Our Opinion - 2023 Chevy Tahoe Review

The 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe is prominent in all the right ways. It has a lot of room for people and things inside, but it drives faster than other large SUVs. Tahoe’s three engines can pull a fair amount of weight. The standard engine is a V-8 with 355 hp, but if you check a box on the order form, you can get a V-8 with 420 hp instead. Unlike earlier Tahoe models, a six-cylinder diesel inline-six engine is now available. Even the base LS trim comes with three rows of seats and popular infotainment and driver-assist technology. Because it has a two-speed transfer case, an adjustable air suspension, and robust tires that can handle all terrain, the Z71 model is ideal for folks who want to drive off-road because it is the most capable of these three features. The more expensive Premier and High Country models are more upscale, but if you’re not careful, you could end up paying for a Cadillac Escalade instead of a Chevy. If you need even more space for cargo, try the Chevrolet Suburban, which is a bit bigger but has similar mechanical specs and is looked at separately.

The Tahoe will come in three new colors for the 2023 model year: Silver Sage Metallic, Sterling Gray Metallic, and Radiant Red Tintcoat. The famous Bowtie logo has been replaced with the brand name in all capital letters on a black grille that is available as an option. You can now drive without using your hands on the GM Premier and High Country models. The RST now has a Performance option, which adds a sport exhaust system, suspension changes, better brakes, and 13 more horsepower from the 6.2-liter V-8 engine.


  • A lot of room for stuff
  • There is enough room for everyone.
  • A way to have fun that makes sense
  • The diesel engine that can use saves a lot of gas.


  • A few cheap items for the cabin
  • Low-quality of the ride and simple suspension

The Tahoe’s engine has always been a V-8, and the current model is no different. A 3.0-liter diesel six-cylinder engine joins the base 355-hp 5.3-liter engine and the 420-hp 6.2-liter engine. The oil burner has the least horsepower of the three, but it has the same amount of torque as the V-8, which is 460 pound-feet. Every Tahoe comes standard with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive and ten automatic gears. We used the standard V-8 to test the Z71 version made for off-roading. It has 20-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, a two-speed transfer case for regular four-wheel drive, and protection for the underbody. Our car’s cabin was hushed at highway speeds, and the brake pedal and acceleration were excellent. The Z71 package also comes with air springs and adaptive dampers, which are standard on the more expensive Premier and High Country models. The air springs allow the Tahoe ride height to be changed automatically and by hand. The RST and the latter have 22-inch wheels that make them stand out.

In addition to its long list of standard driver aids, the Chevy has several high-tech options for helping with towing. The Premier and High Country models can drive without using their hands. Among the essential safety features are the following:

  • Automatic emergency braking and a warning of a possible front-end collision are standard.
  • As well as the usual lane-departure sign, it has a system that helps you stay in your lane.
  • With adaptive cruise control, you can choose to drive without using your hands.

The full-size Tahoe feels big compared to the cabins of more minor, mid-size SUVs. Usually, there are three rows of seats, and the second-row seats can slide forward and backward so that passengers have options and adults can sit comfortably in the Way Back. The independent rear suspension of the Tahoe gives it a low, flat load floor. When the second and third seats are folded down, the cargo space grows to 123 cubic feet. Behind the third row, we could also fit six carry-on bags. Even though Chevy got rid of the old column shifter and replaced it with a push-button and slider system, the motorized, retractable center-console lid looks like a gimmick, especially since the switch to control it is on the roof. The Tahoe’s interior is better in most ways, which is good news.

The Tahoe’s diesel engine gets 21 miles per gallon inside the city and 28 miles outside of it. It is the most fuel-efficient choice. Both engines are rated to get 20 miles per gallon on the road, but the 5.3-liter V-8 that comes standard is thought to use less gas in town than the 6.2-liter V-8 that can be added as an option. As part of our extensive testing, we drove a diesel-powered Tahoe on an interstate at 75 mph and got 27 mpg.

When passengers are comfortable, driving is more comfortable, and the Tahoe’s robust technology and connectivity features help make that happen. Each model comes with a Wi-Fi hotspot, an Android Auto interface, and an Apple CarPlay touchscreen measuring 10.2 inches. The three-row Chevy has multiple charging ports inside, an optional Bose sound system, and an optional rear-seat entertainment system with two 12.6-inch displays behind the front seats.

The best buys are the mid-level RST and Z71 models. The RST is more flashy, while the Z71 is made for people who like to go on adventures. The Z71 won us with its primary four-wheel drive, rigid body, and pricey off-road accessories. We would also replace the 5.3-liter V-8 with the 6.2-liter V-8, which has 65 more horsepower and 77 more pound-feet of torque. Our Z71 would also have the Z71 Signature option, which comes with a bunch of nice extras. Some of the best features are a panoramic sunroof, heated second-row seats and steering wheel, memory settings, a third row that folds down automatically, and more towing power.

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