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7.0
/ 10
On Styling
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$35,321
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$37,980
On Styling
The Chevrolet Tahoe is no longer fresh, but its simple, handsome exterior still manages to look smart.
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remains an inveterate reminder of the success of the American SUV
Truck Trend

A curvaceous dashboard and flush-mounted buttons give the Tahoe a carlike interior
Cars.com

a classic body-on-frame sport-utility vehicle that blends handsome exterior and interior design
Car and Driver

Thankfully, the current Tahoe raises the disappointingly low bar set by past Chevy SUVs when it comes to interior aesthetics.
Edmunds


The 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe carries over styling that's now several years old, but even if it's not the freshest face among full-size utes it's well-sculpted and not too overwrought.

The Tahoe's grille and nose carry Chevrolet's latest design theme, with twin horizontal grilles split by a big gold bowtie badge and flanked by large, square headlamps. The proportions are nothing surprising—it's the expected two-box styling, quite subtle despite its large dimensions, and without the added chrome and over-the-top rippled sheetmetal of some models. There are subtle flares at the fenders, and the tailgate is simply shaped, with a minimum of cutlines and fuss.

There's not much to distinguish the Tahoe Hybrid model, but it does have several subtle modifications that improve aerodynamics and reduce weight, along with a number of Hybrid badges and, inside, a different display on the console's LCD screen.

The cabin look is rather simple and straightforward as well. 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.

To be more specific, there are actually two different instrument-panel looks offered in the Tahoe. A more work-oriented interior is fitted to the base Tahoe, but the well-trimmed LTZ's interior could have been lifted from a premium German sedan.

Conclusion

The Chevrolet Tahoe is no longer fresh, but its simple, handsome exterior still manages to look smart.

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