One year removed from its most recent redesign, the Chevrolet Tahoe gains some important changes. To begin, the optional 6.2-liter V8 engine is now available on more trims. An electronic limited-slip differential comes to the Z71. A new 12.3-inch diagonal digital instrument cluster is included on the LT trim and above. Lastly, Google Assistant functionality rolls out.
An oversized grille dresses the Tahoe’s front end with standard LED headlights and vertical fog lights present. Its boxy size is intimidating, representing the short-wheelbase version of the powerful Chevrolet Suburban. Wheel sizes range from 18 to 22 inches with the available power running boards a welcome touch. From the rear, the liftgate is flanked by LED taillights, with that section squared off to optimize cargo fit.
The interior remains unchanged and that’s fine with us as it is considerably improved over the previous generation. This model seats seven or eight, with a middle-row bench seat replacing the captain’s chairs for the extra room. Trust us, if you don’t need the extra room, the chairs are nearly as comfortable as the first-row thrones. Leather-trimmed seats, soft-touch materials, and imitation chrome dress the cabin.
On the safety front, Chevrolet endows the Tahoe with automatic headlights, a rear seat minder, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, and front and rear parking alerts. Other driver-assist technologies are available, but they are limited to only the top trims. These include blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control. The equipment offers are improved over 2021.
All but the base trim now comes with a 12.3-inch configurable digital instrument panel. Also, the camera system is upgraded to now include up to 13 views. A 10.2-inch touchscreen display, Wi-Fi hotspot, Google Assistant, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility are standard. A six-speaker audio system with satellite radio and HD Radio is standard. A 15-inch head-up display, navigation, and multiple USB ports are available.
Chevrolet gives customers a choice of three engines, beginning with a 5.3-liter V8 and a 3.0-liter turbodiesel six-cylinder. More widely available this year is a 6.2-liter V8. All three engines work with a 10-speed automatic transmission.