Both the Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia offer a similar truck-based configuration, but amp up the macho design cues, both inside and out.
Compared to the Tahoe, the Armada has lower fuel economy ratings and doesn't feel as refined; meanwhile, the Sequoia doesn't ride as well.
The primary rival for the Tahoe is the Ford Expedition; the Ford's engine has power and torque numbers that are close to those of the Chevy, yet it doesn't feel as quick.
Some would argue that the Expedition rides and handles a bit better in its base form, though.
The Expedition is due to get an engine upgrade—some form of Ford's new 5.0-liter V-8—within the next year, so at that time it may have an advantage over the GM utes.
Against the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, the most direct rival is probably the Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTec, which gets great real-world fuel economy, performs and tows well, and breaks past the old noisy, sooty diesel impressions.
|2012 Chevrolet TahoeBrowse Used Listings||2012 Ford ExpeditionBrowse Used Listings||2012 Mercedes-Benz GL ClassBrowse Used Listings||2012 Nissan ArmadaBrowse Used Listings||2012 Toyota SequoiaBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas/Ethanol V8||Turbocharged Diesel V6||Gas V8||Gas V8|
|N/A||N/A||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||N/A||Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD|
|2WD 4-Door 1500 LS||2WD 4-Door XL||4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC||2WD 4-Door SV||RWD 4.6L SR5 (SE)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sport Utility||4 Door||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle|