The Tahoe has a compliant ride, good interior quality, and comfortable seats. Towing capability is impressive, but the 5.3-liter V8 is unrefined and has an appetite for fuel. We got just 14 mpg overall in our tests. There is little cargo room behind the tiny third-row seat, which doesn't fold into the floor. Four-wheel-drive versions have a selectable full-time system. Handling and braking are only so-so. The hybrid version got 19 mpg in our tests, a big improvement over the V8's mileage. The six-speed automatic slightly improved fuel economy and acceleration. Reliability has been average, but the Tahoe scores too low in our tests to be recommended.