2013 Chevrolet Tahoe
General Motors did not pull any stops with the Chevrolet 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe. Unsurprisingly, it continues to be a domineering and tough presence in the road. What is surprising, however, is its affordable price, as it is the most affordable large SUV currently in the market.
What is seen in the 2013 Tahoe’s exterior is a handsome design that combines both style and functionality. With curved edges and an entirely wrapped front fascia, the Chevrolet Tahoe is looking crisp and edgy. It also has a steeply raked windshield and a two-tier front grille. All these are designed not only to give the Tahoe an enviable look, but also to cheat wind aerodynamics—ultimately improving its fuel economy. This large SUV was evidently meant to intimidate and its overall exterior styling only serve to reinforce this image.
The Hybrid model has a few defining characteristics of its own, including a lowered air dram, a larger front grille, aluminum hood, LED tail light, aero efficient wheels, and a tire inflation kit to replace the spare tire and jack.
The 2013 Tahoe continues to impress with its interior styling. There are three full rows that offer sufficient headroom and legroom. Most drivers and automotive critics complain about hard plastics in a car’s interior, but the 2013 Tahoe manages to use hard plastics without looking cheap, thanks to a smart combination of leather upholstery and luxurious, businesslike color.
For large SUVs like the Tahoe, towing capacity is an important feature. This is where the 2013 Tahoe trumps its rivals, with a towing capacity of up to 8,500 pounds—making it a stable rig for pulling trailers.
The performance of the 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe doesn’t surprise, owing to its strong powertrain and good fuel efficiency. The standard engine is a 5.3-liter V8 engine that produces 320 horsepower in a six-speed automatic transmission. The fuel economy rating is pretty decent, with 15/21 mpg city/highway.
The Tahoe Hybrid, on the other hand, gets a 6.0-liter V8 engine that packs 332-horsepower in four-speed automatic transmission. The fuel economy is rated at 20/23 mpg city/highway—a noticeable upgrade from the standard engine.
For a large SUV, the performance of the Tahoe is stable, with precise steering and responsive breaks. Even in the highway speed, it remains comfortable and unshaken. Comparing the driving performance of the 2013 Tahoe to a stable and tight sedan isn’t far-off—a true victory indeed for large SUVs.
The 2013 Chevy Tahoe includes a touch-screen navigation system that is easy to navigate. You can also subscribe to OnStar to obtain real-time traffic information. For the Hybrids, a navigation screen is standard, which allows a crisp display of information regarding your gas engine, electric motors, and battery pack.
The Chevrolet Tahoe line has always been known for its solid security features, and the 2013 model is no exception. It has received five star ratings in federal front and side impact crash tests. Included are dual-stage front airbags, LATCH child safety seat anchors, four-wheel antilock brakes, electronic stability control, and side airbags.
The base Tahoe LS model is offered at a generous $39,750 price tag. The LTZ trim level is offered at around $57,000. Prices for the Tahoe Hybrid starts at arounCat : Chevrolet,