Used 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV

2012 Chevrolet Tahoe
$18,397 - $30,725

2012 Highlights

The 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe is pretty much unchanged. The optional navigation system is now hard-drive based, providing quicker responses and digital music storage capability. On the Tahoe LTZ trim, a new heated steering wheel is standard.

Pros

  • Smooth V8 engine
  • supple ride
  • stout towing capacity
  • good fit and finish
  • can seat up to nine.

Cons

  • Third-row seat doesn't fold into the floor and is less spacious than those of many big crossovers
  • no telescoping steering wheel.

Used 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV for Sale

Chevrolet Tahoe 2012 LTZ 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
112,665 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Tahoe
LTZ
AUTO WISE
4.8 mi away
List$20,490
Est.Loan: $373/mo
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Dealer Notes

LTZ - Tahoe 4WD, DVD Entertainment, VA Inspected, Navigation Unit, Park Sensors, Chrome Rims, Bose Sound, Financing Available - Call Now 703.665.2124 PLEASE CALL BEFORE COMING - in order to have the car ready for you. Call or text 703.388.8047 for more info or set up an appointment !

Chevrolet Tahoe 2012 LT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
95,330 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Tahoe
LT
List$18,813
Est.Loan: $343/mo
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Chevrolet Tahoe 2012 LT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
97,434 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Tahoe
LT
List$22,990
Est.Loan: $419/mo
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Chevrolet Tahoe 2012 LT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
80,583 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Tahoe
LT
Philmark Motorcars
35.3 mi away
List$27,599
Est.Loan: $503/mo
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Dealer Notes

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Chevrolet Tahoe 2012 LT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
118,818 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Tahoe
LT
Car Web
47 mi away
List$18,397
Est.Loan: $335/mo
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2012 Chevrolet Tahoe comes equipped with options such as.....DVD Player, Driver and Passenger HEATED SEATS, Sunroof, Leather, Power Windows and Seats, Back-UP SENSOR, and so much more!!! VA inspected and fully detailed. Absolutely new inside and out....... Please visit our web site at www.carwebinc.com for more detailed information and free car fax report available on this vehicle. To set up an appointment for a test drive feel free to contact our sales team at 571-383-8106. Vehicle is sold with a 1 month or 1000 mile power train warranty. Prices exclude tax, tag, title and processing fee of $649.

Chevrolet Tahoe 2012 LTZ 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
87,087 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Tahoe
LTZ
List$26,997
Est.Loan: $492/mo
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Chevrolet Tahoe 2012 LTZ 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
94,417 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Tahoe
LTZ
List$26,996
Est.Loan: $492/mo
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Chevrolet Tahoe 2012 LT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
100,245 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Tahoe
LT
Capitol Motors
57.9 mi away
List$18,995
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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2012 CHEVROLET TAHOE 4X4 with powerful Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI FlexFuel with Active Fuel engine and driven only 100245 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 540-376-7056

Chevrolet Tahoe 2012 LTZ 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
75,019 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Tahoe
LTZ
List$27,491
Est.Loan: $501/mo
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Chevrolet Tahoe 2012 LTZ 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
74,974 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Tahoe
LTZ
List$30,725
Est.Loan: $559/mo
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Chevrolet Tahoe 2012 LTZ 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
117,892 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Tahoe
LTZ
Umansky Toyota
86.5 mi away
List$24,359
Est.Loan: $444/mo
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Chevrolet Tahoe 2012 LT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
81,282 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Tahoe
LT
CarMax
95.7 mi away
List$22,998
Est.Loan: $419/mo
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Dealer Notes

CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Rental

Chevrolet Tahoe 2012 LS 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
60,216 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Tahoe
LS
Sauder Motors Inc.
95.9 mi away
List$22,500
Est.Loan: $410/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2012 Chevy Tahoe deserves strong consideration when shopping for a large, traditional SUV, thanks to its comfortable cabin, road manners and impressive towing capacity. But for pure passenger use, a large crossover might work out better.

vehicle overview

Although there's a dwindling market for full-size SUVs, a sizable number of folks continue to appreciate the mix of truck toughness and surprisingly refined practicality in the 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe. A smaller sibling to the venerable Chevy Suburban, the Tahoe is based on the same fully boxed-frame architecture as the Silverado pickup but with a more compliant rear suspension. This strategy maintains healthy towing and payload capacities while providing a smoother ride.

The do-anything, go-anywhere capability isn't required every day by most owners, but they're glad the Tahoe is ready when needed. Otherwise, they appreciate the traditional big-SUV advantages such as high-profile seating, excellent visibility and a robust body/frame structure.

The Tahoe is big but relatively athletic for its size, with a strong V8 engine and well-tuned suspension. The few clumsy manners it has on the road are easily overlooked when considering the eight-passenger seating (with potential for nine), 8,000-pound-plus towing capability and respectable off-road prowess when properly equipped. In the era of the crossover, few vehicles offer such a combination.

Within its segment, the 2012 Chevy Tahoe compares well to the Ford Expedition and Toyota Sequoia. The Expedition offers a more practical stow-away third seat but has less towing capacity. The Sequoia is the Tahoe's most serious competitor, with a similar mix of performance and utility. We'll also point out that if pure passenger use is more important than toting and towing, a large crossover SUV such as the Chevy Traverse or Ford Flex could be a more practical choice. These vehicles promise better on-road handling, superior fuel economy and more flexible interior arrangements.

trim levels & features

The 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe is available in three trim levels: LS, LT and LTZ. The Tahoe Hybrid is reviewed separately. Eight seats are standard, but there are two optional seating arrangements: second-row captain's chairs drop the count to seven and an available 40/20/40 front bench seat ups it to nine.

The base Tahoe LS comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, tri-zone manual climate control, power front seats, a 60/40-split second-row seat and 50/50-split removable third-row seat. Also standard are Bluetooth, OnStar and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, rear audio controls, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface. An optional Convenience package includes power-adjustable pedals, remote ignition, rear parking assist and a rearview camera system.

LT models include most available LS equipment plus foglamps, a locking rear differential, tri-zone automatic climate control, driver memory functions, leather upholstery and a nine-speaker Bose sound system. Among options not available on the LT are second-row captain's chairs and a Luxury package with heated front and second-row seats (with power release), power-folding mirrors and a power rear liftgate. An optional Z71 Off-Road package adds specially tuned springs and shocks, 18-inch alloy wheels with all-terrain tires, skid plates and unique front and rear fascias.

LTZ-trimmed Tahoes include the LT Luxury package content with the captain's chairs as standard equipment and add 20-inch wheels, an upgraded air suspension, perforated leather-trimmed seating with more adjustments, heated and ventilated front seats, power flip-and-fold second-row seats, a hard-drive-based navigation system and a 10-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system with digital-music storage. The second-row split bench seat is still optional. LTZ options include power-retractable assist steps and a blind-spot warning system.

Optional on the LT and LTZ is the Sun, Entertainment and Destinations package, which includes a sunroof and a rear-seat entertainment system. On the LT, it also includes the navigation system.

A Trailering package and a variety of 20- and 22-inch wheels are also optional on the Tahoe.

performance & mpg

All 2012 Chevrolet Tahoes come with a 5.3-liter V8 generating 320 horsepower and 335 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission transmits power through the rear wheels on 2WD models or all four wheels on 4WD models. The 4WD Tahoe is offered with a choice of either a traditional two-speed transfer case or a single-speed unit without low-range gearing (not available on LTZ).

In Edmunds testing a Tahoe hit 60 mph in about 8.5 seconds -- average for a full-size SUV. EPA-estimated fuel economy is respectable, with 15 mpg city/21 mpg highway and 17 mpg combined. A properly equipped Tahoe can tow up to 8,500 pounds.

safety

Standard safety equipment on the 2012 Chevy Tahoe includes antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and OnStar emergency telematics. Rear parking sensors and a rearview camera are available on every Tahoe, while the Tahoe LTZ can be had with a blind-spot warning system.

In government crash safety tests, the Tahoe earned an overall rating of four stars (out of five), with five stars for overall frontal-impact crash protection and five stars for overall side-impact crash protection. Its three-star rollover rating contributed to its lower overall score. In Edmunds brake testing, a Tahoe came to a stop from 60 mph in 134 feet, an average distance for a vehicle in this class.

driving

Fully loaded with cargo and passengers, the 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe weighs more than 3 tons. But the spirited V8 engine provides energetic acceleration, and the suspension is supple enough to yield a compliant and cushioned ride. LTZ buyers get the Autoride suspension that features variable shock damping and air-assisted load-leveling, which is quite useful when towing. The steering isn't particularly responsive in terms of handling, but on the plus side, the Tahoe's tight 39-foot turning circle does make it reasonably maneuverable in town.

While other large crossovers and minivans can seat eight people, the Tahoe's main attraction for a vehicle this size is its towing and off-road ability. Family boats, extra cars and small horse trailers easily fall within the Tahoe's maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. Also, the Z71 package includes upgraded shocks, more aggressive tires, skid plates and an automatic locking rear differential, all of which increase driver confidence in off-highway situations like ski roads, muddy rodeo grounds or campground trails.

interior

The Tahoe's cabin features an attractive design supported with high-quality fit and finish, including wood trim on the LTZ model. The control layout is straightforward and the switchgear operation is intuitive. Large front seats provide comfort and support for long drives, though the lack of a telescoping steering wheel might be a drawback for some drivers.

One of the Tahoe's advantages over its competition is the ability to accommodate nine occupants with the LS's available front split bench seat. However, the Tahoe lacks a convenient flat-folding third-row seat. The 50/50 split rear bench seats are heavy, awkward to remove and must be stored elsewhere to open up the cargo area to its full 109 cubic feet of storage capacity. With the third seat in place, there's barely 17 cubic feet of cargo space behind the seat. If maximum passenger space isn't a priority, the Tahoe can be had with bucket seats in the middle row.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe.

Trail Blazer James
James w jr, 4/19/2017
This a lot of features inside of this 2012 Tahoe you need to know all it's an excellent car and good for family and traveling and it is excellent with the E85 fuel you get more for your miles
Some Good, Some Bad
mythsnake, 8/26/2016
This is the fourth Chevy Tahoe we've owned, with the immediate previous one being a 2004 LTZ. I loved most everything about our 2004, but the 2012...well, it's a love-hate relationship. I love the body style, very sharp looking, and very little metal is visible. However that means lots of plastic, which didn't hold up very well at all in a front end collision a year after getting the vehicle. Radiator busted at low speed impact (about 30 mph) and the truck had to be towed away. Luckily it cost us next to nothing to fix it all, since we were found not-at-fault, otherwise that might have been very costly. This particular iteration of the Tahoe is also a dog in first gear compared to our 2004, but it makes up for that by being a far better towing vehicle than the old one. It powers up the mountain passes while towing our trailer with little trouble whereas with the 2004 we were lucky to do more than 35. Within the first two years, the navigation and entertainment console died and had to be replaced, but that was covered under warranty. The factory tires would squeal when making sharp turns, as if they were rubbing against the lip of the wheel well, but that issue disappeared when we replace those tires with a different brand at 35k miles. And the driver's side of the vehicle sits lower to the ground than the passenger side, though we have yet to investigate the reason. The kids love the rear entertainment system. The fuel economy really sucks, even more so than our 2004, particularly since I use it mostly for taking the kids to and from school. It did very well on our 2k mile camping trip a couple summers ago though, both in gas mileage and reliability.
If you really need an SUV, choose another vehicle
robi3, 2/2/2015
I bought a Tahoe, with the towing package as I go cross country 2x times yearly towing a trailer with a gross wt. of 4500 lbs. (well below the wt rating). I also transport sporting equipment to remote areas but do not go off roading. In 36,000 mi, both differentials and rear shocks have had to be replaced, the Bridgestones that came on it handled poorly in even wet conditions and had to be replaced at 30,000 mi. Mileage without a trailer maxes out on the highway at 15, rated 21. Chevy technicians always seem "miffed" by clear symptoms of issues which require return visits for repairs until they find the issue. 3rd row seats tough to remove and store. Worst of 3 similar vehicles I've owned
super good!!! So worth buying mine!!
Nick Voisine, 11/18/2017
I bout the Chevy Tahoe new back in 2012, And I loved it so much that I went with getting a new 2017 one and id have to say I still kinda miss the older model but i had is for a while so I grew attached to it! I got the lt model and I had all that I needed I had some package that got me the captain chairs and the heated seats and a few other features and I loved it and so did my kids getting to watch movies on long car rides!!! I drove this car probably from Tennesee to Texas at least more than a dozen times and had no issue what so ever!!! traded mine in this year with 130k miles and it was still running strong with no maintenance problems just normal stuff like new tires and oil changes! I would so totally recommend this car to any buyer looking for a full-size SUV especially if you get the lt or ltz model with some more goodies than the base model. So if you are in the market for an SUV​ with a few years on it I would totally recommend!!! _Nick
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Features & Specs

MPG
15 city / 21 hwy
Seats 8
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
320 hp @ 5400 rpm
MPG
15 city / 21 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
320 hp @ 5400 rpm
MPG
15 city / 21 hwy
Seats 8
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
320 hp @ 5400 rpm
MPG
15 city / 21 hwy
Seats 8
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
320 hp @ 5400 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover24.6%

Used 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV Overview

The Used 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV is offered in the following styles: LT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A), LTZ 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A), LT 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 6A), LS 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 6A), LTZ 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 6A), and LS 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV?

Save up to $300 on one of 15 Used 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $18,397 as of 07/23/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1.8 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV LT is priced between $18,397 and $27,599 with odometer readings between 80583 and 118818 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV LTZ is priced between $20,490 and $30,725 with odometer readings between 74974 and 117892 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV LS is priced between $22,500 and $22,500 with odometer readings between 60216 and 60216 miles.

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