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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE 15 21 $40,506 $43,555
2WD 4-Door 2500 SLE 10 16 $41,891 $45,045
4WD 4-Door 1500 SLE 15 21 $43,100 $46,345
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLT 15 21 $44,444 $47,790
4WD 4-Door 2500 SLE 10 15 $44,533 $47,885
2WD 4-Door 2500 SLT 10 16 $45,960 $49,420
4WD 4-Door 1500 SLT 15 21 $46,988 $50,525
4WD 4-Door 2500 SLT 10 15 $48,606 $52,265
2WD 4-Door 1500 Denali 14 18 $53,637 $57,675
AWD 4-Door 1500 Denali 13 18 $56,506 $60,760
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,506
$36,042
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,555
$38,755
Monthly Payment Estimate
$726 / month
$646 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 61.8 60.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 65.2
Third Leg Room (in) 34.9 25.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 39.2
Third Hip Room (in) 49.4 49.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 65.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3
Passenger Capacity 8 9
Third Head Room (in) 38.1 37.9
Front Hip Room (in) 60.3 60.3
Third Shoulder Room (in) 64.7 61.7
Second Leg Room (in) 39.5 39.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 41.1
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 130.0 116.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 10.5 10.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.1 79.0
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA NA
Overhang, Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA NA
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.8 31.7
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 222.4 202.0
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.9 9.1
Height, Overall (in) 76.8 76.9
Step Up Height - Front (in) NA NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 45.8 16.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 41.4 41.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 69.6 49.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 90.0 60.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 49.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 101.8 81.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 137.4 108.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 35.6 15.2
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.2 13.0 x 1.2
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 x 0.8 13.6 x 0.8
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 31 26
Fuel Tank Location NA - TBD -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.0 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.8 17.8
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 2135
Rear Tire Order Code QAN QGI
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 2135
Front Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code QAN QGI
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 2135
Spare Tire Order Code ZRS ZVL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5100 5500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 8100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 765 825
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7200 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3300 3200
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2985 2778
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11000 11000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4200 4100
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2756 2670
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.6 16.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 335 @ 4000 335 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LMG LMG
Displacement 5.3L/323 5.3L/323
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 320 @ 5400 320 @ 5400
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 21
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.7 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.0 4.03
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.5 1.53
Trans Type 6 6
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.9 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.1 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.4 2.36
Trans Order Code MYC MYC
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.2 1.15
Summary
Vehicle Name GMC Yukon XL Chevrolet Tahoe
Body Code 130" WB E52
Body Style Sport Utility 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4200 4100
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46 46
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating Semi-floating
Suspension Type - Front Coil-over Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.4 1.41
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4200 4200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3300 3250
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.08 3.08
Axle Type - Front Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 46 46
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3400 3400
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 1.10
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.0 11.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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