Powered by a V8 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, test drivers praised the Chevy Tahoe''s lively acceleration, even when loaded with passengers or cargo. At an EPA-estimated 15/21 mpg city/highway, the 2012 Tahoe''s fuel economy is decent for the class. Test drivers reported that the Tahoe is fairly maneuverable for its size and has composed handling with minimal body lean in turns. They added that it has a comfortable ride. The 2012 Tahoe can tow a maximum of 8,500 pounds.