2012 Chevrolet Tahoe

Room for all your adventures.

The capable and fuel-efficient1 Chevrolet Tahoe has the power to handle the demands of the road and the interior amenities to make you feel right at home. Its credentials include 21 MPG hwy.,2 8,500 lbs.3 of maximum towing power, and seating for up to nine on LS models or 108.9 cu. ft. of maximum cargo space.4

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LS (2WD and 4WD)
LT (2WD and 4WD)
LTZ (2WD and 4WD)


  5.3L V8 FLEXFUEL (GAS) 5.3L V8 FLEXFUEL (E855)
2WD and 4WD (city/highway) 15/21 11/16


  2WD 4WD
Payload (lbs.)6 1,652 1,733
Fuel tank (gal. approx.) 26 26
Trailer weight rating (lbs.)7 8,500 8,200
GVWR (lbs.)8 7,100 7,300


Assist steps: Black Standard Standard9 Standard
Liftgate, rear: power-remote with washer/wiper Not Available Optional10 Standard
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist Optional11 Standard Standard


Engine: Vortec 5.3L V8 with Active Fuel Management and E855 FlexFuel capability Standard Standard Standard
Suspension Package, Premium Smooth Ride Standard Standard Not Available
Suspension Package, Autoride Not Available Not Available Standard
Suspension Package, Z71 Off-Road: specially tuned springs and monotube shocks, high-capacity air cleaner, Skid Plate Package with aluminum front underbody shield, 18-inch aluminum wheels with on-/off-road blackwall tires, recovery hooks, tubular assist steps, specially designed front fascia with chrome grille inserts, Z71-specific gauge cluster and two-speed transfer case Not Available Optional Not Available
Transfer case: active, electronic Autotrac, single-speed (4WD only)12 Standard Standard Not Available
Two-speed transfer case (4WD only) Optional Optional Standard


Air bags:13 driver and right-front passenger, dual-stage, frontal, includes Passenger Sensing System; head-curtain side-impact for all outboard seating positions; and seat-mounted side-impact for driver and front passenger Standard Standard Standard
Brakes: four-wheel antilock disc, with Dynamic Rear Proportioning Standard Standard Standard
OnStar®:14 Directions & Connections® Plan with Turn-by-Turn Navigation (standard for the first six months) Standard Standard Standard
Side Blind Zone Alert Not Available Not Available Standard
StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System with Proactive Roll Avoidance, Electronic Trailer Sway Control and Hill Start Assist Standard Standard Standard


Bluetooth® wireless technology15 for select phones Standard Standard Standard
Convenience Package: power-adjustable pedals, remote vehicle starter system, Rear Parking Assist, rear vision camera and rear-vision camera display in rearview mirror Optional Not Available Not Available
Air conditioning: tri-zone manual climate controls Standard Not Available Not Available
Air conditioning: tri-zone automatic climate controls Not Available Standard Standard
Entertainment system: rear-seat, includes DVD player with remote control Not Available Optional16 Optional17
Heated steering wheel Not Available Not Available Standard
Luxury Package: inside rearview auto-dimming mirror; 10-way power, heated front bucket seats with leather-appointed seating; heated second-row seats; second-row, power seat release; outside heated, power-adjustable, power-folding mirrors; rear power-operated liftgate; and Universal Home Remote transmitter Not Available Optional Not Available
Universal Home Remote transmitter Not Available Optional10 Standard
Rear-vision camera system Optional11 Optional Standard
Sunroof: power, tilt-sliding with Express-Open/-Close and wind deflector Not Available Optional Optional


Premium Cloth six-way power-adjustable front bucket seats and floor console Standard Not Available Not Available
Premium Cloth 40/20/40 split-bench front seat with six-way power driver seat Optional Not Available Not Available
Custom Leather-appointed heated front bucket seats with six-way power driver seat and floor console Not Available Standard Not Available
Front bucket seats with perforated leather-appointed seating, 12-way power driver and front passenger seat adjusters, power lumbar control, heated and cooled seats, 2-position driver memory (including lumbar), adjustable head restraints, storage pockets, and floor console Not Available Not Available Standard


AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 player Standard Standard Standard
Audio system with navigation: AM/FM/SiriusXM18 stereo with CD player, 7-inch-diagonal touch-screen Color Interface Display (CID), 30 GB hard drive with navigation and voice recognition, USB port,19 MP3 playback capability, Radio Data System20 (RDS), speed-compensated volume and time shift recording capability Not Available Optional17 Standard
Bose® premium sound system with subwoofer, 9-speaker Not Available Standard Not Available
Bose Centerpoint® Surround Sound system, 10-speaker Not Available Not Available Standard
USB port19 Standard Standard Standard
SiriusXM Satellite Radio:18 with three trial months Standard Standard Standard
SiriusXM NavTraffic21 Not Available Optional22 Standard


17-inch aluminum with rectangular pockets Standard Standard9 Not Available
18-inch aluminum (Z71 only) Not Available Optional Not Available
20-inch polished-aluminum Optional Optional9 Standard
20-inch chrome-aluminum Not Available Not Available Optional


20-Inch and 22-Inch Chrome Wheels24 Head-Restraint DVD Entertainment System
Chrome Grille Inserts Molded Splash Guards
  • 1 EPA estimated 15 MPG city/21 hwy.
  • 2 EPA estimate.
  • 3 Maximum trailer ratings are calculated assuming a properly equipped base vehicle, plus driver. See dealer for details.
  • 4 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
  • 5 E85 is a combination of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. Go to chevy.com/biofuels to see if there is an E85 fuel station near you. EPA estimated 11 MPG city, 16 highway when running on E85.
  • 6 Maximum payload capacity includes weight of driver, passengers, optional equipment and cargo. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
  • 7 Maximum trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming a base vehicle, except for any option(s) necessary to achieve the rating, plus driver. The weight of optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the maximum trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See your Chevy dealer for additional details.
  • 8 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle, driver, passengers, cargo and optional equipment.
  • 9 Not available with Z71 Off-Road Suspension Package.
  • 10 Requires available Luxury Package.
  • 11 Requires available Convenience Package.
  • 12 Requires available 3.08 rear axle ratio. Not available with Heavy-Duty Trailering Package. LS requires available Heavy-Duty Trailering Package. LT requires available Heavy-Duty Trailering Package or Z71 Off-Road Suspension Package.
  • 13 Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.
  • 14 Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations.
  • 15 Go to gm.com/bluetooth to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle.
  • 16 Includes AM/FM stereo with compatible CD/DVD player or with available Sun, Entertainment and Destinations Package.
  • 17 Requires available Sun, Entertainment and Destinations Package.
  • 18 Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after three-month trial. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and Washington, D.C. Visit siriusxm.com for details.
  • 19 Not compatible with all devices.
  • 20 RDS is available only where stations broadcast RDS information.
  • 21 Requires available navigation radio. Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM. Available only in select markets. If you decide to continue SiriusXM service at the end of any trial, the chosen plan will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates unless you call 1-800-967-2346 to cancel. Subscriptions governed by SiriusXM Customer Agreement at siriusxmradio.com. For more information, see siriusxmradio.com/navtraffic.
  • 22 Requires available audio system with navigation.
  • 23 Some accessories may not be available on all models. See dealer for details.
  • 24 Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. Unapproved combinations may change the vehicle's performance characteristics. For approved tire and wheel combinations and other important information, go to gmaccessorieszone.com or see your dealer for details.

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