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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.

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Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Gas Mileage

Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med light 10 50 10 30 80 16.0
2011 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med light 10 50 10 30 80 16.0  
  Averages flat med light 10 50 10 30 80 16.0
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive w/low range, 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban fuel economy has been averaging 16.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (30 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD
hills med light 15 25 35 25 70 17.7
  flat med none 24 25 25 27 70 17.3
  hills med light 5 15 15 65 75 20.5
  hills med light 15 25 35 25 70 18.2
2011 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD
hills med light 15 23 28 36 71 18.4  
  Averages hills med light 15 23 28 36 71 18.4
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban has been averaging 18.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), in the city (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (15 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV, ext. 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med none 50 10 20 20 70 16.0
  hills med light 0 5 10 85 75 19.5
  flat med none 0 70 25 5 70 11.2
  flat med none 50 10 20 20 70 17.0
  flat med none 0 50 25 25 70 14.4
2010 4dr SUV, ext. 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med none 20 29 20 31 71 15.6  
  Averages flat med none 20 29 20 31 71 15.6
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban gas mileage has been averaging 15.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 31 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (29 percent), in heavy traffic (20 percent), and in the suburbs (20 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV, ext. 310-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 10 35 0 55 70 17.8
2009 4dr SUV, ext. 310-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 10 35 0 55 70 17.8  
  Averages flat light none 10 35 0 55 70 17.8
With the 310-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban fuel economy has been averaging 17.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (35 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV, ext. 310-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med light 10 10 40 40 75 17.8
2009 4dr SUV, ext. 310-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med light 10 10 40 40 75 17.8  
  Averages flat med light 10 10 40 40 75 17.8
With the 310-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban has been averaging 17.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV, ext. 310-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 10 45 0 45 70 17.8
2009 4dr SUV, ext. 310-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 10 45 0 45 70 17.8  
  Averages flat med light 10 45 0 45 70 17.8
With the 310-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban gas mileage has been averaging 17.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (45 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 332-horsepower 6.0L V8 Hybrid
4-speed 2-mode automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light light 0 85 0 15 75 15.5
2008 4dr SUV 332-horsepower 6.0L V8 Hybrid
4-speed 2-mode automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light light 0 85 0 15 75 15.5  
  Averages flat light light 0 85 0 15 75 15.5
With the 332-horsepower 6.0L V8 Hybrid engine, 4-speed 2-mode automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive w/low range, 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban fuel economy has been averaging 15.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (15 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 65 20.0
  hills med hvy 5 75 0 20 75 16.8
  flat light hvy 10 5 50 35 60 16.0
  flat light light 0 50 0 50 68 14.6
  hills med light 0 60 0 40 75 12.8
2008 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light hvy 3 38 10 49 69 16.0  
  Averages flat light hvy 3 38 10 49 69 16.0
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive w/low range, the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban has been averaging 16.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (38 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
flat med light 45 10 5 40 80 18.0
2008 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
flat med light 45 10 5 40 80 18.0  
  Averages flat med light 45 10 5 40 80 18.0
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban gas mileage has been averaging 18.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (40 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in the suburbs (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV, ext. 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light none 0 0 90 10 65 15.0
  flat light light 5 5 55 35 62 13.8
  flat med none 0 80 0 20 80 13.1
  flat v.lt light 5 25 35 35 60 17.3
  flat med light 5 0 80 15 60 13.0
2007 4dr SUV, ext. 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light light 3 22 52 23 65 14.4  
  Averages flat light light 3 22 52 23 65 14.4
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban fuel economy has been averaging 14.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (23 percent), in the city (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light hvy 10 25 50 15 60 13.9
  mtns med light 25 10 25 40 75 17.2
  hills med light 5 25 5 65 70 16.7
  hills med light 5 25 5 65 70 16.9
  hills med light 5 25 5 65 70 16.3
2007 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills med light 10 22 18 50 69 16.2  
  Averages hills med light 10 22 18 50 69 16.2
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive w/low range, the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban has been averaging 16.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (22 percent), in the suburbs (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light none 0 25 50 25 65 14.6
  flat med none 6 89 4 1 60 18.9
  flat light none 100 0 0 0 N/A 14.0
  flat v.lt hvy 25 50 15 10 65 15.5
  flat light light 0 50 0 50 65 14.5
2007 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 26 43 14 17 64 15.5  
  Averages flat light light 26 43 14 17 64 15.5
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban gas mileage has been averaging 15.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (26 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (17 percent), and in the suburbs (14 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV 335-horsepower 6.0L V8
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 5 10 10 75 65 15.2
2006 4dr SUV 335-horsepower 6.0L V8
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 5 10 10 75 65 15.2  
  Averages flat light none 5 10 10 75 65 15.2
With the 335-horsepower 6.0L V8 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban fuel economy has been averaging 15.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light light 0 0 20 80 70 19.1
  flat med light 0 20 60 20 70 15.5
2006 4dr SUV 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med light 0 10 40 50 70 17.3  
  Averages flat med light 0 10 40 50 70 17.3
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive w/low range, the 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban has been averaging 17.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light none 0 85 0 15 70 13.0
  flat med hvy 40 0 0 60 75 16.8
2006 4dr SUV 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
flat med light 20 43 0 38 73 14.9  
  Averages flat med light 20 43 0 38 73 14.9
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban gas mileage has been averaging 14.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (38 percent), in heavy traffic (20 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV, ext. 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills light light 0 0 80 20 65 15.3
2005 4dr SUV, ext. 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills light light 0 0 80 20 65 15.3  
  Averages hills light light 0 0 80 20 65 15.3
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban fuel economy has been averaging 15.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (20 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat lead none 0 0 0 100 80 11.7
  flat lead light 10 10 75 5 80 11.0
  flat lead hvy 0 0 0 100 80 17.5
  flat lead none 0 75 0 25 80 12.4
  flat lead light 10 10 75 5 80 11.1
2005 4dr SUV 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat lead none 4 19 30 47 80 12.7  
  Averages flat lead none 4 19 30 47 80 12.7
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive w/low range, the 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban has been averaging 12.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
flat med hvy 5 15 60 20 60 17.3
2005 4dr SUV 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
flat med hvy 5 15 60 20 60 17.3  
  Averages flat med hvy 5 15 60 20 60 17.3
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban gas mileage has been averaging 17.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (20 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV, ext. 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
mtns light none 0 0 5 95 80 15.6
2004 4dr SUV, ext. 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
mtns light none 0 0 5 95 80 15.6  
  Averages mtns light none 0 0 5 95 80 15.6
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban fuel economy has been averaging 15.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 95 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (5 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV, ext. 180-horsepower 4.3L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
mtns lead hvy 5 15 15 65 75 10.5
2004 4dr SUV, ext. 180-horsepower 4.3L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
mtns lead hvy 5 15 15 65 75 10.5  
  Averages mtns lead hvy 5 15 15 65 75 10.5
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, the 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban has been averaging 10.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with a lead foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV, ext. 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
flat med hvy 0 40 40 20 65 13.6
2004 4dr SUV, ext. 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
flat med hvy 0 40 40 20 65 13.6  
  Averages flat med hvy 0 40 40 20 65 13.6
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban gas mileage has been averaging 13.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV, ext. 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills v.lt hvy 5 5 80 10 75 14.3
  flat light none 1 0 94 5 60 13.0
  hills lead hvy 5 5 80 10 75 11.9
2004 4dr SUV, ext. 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills light light 4 3 85 8 70 13.1  
  Averages hills light light 4 3 85 8 70 13.1
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban fuel economy has been averaging 13.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (8 percent), in heavy traffic (4 percent), and in the city (3 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light hvy 30 50 10 10 70 14.0
  flat med light 5 10 50 35 70 14.5
  mtns med light 0 10 0 90 70 15.9
  flat med hvy 5 10 50 35 70 14.5
2004 4dr SUV 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills med hvy 10 20 28 43 70 14.7  
  Averages hills med hvy 10 20 28 43 70 14.7
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive w/low range, the 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban has been averaging 14.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light none 0 0 45 55 60 18.5
  flat light hvy 10 20 30 40 60 18.5
  flat med hvy 10 20 40 30 75 14.7
  flat light hvy 19 27 19 35 60 12.0
2004 4dr SUV 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light hvy 10 17 34 40 64 15.9  
  Averages flat light hvy 10 17 34 40 64 15.9
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban gas mileage has been averaging 15.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (34 percent), in the city (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr SUV, ext. 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills med light 5 85 0 10 70 10.6
  hills med light 5 5 0 90 70 16.6
  hills med light 5 5 0 90 70 14.9
  hills med hvy 5 10 35 50 60 12.0
2003 4dr SUV, ext. 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills med light 5 26 9 60 68 13.5  
  Averages hills med light 5 26 9 60 68 13.5
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban fuel economy has been averaging 13.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (26 percent), in the suburbs (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr SUV, ext. 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
flat med light 0 0 50 50 60 14.6
2003 4dr SUV, ext. 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
flat med light 0 0 50 50 60 14.6  
  Averages flat med light 0 0 50 50 60 14.6
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, the 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban has been averaging 14.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (50 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr SUV, ext. 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light none 15 15 15 55 65 14.0
  flat med none 5 85 0 10 75 10.1
  flat med none 0 0 10 90 75 16.0
2003 4dr SUV, ext. 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med none 7 33 8 52 72 13.4  
  Averages flat med none 7 33 8 52 72 13.4
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban gas mileage has been averaging 13.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (33 percent), in the suburbs (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr SUV 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills med none 5 35 35 25 60 18.0
  hills med none 20 45 25 10 60 15.0
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 75 14.8
  flat med light 10 15 15 60 65 15.5
2003 4dr SUV 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills med none 9 24 31 36 65 15.8  
  Averages hills med none 9 24 31 36 65 15.8
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive w/low range, 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban fuel economy has been averaging 15.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (31 percent), in the city (24 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr SUV 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 10 70 10 10 65 12.0
2003 4dr SUV 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 10 70 10 10 65 12.0  
  Averages flat light light 10 70 10 10 65 12.0
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban has been averaging 12.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (10 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (10 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr SUV, ext. 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 4 43 9 43 60 24.5
2002 4dr SUV, ext. 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 4 43 9 43 60 24.5  
  Averages flat light light 4 43 9 43 60 24.5
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban gas mileage has been averaging 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (43 percent), in the suburbs (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr SUV, ext. 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills light light 0 0 25 75 60 16.5
  flat med hvy 10 40 30 20 60 15.0
2002 4dr SUV, ext. 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills med hvy 5 20 28 48 60 15.8  
  Averages hills med hvy 5 20 28 48 60 15.8
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban fuel economy has been averaging 15.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr SUV 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med none 0 20 80 0 N/A 14.7
  flat med none 0 20 80 0 N/A 15.0
  flat med none 0 20 80 0 N/A 15.2
  flat med none 0 20 80 0 N/A 14.2
  flat med none 0 20 80 0 N/A 14.6
2002 4dr SUV 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med none 0 20 80 0 N/A 14.7  
  Averages flat med none 0 20 80 0 N/A 14.7
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive w/low range, the 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban has been averaging 14.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of N/A miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2000 4dr SUV, ext. 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 70 15.8
2000 4dr SUV, ext. 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 70 15.8  
  Averages flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 70 15.8
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban gas mileage has been averaging 15.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2000 4dr SUV 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills light light 0 0 85 15 60 13.0
2000 4dr SUV 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills light light 0 0 85 15 60 13.0  
  Averages hills light light 0 0 85 15 60 13.0
With the 320-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive w/low range, 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban fuel economy has been averaging 13.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (15 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban MPG

Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2010 4dr SUV, ext. 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range For a Big SUV, 20mpg is all I could ask for right now.
Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2010 4dr SUV, ext. 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range Even though its fuel economy is great for its size, it still uses a lot of gas
2010 4dr SUV, ext. 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp 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.
2007 4dr SUV, ext. 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable 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.
2007 4dr SUV 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range not economical
2007 4dr SUV 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable 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?
2007 4dr SUV 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range 17.2 to 17.4 on combined city and highway (more highway)
2006 4dr SUV 320-hp 5.3L V8 4-sp automatic RWD V8 sucks gas like a ... V8; 18 MPG in all around driving
2005 4dr SUV, ext. 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable 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.
2005 4dr SUV 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable 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.
2003 4dr SUV 320-hp 5.3L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range The obvious. 16 MPG highway. Enough said.