ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. However, the Tahoe still has pickup-truck underpinnings that compromise the ride on rough roads. With styling that's definitely dated, the 2012 Tahoe probably won't charm you over from a more contemporary design, but it's still handsome next to any of the competition. Both rear- and four-wheel-drive versions are offered. There's almost no extraneous metallic trim, only very subtle flaring at the fenders, and really, not much to distinguish the tailgate from a minivan.
. The grille's split by a wide band studded by a bowtie logo, and it's flanked by a pair of very big headlights, squared off into the fenders. It also closed the gap between 50 and 70 mph by 0. Exterior In passing, the Silverado Hybrid doesn't look much different from its gas-only sibling except for hybrid badges on the front fenders and the tailgate. A power tailgate is an option, and we'd recommend it for Tahoe buyers, since the hatch is heavy and can be tough for smaller adults to operate. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. An 80 gigabyte hard drive for its optional touch-screen navigation system is new for 2012.
Its steering is light, which imparts a feeling of agility, and its relatively tight turning circle gives it good maneuverability. There's storage and stowage aplenty, though; all Tahoes have cup holders for all, plus a huge glove box, a wide center console, and lots of door-panel storage. Since the engine is hybrid it saves a lot on gas throughout the year. Inside, the Tahoe has a lower-set, more carlike instrument panel, with rounded edges and a less 'macho' look than rival models such as the Toyota Sequoia and Nissan Armada. A tire repair kit and null spare wheel also come with the Tahoe.
SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. They also appreciated that its third row folds flat into the floor, rather than needing to be removed to expand the cargo area, and the Expedition can tow more than the Tahoe Hybrid. Those motors are powered by a 300-volt hybrid battery pack under the backseat. Front Gross Axle Weight Rating 3,800 lbs. There are no changes to the body for 2012.
See the Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information. With this system, the truck can accelerate on electric power alone like the Toyota Prius and other hybrids. Side-curtain bags in the Tahoe cover all three rows. New for 2012 There are no significant changes for 2012. Both figures trail the maximum ratings of the regular crew cab by significant margins. But the body-on-frame sport-utility vehicle is still relevant today if you need truck toughness or good tow ratings along with good passenger space. A rearview camera is an option, as are rear parking sensors and a blind-spot warning system.
Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. While the standard 355-hp 5. It might be a faux pas compared with the standard buckets, but it makes the front row feel more spacious and lets the Tahoe seat nine people in total. For added comfort, there are lighted vanity mirrors as well as floor mats and turn signals in the mirror. It commanded more money than most other Chevys excluding the Corvette. Properly-configured, it can carry up to nine passengers in three rows , but cargo capacity is much less than the Suburban. The Enhanced Driver Alert package includes affordable driver assists, such as low-speed forward automated emergency braking and lane-keeping assist.
The standard Tahoe and its 5. Tahoes can be had with either and iron-block or all-aluminum 5. Rear-wheel-drive models have an iron block with aluminum heads and four-wheel-drive models come with an all-aluminum version which is optional on rear-wheel-drive models. However, its truck roots cramp its third-row space and are immediately apparent on patchwork pavement. Step running boards make it easier to get in and out of the car and there is a hitch for trailers on the back.
Interior Both the passengers and driver seats are powered 6-way. The Chevrolet Tahoe makes the most of its truck hardware when it comes to performance. The driver's seat has the added feature of different heating levels. It comes with power door locks, mirrors, windows and heated mirrors. Cruise controls and audio controls are all on the steering wheel. An integrated brake controller also came packaged with the optional trailer towing package last year.
The Tahoe lives up to its impression of security and solidity, with excellent four- and five-star ratings from the federal government in frontal and side impact. Those motors are powered by a 300-volt hybrid battery pack under the backseat. You'll find that once you start using NavTraffic, you won't want to drive without it. On that one, a wide band of trim runs across the dash and gives the cabin a spacious appearance, and large, well-marked gauges are framed by the steering wheel, with a wide center console alongside, encasing clearly marked secondary controls. However, there are a number of subtle and not so subtle differences between the two. The proportions are classic two-box ute, rounded mildly at the corners and tapered slightly at the tail.