Trucks & SUVs

How Many Miles Will the Chevy Tahoe Last?

Can Chevy vehicles last as long as Toyota models? Let’s find out by seeing how many miles the Chevy Tahoe will last. The Chevy Tahoe is a pretty reliable option to choose if you want an SUV that provides longevity. 

How many miles with the Chevy Tahoe last? 

According to a study by iSeeCars, the Chevy Tahoe is ranked in sixth place on the list of the longest-lasting SUVs to reach 200k miles. Sixth place really isn’t bad because the list only includes the top 15 options. 

The Tahoe could have been embarrassed by not making the list at all, like Nissan Pathfinder. We don’t see any Jeep models on the list either. The Toyota Land Cruiser is ranked in first place while the Toyota Highlander is in 15th place. Again, congrats to the SUVs that made the list. 

2021 Chevy Tahoe on stage at auto show
2021 Chevy Tahoe

This study was conducted by analyzing over 15.8 million vehicles sold in 2019 to determine which models have the highest percentage to reach 200,000 miles. This helps consumers see which options will make it to 200k miles or more. 

The average number of SUVs to make it to 200k miles is 0.9-percent. The Toyota Highlander consists of 15.7-percent of vehicles with over 200k miles, and the Chevrolet Tahoe ranks at 4.1-percent of SUVs with over 200k miles.  

What is high mileage for a Tahoe? 

According to Auto Trader, the Chevy Tahoe will last between 200,000 to 300,000 miles. So, a high mileage Tahoe is up there, around 200,000 miles. You can trust Tahoe models from, say, 2008 and earlier to make it all the way. 

However, this depends on if the Tahoe was taken care of. With regular and proper maintenance, the Tahoe can make it to 300,000 miles and beyond. So, you need to learn about your used Chevy Tahoe options before buying one. 

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Look for service reports the vehicle history. Also, the most common concerns with the Tahoe include engine and transmission issues, but it has a solid durability and longevity record. Early models may have heating and cooling issues. 

Some owners have had trouble with leaking sunroofs and the plastic interior cracking. Minor electrical components and the engine sensors may need to be replaced. Plus, excessive oil consumption with the 5.3-liter V8 engine with cylinder deactivation may be an issue. 

How reliable is the Tahoe? 

Consumer Reports gave the 2021 Chevy Tahoe a predicted reliability rating score of two out of five. This is a little concerning because that score is below average. Older models may be more reliable than newer options. 

2021 Chevy Tahoe LS with the 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel
2021 Chevy Tahoe LS with the 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel | Chevrolet

But the 2004 Tahoe has a reliable rating of three out of five, which is average. We know that older models have already provided themselves, though. Also, the rankings are based on problems reported on previous model years, so that can bring the scores down. 

It looks like the most severe problems reported by drivers include engine trouble for the 2015 model, transmission problems with the 2017 model, and suspension problems with the 2014 models. The Tahoe was redesigned for 2021 and may have addressed these issues.