I bought a 2015 Tahoe less than 45 days ago and its been in the shop twice for interior leaking. They can't seem to find the issue so their solution at this point is to rip down the headliner and remove the insulation and put silicone on the frame. They also told me that my head room will end up being lower and they will put less insulation in. I have made a complaint to Chevrolet and I don't think they care. I do not want this vehicle and I am requesting another. For 65000.00 they should take their lemon back and give me another one. The dealer told me Chevy will not put me in a new one. I also found out from the dealer that there are two other Tahoes in the USA with the same issue and they
I have wanted a Tahoe for quiet sometime, I had settled on finding a used one. However my husband made the mistake of "just looking" at the newest model. I loved the new design and figured it would look new longer with the new body style. 1st time at the shop: there were some defects in the cabin, armrest needing loosening, and when you sat down in one of the rear captains chairs it made a weird popping sound. Had to order a new base. 2nd time at the shop (in less than a month) replacing seat base, and the AC went out, on a family vacation. To add to it, the driver seat is now popping when raising to my "setting". Also there is no lighting in the rear area, and you can not see.
I have put just under 5000 miles on my '15 LTZ 4x4, and take serious issue with the ride quality of this car. This is my 3rd full-size GM SUV in 10 years, and the LTZ magnetic suspension this year is, by far, the roughest riding I have ever experienced. I purchased this "top of the line" model due to great luck and comfort experienced with previous Tahoe/Yukon's with adaptive suspensions, but this one fails to deliver. I paid out another $800 on a tire upgrade about 2000 miles ago (to Michelin LTXs) and the ride quality is still unacceptably harsh. I really hope GM is listening, as i am contemplating trading this car in, and giving up on my life-long love for GM products.
After owning 6 Mercedes (and 1 Volvo, 1 Toyota, and 1 BMW,) I've turned to the good old USA. My last car was a 2009 MB ML 320 Bluetec, and was nothing but serious, expensive trouble. And the main reason I started looking at the American made vehicles was because I just got sick and tired of the constant insane maintenance costs. So my expectations weren't super high when I walked into the Chevy dealer. But I was instantly surprised when I got into the new 2015 Tahoe. Now that I have 32K miles on the odometer (I drive a LOT!), I have to say that I love it even more. After all of the supposed "luxury" cars I've owned over the years, this Tahoe seems to be the best built, most comfortable, and nicest riding car/truck. The ergonomics are excellent. Great stereo, GPS, Rear camera, etc. I do mostly highway driving, and I've been getting 24-25mpg on the highway, with a high of 26.5mpg. Around town i get 21-22mpg. Handling is spot on, and always feel well controlled and safe. I have towed with it, and actually forgot that the loaded trailer was even back there! Plus, I think it really is a great looking SUV. I wish that the rear floor was lower. That's my only complaint. The dealers have been great. I have yet to pay for any service, so out of curiosity I recently asked what my oil changes will cost after warranty. About $40! I never escaped from the Mercedes dealer for less than $250! My father has the Ford Expedition, and used to love it until he drove my Tahoe. Now he is Tahoe Shopping. UPDATE: I now have 52000 miles on the clock, and I love this car even more. Why did I waste so many years and dollars on those stupid German status symbols??? I'm out of my free service period, so I had to pay for my last service. The dealer did the oil change (synthetic,) tire rotation, all fluids, state inspection, and a few other little things. The total was well under $100! That same service at the MB dealer was always way over $250, and they would ALWAYS find another $600+ of things that absolutely had to be done. This Tahoe remains tight (no squeaks or rattles,) super comfortable, very competent in the snow and heavy rain, and a joy to drive. No complaints at all. My mileage has dropped a little to the 21mpg overall range. But I am due for tires, and I'm sure that the mileage will pick back up with some quality high carbon tires. More updates to come! UPDATE 8/9/16: As mentioned, I drive a LOT! I just passed the 70K mile point, and I still LOVE this car! This Chevy is more reliable, more comfortable, and seemly better made than any of my last 3-4 Mercedes. There are zero signs of wear, suspension is still tight, no squeaks or rattles, and everything works perfectly. It's a shame that I am so surprised by how good this car is! I just had new tires installed, and I went with the same OEM tires that came on the Tahoe: Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max. They lasted 70K miles without any issues, they ran quiet, had good grip in all conditions (I don't encounter much snow,) and they're inexpensive. But I've had to return to the tire shop a couple times due to flat spots on one of the new tires. Same tire being replaced for the 3rd time! So back to the Tahoe... I still love it. Zero problems. And still seems brand new after 70K miles. What more can you ask for? Update 8/9/17: Yes... I drive a LOT! I now have 107K miles on the Tahoe. I'm afraid to jinx it, but I have honestly had zero issues, and the Tahoe is nearly as tight as when I bought it. No squeaks, rattle, or trim pieces falling off. The suspension is almost as tight as new, but you can tell it has a few miles on it now. It is a bit softer over big bumps, but still smooth and quiet, and the steering is still perfect. Mileage is unchanged. I've been able to spend more time just poking around the car, and I really am impressed with the construction, fit, and finish. I will probably be replacing the front rotors within the next 10K miles, as I'm getting a little rumble during hard front load braking. (Still on original pads!) I'm thinking that this may be a car that I'll hang onto for a while! 2/12/18 Update... 112K+ miles and still like new. The mileage has dropped a little, but I think that may be partially due to the newer tires (AT tires instead of highway... not as comfortable!) The service center guys say that after I do full/major service that mileage should come back up. Other than that, all is still perfect! I'd buy another one in a heartbeat.
Had a '12, now have the '15. The difference is a great surprise between the two. Its quieter, handles better and is more comfortable then the previous one. This time I have the 4x4 and Im still getting better gas mileage than I was on the '12 4x2. 600 miles so far and averaging 19, and I live up a steep incline. Nav system is WAY better than previous. Mine is sliver with gray leather, 22" wheels with the luxury package
Sun, Entertainment & Destinations Package ($3,255 -- includes tilt-slide power sunroof; Chevrolet MyLink radio with navigation, AM/FM stereo and CD player, five USB ports, one SD card slot and Aux jack, 12 months of Sirius/XM with NavTraffic real-time traffic updates; rear seat DVD player with remote control, 8-inch overhead display, two sets of wireless infrared headphones and auxiliary audio/video input jacks on rear of center console), Max Trailering Package ($500 -- includes 3.42 rear axle ratio; trailer brake controller; two-speed active transfer case), Theft-Deterrent Package ($395 -- includes self-powered horn; onterior movement and vehicle inclination sensors; door lock shields; glass break sensors in rear quarter glass and liftgate window), Sun, Entertainment and Destinations Package Discount (-$500)
Naturally aspirated, direct-injected V8 with cylinder deactivation
Pushrod, two valves per cylinder, variable intake and exhaust-valve timing
Compression ration (x:1)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
355 @ 5,600
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
383 @ 4,100
Six-speed automatic and column shifter with tow/haul mode switch and manual shift buttons on shift lever
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
Wow, big lag (or lazy throttle tip-in) from a stop. Generous pedal overlap and switching to Auto 4WD reduced 0-60 time by more than a half-second. Gearing is just right for this engine (at wide-open throttle) because what doesn't feel like a very quick SUV in everyday driving proves darned quick at the drag strip.
The first stop was excellent, slowing the large SUV with ease. But then each stop thereafter gobbled up a bunch more real estate, AND the rear of the truck bucked and struggled to maintain contact. Plus, the brake pedal grew more and more spongy and ineffective. Combine all that with brake pad odor, and this is not exactly what we'd call confidence-inspiring.
Slalom: Not nearly as athletic as a large unibody SUV, but this full-framed Tahoe shows remarkable composure here. Steering effort is on the light side, but not numb in the least and offers good precision, too. With traction control disabled, the electronic stability control (ESC) allows quite a bit of motion before trimming the heading with brakes. Going hard on the throttle (with Auto 4WD) puts ESC to rest, although it's still lingering in the background a little. With all electronic aids enabled, the ESC gets far more involved, taking the throttle away much earlier and going hard on the brakes and slowing the vehicle by as much as 10 mph. Tippy toe on that threshold, however, and it will almost allow the same speed through the cones. Skid pad: Yep, big 'ol howlin' tarz. It felt like we were punishing the Tahoe with this test, but there's more grip and less lean here than expected. Steering didn't feel as good here as it did in the slalom -- numb and springy.