2008 Chevrolet Tahoe

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2008 Chevy Tahoe Overview

The Chevrolet Tahoe was first unveiled as the Chevy Blazer back in 1992. In 1995, Chevy added a four-door version (prior models were exclusively two-door vehicles) and rebranded the Blazer as the Chevy Tahoe. Today, the Tahoe is in its fourth generation of production, with the 2008 Chevy Tahoe falling into the model's third generation. In 2008, the Tahoe sold more than 91,000 vehicles in the United States alone, which made it one of the most popular SUVs in its class.

2008 Chevy Tahoe History

Compared to prior model years, such as the 2006 and 2007 Tahoe, the 2008 Chevy Tahoe saw a few changes. However, considering the Tahoe saw a complete redesign for 2007, there weren't many huge changes made to this model year. Some of the most notable changes for this model year included:

  • Added storage compartments
  • Standard side-curtain airbags
  • Standard navigation on LT and LTZ trim options

In terms of trim options, the 2008 Tahoe has two primary trim levels: the LS and the LT. The LT, however, was manufactured in three different packages: the LT2, LT3, and LTZ.

How It Drives

One of the most impressive aspects of the 2008 Chevy Tahoe was its powerful engine, which lent it to surprisingly quick acceleration - especially for a full-sized SUV. Despite its louder exhaust, drivers also enjoy the smooth ride that comes along with this model year of the Tahoe, thanks to its suspension. Due to its larger size and design, however, its handling does suffer a bit despite its 39-foot turning circle. Still, city-goers who are considering the purchase of a full-sized SUV will likely find that this is one of the most nimble vehicles in its class.

Used 2008 Chevy Tahoe Value

The 2008 Chevy Tahoe had many competitors in its class when it was released, though it has retained its value quite well for a large SUV. Still, those considering a used 2008 Chevy Tahoe should carefully consider their needs and budget when determining whether this is the best option for them. Specifically, competitors like the GMC Yukon and the GMC Acadia may provide a better solution for those looking to maximize seating and cargo space. The Saturn Outlook and Mazda CX-9 are also alternative options worth considering that provide greater fuel economy than the Tahoe, though will likely cost a bit more out-the-door. The Ford Explorer is also an admirable competitor, offering a fold-flat third-row seat and better handling - although the Tahoe's interior is a lot more luxurious.

Design & Performance

The 2008 Tahoe was recently redesigned with aerodynamics and performance in mind. Specifically, the height of the vehicle off the road was lowered to create better air flow and improve handling, especially when compared to larger options like the Chevy Suburban. All trim levels of the 2008 Tahoe are also equipped with four-speed automatic transmission, as well as the buyer's choice of two-wheel rear drive or four-wheel drive.

Some other performance features worth noting on the 2008 Tahoe include:

  • Up to 8,200-lb. towing capacity
  • Fuel economy of up to an estimated 14 mpg city and 19 mpg highway
  • Available off-road suspension package
  • StabiliTrak stability control
    • Powertrain & Engine

      A 4.8-liter V8 engine with 295 horsepower and 305 lb/ft of torque is standard on the 2008 Chevy Tahoe LS. However, those who opt for the upgraded LT trim will enjoy a more powerful 5.3-liter V8 at 320 horsepower and an impressive 340 lb/ft of torque. It's also worth noting that for 2008, the fuel economy for this vehicle was higher than average among other cars in its class. This is due to the fact that all engine options on the 2008 Tahoe were equipped with cylinder deactivation, which actually turns off cylinder when they aren't needed for full power as a means of cutting back on fuel usage. This was pretty advanced technology for its time, making the 2008 Tahoe one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs of its model year.

      Body Style & Interior Comfort

      The 2007 redesign of the Chevy Tahoe led to significant changes in body styling, which can be seen in the 2008 release. The main change was the lower profile and more aerodynamic design of the vehicle itself. Still, it has a bit of a boxy design with a steep-angled windshield and large headlights. For the 2008 model year, Chevy also added two color options to the Tahoe: a deep blue and one called "Ruby Metallic."

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Key Features

  • DVD Video System
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Seat(s)
  • 3rd Rear Seat
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Automatic Transmission
  • 3rd Rear Seat
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Convenience Package
  • Cruise Control
  • DVD Video System
  • Flex Fuel Vehicle
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Roof Side Rails
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
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Key Specifications

Gas Mileage
14 City
19 Highway
Base Specifications
Transmission 4-Speed Automatic
Drive 2WD
Engine 4.8L
Cylinders 8
Horsepower 295 horsepower@5600rpm
Torque 305 torque@4800rpm
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Ratings

NHTSA Overall Safety Rating NHTSA Driver Frontal Rating 2013 2008 CH TAHO
J.D. Power Ratings Overall Design Mechanical Performance & Design CH TAHO 2008
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Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
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5 Stars
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1 Stars
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What customers liked
Interior Space, Ride and Handling, Reliability
What they didn't
Cost to Maintain, Fuel Economy, Value
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'08 Tahoe LTZ
| 2/22/2010
4
Great vehicle for the money. Tons of room and good power. Gas mileage is what I would expect even with the displacement on demand/cyclinder shut off technology. You can only get so many miles per gallon when you're driving a vehicle that has the aerodynamics of a brick. Overall quality is really good and I'm happy with the purchase.
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