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2013 Chevrolet Tahoe Comfort & Quality

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For the most part, the 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe has a very roomy interior, with plenty of passenger space and comfort. In the third row, however, that's not quite the case.

In front, the Tahoe's wide, somewhat flat bucket seats are split by a wide console that still leaves plenty of leg and knee room. Head room isn't an issue, either, though we've noticed the big GM SUVs have front seats that don't power down to as low a driving position as we might want. On base Tahoe LS models, you can still get a split front bench seat that might be a better choice for those who use the Tahoe for work.

The 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe has a useful, spacious interior, but a kludgy third-row seat saps versatility.

Three adults can fit across in the second row of the Tahoe--in reasonable comfort--but the Tahoe's third row isn't quite adult-duty. It's not only very tight, but it's hard to get past the second row and back there. Once in position, leg and head room aren't great, the seat cushion is low to the floor. Those trying to wedge into the third row on Hybrids will also find that the battery takes up valuable space under the second-row seat.

With the third row merely flipped forward, there's an impressive 60.3 cubic feet of cargo space in the Tahoe. But flip that rearmost row up and there's just 16.9 cubic feet; there's literally not much space behind that seat. But otherwise there's plenty of smaller storage and stowage, with cup holders for all, a huge glove box, and a wide center console.

The 2013 Tahoe does remain fully competitive for refinement and interior noise; these GM full-size SUVs seal out road and wind noise very well. The only quality down side is that the cabin trims and materials just don't stand up to those used in some luxury-brand vehicles. And top Tahoe models are priced well into the range of several luxury SUVs.

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