2014 Chevrolet Tahoe

Starting MSRP: $53,480

Estimated MPG: 15 city / 21 hwy

2014 Chevrolet Tahoe Review

In its final year before a makeover, the 2014 Chevy Tahoe is still a capable family and toy hauling SUV. For the 2014 Chevy Tahoe, there are small changes to the standard equipment and that’s about it.

By Tim Esterdahl
Last Updated 05/03/2016

While the market for a full-size, truck-based SUV like the 2014 Chevy Tahoe has shrunk, the need is still there for many people. With the towing capability of a truck and a spacious interior with a true third-row seating, the Tahoe remains a good seller for new and used car buyers.

The big changes for this model year include making the power-adjustable pedals, remote ignition, rearview camera and rear parking sensors standard equipment.

For 2014, the Chevy Tahoe comes in three different trim levels: LS, LT and LTZ. 

Exterior

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While the Chevy Tahoe is a large SUV, the exterior doesn’t give off this impression at first glance. The base Tahoe comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, while available exterior features include larger wheels, fog lights, power-folding side mirrors, a sunroof and power-retractable side steps. 

Interior

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The base Tahoe seats eight, or nine when equipped with a bench seat in the first row. Second-row captain's chairs are available, which reduce seating capacity to seven. Power-adjustable front seats are standard, while leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats and heated second-row seats are optional.

The Tahoe's interior is spacious, with a straightforward gauge cluster and dash layout. One of the biggest advantages of the Tahoe is the power-adjustable pedals, which make it easy to find a comfortable driving position. 

The seats are mostly comfortable and good for a long journey. Depending on the trim level, you will find either faux wood or plastic materials.

Performance

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The Chevrolet Tahoe comes with a 5.3-liter V8 engine that produces 320 horsepower and 335 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive are standard, and four-wheel drive is optional. The Tahoe gets up to an EPA-estimated 15/21 mpg city/highway.

The Tahoe’s V8 offers plenty of power, which helps the large SUV tow up to 8,500 pounds when properly equipped. Its fuel economy estimates are also pretty good for a large, truck-based SUV.

Technology

Technology
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The 2014 Tahoe comes with a competitive list of standard features, which include Bluetooth (phone only), a USB port and satellite radio. Available features include a Bose audio system, a power liftgate, navigation and a rear-seat entertainment system.

Safety

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The 2014 Tahoe earned four out of five stars for its overall performance in crash tests performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Starting this year, rear parking sensors and a rearview camera are standard on every Tahoe. The LTZ model also has a blind-spot warning system.

Cost-Effectiveness

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There are a limited number of players in the large SUV segment, and the 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe stacks up well against competitors like the Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia. The Tahoe offers a roomy interior, useful cargo space and a strong list of standard features. It’s also competitively priced for a large SUV, with the base model retailing for $43,600.

Overall

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While a redesigned Tahoe debuts for the 2015 model year, the 2014 Chevy Tahoe continues to offer a strong list of available equipment, ample cargo space and a comfortable interior.