apple CarPlay integration
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Five USB ports
  • OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required)
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Power-retractable and illuminated side steps
  • Power sunroof
  • Power liftgate
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Push-button start
  • Navigation system
  • Rear-seat Blu-ray/DVD entertainment system
  • Forward collision alert
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Lane departure prevention
  • Safety alert seat
Vehicle Overview

The Chevrolet Tahoe is a full-size SUV with room for up to nine people. It was redesigned last year and is powered by a 5.3-liter V-8 engine that works with a six-speed automatic transmission. Rear- and four-wheel-drive versions are offered. Competitors include the Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia.
New for 2016
An 8-inch dashboard touch-screen is standard, and the MyLink multimedia system adds Apple CarPlay for mirroring of select smartphone apps on the screen. It works with the iPhone 5 and later models. A head-up display and a reconfigurable instrument panel with an 8-inch screen are available for LTZ models.
Significant Standard Features

  • Remote start system
  • Tri-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Fold-flat second- and third-row seats
  • Side-impact airbag between front seats 
  • MyLink multimedia system with 8-inch touch-screen and Apple CarPlay integration
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Five USB ports
  • OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required)
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Power-retractable and illuminated side steps
  • Power sunroof
  • Power liftgate
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Push-button start
  • Navigation system
  • Rear-seat Blu-ray/DVD entertainment system
  • Forward collision alert
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Lane departure prevention
  • Safety alert seat

Latest 2016 Tahoe Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.2)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Best Large SUV Ever

by car0221 from Wilmington, NC on August 9, 2018

Hands down the best large SUV you can buy. LTZ model gives you every bell and whistle that a denali or escalade has (besides the larger engine, hence the 4 stars for performance as it could have a ... Read full review

(5.0)

King of the road

by MarkATL from Atlanta, Georgia on July 22, 2018

This vehicle is so comfortable and it has met all my families needs. I purchased a mid level LT model and I would recommend storing up to the LTZ for most people as I wish I would have. The seats are ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe currently has 5 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 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