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Chevrolet Suburban vs. Chevrolet Tahoe

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Chevrolet Suburban

2016 Chevrolet Suburban
$751
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Chevrolet Tahoe

2016 Chevrolet Tahoe
$717
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Overall Reliability Rating

Average

The Chevrolet Suburban Reliability Rating is 3.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 12th out of 14 for fullsize SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $751 which means it has average ownership costs. The frequency and severity of repairs are both higher than the average vehicle, which means you can expect a higher occurrence of major repairs for the Suburban.

Above Average

The Chevrolet Tahoe Reliability Rating is 3.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 23rd out of 26 for midsize SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $717 which means it has average ownership costs. The frequency of repairs is average, but when issues do arise, they have a higher chance of being severe than with other models.

Reliability Rating Breakdown

Cost
Average annual repairs total
$751
inexpensive
very expensive
$717
inexpensive
very expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.9
not often
way too often
0.5
not often
way too often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
13%
minor issues
major issues
14%
minor issues
major issues

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The Chevrolet Tahoe ranks highest in engine and ranks lowest in electrical.

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Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Chevrolet Suburban and the Chevrolet Tahoe are two full-size, three-row, body-on-frame SUVs from the same carmaker. The main point of difference between them is in their wheelbases — the distance between their front and rear wheels. The Suburban has a longer, 130-inch wheelbase; the Tahoe is shorter at 116 inches. This translates to the Suburban being about 20 inches longer overall.

This space gives the Suburban 10 more inches of legroom in the third-row seat, as well as 24 cubic feet of additional cargo space behind the third row. In terms of maximum cargo space, with the second- and third-row seats folded, the Suburban has 121.7 cubic feet, while the Tahoe has 94.7.

Beyond this difference in length, the Chevrolet Suburban and the Chevrolet Tahoe are very similar. Both come with rear-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. Both have a single engine choice, with a power output of 355 horsepower. Both can tow, as well as carry lots of people and lots of cargo.

The choice between the Chevrolet Suburban and the Chevrolet Tahoe comes down to whether you want your full-size SUV in a large (Tahoe) or an extra-large (Suburban) package.

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