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2012 Chevrolet Tahoe

2WD 1500 LS

Quick Specs

Gas/Ethanol V8
15/21 MPG(2)
320 HP
Automatic w/OD
Rear Wheel Drive
9 Adults
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1MSRP does not include destination and handling
2Based on 2010 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
Rear Door TypeLiftgate
DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
Trans Order CodeMYC
Trans Type6
Trans Description Cont.Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)4.03
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.36
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.15
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)0.85
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.06
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)160
Maximum Alternator Watts- TBD -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)3200
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)4100
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)2778
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)2670
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)7100
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)11000
Suspension Type - FrontIndependent
Suspension Type - Rear5-Link
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)3250
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)4100
Axle Type - FrontIndependent
Axle Type - RearSemi-floating
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)3400
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)4200
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear3.08
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)46
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)1.41
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)1.10
Front Tire Order CodeQGI
Rear Tire Order CodeQGI
Spare Tire Order CodeZVL
Front Tire SizeP265/70R17
Rear Tire SizeP265/70R17
Spare Tire SizeP265/70R17
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)2135
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)2135
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)2135
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front- TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear- TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare- TBD -
Steering TypePwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center17.8
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock- TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)39.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)- TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)26
Fuel Tank Location- TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)- TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)81.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)49.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)15.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)- TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)49.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)41.7
Vehicle NameChevrolet Tahoe
Body Style4 Door Sport Utility
Body CodeE52
Engine Order CodeLMG
Engine TypeGas/Ethanol V8
Fuel SystemSFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM320 @ 5400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM335 @ 4000
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)21
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)16.6
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)5500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)825
Brake TypePwr
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)13.0 x 1.2
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)13.6 x 0.8
Front Wheel Size (in)17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Size (in)17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
Frame TypeLadder
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)116.0
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)202.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)79.0
Height, Overall (in)76.9
Overhang, Front (in)- TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)- TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)31.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in)10.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)9.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)- TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)- TBD -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity9
Front Head Room (in)41.1
Front Leg Room (in)41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)65.2
Front Hip Room (in)60.3
Second Head Room (in)39.2
Second Leg Room (in)39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)65.2
Second Hip Room (in)60.6
Third Head Room (in)37.9
Third Leg Room (in)25.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)61.7
Third Hip Room (in)49.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year11.0
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