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How Big is a Chevy Tahoe? [Inc. Cargo Space]

Chevy has an extensive SUV lineup, and the Tahoe is one of the most popular. It's a full-size SUV, but what are the Tahoe's dimensions? We've done the research, and here's the answer.

The 2022 Chevy Tahoe has the following exterior dimensions and cargo volume:

  • Length: 210.7 inches
  • Width (without mirrors): 81 inches
  • Height: 75.8 inches
  • Cargo Volume
    • To 3rd Row: 25.5 cubic feet
    • To 2nd Row: 72.6 cubic feet
    • To 1st Row: 122.9 cubic feet

In this article, we'll take at how the Tahoe stacks up to full-size SUVs from other manufacturers. We'll also compare it to the Chevy Suburban and take a look at the trim-level breakdown. Read on to learn more!

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Is the Tahoe bigger than the competition?

Seeing the Chevy Tahoe's dimensions in isolation can be helpful, but it doesn't tell you as much as seeing it next to the competition.

Chevy Tahoe on display at a dealership

Let's take a look at some other popular full-size SUVs, their dimensions, and how the Tahoe compares.

Ford Expedition

  • Length: 210 inches (-0.7 inches)
  • Width (without mirrors): 79.9 inches (+1.1 inches)
  • Height: 76.6 inches (+0.8 inches)
  • Cargo Volume
    • To 3rd Row: 19.3 cubic feet (-6.2 cubic feet)
    • To 2nd Row: 63.6 cubic feet (-9 cubic feet)
    • To 1st Row: 104.6 cubic feet (-18.5 cubic feet)

Ford is Chevy's long-time rival, and the Expedition is their full-size SUV, the Tahoe of their lineup.

New model Ford Expedition seven passenger suv at a dealership

While the Expedition is a little wider and taller than the Tahoe, it offers less cargo space in all seat configurations. This is most evident in the maximum cargo volume, which differs by nearly 20 cubic feet.

Of course, it takes more than cargo space to make a great SUV, and the Expedition offers some features drivers may prefer.

The Tahoe and Expedition start with similar pricing, but the standard Expedition engine offers more horsepower (380 compared to 355).

It also has more available upgrades, including an even more powerful 440-hp V6 engine, compared to the Tahoe's available 420-hp 8-cylinder engine.

GMC Yukon

GMC Yukon SUV truck display at a dealership

  • Length: 210 inches (-0.7 inches)
  • Width (without mirrors): 81 inches (=)
  • Height: 76.5 inches (+0.7 inches)
  • Cargo Volume
    • To 3rd Row: 25.5 cubic feet (=)
    • To 2nd Row: 72.6 cubic feet (=)
    • To 1st Row: 122.9 cubic feet (=)

The GMC Yukon is the same as the Tahoe in almost all dimensions, but that's no surprise. They are both built on the same GM platform.

Space isn't really how the Yukon differentiates itself from the Tahoe. Instead, the Yukon offers a bit more comfort with its smoother suspension system and luxury, particularly in the Yukon-exclusive Denali trim.

These differences also mean that the Yukon will set you back a few more grand than the Tahoe.

Nissan Armada

Nissan Armada SUV display

  • Length: 208.9 inches (-1.8 inches)
  • Width (without mirrors): 79.9 inches (-1.1 inches)
  • Height: 75.8 inches (=)
  • Cargo Volume
    • To 3rd Row: 16.5 cubic feet (-9 cubic feet)
    • To 2nd Row: 49.9 cubic feet (-22.7 cubic feet)
    • To 1st Row: 92.6 cubic feet (-30.3 cubic feet)

While the exterior dimensions of the Nissan Armada are slightly smaller than the Tahoe, they still come close. Where you'll really see the size difference between the Armada and the Tahoe is the cargo space.

The Tahoe nets a massive advantage when it comes to cargo volume in all configurations. This makes the Tahoe a better choice when you've got a lot you need to move.

While you might expect that the Armada would then have more space for passengers, you'd be surprised. The Armada comes ahead in terms of rear headroom, but the Tahoe has more headroom and legroom otherwise.

With these spacial shortcomings, the Nissan Armada does come ahead of the Tahoe when it comes to starting price and standard horsepower.

Toyota Sequoia

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  • Length: 205.1 inches (-5.6 inches)
  • Width (without mirrors): 79.9 inches (-1.1 inches)
  • Height: 77 inches (+1.2 inches)
  • Cargo Volume
    • All seats in place: 18.9 cubic feet (-6.6 cubic feet)
    • To 1st Row: 120.1 cubic feet (-2.8 cubic feet)

The 2022 Toyota Sequoia is in short supply these days, so Toyota is prioritizing the 2023 model. However, they have yet to release specs for the 2023 model at the time of writing, so these dimensions refer to the 2022 Sequoia.

Apart from height, the Sequoia is smaller in all dimensions compared to the Tahoe. However, it comes closer to the Tahoe than the Ford Expedition or the Nissan Armada.

While we haven't had the chance to see the 2023 Sequoia in person yet, other reviewers have noted that the high floor in the Sequoia may make it harder to load large items into the cargo area.

Volvo XC90

French woman aproaching her luxury white Volvo XC90

  • Length: 195 inches (-15.7 inches)
  • Width (without mirrors): 84.3 inches (+3.3 inches)
  • Height: 69.9 inches (-5.9 inches)
  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 85.7 cubic feet (-37.2 cubic feet)

The Volvo XC90 is a little different than the others on our list. Volvo is a luxury brand, and the XC90's priorities are luxury and safety instead of maximizing space.

Because of that, it's maybe unsurprising that the XC90 is smaller than the Tahoe in all dimensions except width. The main largest differences are in length and total cargo space.

Is the Suburban Bigger than the Tahoe?

The Suburban and the Tahoe are both great SUVs in Chevy's lineup. Both feature a lot of space for passengers and cargo, but which is bigger?

The Suburban is bigger than the Tahoe in terms of length and interior space. Let's take a look at the Suburban's dimensions:

  • Length: 225.7 inches (+15 inches)
  • Width (without mirrors): 81.1 inches (+0.1 inches)
  • Height: 75.7 inches (+0.1 inches)
  • Cargo Volume
    • To 3rd Row: 41.5 cubic feet (+16 cubic feet)
    • To 2nd Row: 93.8 cubic feet (+21.2 cubic feet)
    • To 1st Row: 144.7 cubic feet (+21.8 cubic feet)

This means that the 2022 Suburban is a full 15 inches longer than the Tahoe and has more than 20 extra cubic feet of space behind both the 2nd and 1st row.

How much seating is in the Chevy Tahoe?

We've seen that the Tahoe is one of the most spacious full-size SUVs on the market, but how does this translate into seating?

The Tahoe is available in different seating configurations. The standard Tahoe has enough seating for seven passengers. The first and second-row bucket seats fit four and the third-row bench seat fits three more.

However, you can also opt for bench seats for all three rows. With this seating configuration, you can seat nine comfortably in the Chevy Tahoe.

You can learn more about this and more in our article:

How Many Seats in a Chevy Tahoe?

What trims are available for the Chevy Tahoe?

While the size of the Tahoe remains the same across trim levels, there are important differences between each.

Let's take a closer look at each of the Tahoe's six trim levels to see how the differ.

LS

The LS is the starting trim for the Tahoe. As you might expect, this makes it the most affordable, but also the most bare-bones Tahoe.

This doesn't mean the Tahoe LS lacks great features. These include a remote vehicle starting system, tri-zone climate control, and an infotainment system with an 8-inch color touchscreen.

LT

A step up from the LS, you'll find the LT. This comes with everything in the LS with a few upgrades.

The 8-inch touchscreen has been sized up to 10.2 inches and includes Google built-in. There's also a 12-inch Driver Information Center, a power liftgate, universal home remote, leather-appointed front and second-row seats, and more.

All of this adds a touch more luxury to the Tahoe LT.

RST

If you like the features of the LT but wish it had a bit more style, the Tahoe RST is the trim for you.

Many of the upgrades in this trim level help the exterior stand out. An RST-specific sport grille and badging, black chrome trim, black front fascia and accent trim, and more all contribute to the RST's stylish exterior.

Z71

While the RST adds style to the LT, the Z71 trim adds off-road functionality.

This includes the Autotrac 2-speed transfer case, hill descent control, red recovery hooks, heavy-duty air filter, high approach angle front fascia, and all-terrain tires.

If you want to take your Tahoe off the beaten path, then the Z71 is the trim for you.

Premier

If the name doesn't give it away, the Tahoe Premier includes upscale features to take the Tahoe into luxury territory.

Perforated leather seating surfaces, power-folding third-row seats, and power-release second-row bucket seats are a few of these features that elevate the interior.

The Magnetic Ride Control, dual exhaust system, and alert systems (blind zone and rear cross traffic) improve the functionality and driver experience.

Add to all of this the Bose Centerpoint surround sound system, and you'll see what makes the Premier live up to its name.

High Country

If you're the kind of driver who wants it all, then the High Country is the Tahoe trim for you.

A lot of these features will improve your experience as a driver. It includes a rear camera mirror, rear pedestrian alert, HD surround vision, and 15-inch heads-up display.

Add to this the fact that the High Country comes with the 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine, you will feel powerful and in control as you drive your Tahoe High Country.

You won't be the only one to notice your High Country trim, though. The exclusive grille with Galvano inserts, black lower fascia with Galvano accents, Galvano finish liftgate appliqué, and bright sill plates with the High Country logo will all be sure to turn heads as you drive by.

Final Thoughts

Now you know more about the Chevy Tahoe's dimensions and how it holds up against other SUVs.

We've also seen a breakdown of the different trim levels available for the Tahoe and what kind of driver each is best suited for.

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