2012 Chevrolet Tahoe

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SPECIFICATIONS

Overview | Engine | Transmission | Chassis/Suspension | Brakes | Wheels/Tires | Dimensions | Capacities

Overview

Models:

Chevrolet Tahoe LS, LT, LTZ, Hybrid

Body style / driveline:

4-door sport utility vehicle, front-engine, 2- or 4-wheel drive, half-ton models

Construction:

Body on frame

EPA vehicle class:

Full-size sport utility vehicle

Manufacturing locations:

Arlington, Texas

Key competitors:

Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada, Toyota Sequoia


Engines

 

Vortec 5.3L V-8 FlexFuel
(LMG)

Vortec 5.3L V-8 FlexFuel
(LC9)

Type:

5.3L V-8

5.3L V-8

Displacement (cc / cu in):

5328 / 325

5328 / 325

Bore & stroke (mm / in):

96 x 92 / 3.78 x 3.62

96 x 92 / 3.78 x 3.62

Block material:

Cast iron

Cast aluminum

Cylinder head material:

Cast aluminum

Cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

Overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing, Active Fuel Management

Overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing, Active Fuel Management

Ignition system:

Coil-near-plug ignition, iridium electrode tip/ iridium core spark plugs, low resistance spark plug wires

Coil-near-plug ignition, iridium electrode tip/ iridium core spark plugs, low resistance spark plug wires

Fuel delivery:

Sequential fuel injection

Sequential fuel injection

Compression ratio:

9.9:1

9.9:1

Horsepower (hp/ kW @ rpm):

320 / 239 @ 5400* (gas)
326 / 243 @ 5300* (E85)

320 / 239 @ 5400* (gas)
326 / 243 @ 5300* (E85)

Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

335 / 454 @ 4000* (gas)
348 / 472 @ 4400* (E85)

335 / 454 @ 4000* (gas)
348 / 472 @ 4400* (E85)

Fuel:

Regular unleaded or E85

Regular unleaded or E85

Max. engine speed (rpm):

6000

6000

Emissions controls:

Close-coupled catalytic converter, 58X ignition, returnless fuel rail, fast-response O² sensor

Close-coupled catalytic converter, 58X ignition, returnless fuel rail, fast-response O² sensor

Estimated fuel consumption:

 

 

Mi/imp.gal (city / hwy / combined)

20 / 30 / 23

20 / 30 / 23

L/100km (city / hwy / combined)

14.3 / 9.4 / 12.1

14.4 / 9.5 / 12.2


Transmissions

 

Hydra-Matic 6L80, six-speed automatic

Gear ratios (:1):

 

     First:

4.03

     Second:

2.36

     Third:

1.53

     Fourth:

1.15

     Fifth:

0.85

     Sixth:

0.67

     Reverse:

3.06

Final drive ratio:

3.08 ; 3.42


Chassis / Suspension

Front:

Independent, coil over shock; Autoride real-time damping (opt.)

Rear:

Five-link with coil springs

Traction assist:

All-speed traction control

Steering type:

Power-assisted rack-and-pinion

Steering ratio:

17.75:1

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

3

Turning circle, curb-to-curb (m / ft):

39.04 / 11.9


Brakes

Type:

Four-wheel disc, four-wheel ABS

Rotor diameter x thickness (mm / in):

front:
330.2 x 30 / 13 x 1.18
rear:
345 x 20 / 13.5 x .787


Wheels / Tires


Wheel size and type:

17 x 7.5-inch steel (fleet, Police Pursuit)
17 x 7.5-inch machined cast aluminum, silver sparkle accent (LS, LT)
18 x 8.0-inch polished aluminum (Z71 and Tahoe Hybrid)
20 x 8.5-inch polished aluminum (opt. LT, std. LTZ)
20 x 8.5-inch chrome opt. LTZ)

Tires:

P265/70R17 blackwall Bridgestone AL2 (all-season) steel belt radials;
P265/70R17 white letter Goodyear AL2 (all-season) steel belt radials;
P265/70R17 blackwall Bridgestone OOR (on-off-road) steel belt radials (export only)|
P265/60R17 blackwall Goodyear AL3 (higher performance) steel belt radials (Police Pursuit)
P265/65R18 blackwall Bridgestone OOR (on-off-road) steel belt radials (Z71 package)
P265/65R18 blackwall Bridgestone AL2 (all-season) steel belt radials (export only)
P275/55R20 blackwall Bridgestone AL2 (all-season) steel belt radials


Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (mm / in):

2946 / 116

Overall length (mm / in):

5131 / 202

Overall width (mm / in):

2007 / 79

Overall height (mm / in):

2WD & 4WD
1953 / 76.9

Track (mm / in):

front:
1732 / 68.2
rear:
1702 / 67

Minimum ground clearance (mm / in):

228.8 / 9

Step-in height (mm / in):

2WD:
553 / 21.8
4WD:
558 / 22

Ground to top of cargo floor (mm / in):

2WD:
804 / 31.7
4WD:
802 / 31.6

Approach angle (deg):

17

Departure angle (deg):

21.9

Curb weight (kg / lb):

2WD:
2471 / 5448
4WD:
2525 / 5567

Weight distribution (% front / rear):

2WD & 4WD:
52 / 48

 

Interior

 

First Row

Second Row

Third Row

Headroom (mm / in):

1043 / 41.1

996 / 39.2

963 / 39.7

Legroom (mm / in):

1049 / 41.3

991 / 39

644 / 25.6

Shoulder room (mm / in):

1658 / 65.3

1657 / 65.3

1566 / 61.7

Hip room (mm / in):

1636 / 64.4

1539 / 60.6

1246 / 49.1


Capacities

Seating capacity (9 max.):

2 / 3

EPA interior volume (cu ft / L):

3084 / 108.9

Cargo volume (cu ft / L):

108.9 / 3084 (Behind 1st row, 2nd row folded no third row)
1707 / 60.3
(Behind 2nd row no third row)
478 / 16.9
(Behind 3rd row)

GVWR: (kg / lb):

2WD:
3220 / 7100
4WD:
3311 / 7300

Payload, base (kg / lb):

2WD:
749 / 1652
4WD:
786 / 1733

Trailer towing maximum (kg / lb):

2WD:
3855 / 8500
4WD:
3719 / 8200

Fuel tank (L / imp.gal):

98 / 21.6

 

Note: 3-passenger bench and 2-passenger bucket seats standard or optional depending on the model.

*SAE certified.

Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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