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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche   17 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 5.8 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 6200 miles

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2011 Cadillac Escalade 26 Escalades, 7.7 months of data per Escalade, average 51700 miles24
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche 26 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 7.7 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 51700 miles24
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Cadillac Escalade   14 Escalades, 8.3 months of data per Escalade, average 57900 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche   14 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 8.3 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 57900 miles

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2009 Cadillac Escalade   11 Escalades, 8.0 months of data per Escalade, average 85000 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche   11 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 8.0 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 85000 miles

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2008 Cadillac Escalade 33 Escalades, 8.0 months of data per Escalade, average 88300 miles59
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche 33 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 8.0 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 88300 miles59
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Cadillac Escalade 63 Escalades, 9.0 months of data per Escalade, average 107500 miles

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50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche 63 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 9.0 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 107500 miles

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2006 Cadillac Escalade   16 Escalades, 8.3 months of data per Escalade, average 116600 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche   16 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 8.3 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 116600 miles

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2005 Cadillac Escalade 39 Escalades, 9.4 months of data per Escalade, average 110100 miles112
80% 80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche 39 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 9.4 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 110100 miles112
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2004 Cadillac Escalade 44 Escalades, 9.0 months of data per Escalade, average 146600 miles91
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche 44 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 9.0 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 146600 miles91
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Cadillac Escalade 29 Escalades, 8.2 months of data per Escalade, average 157700 miles45
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche 29 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 8.2 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 157700 miles45
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Cadillac Escalade 47 Escalades, 9.1 months of data per Escalade, average 164100 miles53
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche 47 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 9.1 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 164100 miles53
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Cadillac Escalade   23 Escalades, 9.7 months of data per Escalade, average 178400 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche   23 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 9.7 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 178400 miles

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2000 Cadillac Escalade   13 Escalades, 9.6 months of data per Escalade, average 162200 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche   13 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 9.6 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 162200 miles

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1999 Cadillac Escalade   18 Escalades, 4.7 months of data per Escalade, average 186200 miles

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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche   18 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 4.7 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 186200 miles

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Cadillac Escalade vs. Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Reliability Comparisons

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Cadillac Escalade

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Cadillac Escalade

Cadillac Escalade Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 420-horsepower 6.2L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
Many problems with the vehicle within ONLY THE FIRST YEAR OF OWNERSHIP. Front passenger side suspension failed twice, air leveling system has problems. Rough idling of engine.
2005 4dr SUT 420-horsepower 6.2L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
Not very good reliability statistics in Consumer reports and www.edmunds.com My EXT has an issue where often when coming out into traffic from a downhill orientation, the stabilitrak comes on and you lose the ability to accelerate. Bulletin but 0 recall.
2002 4dr SUT 420-horsepower 6.2L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
Problems with front and rear differentials and wheel bearings.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban

Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 355-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
owned 3 of these over the past 15 years, all were very reliable, workhorses and offered longterm durability and performance.
2007 4dr SUV 355-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
time tested
2007 4dr SUV 355-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
From a 13 hour trip to severe snow, the Tahoe has performed greatly
2005 4dr SUV 355-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
So far... no problems at all. I hope it stays this way for more years to come.
Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr SUV, ext. 355-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
The transmission replacement coupled with no way of knowing if another such leak would trash a second hurts our reliability feelings. The front end is also sensitive to tie rod and ball joint damage. Not what one would expect for an "off road" vehicle.