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Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban MPG

Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2011 2011 4dr SUV 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range 16 See details
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2011 2011 4dr SUV 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic 4WD 18.43 See details
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2010 2010 4dr SUV, ext. 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range 15.26 See details
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2009 2009 4dr SUV, ext. 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic 4WD 17.8 See details
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2009 2009 4dr SUV, ext. 310-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 17.8 See details
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range 16.04 See details
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 320-hp 5.3L V8 4-sp automatic RWD 18 See details
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 332-hp 6.0L V8 Hybrid 4-sp 2-mode automatic 4WD w/low range 15.5 See details
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2007 2007 4dr SUV, ext. 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range 13.86 See details
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2007 2007 4dr SUV 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range 15.92 See details
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2007 2007 4dr SUV 320-hp 5.3L V8 4-sp automatic RWD 18.44 See details
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2006 2006 4dr SUV 335-hp 6.0L V8 4-sp automatic AWD 15.2 See details
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2006 2006 4dr SUV 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range 17.3 See details
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2006 2006 4dr SUV 320-hp 5.3L V8 4-sp automatic RWD 14.9 See details
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2005 2005 4dr SUV, ext. 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range 15.3 See details
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2005 2005 4dr SUV 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range 13.86 See details
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2005 2005 4dr SUV 320-hp 5.3L V8 4-sp automatic RWD 17.3 See details
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2004 2004 4dr SUV, ext. 335-hp 6.0L V8 4-sp automatic AWD 10.5 See details
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2004 2004 4dr SUV, ext. 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range 13.69 See details
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2004 2004 4dr SUV, ext. 320-hp 5.3L V8 4-sp automatic RWD 13.6 See details
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2004 2004 4dr SUV 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range 14.73 See details
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2004 2004 4dr SUV 320-hp 5.3L V8 4-sp automatic RWD 15.93 See details
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2003 2003 4dr SUV, ext. 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range 13.45 See details
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2003 2003 4dr SUV, ext. 320-hp 5.3L V8 4-sp automatic RWD 14.55 See details
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2003 2003 4dr SUV 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range 15.83 See details
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2003 2003 4dr SUV 320-hp 5.3L V8 4-sp automatic RWD 12 See details
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2002 2002 4dr SUV, ext. 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range 15.77 See details
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2002 2002 4dr SUV, ext. 320-hp 5.3L V8 4-sp automatic RWD 24.5 See details
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2002 2002 4dr SUV 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range 14.99 See details
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2000 2000 4dr SUV, ext. 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range 15.83 See details
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2000 2000 4dr SUV 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range 13.04 See details
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban

Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2015 You didn't expect to see fuel economy among the reasons to buy a Tahoe, did you? Of course, fuel economy remains well below that for most smaller, lighter vehicles. But General Motors has substantially improved the SUV's efficiency by adding variable valve timing, direct injection (fuel is injected under high pressure directly into the cylinder, rather than into the manifold), and cylinder deactivation to the 5.3-liter V8. EPA ratings improved from 15 city, 21 highway to 16/23 with 2WD and 16/22 with 4WD. I observed averages as high as 21 in the suburbs and 26 on the highway, quite impressive for an 80-inch-wide, 74-inch-tall, three-ton vehicle. Transitions between V4 and V8 operation are not perceptible, with the engine usually in the former mode when not accelerating, even at highway speeds. Ford took a different approach to improving fuel economy, replacing its 5.4-liter V8 with a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6. The resulting EPA ratings of 15 mpg city and 20 mpg highway are better than before, but aren't as good as the Tahoe's. My trip computer averages were similarly two to three mpg shy of those observed in the Tahoe. see full Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban

Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV, ext. 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
For a Big SUV, 20mpg is all I could ask for right now. see full Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV, ext. 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
Even though its fuel economy is great for its size, it still uses a lot of gas see full Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
2010 4dr SUV, ext. 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
I don't really have any complaints about this vehicle for our uses. But many people do buy them and don't use them for their intended purposes, and then complain about paying for gas. Well, it is a truck, after all. see full Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
2007 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
17.2 to 17.4 on combined city and highway (more highway) see full Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
2007 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
not economical see full Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
2007 4dr SUV, ext. 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
In mostly local suburban areas we average 12 MPG. Highway only can reach 18 or 19 depending on load and hills. see full Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
2007 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Fuel economy is not great, but it's not horrible either. Again, this is a full size SUV on a truck platform. How much can anyone truly complain when you know this going in? see full Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
2006 4dr SUV 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
V8 sucks gas like a ... V8; 18 MPG in all around driving see full Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
2005 4dr SUV, ext. 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
At $4 a gallon and a 32 gallon gas tank, you feel it every time you fill up and if you drive a lot in the city, at 15 mpg, you will fill up often. The vehicle actually garners a respectable 21 mpg on the highway. see full Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
2005 4dr SUV 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Poor gas mileage... but I knew this before purchasing it so this is not a problem for me. If gas prices scare you... then this is not the vehicle for you. see full Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
2003 4dr SUV 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
The obvious. 16 MPG highway. Enough said. see full Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
 

Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.