2013 Chevrolet Tahoe - Road Test Specs

2013 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV

(5.3L V8 FFV 6-speed Automatic)
Vehicle
Year Make Model2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 4dr SUV 4WD SLP 700hp Supercharged Sport Edition (7.0L 8cyl 6A)
Vehicle Type4WD 4dr 7-passenger 4dr SUV
Base MSRP$90,890 ($57,395 for a Tahoe LTZ and $33,495 for the SLP 700hp Sport package)
Options on test vehicleGM Options: White Diamond Tricoat ($995); Sun, Entertainment & Destinations Package ($1,985 -- includes 12 total months of SiriusXM Radio with NavTraffic real-time traffic updates, tilt-sliding power sunroof with express-open and close and wind deflector, rear-seat DVD player with remote control, overhead 8-inch display, two sets of two-channel wireless infrared headphones and auxiliary audio/video input jacks on rear of center console); Heavy Duty Trailering Package ($230 -- includes auxiliary external transmission oil cooler, engine oil cooler, 3.42 rear axle ratio); SLP Options: SLP Single Side Dual Tip Exhaust Assembly ($295); Two-Inch Lowering Sport Suspension Package ($1,595); Brembo GT 15-Inch Front Brake Package ($5,995); Lower Side Body Cladding ($1,195); SLP 22-Inch 12-Spoke Chrome Finish Wheels ($2,695); Michelin Latitude Tour HP 295/40R22 tires ($2,695)
As-tested MSRP$105,360
Assembly locationArlington, Texas; Tom's River, New Jersey
North American parts content (%)66
Drivetrain
ConfigurationLongitudinal, front-engine, four-wheel drive
Engine typeSupercharged, port-injected V8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)7,008/427
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainPushrod, two valves per cylinder
Compression ratio (x:1)9.9
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)701 @ 5,900
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)678 @ 5,170
Fuel type91-octane acceptable
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic and column shifter with shifter-mounted button and Manual mode
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 4.03; II = 2.36; III = 1.53; IV = 1.15; V = 0.85; VI = 0.67 R = 3.06
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.42
Chassis
Suspension, frontIndependent, short- and long-arm double wishbone, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearLive axle, four trailing links plus panhard rod (five-link), coil springs, stabilizer bar
Steering typePower-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
Steering ratio (x:1)17.75
Tire make and modelMichelin Latitude Tour HP M+S
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size295/40R22 112V
Wheel materialPolished alloy
Brakes, front15-inch ventilated cast iron discs with six-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rear15-inch ventilated cast iron discs with four-piston fixed calipers
Track Test Results
Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)1.9
0-45 mph (sec.)3.2
0-60 mph (sec.)4.7
0-75 mph (sec.)7.1
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)13.2 @ 104.0
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)4.5
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)2.1
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.3
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)4.8
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)7.1
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)13.1 @ 105.0
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)4.5
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)123
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)60.5
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON60.2
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.81
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.81
Sound level @ idle (dB)45.0
@ Full throttle (dB)84.7
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)64.4
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)1,750
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsAbsolutely zero possibility of wheelspin (with Trac on/off in either RWD or auto 4WD) means there's little I can do to affect the outcome of each run. Minimal time gained with pedal overlap. Acceleration was shocking; almost inconceivable in a vehicle this size, but OMG does it sound dreadful -- the most awful, ear-piercing, shrieking vacuum ever. Upshifts were smooth and quick ( no redline indicated). It will hold a gear in Manual mode and also performs matched-rev downshifts.
Braking commentsLots of rubber and aftermarket brakes to match the aftermarket power. Plenty of tire howl, typical GM-soft pedal and prominent dive as well. Virtually no fade after four stops. Good performance, especially considering the near-3-ton weight.
Handling commentsSkid pad: With Trac off, the Tahoe crept up on mild-but-resolute understeer. I could only hold it there as the lift-stab technique did nothing to alter the path of the yacht once it was set. Nearly identical Trac on as it bled throttle as understeer approached. Slalom: While the steering transmits absolutely nothing of use, and I could nearly use my index fingers to steer, the Tahoe had ample grip and reasonably quick transitions (while remaining quite flat and poised) that I could really be aggressive with it. The seat offers no lateral support and again, it was a very strange sensation to be throwing around a living room couch like this.
Testing Conditions
Test date1/29/2013
Test locationCal Speedway
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (F)58.3
Relative humidity (%)31.4
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)29.01
Wind (mph, direction)1.4
Odometer (mi.)1,055
Fuel used for test91-octane
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)40/40
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)15 city/21 highway/17 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)11.7
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)26
Audio and Advanced Technology
Stereo description10-speaker Bose stereo with AM/FM/satellite
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard USB input
Satellite radioSirius XM with 3-month free trial
Hard-drive music storage capacity (Gb)30GB
Rear seat video and entertainmentOptional
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional, 7-inch screen
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Onstar with six-month subscription
Smart entry/StartStandard keyless entry
Parking aidsOptional rearview camera
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)5,694
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)5,781
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)51.6/48.4
Length (in.)202.0
Width (in.)79.0
Height (in.)76.9
Wheelbase (in.)116.0
Track, front (in.)68.2
Track, rear (in.)67.0
Turning circle (ft.)39.0
Legroom, front (in.)41.3
Legroom, rear (in.)39.0
Legroom, 3rd row (in.)25.6
Headroom, front (in.)41.1
Headroom, rear (in.)39.2
Headroom, 3rd row (in.)37.9
Shoulder room, front (in.)65.2
Shoulder room, rear (in.)65.2
Shoulder room, 3rd row (in.)61.7
Seating capacity7
Step-in height, measured (in.)16.9
Max cargo volume behind 1st row (cu-ft)108.9
behind 2nd row (cu-ft)60.3
GVWR (lbs.)7,300
Payload, mfr. max claim (lbs.)1,606
Tow capacity, mfr. claim (lbs.)8,200
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain3-year/36,000-mile SLP warranty
Corrosion6 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years/100,000 miles

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