- suv 127,616
- Saint Paul, MN
- 1 week
- suv 127,616 gold automatic
2009 chevrolet tahoe review this car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale. Based on a platform similar to half-ton suburban and silverado, the tahoe makes a stable rig for pulling trailers. with its rigid chassis, the tahoe feels taut for its size, steering is precise and responsive, and the brakes are responsive and smooth. The ride quality is generally smooth, even with the available 20-inch wheels. It comes in handy for rugged terrain and serious snow and ice, but it's also handy for yanking a boat up a slippery boat ramp or pulling a trailer out of a silty, sandy parking area, those momentary needs that can be so crucial. tahoe competes primarily against the ford expedition, nissan armada, toyota sequoia, and dodge durango/chrysler aspen. Those in need of a hybrid might consider the lexus rx, aspen/durango, bmw x6, plus the diesel versions of the bmw x5, jeep grand cherokee, and mercedes ml and gl that provide hybrid-like city economy and superior highway economy. the current generation chevy tahoe was rolled out for the 2007 model year and added hybrid and xfe versions during 2008. Both 5. 3- and 6. 2-liter are available as flexible-fuel engines that run on regular gasoline or e85 ethanol-blended fuel. Epa ratings on gasoline run 14/19 mpg (or 14/20) except for hybrid 20-21/20-22 and the 6. 2 at 12/19; expect about 75 percent of that on e85. lineupthe 2009 chevy tahoe comes in ls, lt, ltz, and hybrid trim levels. An xfe (extra fuel economy) package is available on ls and lt 2wd. Going to an lt2 2wd 41,840) or 4wd 44,690) adds three-zone automatic climate control; six-disc audio system; adjustable pedals; rear park assist; remote start; and universal garage door opener. tahoe ltz 48,550) and ltz 4wd 51,400) upgrade to perforated leather front seats, heated and cooled; heated second row seats; driver memory system; autoride suspension; power liftgate; power-folding reverse-tilt mirrors; auto-dimming inside and driver's side mirrors; chrome trim; bose centerpoint audio system; locking differential; rain-sensing front wipers; and 20-inch polished aluminum wheels with 275/55r20 tires. Available only on ltz is a 395-hp 6. 2-liter v8 1095) and side blind zone alert system 500). hybrid 50,455) and hybrid 4wd 53,260) are equipped between lt2 and ltz. It does not have roof rails, fog lamps, tow hooks, or a separate glass-opening on the liftgate. Hybrid mechanicals are warranted for eight years or 100,000 miles. Hybrid models come with a navigation system with rearview camera, locking rear differential, and p265/65r18 low-rolling resistance tires on alloy wheels. The hybrid uses a 6-liter v8 gas engine and electric drive system contained within the transmission that rate 332 hp and 367 lb-ft of torque. the xfe economy package is available on 2wd ls and lt tahoe 5. 3-liters and adds 1 epa mile per gallon for about $200 with no loss in rated tow capacity. The package includes a 3. 08:1 axle ratio, light alloy wheels with low-rolling resistance high-pressure tires, lowered suspension, alum front control arms and spare wheel, locking differential, and trailering package. options are myriad, dependent on model and other equipment, and frequently cheaper by the package. For 2009, navigation 2500) is available on lt1 and includes the rearview camera. Options include polished aluminum 20-inch wheels 1795-$1995); three-zone climate control upgrade 195); audio system upgrades; and a luxury package for lt2 3,085) with bose nine-speaker sound, auto-dimming inside and driver mirrors, power folding exterior mirrors with turn signals and reverse-tilt, heated first- and second-row seats, 10-way power front seats, driver's seat memory, and a power liftgate. Other options include a moonroof 995); retractable side steps 1095); trailer brake controller 200); rear dvd entertainment 1295); z71 off-road package for lt 1830); second-row bucket seats 490) and engine block heater 75). Optional safety features include rearview cameras and rear park assist, both of which we highly recommend to help the driver spot small children and people when backing up. Automotive engineers judge wind-cheating aerodynamics by a factor known as the coefficient of drag: the lower the number, the easier air flows over it. The tahoe has a cd of 0. 363. The xfe and hybrid models are even more slippery, with a cd of 0. 35 and 0. 34 respectively. However, total drag also includes frontal area, and the tahoe's substantial frontal profile means it isn't as low-drag as a much smaller vehicle with a slightly higher cd. up front, the tahoe features a clean interpretation of chevrolet's two-tier front grille with a central bowtie logo. Tow hook openings flank the license plate frame and they are, on cars so equipped, flanked by fog lights. The sides of the tahoe have little ornamentation, yielding a smooth design. Windows aren't shrunk in the name of style and offer a decent view; unlike the suburban the rear side windows do not roll all the way down. And at the rear, the liftgate has separate opening glass to offer easier loading of small items and the bumper top is ribbed for safer roof loading. the smooth appearance doesn't mean the tahoe looks soft. Built on a wide frame, this is a commanding vehicle with a strong stance. A bulging hood enhances its visual strength. Further boosting the muscular look are standard 17-inch wheels, with 18s and 20s available. the ltz model can be distinguished by its standard chrome accents on the door handles and grille inserts. the hybrid model has several distinct characteristics. To offset the added weight of the hybrid system (the hybrid tahoe weighs about 250 pounds more than a standard tahoe) and reduce drag, the front end features an aluminum hood and front bumper beam, a lowered air dam, and a slightly larger grille opening to offset the blocked off fog light and tow hook openings and smaller lower air inlets. Along the sides, the running boards are tapered front and rear for improved aerodynamics and the wheel flares are slight.
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