2012 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid

Most fuel-efficient vehicle in its class.

Tahoe Hybrid,1 America's first full-size SUV, offers best-in-class fuel economy with 20 MPG city/23 highway.2 And even with this fuel efficiency, it's still powerful with 332 horsepower, 367 lb.-ft. of torque and up to 6,200 lbs.3 of towing capacity. And it's backed by a 100,000-mile/8-year limited warranty4 on certain hybrid components.

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Hybrid (2WD and 4WD)


  6.0L V8
2WD and 4WD (city/highway) 20/23


  2WD 4WD
Payload (lbs.)5 1,502 1,383
Fuel tank (gal. approx.) 25 25
Trailer weight rating (lbs.)6 6,200 5,900
GVWR (lbs.)7 7,100 7,300


Assist steps: Black, mounted between front and rear wheels Standard
Daytime Running Lamps with automatic exterior lamp control Standard
Fascia, front: body-color with unique hybrid design Standard
Fascia, rear: body-color with unique hybrid design Standard
Glass: Solar-Ray deep-tinted (all windows except light-tinted on windshield and driver and front passenger-side glass) Standard
Liftgate, rear: with fixed glass and washer/wiper Standard
Mirrors: body-color, power-folding, power-adjustable, heated; include ground illumination, driver-side auto-dimming, curb-tilt and turn-signal indicators Standard
Rear Parking Assist Standard
Sunroof: power, tilt-sliding with Express-Open/-Close Optional


Battery: 300-volt Energy Storage System located under second-row seat cushion Standard
Battery: heavy-duty 730 cold-cranking amps (cca) Standard
Differential: heavy-duty locking rear Standard
Engine: Vortec 6.0L V8 with Active Fuel Management Standard
High-voltage management: power electronics module Standard
Hybrid Propulsion, Electric Standard
Suspension Package, Premium Smooth Ride Standard
StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System with Electronic Trailer Sway Control and Hill Start Assist Standard
Trailering equipment: trailer hitch platform, seven-wire harness mated to a seven-way sealed connector and two-inch trailering receiver Standard
Transfer case: Autotrac active, 2-speed (4WD only) Standard
Transmission, two-mode: electronic ratio select, strong hybrid-specific Standard


Air bags:8 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
Brakes: four-wheel anti-lock disc with regenerative capability to capture power and charge hybrid battery pack Standard
OnStar®:9 Directions & Connections® Plan with Turn-by-Turn Navigation (standard for the first six months) Standard


Bluetooth® wireless technology10 for select phones Standard
Climate controls: tri-zone, automatic with rear-seat controls Standard
Console, floor: includes storage area, cup holders and integrated second-row audio controls Standard
Console, overhead: includes map lights and rear-seat climate (temperature) controls Standard
Entertainment system: rear-seat; includes DVD player with remote Optional11
Instrumentation: hybrid-specific; includes an economy gauge and auto-stop position on the tachometer to inform you when you're running on full electric power Standard
Mirror: auto-dimming, rearview Standard
Pedals: power-adjustable Standard
Power outlet: 115-volt three-prong household-style Standard
Rear-vision camera system Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor Standard
Universal Home Remote transmitter: programmable; includes garage door opener Standard
Remote vehicle starter system Standard


Custom Leather-appointed heated front bucket seats with six-way power seat adjusters and manual lumbar control Standard
Custom Leather-appointed second-row 60/40 split-folding bench Standard
Three-passenger third-row bench Standard


Audio system with navigation, AM/FM/SiriusXM12 stereo with CD player, 7-inch-diagonal touch-screen Color Interface Display (CID), 30 GB hard drive, with navigation and voice recognition, USB port,13 MP3 playback capability, Radio Data System (RDS),14 speed-compensated volume, time shift recording capability Standard
Bose® sound system featuring a digital amplifier with six channels, custom signal processing and nine speakers (including subwoofer) Standard
Rear-seat audio controls: dual headphone jacks (headphones not included); power outlet; and controls for volume, station selection and media Standard
USB port13 Standard
SiriusXM Satellite Radio:12 with three trial months Standard
SiriusXM NavTraffic:15 Standard


18-inch lightweight aluminum (no spare tire16) Standard


All-Weather Floor Mats Chrome Mirror Caps
Chrome Door Handles Front Console Organizer
  • 1 At participating dealers only.
  • 2 EPA estimate. Based on GM Large Utility segment.
  • 3 Maximum trailer ratings are calculated assuming a properly equipped base vehicle, plus driver. See dealer for details.
  • 4 Whichever comes first. See dealer for limited warranty details.
  • 5 Maximum payload capacity includes weight of driver, passengers, optional equipment and cargo.
  • 6 Maximum trailer ratings are calculated assuming a properly equipped base vehicle plus driver. See dealer for details.
  • 7 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). When properly equipped includes weight of vehicle, driver, passengers, cargo and optional equipment.
  • 8 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.
  • 9 Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. Not available in certain areas.
  • 10 Go to gm.com/bluetooth to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle.
  • 11 Requires Sun, Entertainment and Destinations Package.
  • 12 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.
  • 13 Not compatible with all devices.
  • 14 RDS functions only where stations broadcast RDS information.
  • 15 Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after trial period. 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 siriusxm.com. For more information, see siriusxm.com/navtraffic.
  • 16 There is no jack or spare tire and no place to store a tire in the 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid. Your vehicle has a tire sealant and compressor kit that uses a liquid tire sealant to temporarily seal up to a one-quarter-inch puncture in the tread area of the tire. After using the tire inflator kit, it is recommended that you take the tire to an authorized retailer for inspection and repair as soon as possible, but at least within 100 miles of driving. The tire sealant cannot seal and inflate sidewall damage, punctures larger than one-quarter inch, or a tire that has unseated from the wheel. The sealant can only be used on one tire and for one time before its expiration date.

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