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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $35,321 $37,980
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $39,831 $42,830
2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $47,862 $51,465
4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $39,097 $42,040
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $42,482 $45,680
4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $50,750 $54,570
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC 17 21 $56,684 $60,950
4MATIC 4-Door GL450 13 18 $57,614 $61,950
4MATIC 4-Door GL550 12 17 $78,539 $84,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,321
$56,684
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,980
$60,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$633 / month
$1016 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe is very comfortable, capable vehicle, built on tough, traditional building blocks; and especially in the sophisticated Tahoe Hybrid, it's no dinosaur. A nimble ride and elegant, tough styling help the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class charm the mud right off a Range Rover.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 60.3 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 61.7 50.5
Second Leg Room (in) 39.0 39.5
Front Head Room (in) 41.1 40.1
Second Hip Room (in) 60.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.3 58.3
Passenger Capacity 9 7
Third Leg Room (in) 25.6 34.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 40.6
Third Hip Room (in) 49.1 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 58.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 40.3
Third Head Room (in) 37.9 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 143.0
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 9.1 -
Height, Overall (in) 76.9 72.4
Step Up Height - Front (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - TBD - -
Wheelbase (in) 116.0 121.1
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 10.5 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.0 76.4
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) - TBD - -
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.7 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 202.0 -
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 65.1
Track Width, Front (in) - 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 7.9
Length, Overall (in) - 200.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.1 40.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 81.4 83.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 108.9 83.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 15.2 18.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 16.9 14.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 41.7 31.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 49.4 51.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 60.3 43.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 x 0.8 13.0 x 0.9
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.2 14.7 x 1.3
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26 26.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.8 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 18.6
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.6
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 -
Spare Tire Order Code ZVL NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - -
Rear Tire Size P265/70R17 P275/50R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 -
Rear Tire Order Code QGI NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 -
Front Tire Size P265/70R17 P275/50R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - -
Spare Tire Size P265/70R17 NA
Front Tire Order Code QGI NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5500 7500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 825 600
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7100 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3200 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2889 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4100 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2747 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 5423
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 20 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Fuel System SFI Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 335 @ 4000 400 @ 1600 - 2400
Engine Order Code LMG NA
Displacement 5.3L/323 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 320 @ 5400 210 @ 3800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 21
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA - TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.06 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 2.86
Trans Order Code MYC NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.03 4.38
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 1.00
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.45
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Tahoe Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Code E52 -
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 46 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3400 -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Four-link w/wtabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.10 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4100 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Control arm w/stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.41 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3250 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.08 -
Axle Type - Front Independent -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Airmatic
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Airmatic
Frame
Frame Type Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11 11.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
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