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2005 Chevy Tahoe

2005 Chevy Tahoe
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Chevy's Tahoe keeps plugging along without too much fanfare. That is especially so in 2005, as the GM division is guilty of hyping a number of new models (and with good reason). Still, they haven't neglected the full-size SUV, as they dole out a nice list of new features.

The new features for the 2005 Chevy Tahoe give it more refinement, security and interior comfort. For security, there's the new OnStar system and a new tire-pressure monitor with single-wheel alerts. For refinement and comfort, there are new trim appointments such as a touch-screen navigation system.

Available Models
The 2005 Chevy Tahoe is offered as a base model, with LS and LT packages available as add-ons.

Interior Features
Tahoes are similar to Suburbans, but a little smaller. The ½-ton SUV can still be fitted with an optional third-row seat for nine-passenger capacity.

Entry-level Tahoes have the following features on their list (and then some): an AM/FM/CD player, front and rear air conditioning with tri-zone manual climate controls (including rear controls), a tilt leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, heated power mirrors, power windows and door locks and remote keyless entry.

The top-line LT package simply heaps on the features. Included are leather upholstery, heated 10-way power front bucket seats, driver-seat memory, power-adjustable pedals, the OnStar system, automatic climate controls, a Bose AM/FM radio with in-dash 6-disc CD changer, satellite radio and steering-wheel and rear radio controls.

Exterior Features
All 2005 Chevy Tahoes also have a rear liftgate with lift-up glass, and their side-sill assist steps have been redesigned for improved aerodynamics and durability.

Powering the entry-level 2005 Chevy Tahoe LS this year is a 4.8-liter V8 engine. It delivers up to 285 horsepower at 5600 rpm and 295 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. Standard with the LT and optional with the LS is a 5.3-liter V8 engine. It can muster 295 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 330 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm.

GM's Hydra-Matic 4L60-E 4-speed automatic transmission is standard with both engines. The 2005 Tahoe can tow up to 7,700 pounds (3,493 kg) when equipped with a special trailering package. It includes a trailer-hitch platform, transmission-oil cooler, a heavy-duty air cleaner and a trailer-brake-wiring harness.

GM's StabiliTrak stability enhancement system is available on models with the 5.3-liter V8. It is very useful in tough driving conditions, keeping the big SUV in perfect control. Also offered is Autoride Suspension, which includes variable-rate shock absorbers and load-leveling rear suspension.

Safety and Security
Standard safety equipment includes dual front airbags, antilock 4-wheel disc brakes and the new tire-pressure monitor.

2005 Chevy Tahoe - New for 2005
StabiliTrak standard on all models (Tahoe 4WD, 12/20/04; Tahoe 2WD, 1/31/05)
Improved fuel economy
2WD model available on Z71 off-road package
Improved cooling system with enhanced passenger comfort and less noise
Rear liftgate with lifting rear glass standard on all models
OnStar driver safety and security system, featuring Gen 6 hardware with analog/digital coverage and upgraded hands-free capabilities, standard on all equipment groups
Touch-screen navigation radio available
Revised interior trim for LS and LT models
160-amp alternator replaces 145-amp version as standard
Upgraded tire pressure monitoring system with individual tire alert
Redesigned assist steps for improved aerodynamics, durability
17-inch 5-spoke aluminum wheels now included on LT package
New exterior colors: Sandstone Metallic, Bermuda Blue Metallic

Fast Stats
5 to 9
MSRP from
4.8L V8
5.3L V8
285 @ 5600
295 @ 5200
4-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy
4.8L 2WD 14/18
4.8L 4WD 14/18
5.3L 2WD 14/18
 5.3L 4WD 13/17

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