2005 Chevrolet Tahoe User Reviews

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"big space" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 12 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews

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Cplumgolf writes:
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 4WD Review
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5

Pros

Wow.

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Mileage

Cplumgolf
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Luxurious Power. — Dislike gas mileage but knew that going in. Better mileage than my 2002 Tahoe though, and wow, the upgrades they made to the Tahoe since 2002 are outstanding. Riding on 20" tires is very different but i like it very much. This vehicle is smooooth.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jake writes:
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4WD Review
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4

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Comfortable ride. Lots of room

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Terrible on Gas.

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Great Car For A Vacation. — This car is great to take on vacation, or go to the beach even tow your boat or trailer. Otherwise I wouldn't recommend this "TRUCK". But thats what it is built for. If you live in the country or in snow areas this truck is absolutely great.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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roakley writes:
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 Review
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Handled a lot of highway driving nicely and it looked great.  It was a safe vehicle (partially due to it's size), and never had to worry about damage when popping a curb or going off the beaten track. Had all the luxuries you need in a vehicle.  Great for carpooling people around. In-Dash 6 cd changer was handy (still love the sound of a cd). It had a lot of power for it's size, and that made it get up and go like a car much smaller than it.
The large side-mirrors minimized blind spots.

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Gas mileage. On a windy and rainy day I swear I could watch the gas needle drop.  It was a noisy ride, and a bumpy one (partially due to aftermarket tires).  Also, no auxiliary audio input.

roakley
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Sexy And Powerful Ride — This was a sexy ride with it's all black style (wheels and deep-tinted windows included) and the 5.3L V8 Vortec gave it the power to get up and go (when getting on the highway or passing people, it felt like a much smaller car). It had all the premium trim options for its year of release, including an in-dash 6 Cd changer-- archaic novelty for some, but I loved having it, as I love spinning some cds. The fuel economy was pretty bad, although it being a z-71 2WD gave it a slight advantage over the normal z-71 with a 4x4 drivetrain included. This was one reason I needed to downsize in these $3+/gallon times. The ride was also noisy and not terribly smooth (partially due to the oversized A/T tires), but this was only an issue on old road and highways. The safety and confidence the vehicle inspired made up for any lack in comfort. Most maintenance could be handled anywhere. but price-wise, the later repairs (it was over 145,000 mi when I traded it in) started to climb in price. That being said, the engine will probably last another 60,000 mi. Tahoe's have notoriously soft brakes (have to really press them down before you start to get a response. All in all, it was a really great ride, a joy to drive and own, but it was time to downsize and get something that would go easier on my pocketbook fuel-wise and had lower mileage.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1987SRV writes:
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 4WD Review
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Big, safe, smooth, quite, powerful and reliable.

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Mileage could be better.

1987SRV
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Black Z71 — Very happy with the Tahoe. Extremely reliable less a one time electrical gremlin, otherwise flawless. The 5.3L has 295 horsepower and 330 foot pounds of torque. Love the heated leather seats, the sunroof, dual climate control, and the smoothness of a cadillac with a Chevy logo on the grill. The push button 4x4 in and back to 2wd is VERY nice.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Zachary writes:
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 4WD Review
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Tows a camper well, very comfortable, 4WD is good in the snow, spacious.

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Wife can't seem to drive it to save MPG, but that's her fault. Otherwise I really like it.

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The Color Is Amazing, Rides Nice, Looks Good. — This is a 2005 Tahoe Z71 with the 5.3L and 3.42 gears. Grey leather, all the options except DVD Nav up front. Power everything you can think of. So far no big trips but it has towed our camper very well and it still rides great even with the addition of some Load "E" rated tires. I take in on vacation in a few weeks, full review after.

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arttieTHE1manparty writes:
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Fully loaded, leather interior, XM radio, On-Star capability, 4WD, tow package

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Obviously a bit tight on the gas mileage, but with a growing family, it balances out.

arttieTHE1manparty
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2005 Tahoe Lt — Pretty happy that we got it used with just 30K miles on it. Local one-owner trade in that replaced a 2001 Durango that had 149K miles on it. Had previously owned a 2001 Tahoe and always said I wanted to get back into one.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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brianfox writes:
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5

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A Great Full size reliable SUV,Looks great,great for towing my boat,and quads,and Mustangs...

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Not the best economical  vehicle

brianfox
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Very Reliable,just Hit 73k,runs Like New — I'm not a big GM person, but this vehicle has been great,one of the best vehicles i've ever owned..I use it for my daily driver,for family trips,towing my boat,quads/atvs,my 7 year old daughter is playing soccer,could fit 7 people compfortibly..I LOVE this vehicle

Primary Use: Family transportation

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jeffersoncpa writes:
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Size, cargo, vantage point, fuel economy relative to size

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Old technology.

jeffersoncpa
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Great Vehicle Until About Two Years Ago. — Couldn't ask for a better full size SUV. My only complaints are with outdated technology. Upgrading soon for better fuel economy in a 2014 with direct injection (Gen V) small block. Low maintenance cost and very reliable. 130K miles and still running strong.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Lisa Kay writes:
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Tahoe — great family vehicle...superb on family trips...tires are expensive...gas mileage could be much much much better...only gets about eighteen miles per gallon on the highway...if you need a family car this is a nice one to have. love the ONSTAR and the navigation system has saved me several times.

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deedee1966 writes:
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great family vehicle,dvd,heated seats,3rd row seats,sit up high,great tires..new....very safe....great on long trips..

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gas mileage for long trips...

deedee1966
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Safe,fun To Drive,plenty Of Room,yet Still Sporty.... —

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My Tahoe By Olivier

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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe Reviews

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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe Reviews

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If you take care of this 1997 vehicle properly, you won't have to replace much at all and easily do 300,000 miles with it. For example, I've had to replace the serpentine belt and re adjust the roader... Read More

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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe Reviews

It's A Great Suv By Drogers7988

I wouldn't want any other type of vehicle I love the Chevy I wish they would go back to the two doors but this still a very shop vehicle I've owned it since 2000 and don't plan on getting rid of it an... Read More

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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe Reviews

Good Looking, Comfortable, Powerful, Handles Well. By outdrful

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Would be a great car for hunting, hauling, or driving around town. Very reliable and looks great. Seats are comfortable and durable. Gas mileage is not great, but car accelerates and handles very well... Read More

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