NEW FOR 2011:
- 20-inch chrome-clad wheels available on LTZ
- Trailering package includes integrated trailer brake controller
- Exterior colours: Mocha Steel Metallic, Steel Green Metallic and Ice Blue Metallic added
For 2011, changes to the Chevrolet Tahoe are minor. There are 20-inch chrome-clad wheels available for the LTZ trim line, and the trailer package now includes an integrated trailer brake controller.
The Tahoe uses a 5.3-litre V8 engine with six-speed automatic transmission, while the Tahoe Hybrid uses a 6.0-litre V8 and hybrid electric propulsion unit with four-speed automatic transmission. All engines use Active Fuel Management, which shuts off half the cylinders under light load for improved fuel economy. The Hybrid can launch and travel at speeds of up to 49 km/h on its battery alone, and features an automatic-stop that shuts off the gasoline engine when the truck is stopped, such as at a light. The battery pack is recharged through regenerative braking.
The LS and LT come standard with two rows of seats, but can be optioned with a third row; the LTZ and Hybrid come only with three rows.
Features on the LS include 17-inch aluminum wheels, tri-zone manual climate control, keyless entry, OnStar with Safe & Sound Plan, heavy-duty trailer hitch with 7-pin wiring connector, remote starter, black assist steps, black door handles, privacy glass, heated mirrors, roof rack side rails, variable intermittent wipers, rear washer/wiper, cruise control, floor mats, auxiliary rear heater, driver information centre, tire pressure monitoring system, GM Oil Life monitoring system, tilt leather-wrapped wheel with audio controls, driver’s express-down window, cloth 40/20/40 split-bench front seat with power six-way driver’s adjustment, second-row 60/40 split-folding bench, CD/MP3 stereo, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, and XM satellite radio.
The LT adds OnStar Directions & Connections plan with Turn-By-Turn Navigation, colour-keyed door handles, fog lights, roof rack cross bars, centre floor console, six-way power passenger seat, and second-row audio controls and earphone jacks.
The LTZ adds 20-inch aluminum wheels, automatic tri-zone climate control, rear parking assist, AutoRide suspension with air-assisted automatic rear level control, chrome door handles, chrome mesh grille insert, power liftgate, power-folding heated mirrors with driver’s side auto-dimming, reverse-tilt, puddle lamps and integrated turn signals, power sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, power-adjustable pedals, garage door opener, heated and cooled perforated leather 12-way power front seats, driver’s side memory, heated second-row reclining bucket seats with power fold-and-tumble release, 50/50 split-bench third-row seat, six-CD/MP3 stereo, and Bose Centre Channel sound system with subwoofer.
The Hybrid is outfitted similarly to the LT, but adds 18-inch lightweight aluminum wheels, tri-zone automatic climate control, rear parking assist, electric power steering, lightweight aluminum liftgate, power-adjustable pedals, power-folding heated mirrors with driver’s side auto-dimming, reverse-tilt, puddle lamps and integrated turn signals, rear-view camera, tire inflator kit, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, 115-volt power outlet, garage door opener, leather seats with six-way power front seats, third-row 50/50 split-bench seat, Bose Premium sound system with subwoofer, and XM NavTraffic.
Depending on the model, available options include a block heater, heavy-duty trailer package with electric brake controller, Z71 Off-Road package, power-retractable assist steps, skid plates, and rear-seat DVD entertainment system.
The Tahoe is also sold as the GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade.
This vehicle has not yet been reviewed