Fresh off a complete redesign for 2021, the full-size Chevrolet Tahoe SUV enters 2022 with minor updates. It sits on a body-on-frame platform and remains related to the Silverado as it had in previous generations, although unlike its pickup truck counterpart, the Tahoe rides on fully independent suspension. It sports a distinctive exterior design and a spacious cabin that's well-suited for hauling families and cargo.
Looking for an even bigger SUV? Consider the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban, which is an extended-wheelbase Tahoe.
The current fifth-generation Chevrolet Tahoe represents a significant advancement over the previous iteration of the full-size SUV nameplate, but we don't think Chevy pushed its development far enough to guarantee its place as a segment leader. Powerful, smooth drivetrains motivate the Tahoe and a responsive 10-speed automatic transmission provides quick, logical shifts.
In our testing of the 2021 Tahoe, we were impressed with its optional air spring and magnetic shock combo suspension setup, but the standard coil-sprung suspension had a propensity to rattle occupants. We're glad to see the Z71 off-road package receive even more goodies for 2022. Chevrolet now offers the potent 6.2-liter V-8 engine at this trim level, and also throws in an electronic limited slip differential that it says will provide better torque management and driving confidence. The 4WD-only Tahoe Z71 offers a breadth of capability that extends well beyond the pavement.
Loading passengers and cargo into the Tahoe has never been easier now that the load floor is lower and flatter than before. Seats are comfortable even in the third row, and occupants will enjoy a quiet ride. These are some of the reasons the Tahoe can hold its own with the similarly well-engineered Ford Expedition. In fact, the Tahoe won a comparison test against its Blue Oval competitor, gaining an edge with its sharp styling.
Chevrolet offers a 5.3-liter V-8 paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission with rear-wheel drive and optional four-wheel drive as the standard drivetrain. This engine develops 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. Models equipped with the 5.3-liter unit have a maximum towing capability of 8,400 pounds (RWD) or 8,200 pounds (4WD).
There's also an available 6.2-liter V-8 mated to a 10-speed automatic. RWD is standard and 4WD is optional. This engine produces 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Towing capability actually decreases slightly with this drivetrain; max towing is 8,300 with RWD and 8,100 with 4WD.
A diesel 3.0-liter turbocharged I-6 rounds out the engine offerings. It sends 277 hp and 460 lb-ft to either the rear wheels or to a four-wheel-drive system via a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe received a four-star overall safety rating from the NTSA with four stars in the frontal crash test, five stars in the side crash test, and just three stars in the rollover test. Chevrolet equips the Tahoe with a comprehensive list of standard driver assistance technologies. All 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe models get forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, following distance indicator, and automatic emergency braking standard. Standard front and rear park assist as well as lane keep assist with lane departure warning are also standard for this model year.
Spaciousness is one of the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe's strong suits. It has 25.5 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats up. That volume grows to 72.6 cubic feet with the third row folded down. Maximum stowage rises to 122.9 cubic feet with the second and third rows laid flat. Those in need of more space can opt for the larger Suburban, which offers 41.5, 93.8, and 144.7 cubic feet behind the first, second, and third rows, respectively. There's ample legroom all around: 44.5 inches up front, 42 inches in the second row, and 34.9 inches in the very back.
A 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster is now standard at the LT trim and above. The base LS model has analogue gauges and a small 4.2-inch information screen. Chevy equips a standard 10.2-inch infotainment display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility on all Tahoe models. A nine-speaker audio system is standard, but the top Premier and High Country trims receive a standard 10-speaker Bose setup instead. These variants also receive built-in navigation.
The Tahoe Z71 is a more compelling trim than ever thanks to the updates for 2022. It has a host of cosmetic upgrades including red tow hooks, 20-inch alloy wheels shod with all-terrain tires, black side steps, black grille, and black roof rails. The potent 6.2-liter V-8 is now available and so is an electronic limited slip differential that should improve handling as well as towing in adverse conditions. A 12.3-inch gauge cluster display is now standard, sprucing up the level of tech in the cabin. Magnetic ride control is also available with the Z71 package. Overall, this is a midrange offering that can be customized to the buyer's specification. It's a great way to buy an ultra capable 2022 Tahoe.
Independent coil-sprung suspension is standard on the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe, but we've found it to have a compromised ride. There are other setups on offer, however. Buyers optioning the Z71 package can get Chevy's magnetic ride control as part of the equipment set. The Tahoe Premier comes with this system as a standard feature. Finally, the 2022 Tahoe High Country has a standard combo of adaptive air suspension and magnetic ride control, which we have found to be the best for ride comfort and control in our testing.
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