The 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe is enormous in every good sense; it has lots of space inside for passengers and goods, yet it handles more nimbly than other large SUVs. The Tahoe can tow with any of its three available engines. The 420-hp V-8 is an option on the order form in addition to the 355-hp V-8 that comes standard. An inline-six diesel engine with six cylinders is now an option, unlike earlier Tahoe versions.
Even the entry-level LS grade has standard three-row seating and popular infotainment and driver-assistance technologies. The more expensive Premier and High Country variants offer a more upscale ride, but if you’re not careful, you can spend Cadillac Escalade money for a Chevy. You need even more cargo capacity, the mechanically equivalent, significantly larger Chevrolet Suburban, which we separately investigate.
Performance – Engine, Transmission, and Other
The present generation of the Tahoe is no different from the previous. However, a 3.0-liter diesel six-cylinder engine joins its base 355-hp 5.3-liter and optional 420-hp 6.2-liter blocks. Every Tahoe came equipped with either an all-wheel drive system or a 10-speed automatic gearbox. The Z71 model, an off-road vehicle with a V-8 engine, was examined. It has underbody protection, an all-terrain 20-inch tire, a two-speed transfer case, and conventional four-wheel drive. At highway speeds, our example’s interior was quiet, had a strong brake pedal, and had acceptable acceleration.
Fuel efficiency and actual MPG
The Tahoe’s optional diesel engine, with ratings of 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the interstate, is the most fuel-efficient option. On the interstate, both engines are rated for 20 mpg. The standard 5.3-liter V-8 is believed to be somewhat more fuel-efficient in cities than the 6.2-liter V-8 which is an option. As part of our thorough testing process, we tested a diesel-powered Tahoe on a 75 mph highway route and recorded 27 mpg. Visit the EPA website for additional details regarding the Tahoe’s fuel efficiency.
Cargo, Comfort, and the Interior
When compared to smaller, mid-size SUVs, the full-size Tahoe’s cabin has what feels like acres of space. There are typically three rows of seats, and the second row’s chairs may slide forward and backward to give the flexibility that lets adults sit comfortably in the rear. Because of its independent rear suspension, the Tahoe’s interior packaging also offers a low, flat load floor; when the second and third seats are folded, the cargo space expands to 123 cubic feet. And behind the third row, we managed to squeeze six carry-on baggage.
Placed passengers equate to comfortable driving rides, and the Tahoe’s strong connection and entertainment capabilities assist make sure that translates. A 10.2-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a Wi-Fi hotspot is included on every model. The three-row Chevy also includes an optional Bose radio system and an available rear-seat entertainment system with two 12.6-inch monitors located behind the front seats, its numerous internal charging connections.
In addition to its extensive list of standard driver aid features, the Chevy provides several high-tech towing assistance options. The Premier and High Country trim levels include GM’s Super Cruise hands-free driving system. Visit the websites of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for additional details regarding the Tahoe’s crash test results.