GM Trim Levels vs. Optional Equipment Packages

When appraising used GM vehicles, please note that the manufacturer has a history of turning optional equipment packages on certain models into a trim for that model in subsequent model years. For example, the LT Equipment Group was originally an option package available on the Chevrolet Tahoe LS for model years 2000 through 2006. But for the 2007 model year, vehicles so equipped were given a new trim designation, the Chevrolet Tahoe LT.

In cases like these, our Used Car Appraiser reflects the designation originally made by the manufacturer for the given model year -- so to obtain the most accurate appraisal for a 2006 model Chevrolet Tahoe, you would need to add each of the individual options contained in the LT Equipment Group during the appraisal process for the LS trim while for a 2007 model Tahoe you will need only to select the LT trim.

Please see the specific examples below for instructions on obtaining accurate appraisals for models that have undergone this transition.

LT Trim on Chevrolet Models

For model years 2000-2006 LT was an OPTION on the LS trim level for the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban.

For instance, a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LT was originally configured as a Tahoe LS equipped with option 1SM “LT Equipment Group” per the dealer order guide.

In order to obtain an accurate appraisal estimate on our website, please select the LS trim level and add the following options, which were all included with the LT package:

  • 5.3L Flex Fuel V8 OHV 16V FI Engine

  • AM/FM/CD Changer Audio System

  • Auto-Dim Exterior Mirror(s)

  • Driver's Seat Memory

  • Exterior Mirror Mounted Turn Signals

  • Front Bucket Seats

  • Heated Driver's Seat

  • Heated Passenger Seat

  • Intermittent Rear Window Wiper

  • Leather Seating

  • Locking Rear Differential

  • Power Adjustable Pedals

  • Power Driver's Seat

  • Lumbar Adjustment

  • Power Folding Exterior Mirrors

  • Power Front Passenger Seat

  • Power Passenger Seat

  • Lumbar Adjustment

  • Rear Audio Controls

  • Rear Cargo Cover

  • Removable Third Row Bench Seat

  • Satellite Communications

  • Satellite Radio System

  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls

  • Trip Computer

  • Tube-Type Side Steps


LTZ Trim on Chevrolet Models

For model years 2007-2011, LT became a trim level and LTZ was an OPTION on the LT trim level

As you may know, the LTZ is the top-of-the-line trim level for Chevrolet models, including the 1500 Avalanche, Silverado, 1500 Suburban, and Tahoe. LTZ was an optional equipment package available only on the LT trim level for model years 2007 to 2011. However, starting in 2012, LTZ became its own trim level due to its popularity.

To properly appraise a LTZ trim level truck that was produced between 2007 and 2011, you will need to add the following options, which were included in the LTZ Equipment Group (originally a $8,860 upgrade):

  • Remote engine starter

  • Garage door opener, Coming home device(Homelink)

  • Electric foldable mirrors

  • Leather seat upholstery with additional vinyl (3rd row only)

  • Front facing heated rear seats

  • Automatic rear suspension leveling

  • Bucket heated electrically adjustable driver and passenger seat with fore/aft adjustment, height adjustment, lumbar adjustment, five adjustments and tilt adjustment; Memorized adjustment with two settings and five driver's seat positions;

  • Driver door mirrors with automatic and automatic operation indicator lights , passenger door mirrors with automatic indicator lights;

  • Door entry light,

  • Front and rear tires with 275 mm tire width and 55% tire profile (20 inch rims)

  • Chrome exterior door handles

  • 2nd row bench standard; 2nd row captain's chars optional

  • Air Conditioning - Automatic

  • 6-Disc CD Changer/Satellite Radio

  • Power Adjustable Pedals

  • Head Curtain Side Impact Airbags

  • Bose Premium Audio System  

  • Power Rear Door System  

  • Locking Differential

  • Power 2nd row Seat Release

  • Third Row Seats, 50/50 Split Bench

  • Seats, Heated Second Row

  • Heated Windshield Washer Fluid System

  • Rain Sensing Wipers  

  • Rear Parking Assist


SLT Trim on GMC Models

For model years 2000-2006 SLT was an OPTION on the SLE trim level for the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL.

For model years 2000-2006, the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL 1500 only had the SLE trim level, and SLT was technically a package added to the SLE trim, per the order guide. To properly appraise this vehicle, please select the SLE trim level, and add the following options on Step 2 (color and options) of the process:

  • 5.3L Flex Fuel V8 OHV 16V FI Engine

  • AM/FM/CD Changer Audio System

  • Auto-Dim Exterior Mirror(s)

  • Driver's Seat Memory

  • Exterior Mirror Mounted Turn Signals

  • Front Bucket Seats

  • Heated Driver's Seat

  • Heated Passenger Seat

  • Intermittent Rear Window Wiper

  • Leather Seating

  • Locking Rear Differential

  • Power Adjustable Pedals

  • Power Driver's Seat

  • Lumbar Adjustment

  • Power Folding Exterior Mirrors

  • Power Front Passenger Seat

  • Power Passenger Seat

  • Lumbar Adjustment

  • Rear Audio Controls

  • Rear Cargo Cover

  • Removable Third Row Bench Seat

  • Satellite Communications

  • Satellite Radio System

  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls

  • Trip Computer

  • Tube-Type Side Steps

For GMC model years 2007-2008, SLT was still an OPTION on the SLE trim level. This was the next generation of the GMC models, so there were a few extra options. The SLT became a formal trim level in 2009.

  • Leather seating

  • Triple-zone automatic climate control

  • Six-disc CD changer

  • Power-adjustable pedals

  • Remote vehicle start

  • Rear parking assist

  • Turn-by-Turn navigation feature for the OnStar system

  • Bose sound system

  • 12-way (vs. six-way) power/heated front seats

  • Power-folding mirrors with turn signals

  • 50/50-split third-row seat

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