2014 Chevrolet Tahoe Review

This is the final model year for this generation of the Chevrolet Tahoe, and as you might expect, there are very few changes from the previous year. Most of the changes are in the base LS model, which gets remote ignition, rear parking sensors, and a very useful rear view camera to see the spots your mirror can't see. The LS trim also gets power-adjustable pedals.

The 2014 Tahoe is now down to a single engine, available in either a cast iron block or an aluminum block. The 6.0 liter V8, used with an electric motor on the Hybrid, is now discontinued, as is the Hybrid model. For the final Tahoe before the next generation takes over, we have just six trim levels, which at least will make your choice an easier one.

The 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe is perhaps the perfect crossover vehicle. If you need to plough snow, churn up some deep mud, or tow a heavy trailer, then the Tahoe will do it easily. If you also need to run the kids to school, drop along the mall occasionally, and perhaps take a long drive to visit friends or relatives, the Tahoe is definitely for you.

Exterior

The 2014 Tahoe still has its distinctive dual-cut grille with a plain strip in the middle, broken only by the gold Chevrolet 'bow tie' badge. The windshield is still raked steeply, looking more like the windshield of a sports car, and the SUV still sits high and broad on 20 inch wheels. It's an impressive vehicle, yet still a conservatively design one.

Interior

The 2014 Tahoe oozes comfort and luxury inside, especially in the top LTZ trim. This SUV can hold a total of nine people seated in three rows. This makes it ideal for a large family, especially if you also tow a boat on a trailer, for example. The Tahoe has all the comfort levels you'd expect for a car in this class, and the materials used inside are excellent as well.

Ride and Handling

Like most large SUVs, the Tahoe only really comes into its own in rough terrain. If you like to crawl over a rock-strewn area, or churn up mud on soft land, or maybe push on through heavy snow when all around you have been forced to crawl to a halt, then you'll really like the Tahoe. And if you want to do all this in perfect, smooth comfort, then yes, the Tahoe will do it every time.

Powertrain

The 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe has just one gasoline, E85 compatible, engine, and it is available in either a cast iron block, or a much lighter, weight saving, aluminum block. The horsepower, torque and fuel economy figures are the same for either engine block. The transmission on the 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe is from a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

  • 5.3 L V8-cylinder FlexFuel, iron block, engine or aluminum block, engine 
  • 320 horsepower at 5,200 rpm 
  • 326 horsepower at 5,300 rpm (E85) 
  • 335 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm 
  • 348 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm (E85) 
  • City/highway fuel economy: 
  • 15/21 mpg (2WD, gasoline), 11/16 mpg (2WD, E85), 15/21 mpg (4WD,gasoline), 11/16 mpg (4WD, E85)

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