2016 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Chevrolet Tahoe highlights

Customer rating


  • Standard V8 engine
  • Great option if you need to tow
  • Quiet cabin


  • Bulky size lacks agility
  • Unresponsive acceleration
  • Cramped third row

Mileage (EPA estimate)

16 city, 22 highway, 18 combined

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All Chevrolet Tahoe years

What is new for the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe?

  • Tahoe trims have been upgraded with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard equipment this year.
  • Rear Sunshade and Head Up Display features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The LTZ trim now comes with Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment.
  • The LT trim now comes with Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment.

5 reasons to buy the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe

1. Plenty of passenger space

The 2016 Tahoe delivers standard seating for eight, which means more road trip fun for you and your friends or family. If you want (or need) a bit more space between middle-row occupants or easier access to the back row, look for the optional captain's chairs. There's also an optional front bench seat, which maxes out the Tahoe with seating for up to nine passengers. No matter the destination, the 2016 Tahoe is ready to haul your crew along for the ride.

2. Towing capability

If your active lifestyle is in need of a vehicle that can haul more than just people, the 2016 Tahoe is a great choice. Equipped with a 5.3-liter V8 engine that generates 355 hp and 383 pound-feet of torque, the 2016 Tahoe makes towing simple so all those passengers can enjoy hanging out on the boat or spending the weekend in a camper. It delivers an estimated 8,600-pound towing capacity on rear-drive models and an estimated 8,400 pounds for four-wheel-drive variants, both when properly equipped and with the Max Trailering package.

The package is available on all trim levels and offers updated gearing, a trailer-brake controller, and air suspension adapted for towing duty. So your next long weekend might just get a lot more epic.

3. Versatile storage

Whether your Tahoe is tackling a weekend getaway or handling daily school drop-off and commuting duties, you'll have room for your gear. The massive center console can hold large items like a laptop and there are additional pockets and bins throughout the interior plus up to 15 cup holders. The 8-inch touchscreen even has a power function that raises to reveal lockable storage for valuable items. Cargo space is impressive with 15.3 cu-ft of space behind the third row and up to 94.7 cu-ft with all seats folded, meaning the Tahoe can handle a trip to the home improvement store as well.

4. Great trim options

Starting with the well-equipped base 2016 Tahoe LS you'll get impressive features like tri-zone automatic climate control, an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® integration, rear parking sensors, and remote start.

The midrange LT ramps things up with heated leather front seats and a power liftgate. Check out the top spec LTZ for upgrades like Magnetic Ride Control suspension, a Bose® Centerpoint® premium audio system, a heated steering wheel, and upgraded perforated leather-appointed seats. There is truly something for everyone with the 2016 Tahoe.

5. Take tech with you

If you need to add the occasional distraction to keep the young ones occupied on your epic journey, the 2016 Tahoe has you covered. In addition to the standard touchscreen with Apple CarPlay®, the Tahoe has MyLink® system that delivers easy access to your music, phone, maps and messages. Plus there is an optional rear seat DVD system and up to 13 charging locations, including an available wireless charging pad. Take a look at the optional built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® technology that works via OnStar® to give your passengers connectivity on the go.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Based on customer reviews, the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe is a great car with lots of cargo room for transporting gear or groceries.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Chevrolet Tahoe an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Chevrolet Tahoe 27th out of 32 among Midsize SUVs.

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Chevrolet Tahoe features and specs

Commercial 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Traction Control
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Leather Seats
  • Running Boards
  • Third Row Seat
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 45.3"/M 39"/R 24.8"

Head room

F 42.8"/M 38.7"/R 38.1"

Front tires


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Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

660/6600 lbs.



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