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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid

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Chevrolet has always had a good name when it comes to the vehicles they make, and that is doubly true for their SUVs. The 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid has all of the great features that you would want from an SUV, but it has a hybrid engine, which means better gas mileage and a lower carbon footprint.

Key Features

The vehicle features a multilevel heating passenger and driver’s seat, 6-way power passenger and driver’s seats, bucket front seats, leather, a third row of seating, remote keyless power door locks, power mirrors, heated mirrors, adjustable pedals, cruise control, front seatback storage, rear parking sensors, audio and cruise control on the steering wheel, a rear view camera and more.

Changes for 2012

One of the changes in the new hybrid is the addition of front seat-side airbags. The 2012 model also features a new audio system, as well as a navigation system. Not that the navigation system is a replacement to the DVD units that were in the older models.

What We Like

For a large SUV, this has impressive gas mileage even in the city. The interior is nice, and it is large enough to carry eight people comfortably. In addition, the cargo room is quite spacious.

What Concerns Us

One of the only real potential issues is the fact that the third row seats, which are removable, need to be physically removed and then stored. This can be an added hassle for some consumers.

Available Models

The Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid features a hybrid engine, which helps it to get better overall fuel economy than other large SUVs on the market. The vehicle has a 25-gallon capacity and it is able to get 20 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway. It features a 6.0-liter V8 engine, has 332 horsepower @ 5100 RPM, and 367lb torque @ 4100 RPM.

Major Recalls

The vehicle has not had any major recalls. However, consumers have had some problems with the vehicle, as noted below.

Common Issues

Chevy has been building a strong reputation with their SUVs, which is where there tends to be so few issues and complaints regarding them. Some consumers have had trouble with the engine losing power and turning off, but the issues tend to be isolated. There have also some issues with the electrical system and steering.

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