Fresh off its 2021 redesign, the Tahoe gets small updates for the 2022 model year. Chevrolet expands the range of Tahoe trims available with the optional 6.2-liter V8 for the RST, Z71, and Premier models, and the Z71 adds an available electronic limited-slip differential. Lane-keeping assist and front and rear parking sensors are now standard on all Tahoe trims. The Tahoe adds Buckle to Drive to encourage seatbelt use; this feature locks the vehicle in Park for several seconds if you attempt to shift from Park when the engine is on without securing your seatbelt. Finally, an enhanced Google-based infotainment interface and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster are now standard on LT and higher trims.
The 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe is available in six trim levels: LS, LT, RST, Z71, Premier, and High Country. All-wheel drive is a $3,000 upcharge on all models, except for the Z71, where it’s standard. On most trims, the Duramax diesel engine is a relatively low-cost upgrade at $995. The Z71 is the popular trim, but we think drivers will find great value in the LT. We’ll explain why.
Pricing starts at $51,895 for the LS (including a $1,695 destination fee). The base Tahoe comes with a 10.2-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a 5.3-liter V8. The Tahoe LS is also equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, side assist step, roof rails, rain-sensing windshield wipers, power-adjustable front seats, ambient lighting, and LED headlights, taillights, and daytime running lights. Front bucket seats, a second-row bench, and cloth upholstery come standard, as well as forward-collision alert, lane-keeping assist, and front pedestrian braking. It’s the only Tahoe that can be optioned with a split-folding bench seat.
Most buyers will want to upgrade at least to the LT ($57,295), which adds a hands-free power liftgate, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, driver-seat memory settings, heated front seats, leather seating surfaces, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a garage door opener, and wireless charging. It also unlocks numerous optional features.
The RST ($60,495) adds sporty styling elements, including black 22-inch wheels.
The Z71 ($62,495) is the off-road specialist with standard all-wheel drive, skid plates, and hill-descent control. It has more rugged front-end styling with a higher approach angle and 20-inch wheels with all-terrain tires.
The Premier ($65,295) comes with Magnetic Ride Control, a heated steering wheel, navigation, parking sensors, heated rear seats, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a power-folding third row, and a power-adjustable steering column.
The range-topping High Country starts at $72,195 and adds 22-inch wheels, a larger 6.2-liter engine, a 15-inch head-up display, a surround-view camera, a rear camera mirror, and rear pedestrian alert.
The Tahoe’s starting price is right in line with its competitors but balloons quickly with options. The High Country overlaps some luxury-brand SUVs. Then again, the Ford Expedition King Ranch and Platinum are even pricier, starting above $75K and $76K, respectively. The Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia top trims both come in under $72K but have fewer luxury features.
5 IMPRESSIVE FEATURES
1. Spacious Third Row
Many competitor SUVs have third rows that are only spacious enough for kids, but that’s not a problem you’ll have in the Chevy Tahoe. The Chevy Tahoe has plenty of room in the third row for adults to sit comfortably. There are 35 inches for third-row passengers to stretch out in. That’s much more space than some competitors offer.
Having enough room to move your legs a little should help reduce the number of stops you have to take on your journey. Passengers won’t feel as uncomfortable as they would in a smaller space, so be feel relaxed and cozy for longer while taking long trips in the SUV.
2. Applaudable Towing Abilities
The Chevy Tahoe has superior towing abilities to other vehicles in this class. If you equip your Chevy Tahoe with the right package, then you can haul up to 8,400 pounds. This towing capacity can rival some mid-size pickup trucks, and it beats some similarly-sized SUVs by several thousand pounds. If you tow often, then it’s worth looking into the Max Trailering Package so you can use that 8,400-pound towing capacity.
4. Spacious Cargo Area
The Chevy Tahoe comes with 25 cubic feet of cargo space. This is plenty of room for your everyday tasks, but sometimes you need a little extra space to transport your gear. The Chevy Tahoe can meet all of your needs, so you can fold down the third row when you need more room. This expands the cargo area to a much larger 72 cubic feet.
If 72 cubic feet is still not enough for your larger loads, then you can fold down the second-row seating, too. You have almost 123 cubic feet of cargo space when you have both the second and third-row seats folded flat.
4. Minimal Road Noise
Road noise can easily get on your nerves. Thankfully, the Chevy Tahoe is excellent at keeping your cabin quiet. The SUV’s windows and windshields are made of acoustic laminated glass, and that stops unwanted road and wind noise from being audible in the cabin. This makes your journey feel far more comfortable and relaxed, and it’s especially useful for traveling with young children who need to nap on journeys.
5. Standard Emergency Braking
Not all vehicles come with standard safety features, but every Chevy Tahoe trim comes with automatic emergency braking. Emergency braking is incredibly useful for every driver. Unfortunately, sometimes drivers stop unexpectedly, and that can lead to an accident far too easily.
This is where the Chevy Tahoe’s emergency braking comes in. It adds an extra layer of protection to your journey, so you can be sure that you’re safe at all times while you’re driving. It’s incredibly comforting to know that you’ve got additional protection against potential accidents.