2013 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid

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$53,620

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2013 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid
2013 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Stylish appearance
  • Hybrid drivetrain refinement
  • Brake-pedal feel
  • Interior quality

The bad:

  • Numb steering feel
  • Cramped third row for adults
  • Third row doesn't fold flat into floor
  • Pricey features come with hybrid system

1 trim

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Notable features

  • Gas/electric hybrid drivetrain
  • Electric-only driving up to 30 mph
  • Seating for eight
  • 2WD or 4WD

2013 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Chevrolet’s Tahoe Hybrid full-size SUV has room for up to eight people and can tow up to 6,200 pounds. Both rear- and four-wheel-drive versions are offered.
New for 2013
There are no significant changes for the 2013 model year.
Exterior
The Tahoe Hybrid looks much like a regular Tahoe SUV, which is to say that it features a relatively squared-off shape. However, there are a number of subtle (and not so subtle) differences between the two. Exterior features include:

  • Revised D-pillars and flared ends for the running boards to lessen drag
  • Larger front air dam for better aerodynamics 
  • Aluminum hood and liftgate to save weight
  • 18-inch lightweight aluminum wheels fitted with low-rolling-resistance tires
  • Hybrid badges on the front fenders, C-pillars and liftgate
  • Optional power tilt/sliding sunroof

Interior
The cabin of the Tahoe Hybrid is similar to the gas-only Tahoe, but it includes some hybrid-specific cues. Interior features include:

  • Lightweight front seats
  • Economy gauge in instrument panel to encourage frugal driving behavior
  • Standard touch-screen navigation system with hybrid power-flow animation
  • 16.9 cubic feet of cargo room behind third row
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Available rear-seat DVD entertainment system

Under the Hood
The Tahoe Hybrid features GM’s two-mode hybrid system. It includes a 6.0-liter V-8 engine that makes 332 horsepower and has cylinder deactivation technology, which can automatically deactivate half the cylinders when they aren’t needed. The system’s first mode — which allows the Tahoe Hybrid to move on just electric power, just engine power or a combination of the two — is designed for city and light-load driving. The second, mostly highway, mode provides electric-power assist for the V-8. Mechanical features include:

  • Electrically Variable Transmission with two electric motors and four forward gears
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • Can move on electric power alone up to 30 mph, according to Chevrolet

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Three-row side curtain airbags
  • Seat-mounted side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Electronic stability system with electronic trailer-sway control and hill start assist
  • Antilock brakes
  • Backup camera

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 3.5
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value for the money 3.5
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

3.3

I wanted a reliable SUV with third row seating

I love trucks need lots of space for my growing family. It rides smooth and you sit up so high. I would love to buy one of these models.

5.0

Fantastic SUV

Not sure where to begin. I'm getting more MPG in town than advertised and haven't taken it on the road yet. Transmission is smooth as well as changing from electric to gas. The interior is comfortable and carries 5 easy (I took out 3 row seats). Rides so smoothly down the highway, you forget your in such a large vehicle. When put into 4WD, it just digs in, and again , smoothly. There is nothing about this vehicle I dislike. Radio, phone, & cruise are easily reached on the steering wheel. Tow anything, put it in Manual and 3 more gears.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
36 months/36,000 miles
Powertrain
60 months/100,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/100,000 miles
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)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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