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Chevrolet Tahoe Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.8 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 285 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe

  • With room for up to nine passengers, gutsy V8 engines and a long list of available options, it's no wonder the Tahoe is the best-selling full-size sport-ute on the market.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Strong engines, roomy and versatile interior, numerous available amenities.

  • Cons

    Spotty build quality, interior materials could use improvement.

  • What's New for 2005

    A touchscreen navigation system is optional on Tahoe this year, and all models now come standard with the overhead rear liftgate (with separate rear lift-glass). The Z71 off-road package can now be had with two-wheel drive.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
/
  • 19
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



2005 chevy tahoe

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Fleet Rwd 4dr SUV (4.8L 8cyl 4A)

The only problem was the poor quality on the factory radiator , mix the coolant whit the trans fluid and the transmission broke down at 96 K miles , I do replaced the radiator and transmission &1500 cost part and labor , other wise , the truck is perfect family car , and still running whit no issues .



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Regret selling it everyday

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)

Bought a 2005 tahoe LS with 60k miles on it and feel I love with it! It's the best "do anything" vehicle. You can use it for family or work or towing and it even looks good all cleaned up taking the wife out on a date in a classy part of town. The 5.3 was extremely reliable and even with low Mpg's (15.5 no matter what) it was a pleasure to own and drive. We took this truck across the country multiple times and never felt fatigued after 12 hour days. It was loaded to the brim with features and never got tired of owning it. We traded it in for a "gas sipper" and every since we did, I've been miserable. I'll take the fuel cost over not being happy.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Excellent performance

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)

The Chevy Tahoe LT 5.3L V8 is one of the best vehicles I've ever owned! I bought it with 82,000 miles on it, and now it has 95,000 miles on it. The Tahoe can accelerate very fast for a large size vehicle. One of the reasons why I would recommend it to others. The only problem I had with it was that the clutch for the A/C and/or Heater went out. But It was a small repair, otherwise the Chevy Tahoe is the best SUV ever.




Biggest piece of junk ever!!

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Fleet 4WD 4dr SUV (4.8L 8cyl 4A)

We bought one in 2007, with 61,000 Km on it. It seemed good but than again we need a truck that can haul a camping trailer, and a trailer for a boat. To our cottage and home both ways is 600km so we definitely but some good km's on it. But towards 2008-2010 when it had about 70,000Km to when we sold it, it had 97,000Km. The problems were insane. The gauges for gas was never accurate, you could fill the truck to the top, and it would only read to about half full. The alternator broke 2 times of use. The steering mechanism broke the first year. There was always a weird sound in the muffler, which the dealer could never fix. The steering would make weird noises when you would turn it left.




I got my moey's worth

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LS Rwd 4dr SUV (4.8L 8cyl 4A)

We bought our '05 Tahoe 2WD Z71 new. Went on many road trips pulling a 29 foot travel trailer. Rode and handled well every time - even with the heavy load, thanks to a weight distribution hitch. The only problem we have had since we bought it was the water pump developed a leak at 40K miles, which was 4K after the warranty expired. Since we had brought it in at 35K and mentioned that we occasionally smelled anti-freeze, and it was documented, the dealership replaced it under the factory warranty. The driver's seat also developed a tear along the outboard seam, and the dealership replaced it free of charge too. Since then, we have been more cognizant of how we exit the vehicle.




Won't buy another one

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)

Bought this brand new and after 3 years the radiator had a leak and the fluids from the radiator and transmission were mixing so I needed a new radiator and transmission $4000. Neither the dealership or manufacturer would back it up. The instrument cluster went out after 2 yrs, speedometer doesn't work. Lots of rattles. It is fun to drive but now that it's over 5 years old with 140k+ miles it's very loose. Back rear window motor went out. Very expensive vehicle to buy and maintain. I had an all wheel drive Passat which handled better in the snow. Never had this many problems with any other vehicle I've owned.



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Full 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Review

What's New for 2005

A touchscreen navigation system is optional on Tahoe this year, and all models now come standard with the overhead rear liftgate (with separate rear lift-glass). The Z71 off-road package can now be had with two-wheel drive.

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Talk About The 2005 Tahoe

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Discussions See all Started By

bbj77
bbj77
08-19-2007
Does anyone know if Chevrolet offers an updated DVD for their navigation system? I have a 05 Tahoe and some of the info in the DVD is old and outdated and it would be cool if I could get an updated D...


fxdm70
fxdm70
04-20-2008
Hi Guys, I just bought a 2005 Tahoe LT / 2wd. Had a pre inspection done and car came back rock solid....


theo2709
theo2709
11-20-2003
More info is out about the truly new trucks on the all-new GMT-900 platform. First up on the new platform will be the SUVs (Tahoe, Yukon, etc.) for MY 2007. The all-new pickups come MY 2008. The GMC w...



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