2016 Chevrolet Tahoe vs. Its Competition

2016 Chevrolet Tahoe
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The Chevy Tahoe appeals to all types, including busy families, those who need to tow a boat, and even law enforcement.

Most other full-size SUVs suffer by comparison in some way; the Nissan Armada's V-8 engine can't match the Tahoe's V-8 in terms of power or fuel economy.

Toyota's Sequoia has drivetrain smoothness in its corner, but it looks far more bulky than GM's utes.

The Tahoe's sibling, the 2016 GMC Yukon, has the same strengths, but it can be ordered with a 6.2-liter V-8 that the Tahoe doesn't offer.

An updated Ford Expedition is the best competitor.

Its EcoBoost 3.5-liter V-6 is strong and fairly efficient, and the Expedition benefits from an independent rear suspension.

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Quick Specs
7.8
The 2016 Chevy Tahoe puts a modern face on the traditional truck-type SUV, and still delivers almost all the capability of a full-size pickup.
8.0
The 2016 Ford Expedition proves there's a place in the world for old-school SUVs, especially those with turbo power, adaptive suspensions, and luxury-truck trim.
7.8
The 2016 GMC Yukon has the power and capability to haul up to nine passengers, their stuff, and the family boat.
7.6
The 2016 Toyota Sequoia is a big, thirsty SUV that's best for towing; it's outclassed for carrying passengers within its own family.
7.4
The 2015 Nissan Armada has become one of the oldest vehicles in a segment filled with newer, more efficient, higher-tech alternatives.
MSRP From    
$47,000$45,435$48,315$45,325$38,510
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas/Ethanol V8Twin Turbo Regular Unleaded V-6Gas V8Regular Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-8
EPA Class    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name    
2WD 4-Door LS2WD 4-Door XLT2WD 4-Door SLERWD 5.7L SR5 (SE)2WD 4-Door SV
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
88988
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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