The 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe is available in an MSRP range of $34,095 to $47,585 in five trim levels (LS, LT1, LT2, LT3, and LTZ) as both a 2WD and 4WD vehicle. The base LS 2WD comes equipped with a 4.8 liter V8 producing 295 horsepower while the 4WD model jumps to a 5.3-liter V8 and 320 hp, the same engine used in all other variations of the Tahoe. (A four-speed automatic transmission is standard across the boards.)
Expect to get 15 miles per gallon city and 20 highway on the base model, with the other 2WD Tahoes managing 16/22. While certainly not a top-ranking fuel efficient performer, the numbers are decent for a four-door, nine-passenger SUV. For the most part, you’re looking at a 2007 carryover with the Tahoe. The model retains the front and rear body colored bumpers, black side steps, front air dam, and skid plate from last year.
Inside look for an AM/FM/CD combo and XM Satellite Radio, OnStar, and an auxiliary input jack. You get manual climate control but separate settings for the driver and front passenger as well as a backseat unit for both heat and AC. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather and a cargo mat is included.
A full-range of safety features are included with a cutoff sensor for the front passenger’s airbag, side curtain bags, dual stage driver bag, rollover sensor, and side guard door beams. The rear doors are outfitted with child safety locks and the Tahoe has a Passkey(R) III Engine Immobilizer. You get keyless entry on the fob, remote control of the liftgate release, and illuminated entry via remote.
With the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe you’re looking at a lot of vehicular real estate. This SUV is big, with cargo capacity at 60.3 cubic feet and a maximum payload of 1835. It won’t save you gas dollars, but the Tahoe will carry as many people or cargo items as you require and it’ll do the job with above-average comfort, safety, and available amenities.