In the 1970s and 1980s, nothing screamed “family vehicle” more than a Griswold-inspired station wagon complete with wood paneling. Fortunately, the station wagons and minivans of decades past have long been replaced by spacious and versatile SUVs like the Chevy Tahoe. First introduced in 1995 as a two-door or four-door model, the Tahoe quickly became one of Chevrolet’s top sellers and laid the foundation for the 2022 Chevy Tahoe found at dealerships today.
The 2022 Tahoe is a far cry from the Griswold family’s station wagon, sharing only the fact that it’s more than capable of navigating your next family vacation (Cousin Eddie, not included). The latest iteration in the Tahoe fleet brings a new level of opulence and innovation to the best-selling SUV while miraculously delivering the capability of a truck and the spaciousness of a minivan without the cumbersome performance. This balance and the Tahoe’s extensive array of exclusive and best-in-class features exceed every expectation you’ve ever had of a full-size SUV.
Power Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All
Chevy knows that drivers have different needs and performance expectations even when they opt for a full-size SUV like the Tahoe. There’s nothing worse than getting behind the wheel of an SUV only to realize that it’s underpowered and lethargic. Fortunately, this isn’t the case with the 2022 Tahoe’s multi-engine lineup that starts with the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine with Dynamic Fuel Management. Standard on the LS, LT, RST, and Z71, the engine is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and churns out 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque.
You’ll find a significant boost in power when you opt for the Tahoe with the 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine under the hood. Also featuring Dynamic Fuel Management and paired with the 10-speed automatic transmission, the 6.2-liter comes standard on the top-tier High Country trim and delivers an impressive 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Chevrolet also makes the powertrain available on the RST, Z71, and Premier for those looking for more power without top-tier luxury.
The surprising addition to the Tahoe’s powertrain lineup is the Duramax 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel with automatic stop-start technology that proves even a full-size SUV can be efficient. With the Tahoe’s 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter averaging anywhere between 14 MPG in the city and 20 MPG on the highway, the Duramax sets a new benchmark and averages 28 MPG on the highway. In terms of power, it’s more than capable and delivers 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.
Staying Ahead of the Curve With First-in-Class and Best-in-Class Features
Since its founding in 1911, Chevrolet has led the automotive industry in ingenuity with well-known examples like the small-block V8 engine that revolutionized the American landscape. Today, that ingenuity is alive and well in the 2022 Tahoe, thanks to a variety of first-in-class and best-in-class features. You’ll find these features are designed to make your experience in the Tahoe enjoyable whether you’re in the driver’s seat or riding as a passenger.
Drivers often have to sacrifice ride quality for the spaciousness of a full-size SUV. This, however, isn’t the case with the 2022 Tahoe that offers exceptional handling and an impressive ride from every seat in the cabin. The Tahoe’s responsive handling comes from its three capable powertrains, while its remarkable ride quality is thanks to the Tahoe’s first-in-class four-corner air ride adaptive suspension. Available on the Z71 and High Country trims, the suspension constantly reads the terrain and adjusts itself to improve ground clearance, aerodynamics, and efficiency. You can also manually adjust the suspension whether you need it lowered to load cargo or raised to improve ground clearance on rocky terrain.
Beyond the exclusive air-ride adaptive suspension, Chevy also makes the 2022 Tahoe versatile and functional for both passengers and cargo. The Tahoe offers a best-in-class maximum cargo volume of 122.9 cubic feet, which means plenty of room for luggage, groceries, camping gear, backpacks, and everything else that life brings. It also means that you can say “yes” to more adventures and opportunities because you have the space and capacity to do so with a full-size SUV like the Tahoe.
Whether that next adventure or opportunity takes you out of town with your family or on an epic cross-country trip with friends, you can rest easy knowing that your passengers are comfortable and connected. The Tahoe’s spacious second and third rows comfortably fit adult passengers and offer first-in-class conveniences like the power sliding center console that gives your second-row passengers easy access to cupholders, charging ports, etc. You’ll also find entertaining is second nature for the Tahoe with the dual 12.6-inch color touchscreens that turn the second and third rows into a traveling theatre and entertainment venue.
Connected and Informed, Mile After Mile
Smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto is fairly standard throughout the industry, which is why Chevrolet ups the ante for 2022. The Tahoe now features Google Built-In, which extends the functionality of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. So, how does it work?
You can easily sync your smartphone with the Chevrolet infotainment system, or you can skip the process entirely and rely solely on the Tahoe’s suite of Google apps and services. Through the center touchscreen display, you’ll have access to Google Maps, Google Play, and Google Assistant. At first glance, the feature mimics Amazon Alexa, but Chevrolet is full of surprises and improves the tool by enabling you to use Google Assistant to control the air conditioner, change the radio station, adjust the volume of the radio, make calls, send text messages, and navigate the fastest route with Google Maps. This allows you to keep your focus on the road ahead.
With Google Built-In helping you stay focused and connected, you can drive with confidence, knowing that you have an array of safety and driver-assist tools working behind the scenes to extend your visibility, optimize your awareness, and minimize the potential for collision. For 2022, the Tahoe comes standard with the Chevy Safety Assist suite that includes Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Forward Collision Alert, a Following Distance Indicator, and IntelliBeam automatic high beams. The Tahoe also comes standard with Front and Rear Park Assist that makes parking easier, and the Teen Driver system features Buckle to Drive, which restricts your teen driver from shifting into drive until the seatbelt is buckled.
It’s Time to Raise Your Standards
Have you ever lowered your standards to avoid disappointment? Chevrolet challenges you to do the unthinkable–to raise your standards with the 2022 Tahoe. Although it’s a full-size SUV by every measurement and spec, the Tahoe doesn’t perform like you’d expect, and that’s thanks to three exceptional powertrains that allow you to customize the Tahoe to your performance needs. Trims like the rugged Z71 and its electronic limited-slip differential take this customization even further by preparing the Tahoe for adventures on the trail. You likely didn’t expect that from a full-size SUV, did you?
Raising your standards doesn’t have to mean spending a fortune. The 2022 Tahoe is one of the most affordable full-size SUVs in the segment. Its value, or what it’s truly worth, soars when you consider everything the SUV has to offer, from its intuitive technology and cutting-edge safety features to its opulent details that extend from its leather seats to first-in-class features like the power sliding center console. The 2022 Tahoe is a luxury SUV without the luxury price tag.
Are you ready to raise your standards? There’s nothing more telling than a test drive where you can get behind the wheel of the 2022 Tahoe and see just how good it feels to drive one of the most popular SUVs in America. Go ahead, raise your standards because the Tahoe is ready to exceed all your expectations as America’s favorite and most innovative full-size SUV on the road today.