Room For Everyone. Few vehicles are as capable as the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe at ferrying an entire family around. Depending on the configuration, the Tahoe can seat up to nine, eight, or seven people. Regardless of seating arrangements, the Tahoe manages to be comfortable for every passenger. Beyond mega SUVs like the Tahoe, the only way to get a similar amount of interior space and seating capacity is to go with a minivan.
Adults can sit comfortably in all of the Tahoe’s seats. Even the back, which is usually reserved for children in SUVs, has generous accommodations. The third row offers up to 36.7 inches of legroom, which is a large amount for an SUV. Most people will opt for the Tahoe’s 2-3-3 seating configuration that provides a more plush experience for all.
Cargo capacity in the Tahoe is just as impressive as its passenger space. Not only can the Tahoe hold everyone in comfort, but it can also hold everyone’s cargo. The SUV offers 25.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and 72.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second. With the two rear rows of seats folded, the Tahoe offers up to 122.9 cubic feet of cargo space. These figures make the Tahoe one of the more spacious SUVs on sale.
Tech For All.Chevrolet packs the Tahoe with an impressive amount of technology that makes those dreaded long road trips more bearable. Every Tahoe comes with a 10.2-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a Wi-Fi hot spot, six USB ports, six audio speakers, and satellite radio. For 2022, Chevrolet has updated the infotainment system on LT trims and up, bringing Google’s voice assistant, app store, and maps. A new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster is standard on all of the Tahoe’s trims except for the base LS.
Available tech features include navigation, a 10-speaker Bose audio system, a 15-inch head-up display, and a wireless charging pad. To keep guests in the back occupied, the Tahoe can be fitted with a rear-seat entertainment system that includes two 12.6-inch touchscreens.
Three Stout Engines. While the Tahoe is a thoroughly modern SUV, it uses old-school engines that are powerful. The majority of Tahoes are fitted with a 5.3-liter V8 engine that’s rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. For 2022, the optional 6.2-liter V8 engine is now available on the RST, Z71, and Premier trims. The 6.2-liter V8 produces 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. These two engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and come with rear-wheel drive as standard. Four-wheel drive is a $3,000 upgrade on the majority of trims.
A 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbodiesel engine is available, carrying ratings of 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. With RWD, the diesel engine is the most efficient of the bunch. It carries a combined rating of 24 mpg, while the 5.3-liter V8 can get up to 17 mpg combined.
When properly equipped, the Tahoe is rated to tow up to 8,400 pounds. That's down 900 pounds to the Ford Expedition.
Mixed Safety Features. Chevrolet has bolstered the Tahoe’s list of standard safety features for 2022, but some features are reserved for higher trims. It’s confusing and we thought the Tahoe would’ve come with more features by now.
Standard safety features on the Tahoe include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, automatic high-beam assist, and a teen driver system. For 2022, the Tahoe now comes with lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, and front and rear parking sensors as standard. Things like blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, reverse automatic emergency braking, and a head-up display are optional.
Adaptive cruise control, which comes standard on far cheaper vehicles, is reserved for High Country and Premier trims. It’s a strange decision and we’ve been waiting for Chevrolet to make a few changes.
Final Thoughts. Offering minivan levels of interior space, the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe is an SUV for the entire family or for people wanting an incredibly roomy vehicle. With burly engines, high-end styling, and impressive tech features, the Tahoe is a versatile SUV that can do more than just ferry people around.
When it comes to competition, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer is another expensive full-size SUV. It has go-anywhere capability, a luxurious cabin, loads of tech features, and an upscale look. For a more premium SUV that’s still in the General Motors family, there’s the GMC Yukon. It’s nearly identical to the Tahoe, but offers a more premium interior, especially in the Denali trim.
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