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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $36,042 $38,755
4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $39,817 $42,815
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $40,831 $43,905
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $43,482 $46,755
2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $49,262 $52,970
4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $52,149 $56,075
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC 17 21 $57,260 $61,570
4MATIC 4-Door GL450 13 18 $58,190 $62,570
4MATIC 4-Door GL550 12 17 $79,329 $85,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,042
$57,260
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,755
$61,570
Monthly Payment Estimate
$646 / month
$1026 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe is no longer fresh-faced, but it remains one of the best bets for those needing tough, true truck capability and plenty of passenger space. With rugged styling, fairly nimble handling and diesel economy, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class can charm the mud right off a Land Rover 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
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) 65.2 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
Front Hip Room (in) 60.3 - TBD -
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 78.3
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 -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 65.1
Track Width, Front (in) - 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 7.9
Length, Overall (in) - 200.7
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.1 40.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 81.4 83.8
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
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26 26.4
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.8 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion 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
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
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 -
Spare Tire Order Code ZVL 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
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2778 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4100 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2670 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7100 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3200 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 5512
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 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 @ 3400
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
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 -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA - TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.06 3.42/2.23
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 Multi-Link
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 Independent
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 - Rear (Cont.) - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA
Frame
Frame Type Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.0 11.3
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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